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  • Federal Judge Blocs ND Law Informing Women of Abortion Pill Rescue Reversal

    09/21/2019 5:36:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies ^ | September 21, 2019 | Nancy Valko
    FULL TITLE: Press Release: The National Association of Pro-life Nurses On Federal Judge Blocking North Dakota Law Informing Women of Abortion Pill Rescue Reversal The National Association of Pro-life Nurses (NAPN) joins the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Heartbeat International and the Alliance Defending Freedom in responding to the September 13, 2019 decision by a federal judge granting the American Medical Association’s (AMA) motion for a temporary injunction blocking the new North Dakota law requiring doctors to inform women seeking medical pill abortions about abortion reversal if they change their minds. Already, 8 other states have passed abortion...
  • NYC Judge recommends landlord pay $17,000 for threatening to call ICE on undocumented tenant

    09/21/2019 5:52:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 21, 2019 | Taylor Romine and Mirna Alsharif
    A New York judge earlier this month recommended a landlord pay $17,000 in fines for threatening to call immigration authorities on an undocumented tenant. This is the first case related to housing where threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to harass or intimidate a tenant has been found to be a violation of law, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Holly Ondaan, the tenant and an undocumented immigrant at the time the case was filed, testified in court that she became "an emotional wreck" when her former landlord, Dianna Lysius, threatened...
  • Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower

    09/21/2019 1:52:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 21, 2019 | Paul LeBlanc
    A New York judge on Friday ordered President Donald Trump to provide video testimony as part of an upcoming lawsuit brought by protesters who say they were assaulted by Trump's security guards during a 2015 protest outside of Trump Tower. Judge Doris M. Gonzalez wrote in her ruling that Trump's testimony is "indispensable" to the trial and so he must provide video testimony before the trial is set to begin Thursday. The Washington Post first reported the judge's ruling. The trial centers around a protest in September 2015 in front of Trump Tower in New York City where two protesters...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    09/21/2019 3:12:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 150 judges confirmed. 105 District Court judges 43 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The Senate this week was busy confirming a number of executive appointments. On Friday President Trump nominated six more to be judges, including two more to the 9th circuit. There are now 8 pending circuit court nominees. If all are confirmed, President Trump will have filled 51 Circuit Court seats in just three years. Obama filled 55 in EIGHT years! The judiciary is being rapidly remade!
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees

    09/20/2019 5:26:28 PM PDT · by JayGalt · 15 replies ^ | Sept 19-20th 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE 9/19: Danielle J. Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, retired. William Joseph Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, vice Christopher Droney, retired. Daniel Mack Traynor, of North Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota, vice Daniel L. Hovland, retiring. Nominations sent to the Senate 9/20: Patrick J. Bumatay of California, to serve as Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lawrence VanDyke of Nevada, to...
  • Federal Court Rules in Favor of Atheist Group in COLTS Lawsuit

    09/20/2019 6:34:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    WNEP News ^ | 9/17/19
    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- An atheist group has won its fight against COLTS, the County of Lackawanna Transit System. The federal lawsuit from 2012 was over an ad the group wanted to put on the sides of buses. The COLTS board of directors said the ad violated a policy about buses becoming, "a public forum for debate and discussion." Justin Vacula, a student from Marywood University, sued, and on Tuesday, a federal court ruled the ban on religious and non-religious messaging violates the First Amendment. Vacula is the spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society, the group that brought the...
  • After the Mortgage Crisis Bailout: Have Fannie and Freddie Paid the Taxpayers Back Yet?

    09/20/2019 11:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/20/2019 | Alex Pollock
    The distinguished judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit have considered how much Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have paid the Treasury Department to compensate the taxpayers for the giant bailout which kept Fannie and Freddie in existence and business. The court observed in its September 6 judgment: “The net worth sweep transferred a fortune from Fannie and Freddie to Treasury.” Specifically, “Treasury had disbursed $187 billion and recouped $250 billion.” The “net worth sweep” is the dividend on the senior preferred stock in Fannie and Freddie acquired by the Treasury in the bailout. Originally set...
  • Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks

    09/20/2019 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 60 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 20 September 2019 | TIM RYAN
    WASHINGTON (CN) – President Donald Trump announced six new judicial nominees on Friday, including two to seats on the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit and four to federal courts in California. One of the nominees to the Ninth Circuit will be familiar to senators, as Trump has now three times chosen Patrick Bumatay for a federal judgeship. Trump first chose Bumatay, a prosecutor in the Southern District of California, for a seat on the Ninth Circuit in 2018, but the Senate never took action on the nomination. Trump tapped him for a judgeship again earlier this year, this time for...
  • Federal judge halts California law forcing Trump to release tax returns to qualify for ballot

    09/19/2019 6:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 19, 2019 | Augie Martin and Paul LeBlanc
    A federal judge has ordered a temporary injunction against the California law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to secure a spot on the state's presidential primary ballot -- a law aimed at President Donald Trump, who has not released his tax returns. In a ruling Thursday, US District Court Judge Morrison England, Jr., said that California cannot force candidates to disclose their tax returns as outlined in a new state law. England said he would make his final ruling on the law before October 1. Even as the temporary injunction will likely face appeals from state officials,...
  • Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

