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  • Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Must Disqualify Himself From Michael Flynn’s Case

    10/31/2020 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan’s apparent animus toward Flynn's attorney and his fixation on Flynn being punished demonstrate bias in this case — sufficient to require his disqualification. In the latest development in the seemingly never-ending Michael Flynn case, his attorney has filed a motion for the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, to disqualify himself for bias or the appearance of it. Flynn’s counsel, Sidney Powell, had raised the bias issue during the Sept. 29 hearing on the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the case against Flynn. Sullivan is likely to move on this case immediately after the election, so the question of his...
  • Judge Ordered The Postal Service To Take “Extraordinary Measures” With Election Mail

    10/30/2020 6:50:57 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | October 30, 2020 | Caroline O'Donovan
    Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered postal supervisors to implement "extraordinary measures" to improve lagging mail delivery times in 22 postal districts in more than a dozen states.
  • Judge(Sullivan) orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now

    10/28/2020 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Revel · 28 replies
    Political ^ | 10/27/20 | COLBY BERMEL
    A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reverse limitations on mail collection imposed by Trump-backed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, giving the agency until Wednesday morning to inform workers of the court's changes as more mail-in ballots continue to flood in. In a highly detailed order, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District Court for the District of Columbia granted an emergency motion by plaintiffs against President Donald Trump to enforce and monitor compliance with Sullivan's previous injunction tied to USPS services. No later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, the judge said, agency workers must be told that...
  • Flynn judge issues order to DOJ to certify evidence is correct

    10/23/2020 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Jimmy The Snake · 82 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/23/20202 | Jimmy The Snake
    In an unusual order posted Friday, the federal judge in the case of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn told the Justice Department to file a declaration -- under penalty of perjury -- by Monday that evidence in the case is “true and correct.”
  • Federal Judge Signals It’s Clear That Trump Tweet Intended to Declassify All Mueller Documents, Orders DOJ to Find Out

    10/16/2020 4:21:58 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 10/16/2020 | MATT NAHAM
    The world is turned upside down: the press says President Donald Trump was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he declassified all “Russia Hoax” documents, while the Department of Justice argues in court that the president of the United States lied about that. On Friday, Senior U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said during a hearing that the president’s intent on the subject of complete declassification of Russia documents seemed crystal clear. Ever since Robert Mueller’s Russia report was released with redactions, multiple lawsuits have sought to force the DOJ to disclose anything from grand jury information to...
  • Democrats’ Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Dead: SCOTUS Justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats

    10/13/2020 9:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2020 | John Sexton
    The Supreme Court has refused to take up an emoluments case filed by Democrats back in 2017. That means the lower court ruling that Democrats do not have standing to bring the case will stand. This little corner of the resistance is dead: The Supreme Court on Tuesday put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings.The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a lower court ruling that found that the lawmakers...
  • Federal Judge Tells DC Mayor She Can’t Restrict Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meetings

    10/10/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2020 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    A federal judge granted Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s request for a preliminary injunction against Mayor Muriel Bowser allowing the congregation to resume worship services in the District of Columbia. “The Court determines that the church is likely to succeed in proving that the District’s actions violate [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993] RFRA,” wrote U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Trevor McFadden in a decision late Friday. “The District’s current restrictions substantially burden the church’s exercise of religion. More, the District has failed to offer evidence at this stage showing that it has a compelling interest...
  • DC church wins injunctive relief from federal judge, can start holding services

    10/10/2020 11:36:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    WTOPNews ^ | 10/10/2020 | John Doman
    A D.C. church that filed suit against the District of Columbia has won injunctive relief from a federal judge and can begin holding church services in the city again. Capitol Hill Baptist Church sued after twice being denied permission from the city to hold outdoor church services during the pandemic. While the lawsuit has not been decided, the judge’s decision in the case states that the church “is likely to succeed” in proving the District had hindered the church in holding services in violation of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Michael Flynn filing says Judge Sullivan's 'disqualification is mandatory,' seeks his recusal from case

    10/07/2020 11:00:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday demanded in a new court filing that Judge Emmett Sullivan recuse himself from "further participation" in his case, citing an "appearance of bias," which his legal team cast as "terrifying and mandates disqualification." In a filing on Wednesday, Flynn and his legal team argued that Sullivan “cast an intolerable cloud of partiality over his subsequent judicial conduct” and “risked undermining the public’s confidence in the judicial process.” “[A]ll that must be demonstrated to compel recusal,’ then, is ‘a showing of an appearance of bias …sufficient to permit the average citizen...
  • Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007

    10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 37 replies
    Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda
    A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind... Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home... Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in...
  • Judge Rejects HHS Effort to Stall Release of Fauci Emails Until After Election – Orders Initial Production this Month

