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  • Former US President Barack Obama to Meet President Xi Jinping (Logan Act?)

    12/01/2017 11:52:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    China Christian Daily ^ | November 30, 2017 03:11 AM | Faith Magbanua
    Former US President Barack Obama is set to visit Chinese Leader Xi Jinping this Tuesday while on a five-day trip to China, India and France. A statement from Washington's spokeswoman has told CNN that former President Barack Obama is set to meet with his former counterparts during his trip, including Chinese President Xi Jinping. Obama, who will be arriving in Shanghai to deliver remarks at the Global Alliance of SMEs Summit, will meet with Xi for the first time since September 2016, when both leaders ratified the Paris climate agreement in their respective countries. Just recently, current US President Donald...
  • She Fought the Law But the Law Lost

    11/14/2017 9:00:02 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 8 replies
    lonsberry.com ^ | 11/14/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    And that, kids, is justice. Walk into court in a jail jumper, plead guilty to a lie, walk out the door and laugh. That’s where the Leticia Astacio clown circus took us yesterday, as all of a sudden it’s not just about #drunkjudge, it’s about a system that might be as effed up as she says it is. She is a Rochester City Court judge who, caught driving drunk one morning on the way in to do arraignments, has been in and out of jail and she has taken a simple misdemeanor and turned it into the most exasperating local...
  • Donald Trump’s Unqualified Judges (the anti-constitutionalist ABA no longer has veto power)

    11/12/2017 8:13:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    outsidethebeltway.com ^ | 11/12/17 | Doug Mataconis
    For the fourth time since January, one of President Trump’s nominees for a Federal Judgeship has received the extremely rare “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association, and this time it’s a man who has never tried a case in a Federal or State Court in what amounts to a very short, limited career: A 36-year-old lawyer who has never tried a case and who was unanimously deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association has been approved for a lifetime federal district judgeship by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The lawyer, Brett Talley, is the fourth judicial nominee under...
  • Who Should Control a Lawyer’s Courtroom Behaviour?

    11/05/2017 7:57:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sun., Nov. 5, 2017 | Arthur Cockfielld
    The Supreme Court decision on defence lawyer Joe Groia's behaviour will have a significant impact on lawyers and judicial independenceOn Monday, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case that will determine who gets to regulate a lawyer’s courtroom behaviour, which has important implications for our justice system. At the centre of the storm is a Toronto litigator named Joe Groia, who has been convicted of being “rude” — that is, in engaging in uncivil courtroom conduct — by the Law Society, the body that regulates Ontario lawyers. As a result of his conviction, Joe has been sentenced to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s lawyers defended by state of Maryland amid ethics probe

    10/17/2017 3:15:04 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Maryland officials appear to have begun to circle the wagons in defending Hillary Clinton’s lawyers, according to the lawyer trying to get them punished by the state bar. Ty Clevenger, who last month won a court order demanding the state’s attorney grievance commission investigate David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson over accusations of destruction of evidence, says the state is now refusing to divulge the progress of the probe, breaking its usual rules. Mr. Clevenger also said the state’s top court quietly changed the rules in June to allow the bar to refuse to investigate complaints filed by...
  • Climate Change And The Criminal Justice System, The cruel torture of the climate.

    10/12/2017 10:37:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Above The Law ^ | October 12, 2017 | By MATT KAISER
    One of the worse effects of sentencing someone to prison time is what it does to that person’s health. Which is why anyone on the cusp of a term of imprisonment is really much, much better off seeing a dentist and a doctor before they go in. Another problem that anyone who has spent any time in a jail or prison knows — even in a lawyer visiting room — is that prisons underspend on HVAC systems, if they spend at all. In the summer, jails and prisons are sweltering. In the winter, people in federal prisons often have to...
  • Bump Stock Producer Slapped With Lawsuit Over Vegas Shooting

    10/11/2017 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/11/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    A personal injury law firm is now suing the producer of bump stocks — devices that can be fitted to a semi-automatic weapon to simulate fully-automatic fire — over its reported role in the Las Vegas shooting. The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival and does not purport to represent the 58 who were killed or the hundreds of others who were injured, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Police said that at least two of the weapons in Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite were fitted with bump stocks. The firm, the...
  • Witnesses: Woman shot by Miami Beach police after she slammed her car into a cop

