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  • How The Star Witness In Roger Stone’s Trial Proved ‘Difficult’ For Prosecutors

    11/10/2019 9:42:56 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2019 | Chuck Ross
    When the federal judge presiding over the trial against Roger Stone referred to the government’s star witness, Randy Credico, as “difficult” on Friday, none of the members of the jury or others in the Washington, D.C., court room overheard her pointed remarks. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson made the observation during a side bar discussion with lead government attorney Aaron Zelinsky and Stone lawyer Robert Bushchel, according to a transcript of the court proceedings obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Jackson made the remark after two days of testimony that saw Credico, a comedian and longtime frenemy of Stone’s,...
  • Munhall priest convicted of 1 felony, 5 misdemeanors in sexual abuse case

    11/09/2019 12:04:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | November 8, 2019 | Marylynne Pitz
    The Rev. Hugh Lang, a priest for 63 years, was convicted Friday of indecent assault and unlawful contact with an 11-year-old boy while he was pastor at St. Therese of Lisieux parish in Munhall. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Mark V. Tranquilli announced the verdict, ending a three-day bench trial that played out before a courtroom filled with nearly 30 of the priest's supporters. The 88-year-old priest took the stand Friday morning and vigorously denied the charges. But the judge said testimony convinced him that the incidents described by the 30-year-old accuser were true. The man, who lives in Southeast...
  • Prosecution Tells Harvey Weinstein “Unwanted Voluntary Sex” Is Not A Real Thing

    11/09/2019 10:51:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/08/19 | Leah Carroll
    The Manhattan D.A.’s office has asked a judge to block Harvey Weinstein’s defense team from calling on a psychologist to testify about false memories and the distinctly Orwellian-sounding phenomenon they refer to as “unwanted voluntary sex.” In a court filing made public on Wednesday, prosecutors responded to a series of motions made by Weinstein’s legal team, including his request to call social psychologist Deborah Davis to testify about “the accuracy and reliability of memory in disputed sexual encounters,” including “the formation of fully false memories for events that never happened.” Specifically, Davis would testify about the “phenomenon of ‘voluntary unwanted...
  • 'Crushing' Babies to Harvest Their Organs: Judge Allows Undercover Video Clip in Planned...

    11/08/2019 9:59:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | October 23, 2019 | Steve Warren
    FULL TITLE: 'Crushing' Babies to Harvest Their Organs: Judge Allows Undercover Video Clip in Planned Parenthood Civil Trial American Center for Law and Justice Executive Director Jordan Sekulow appeared on Wednesday's edition of CBN's Newswatch to discuss the case. Newswatch is seen weekdays on the CBN News Channel. For a programming schedule, click here. A federal civil trial now underway in San Francisco could be the biggest pro-life case in the last 20 years. Planned Parenthood, the country's largest abortion provider, is suing Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for their involvement in producing undercover videos....
  • Jury in Roger Stone Trial Packed With Pro-Obama, Anti-Trump Jurors

    11/08/2019 8:44:25 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 28 replies
    Infowars ^ | 11/7/2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The jury in the Roger Stone trial has been packed with anti-Trump jurors in a transparent conflict of interest as the judge in the case ordered the media to leave the court room. As Tucker Carlson highlighted on his show last night, the judge in Stone’s case is Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee who is “transparently and aggressively political.” Jackson has already prevented Stone from publicly defending himself in the case, allowing the media to continue to slander Stone without him being able to defend himself under threat of imprisonment. Carlson said Jackson’s behavior in court has turned out...
  • Ed Buck’s Federal Trial Date Moved to August 2020

    11/07/2019 1:58:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Wehoville ^ | 11/01/19
    The date of Ed Buck’s federal criminal trial has been moved from Nov. 26 of this year to Aug. 4, 2020. Buck, who is being held in Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, will remain in prison until then. U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder agreed to delay the hearing, citing, among other reasons, that “the case is so unusual and so complex, due to the nature of the prosecution and the voluminous discovery, that it is unreasonable to expect preparation for pre-trial proceedings or for the trial itself within the time limits established by the Speedy Trial Act.” Buck,...
  • 21-year-old Florida juror jailed for oversleeping and missing trial

    10/05/2019 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/19 | Morgan Phillips
    A 21-year-old Florida man drew a 10-day jail sentence after he overslept and thus missed jury duty at a Palm Beach trial. Deandre Somerville, 21, originally also faced a year of probation for sleeping in. On Friday his probation was reduced to three months, but he has also been ordered do perform community service, delivering brief speeches on the importance of jury duty each week. Somerville explained he slept through his alarm and woke up hours later to realize he had missed jury service. He said he did not call the court to let them know what happened because he...
  • McConnell Signaling Trump Trial To Be Quick, If It Happens

    10/04/2019 12:42:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/19 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling that he's prepared to dispose quickly of articles of impeachment against President Trump and that any upcoming trial in the Senate will look much different than the 1999 impeachment trial of President Clinton. McConnell says he is required by the Senate rules to take up articles of impeachment, but notes that there is no requirement on how long such a trial must last. "I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you're on it is a whole different matter," McConnell said on CNBC Monday. Clinton's trial in 1999...
  • A stunning Act Of Forgiveness by the brother of Botham Jean to Amber Guyger

    10/03/2019 1:16:43 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 2, 2019 | ABC News
    In stunning moment, Botham Jean's brother embraces Amber Guyger after her sentencing for his brother's murder. "I don't even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you, because I know that's exactly what Botham would want."
  • Texas Ranger Sgt. David Armstrong said no probable cause to arrest Amber Guyger for any crime.

