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  • Judge in Delaware Revokes Attorney Lin Wood’s Appearance as Counsel for Carter Page After Filing Georgia and Wisconsin Cases Against 2020 Voter Fraud

    12/18/2020 8:48:08 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 31 replies
    GP ^ | December 18, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    In July former Trump Campaign staffer Carter Page announced attorney Lin Wood had agreed to represent him after he was falsely accused by government and media elites of being a Russian spy. On Friday night Attorney Lin Wood announced that a Delaware judge has revoked his counsel for Carter Page. Wood says this was done because he filed a case in Georgia now before the Supreme Court challenging the lawlessness and corruption in the Georgia election.
  • South Carolina Federal Judge, Obama Appointee, Rules Signatures Don’t Have to Match Absentee Ballots

    10/28/2020 9:48:04 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 27, 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    A federal judge in South Carolina ruled Tuesday that local election authorities cannot discard absentee ballots whose signatures do not match those on file. U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel, an appointee of President Barack Obama, said that the signature authorization procedures being used by local authorities were “subjective.”
  • Supreme Court lifts stay for second federal execution this week [Developing]

    07/15/2020 2:03:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted another injunction on the Trump administration's rapid push to resume federal death sentences this week. A divided court lifted one of a handful of injunctions temporarily blocking the execution of a man whose lawyers say suffers from severe dementia. The vote was 5-4 with the liberal justices — Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — dissenting. DEVELOPING...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

    07/13/2020 9:47:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | July 13, 2020·11:05 AM ET | Carrie Johnson
    A federal judge in Washington has blocked federal executions scheduled for this week, citing concerns that the lethal injection protocol involved is "very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering." Judge Tanya Chutkan said the last-minute ruling only hours before executions were set to resume for the first time in 17 years was "unfortunate," but she blamed the Justice Department for racing ahead before legal challenges had been fully aired. The judge said the prison's plan to use a single drug, pentobarbital, could cause pulmonary edema, producing a sense that the condemned men were drowning. That would violate the...
  • Judge blocks second planned federal execution, citing inmate's dementia (Chutkan strikes again!)

    07/15/2020 7:03:21 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2020 | Harper Neideg
    For the second time this week, a judge in Washington, D.C. has blocked the Trump administration from resuming federal executions. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a preliminary injunction early Wednesday morning to Wesley Ira Purkey, a man who suffers from dementia and schizophrenia who is scheduled to be executed later in the day. The Department of Justice has already appealed Chutkan's order. The same process occurred earlier this week in the hours leading up to the first federal execution in 17 years. Chutkan had ordered an injunction against the death sentence, only to be overruled by the Supreme...
  • US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

    07/14/2020 10:33:17 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 49 replies
    SFgate ^ | July 14, 2020 | Michael Balsamo
    he U.S. on Tuesday carried out its first federal execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays, revived the debate over capital punishment during a time of widespread social unrest. *** Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, professed his innocence just before he was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. “I didn’t do it," Lee...
  • U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years

    07/13/2020 9:07:53 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2020 | Bryan Woolston
    ERRE HAUTE, Indiana (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge issued an injunction on Monday delaying what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, scheduled for later in the day, thwarting at least for now the Trump administration’s goal of reviving capital punishment at the federal level. Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. district court in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay four executions scheduled for July and August to allow continuation of the condemned men’s legal challenges against a new lethal injection protocol announced in 2019. “The scientific evidence before the court overwhelmingly indicates...
  • Professional Courtesy has Run Amok at the Department of Justice

    05/12/2020 5:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May, 12, 2020 | John Dietrich
    The level of corruption in the Department of Justice is astounding. Bureaucrats receive little or no punishment for serious infractions, as illegal activity is frequently overlooked as a result of what is called professional courtesy. For instance, a police officer might not ticket a fellow officer for exceeding the speed limit. This is almost excusable; we often excuse behavior by a family member that we would not tolerate in a stranger. But when a life-threatening situation is excused it is no longer a matter of courtesy. Allowing a highly intoxicated driver to proceed with only a warning does no favor...
  • Federal judge rules Ken Cuccinelli unlawfully ran immigration agency

    03/02/2020 7:00:42 AM PST · by ManHunter · 20 replies
    Axios ^ | 3 MAR 2020 | Stef W. Kight
    A federal district judge in D.C. ruled on Sunday that Ken Cuccinelli’s placement as the acting top official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. Why it matters: Policies that were put in place under Cuccinelli are now void, including a directive that gave asylum-seekers less time to consult with legal counsel before their initial "credible fear" interview with a USCIS officer. Details: After the resignation of Senate-confirmed USCIS director Lee Cissna, deputy director Mark Koumans automatically assumed the role of acting director because he was designated as the "first assistant" under the Federal...
  • FISA Court Owes Some Answers: Why did the presiding judge stonewall Rep. Devin Nunes when he reported FBI abuses?