    10/09/2017 9:24:35 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 39 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 08, 2017 | Monique O. Madan, Carli Teproff and Joey Flechas
    In the heart of South Beach’s entertainment district, a woman was shot dead by a police officer after causing at least one crash and then knocking a cop to the ground with her car Sunday evening. Police Chief Daniel Oates said the incident started at about 6:15 p.m., when a woman driving a black BMW westbound on 12th Street hit a Mercedes with two men inside at Collins Avenue after running a red light. An officer who was nearby on foot because he was part of additional patrols for the weekend tried to get her to stop, but she accelerated...
  • Russia probes leave Trump associates struggling with huge legal bills

    09/16/2017 7:28:43 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 16, 2017 | Sarah Westwood
    An expanding special counsel probe into the Trump campaign's alleged Russian ties has saddled many of President Trump's current and former associates with hefty legal fees and left them few options for footing the bill. More than a dozen people, including the president and vice president, are known to have hired attorneys to help them navigate special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and several additional probes in Congress. Some have complained about the burden of paying for their legal bills without assistance from the wealthy president whose campaign is in the crosshairs of federal investigators. "It's very expensive and nobody's called...
  • A surreal legal battle over whether a monkey can own a selfie is finally over

    09/12/2017 5:12:44 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 12,2017 | Lindsay Dodgson
    A wildlife photographer and an animal rights group have reached a settlement in perhaps the weirdest lawsuit of the century. David Slater and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have been at loggerheads for years over who owns the rights to the famous "monkey selfie" taken by a curious macaque in 2011.
  • Judge orders Clinton lawyers to face bar investigation in Maryland

    09/11/2017 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 11, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delete her private emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were “egregious” and said the state bar couldn’t brush them aside by calling them “frivolous.” “There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning, where he said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint, and can’t brush...
  • American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

    08/15/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 14, 2017 | by Alberto Luperon
    On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d): "A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction". This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way....
  • Report: Prominent Attorney Facing Two Investigations For Misconduct [Gloria Allred]

    08/09/2017 4:41:04 PM PDT · by Fedora · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 08/08/2017 | Martin Walsh
    Prominent discrimination and women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is reportedly under two bar association investigations for malpractice in relation to a television weatherman she was representing in a legal matter.Washington, D.C., weatherman Kyle Hunter sued CBS in 2010 for allegedly passing him over and offering promotions to young, attractive women. Hunter hired Allred to represent him in his lawsuit asserting that CBS was discriminating against him.Allred’s previous clients have included a woman who sued President Donald Trump for defamation, a porn star who claimed disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner asked her to lie to the media, and a woman who accused...
  • Newt Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton

    07/24/2017 12:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/21/17
    Newt Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEO7cStcW5s
  • Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation [Killed US Soldier]

    07/05/2017 11:14:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 03, 2017 Updated 7-4-17 | Robert Fife
    Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation Robert Fife OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 03, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 04, 2017 6:28PM EDT The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that the actions of federal officials who participated in U.S. interrogations of Mr. Khadr had offended “the most basic Canadian...
  • Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

    06/23/2017 6:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 177 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2017 | John Bat
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33...
  • The Lawyers' Civil War

    06/17/2017 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Clioman · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2017 | David P. Goldman
    A considerable portion of America’s permanent bureaucracy, including elements of its intelligence community, is engaged in an illegal and unconstitutional mutiny against the elected commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump. Most of the Democratic Party and a fair sampling of the Republican establishment wants to force Trump out of office, and to this end undertook an entrapment scheme to entice the president and his staff into actions which might be construed after the fact as obstruction of justice.
  • Government of the Lawyer, By the Lawyer and for the Lawyer

    06/16/2017 9:15:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/16/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Government of the lawyers, by the lawyers and for the lawyers was on full display at the Comey Congressional Hearing as an illustration of just how far removed our highly paid, elected officials really are from the issues which are truly interesting to we the governed. Clearly, Congress is discriminating against the employment demographics of our country! Just how many lawyers are in Congress? And more importantly, how many of them "rule" us via their committees? All I could think of, as a daughter and niece of a lawyer, judge and cousin of a law professor as I watched this...
  • Supreme Court tightens rules on where companies can be sued

    05/31/2017 5:09:27 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 5 replies
    OANN ^ | May 30, 2017 | Andrew Chung
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas-based BNSF Railway Co. The justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state residents to sue there over injuries that occurred anywhere in BNSF’s nationwide network. State courts cannot hear claims against companies when they are not based in the state or the alleged injuries did not occur there, the justices ruled.
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District

    05/27/2017 4:35:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/17 | Carter
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma. Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” The AP reports: Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its...