    09/25/2019 10:55:31 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 57 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 25, 2019 | The Dallas Morning News
    Texas Ranger Sgt. David Armstrong, investigated the murder of Botham Jean and said, the investigation leads him to believe authorities had no probable cause to arrest Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger for any crime.
  • Lori Loughlin 'aware' of Felicity Huffman sentence, regrets not taking plea deal: report

    09/16/2019 1:46:13 PM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept.15, 2019 | Jessica Sager
    Lori Loughlin may have second thoughts about pleading not guilty in the college admissions scandal following Felicity Huffman's 14-day sentence. A source close to Loughlin told People that the former "Fuller House" star was "aware of Felicity’s sentence and is processing what that means for her." The insider added of Huffman's sentencing date Friday, "This has been a rough day. Lori is going to move forward as best as she can, but now she has a little more clarity about what will happen next."
  • Twitter temporarily blocks Daleiden’s team from live-tweeting undercover-video hearing

    09/05/2019 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 05, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the preliminary hearing for charges against pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, Twitter temporarily barred the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from live-tweeting the proceedings – based on a misrepresentation of the tweets from Planned Parenthood’s attorneys, CMP claims. CMP has been locked in legal battles with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) since the summer of 2015, when their undercover videos revealed abortion industry insiders expressing interest in profiting off organs from aborted babies, which is illegal. The abortion groups accuse the pro-life investigators of breaking...
  • Oklahoma opioid trial: State wins landmark case against drugmaker

    08/26/2019 4:17:24 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 57 replies
    Cnn ^ | 08/26/18 | Jacqueline Howard and Wayne Drash
    Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in historic opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
  • Jury Takes Over in Case of Ex-Flynn Business Partner

    07/23/2019 5:54:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 22, 2019 | Tim Ryan
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – The case against a business associate of former national security adviser Michael Flynn went to the jury Monday, which will determine whether he illegally lobbied at the direction of Turkey without telling the federal government. During closing arguments Monday, prosecutors said 66-year-old Bijan Rafiekian tried to carefully mask who was behind a project he and Flynn worked on that aimed to discredit Fethullah Gulen, a cleric Turkish President Recep Erdogan has blamed for a 2016 failed coup against him. “They tried to subvert the American process so Erdogan could get his hands on Gulen,” U.S. Attorney...
  • Kealohas, 2 Honolulu officers found guilty of conspiracy in massive public corruption trial

    06/27/2019 11:56:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 27, 2019 | HNN Staff
    Katherine and Louis Kealoha found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After deliberating for less than nine hours, a jury of seven men and five women found former law enforcement power couple Louis and Katherine Kealoha guilty Thursday of conspiracy and other counts in one of Hawaii's most closely-watched public corruption trials. After hearing the verdict, the Kealohas left the federal courthouse stone-faced. Katherine Kealoha, walking ahead of her husband, and her attorneys declined comment. Louis Katherine, appearing stunned at his incredible turn of fortunes, told reporters: "There's still a lot to take in. I just...
  • Medic testifies that he, not Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, was responsible for ISIS fighter's death

    06/20/2019 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2019-06-20 | Greg Norman
    A medic testifying in the trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher – who is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq – has shockingly testified Thursday that he is the one who killed the militant, not Gallagher. The medic told a court at Naval Base San Diego that he killed the fighter by asphyxiation. He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged killing of a wounded ISIS fighter and alleged instances of firing sniper...
  • Lori Loughlin and Husband Are Active in Legal Defense, Says Source: 'They're Both Very Type A'

    05/21/2019 11:05:29 AM PDT · by libstripper · 61 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 21,2019 | Steve Helling
    Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are actively involved in their defense after being charged in the college admissions scandal, a source familiar with their cases tells PEOPLE. “They’re both very type A,” says the source, “and they’re figuring out what to do next. They are both mounting a vigorous defense against the charges.
  • Ghost Ship Trial Witness Dies In Weekend Car Crash; Defense Objects To Emotional Testimony

    05/06/2019 8:22:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | May 6, 2019
    One of the prosecuting attorneys made the announcement Monday afternoon that former tenant Robert Jacobitz was killed in a car accident in San Pablo on Sunday. According to multiple reports, Jacobitz had done some of the electrical work at the Ghost Ship Warehouse. There were no additional details available regarding the circumstances of the crash that killed Jacobitz. Earlier Monday, the mother of Ghost Ship fire victim Nicole Siegrist took the stand Monday over the objections of a defense attorney as testimony got underway at the trial of two men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly...
  • The Railroad that Awaits Julian Assange

    05/06/2019 12:08:58 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 18 replies
    Reader Supported News ^ | 4/13/2019 | Joahn Kiriakou
    The Justice Department said Thursday that it was charging Julian Assange with one felony count of conspiring to hack into a computer. In the greater scheme of things, that's a nonsensical charge. There are probably 10,000 fat, lonely guys, living in their parents' basements who the government could charge with that crime on any given day. Assange's attorneys in the UK say the extradition process might last five years because it will likely end up in the European Court of Justice. If true, conceivably Assange could be detained for five years awaiting extradition, or roughly the same amount of time...
  • Jury finds ex-pastor guilty of sexually assaulting teen

    04/25/2019 4:10:05 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 3 replies
    Guam Daily Post ^ | April 25, 2019 | Nck Delgado
    Former pastor Renato Capili Bosi was found guilty of all charges in the sexual assault of a teen girl who the prosecutor said saw him as a "father" figure. The 14-year-old victim claimed her pastor inappropriately touched her multiple times. The 12-member jury spent about an hour deliberating Thursday afternoon after eight days of trial.