    10/03/2020 10:04:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 01 October 2020
    "People have every right under the law to see the communications between our government agencies (including Dr. Fauci), China and the WHO at the outset of this pandemic that has killed so many Americans and destroyed our economy," said Daily Caller News Foundation President Neil Patel.
  • Fauci Email Stonewall? [Weekly Update]

    10/02/2020 6:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Prayers for President Trump and the First Lady PA Counties Admit They Gave Incorrect Voter Roll Information to the Feds Judge Rejects Stonewall — Orders Initial Production of Fauci Emails this Month President Trump’s Splendid Pick for the High Court Soros Funds Prosecutor Candidate Who Is Soft On Criminals Surge in Illegal Immigrants Smuggled in Tractor-Trailers Prayers for President Trump and the First Lady Like me and my family, I’m sure you’re praying for the speedy and full recovery of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump from the coronavirus. As I write, the President is being transported to...
  • Judge orders DOJ to publish info redacted as privileged from Mueller report (Russia Again)

    09/30/2020 12:02:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 30 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice to publish information redacted from the Mueller report that had been designated as privileged. District Court Judge Reggie Walton said that the Trump administration had failed to justify certain redactions from the report on the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The specific redactions he took issue with cover the decision-making process within Robert Mueller's team over whether to charge certain people with crimes during the probe. "Based on the Court’s review of the unredacted version of the Mueller Report, the Court concludes that the Department...
  • Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools

    09/05/2020 11:37:16 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 4, 2020 | Michael Stratford
    A federal judge on Friday ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ effort to boost the amount of emergency pandemic relief that flows to private school students is illegal and struck down the policy. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, an appointee of President Donald Trump, ruled that DeVos ran afoul of the CARES Act when she required public schools to send a greater share of pandemic assistance to private school students than is typically required under federal law.... But in her 13-page decision on Friday, Friedrich ruled that DeVos had it wrong, writing that “Congress expressed a clear and unambiguous preference...
  • Appeals court denies former National Security adviser @GenFlynn ’s effort to force a judge to immediately dismiss charges

    08/31/2020 9:19:44 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    #Flynn Appeals court denies former National Security adviser @GenFlynn ’s effort to force a judge to immediately dismiss charges. 61 page opinion. ORDER attached.
  • Man who raped, killed 10-year-old becomes 5th federal inmate executed this year

    08/30/2020 6:32:34 PM PDT · by karpov · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    A man who raped and strangled a 10-year-old Kansas girl in 1999 was executed this week, becoming the fifth federal inmate put to death this year. Keith Nelson received a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a higher court tossed out a previous ruling that the government was required to obtain a prescription for phentobarbital, the drug used to kill him. Questions about whether the drug caused pain prior to death had been a focus of appeals for Nelson, 45. He was the second inmate to be executed this week after the Trump administration resumed...
  • FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During “Crossfire Hurricane” Investigation

    08/19/2020 6:18:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 9/19/2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut
    FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During "Crossfire Hurricane" Investigation Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, 38, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a false statement offense stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) application, announced John H. Durham, Special Attorney to the Attorney General. Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the guilty plea proceeding occurred via videoconference before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg. According to court documents and statements made...
  • Your Rundown Of What Happened In The Latest Court Hearing On Michael Flynn’s Case

    08/11/2020 3:08:41 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 11, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    ...Powell began with a short opening statement and then responded to questions posed by the 10 active judges hearing the appeal. (Judge Gregory Katsas did not participate in the en banc proceedings.) Jeff Wall, the acting solicitor general, argued next on behalf of the government, followed by Beth Wilkinson, the private attorney retained to represent Sullivan. Powell and Wall concluded with short, two-minute rebuttals. The questions posed focused mainly on the propriety of mandamus in the Flynn case given that Sullivan has not yet ruled on the government’s motion to dismiss. Mandamus is an extremely rare remedy, appropriate only when...
  • Flynn case hearing live feed

    08/11/2020 6:54:08 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 148 replies
    LIVE United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Live Stream
  • Should Judge Sullivan Be Disqualified from Flynn Case? An Appeals Court Is Asking

    08/08/2020 9:14:06 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2020 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Maybe Judge Luttig was right all along. I had the misgivings you’d expect back in late May, when I disagreed with J. Michael Luttig, the stellar scholar and former federal appeals court judge, regarding how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals should handle the Flynn case. At the time, that court’s three-judge panel had not yet heard oral argument on Michael Flynn’s mandamus petition — i.e., Flynn’s request that the panel find that federal district judge Emmet Sullivan was acting lawlessly. Sullivan had not only failed to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn; he...