    09/19/2019 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | SEPT. 19, 2019 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action. The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's new abortion law. It was set to go into effect Aug. 28 and criminalizes abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. It also triggered bans at 14, 18 and 20 weeks if the initial eight-week ban was found unconstitutional.
  • Women can now legally go topless in Utah, 5 other states, after federal ruling

    09/19/2019 1:52:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    kutv ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | Adam Forgie
    A federal court ruling over a ban on women going topless in public has essentially made it legal for women to go topless in public in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma, according to a local TV station. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is over those six states, struck down the topless ban in Ft. Collins, Colo. after two women sued the city for the right to go topless in public. Since Ft. Collins is not appealing the decision (the next step would be the Supreme Court), that means topless bans in those six states are...
  • Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump’s tax returns

    09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | John Myers
    A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July. Morrison...
  • Senator Gardner a vital voice in reshaping federal judiciary - (Trump's Judicial Progress)

    09/18/2019 9:03:46 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    I have practiced law for 8 years, focusing on constitutional law and government policy, so I am absolutely convinced of the importance of the judiciary. The work President Trump has done to reshape the federal judiciary with pro-Constitution judges for years to come is nothing short of a miracle. But this miracle would not be possible without a Republican majority in the Senate and our own Senator Cory Gardner. Since President Trump took office, the Republican majority in the Senate has confirmed: 2 Supreme Court Justices (including Colorado’s Justice Neil Gorsuch); 43 circuit judges (including Colorado’s Allison Eid); 99 district...
  • Jeffrey Epstein accusers are denied damages in Florida case

    09/16/2019 12:52:08 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09-16-19 | Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - A federal judge in Florida said on Monday that a group of women who claimed that Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them are not entitled to money damages over a lenient 2008 plea agreement for the late financier.U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra in West Palm Beach said the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act did not entitle the women to damages from the United States.Marra also refused to rescind provisions of Epstein’s plea agreement that barred his prosecution and the prosecution of his alleged accomplices.
  • Ilhan Omar: Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Our Constitutional Duty’

    09/16/2019 2:42:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2019 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached on Sunday after the New York Times ran a piece Saturday alleging that an eyewitness saw friends of Kavanaugh push “his penis into the hand of” a female student at a college party. The Times later added to its piece on Sunday evening that the female student did not recall the incident, according to friends, and declined to comment:
  • Judge Reaffirms Pact That Allowed Late Sex Predator Jeffrey Epstein To Skirt Federal Charges In 2008

    09/16/2019 3:37:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 09/16/19 | Shane Trejo
    After Epstein’s mysterious death, hope for justice for his victims is fading away. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra has refused to invalidate a secret agreement that allowed deceased sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to avoid federal charges, issuing a ruling which indicated that his death effectively rendered the case moot. Epstein’s alleged victims filed a lawsuit with hopes to expose the federal government’s inappropriate behavior in how they handled the Epstein prosecution. Marra’s ruling has effectively thrown out that case, and the federal judge elaborated on his decision a 15-page order released on Monday. “As a result of Mr. Epstein’s death,...
  • Six Judges Confirmed This Week

    09/14/2019 3:17:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 150 judges confirmed. 105 District Court judges 43 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The six were those that were supposed to be confirmed before the recess. This week President Trump nominated two judges to the 11th circuit. The two were Federalist Society members who were put on the Florida supreme court eight months ago by new Governor DeSantis. So two good conservatives move to the Federal level and Governor DeSantis gets to appoint two more to the Florida supreme court. This week the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Steven Menashi,...
  • Trump Chooses Florida Justices Lagoa and Luck for 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

    09/13/2019 1:29:00 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 12th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    President Donald J. Trump announced Thursday afternoon his intention to nominate two of Florida's newest Supreme Court justices, Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck, to serve as circuit judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In so doing, the president likely will reshape the ideological bent of the 11th Circuit. Florida attorneys close to both the high court and appeals court are already buzzing over the appointments. They say Lagoa and Luck will give a reliable 7-5 constitutionalist/textualist majority to the 11th Circuit, which represents Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The two Florida justices will replace Judge...
  • Trump picks 2 Florida Supreme Court justices for federal appeals court

    09/12/2019 5:44:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 9/12/19 | Gray Rohrer
    Florida Supreme Court justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck, who’ve only served on the bench for eight months, could be headed to the federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after President Trump nominated them to that powerful court Thursday. The move is the latest of the president’s efforts to remake the federal court system with conservatives, such as U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. It also highlights Trump’s close ties with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who narrowly won the governor’s race last fall with the support of the president. If Lagoa and Luck are confirmed by the Republican-controlled...
  • Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee

    09/12/2019 5:52:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 9/12/19 | BURGESS EVERETT, MARIANNE LEVINE and ELIANA JOHNSON
    Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, a major setback for the embattled nomination. Cruz (R-Texas) has informed the White House and colleagues this week that he will oppose Ozerden, according to three people familiar with the Judiciary Committee’s internal dynamics. That conservative opposition places in doubt the future of Ozerden, who is a close friend of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and whose nomination Mulvaney pushed over the objections of the White House Counsel's office.