    12/20/2019 3:28:47 AM PST · by karpov · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2019 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court this week blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “misconduct” in the Carter Page surveillance warrant. Some would call this accountability. Others will more rightly call it the FISC’s “shocked to find gambling” moment. ... On Feb. 7, 2018, Devin Nunes, then chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Judge Collyer informing her of its findings in his probe of the FBI’s Page application. He wrote that “the Committee found that the FBI and DOJ failed to disclose the specific political actors paying for uncorroborated information” that went to the court, “misled...
  • ‘Grassroots’ Justice Dems Fueled by Out-of-District Money

    11/04/2019 3:52:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | Yuichiro Kakutan
    Candidates raised as little as 1 percent from locals Several candidates backed by Justice Democrats are relying on out-of-district donors in their congressional bids, receiving as little as 1 percent of their contributions from local residents, according to federal campaign records. Texas candidate Jessica Cisneros has been one of the most high profile candidates backed by Justice Democrats, the liberal group seeking to defeat incumbents they perceive as insufficiently progressive. While Cisneros has received praise from freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), local residents appear more skeptical. She has received just $3,585 of her $190,000 (1.8 percent) in itemized contributions...
  • Some Idiot Judge Set Bond For An Illegal Alien Drug Lord At $200 And The Punk Promptly Escaped

    03/31/2019 9:01:06 AM PDT · by AuntB · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar.28, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    A short fortune teller was recently arrested and broke free from jail, leaving the newspapers to run with the headline "Small Medium At Large," but it didn't a psychic to predict something similar would happen after a Michigan Judge gave an illegal alien drug dealer a $200.00 bond which made it possible for the criminal to run away from authorities and avoid his court appearance despite a litany of offenses. According to The Detroit News, "Jose Antonio Lopez, 24, is wanted by police after he skipped a March 12 probable cause hearing in 36th District Court, following his March 2...
  • Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

    02/10/2019 6:10:00 PM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    Over the past year, the federal government’s lead Supreme Court litigator has repeatedly attempted to expedite Trump administration cases by using an unorthodox maneuver, one that legal experts say is rarely successful. Solicitor General Noel Francisco has requested on eight separate occasions, twice in the same case, that justices bypass the regional federal appeals court and instead review the ruling by a lower district court. Those requests, known as petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment, stemmed from challenges to President Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, its decision to wind down the Deferred Action for...
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • Judge OKs sanctuary cities, rules anti-sanctuary law unconstitutional

    12/01/2018 6:53:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York has ruled the Trump sanctuary city crackdown illegal Friday — but even went further and also ruled the law Congress passed requiring information-sharing is unconstitutional. Judge Edgardo Ramos‘ decision frees sanctuary jurisdictions in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, Massachusetts and Virginia to continue their policies without fear of losing federal money. The judge said the Trump administration attempted to write new conditions of cooperation, including notifying the feds of illegal immigrants ready for pickup, beyond what Congress had authorized. He said it is up to Congress to decide those conditions. “The...
  • Las Vegas judge nullifies results of Republican election

    09/19/2018 5:09:13 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 24 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/18/2018 | By Ramona Giwargis
    In a decision that appears to flout Nevada election law, a Las Vegas judge has nullified the results of a Republican primary election. Jason Burke defeated Mack Miller by 122 votes in the June 12 primary for state Assembly District 5, but a judge declared Miller “the rightful winner of the election” because Burke did not file campaign finance reports in time. “This is certainly a novel case that I haven’t seen before,” said Las Vegas attorney Daniel Stewart, who specializes in Nevada election law. “But no two election contests are the same, and it seems like every election cycle...
  • Iowa court finds Medicaid ban on transgender surgery is unconstitutional

    06/07/2018 10:17:43 PM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 6/7/18 | John Riley
    An Iowa court has determined that the state’s ban on Medicaid coverage for medically necessary surgical care for transgender residents is unconstitutional. Chief District Judge Arthur E. Gamble of the Des Moines-based Fifth Judicial District of Iowa found that the Iowa Department of Human Services’ ban on surgical coverage violates both the Iowa Civil Rights Act and the state’s constitution. In his opinion, Gamble ordered DHS to immediately approve the women’s request for pre-approval of coverage under Medicaid. Both women, Carol Ann Beal, 42, of northwest Iowa, and EerieAnna Good, 27, of the Quad Cities, have been diagnosed with gender...
  • Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules

    05/23/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2018 | Brian Fung
    President Trump's decision to block his Twitter followers for their political views is a violation of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying that Trump's effort to silence his critics is not permissible because the digital space in which he engages with constituents is a public forum. The ruling rejects administration arguments that the First Amendment does not apply to Trump in this case because he was acting as a private individual. In a 75-page decision, Judge Naomi Buchwald said Trump, as a federal official, is not exempt from constitutional obligations to refrain from "viewpoint discrimination." "No government...
  • Judge rules in favor of Hawaii in challenge to Trump travel ban

    07/14/2017 12:31:43 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Star-Ad staff
    A federal judge in Honolulu has expanded the Trump administration’s list of family relationships needed by people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries to avoid a travel ban. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled today that the travel ban exemptions should include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which was partially allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court, did not include grandparents, grandchildren and other relations considered “bona-fide” family relationships to be granted an exemption to the ban. The administration said a bona fide relationship would be a parent, spouse, fiance, son,...
  • ‘Get my cat ears going here’: Travis County judge dons Women’s March ‘pussy hat’ in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink “pussy hat” in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned “a sea of pink hats” at the Women’s March on Washington.