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  • Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service

    01/21/2021 1:34:59 PM PST · by Coronal · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2021 | Elizabeth Culliford, Jonathan Stempel
    A U.S. federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Amazon.com Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law by suspending service on Jan. 10, and that it was “not a close call.” She also forcefully rejected the suggestion that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction requiring Amazon Web Services to “host the kind of abusive, violent content at...
  • Michigan ballot counting ruled fair

    11/09/2020 8:40:49 AM PST · by be-baw · 98 replies
    WILX ^ | November 9, 2020 | Krystle Holleman
    The ruling came from the Third Circuit Court LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Ballot counting in Michigan has been ruled as fair. Yesterday the state’s third circuit court announced the ruling. Friday, the court denied a petition that would have required Detroit and Wayne County to retain all ballots. The petition would have prevented election results in the county from being certified. A group called “The Election Integrity Fund” challenged results earlier this week, alleging there was a shortage of bipartisan voting inspectors, and misconduct with ballot handling. Third Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Kenney called the allegations “mere speculation.”...
  • Judge rejects Trump lawsuit seeking to halt Michigan vote count

    11/05/2020 11:24:23 AM PST · by CassieL · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/20
    state judge on Thursday dismissed the Trump campaign's lawsuit seeking to halt the counting of absentee ballots in Michigan. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said during a hearing she would be rejecting the campaign's lawsuit, filed the previous day, that alleged Republican officials had been denied access to video of ballot drop boxes.
  • Court Document Shows Joe Biden Listed as Possible Witness With Son in Fraud Case

    11/02/2020 12:28:09 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 11/02/2020 | Paul Sperry
    A federal judge named Joe Biden as a possible “witness” along with his son Hunter in a criminal fraud case last year that ended in the convictions of two of Hunter’s business partners, according to little-noticed court documents. The Democratic presidential candidate’s appearance on a witness list casts new doubt on his claims he knew nothing about his son’s shady business dealings. Hunter Biden blamed one of his convicted partners — Devon Archer — for his father's name appearing on a list of potential witnesses in a juror questionnaire in the case, which was filed Jan. 11, 2019. In a...
  • [2018] Florida Recount: Judge Extends Deadline for Palm Beach County[FL] [Is this coming to YOU?]

    10/31/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Judge Karen Geivers ruled Tuesday to extend the recount deadline for Palm Beach County until November 20 in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, according to reports. ===== The extension comes after Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) legal team filed a lawsuit in a federal court this afternoon in a bid to extend the deadline for recounting votes statewide.
  • Judge denies Tavern League's request to block Gov. Evers' (D, WI) indoor capacity order

    10/19/2020 2:04:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WTMJ TV 4 ^ | October 19, 2020 | Ryan Jenkins
    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. -- A Barron County judge has ruled that a temporary restraining order against Gov. Tony Evers' order restricting indoor capacity in Wisconsin bars and restaurants be lifted, meaning that it is once again in effect. Earlier this month, Gov. Evers ordered new restrictions limiting indoor capacity to 25 percent at all bars, restaurants, and stores statewide. Many business owners complained their businesses won't survive. The Tavern League of Wisconsin sued, and last week Sawyer County Judge Don Yackel temporarily blocked the order with a restraining order. Monday, Judge James Babler removed the restraining order, arguing the plaintiffs...
  • Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released From Prison After Dispute Over Trump Comments

    07/23/2020 8:52:15 AM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    NBC New York ^ | July 23, 2020 | Larry Neumeister
    BREAKING: A federal judge has ordered Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Trump, released from prison, agreeing with Cohen's lawyers that he was wrongly taken back into custody for criticizing the president. Cohen, who was serving a federal fraud sentence, was released on home confinement as prisons were emptied to the COVID-19 pandemic. A week after tweeting that he was finishing a tell-all book about Trump, a probation officer told him he would have to agree to a complete ban on speaking in public, including by publishing a book, as a condition of continued home confinement, according to court documents....
  • Michigan court rules governor has authority to extend state of emergency

    05/21/2020 6:28:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 21 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A state court in Michigan ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has the authority to extend the state’s state of emergency, refuting claims made by GOP leaders in the legislature that she overstepped her authority. The judge called claims by the Republican state lawmakers "meritless." Judge Cynthia Stephen noted that Whitmer did exceed her authority by trying to extend the state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act of 1976, which requires approval by the legislature, acccording to the Detroit News. However, the governor did have the constitutional authority to extend the state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act...
  • Alabama's near-total abortion ban blocked by federal judge

    10/29/2019 4:23:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | October 29, 2019 | Kate Smith
    Alabama's near-total abortion ban blocked by federal judge By Kate Smith October 29, 2019 / 3:25 PM / CBS News Alabama's near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked from implementation. The ban, dubbed the "Human Life Protection Act," was set to take effect on November 15. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban on Tuesday morning, effectively halting the law from taking effect while the lawsuit challenging the ban continues. Steve Marshall, Alabama's attorney general, said the decision "was not unexpected," noting that the point of the law was to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the...
  • Alabama's near-total abortion ban blocked by federal judge

    10/29/2019 12:56:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 29, 2019 | Kate SMith
    Alabama's near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked from implementation. The ban, dubbed the "Human Life Protection Act," was set to take effect on November 15. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban on Tuesday morning, effectively halting the law from taking effect while the lawsuit challenging the ban continues.
  • Federal Court Rules Rand Paul Attacker’s 30-Day Sentence Too Lenient

    09/09/2019 6:42:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | Alex Griswold
    The Sixth Circuit ruled the light sentence was 'substantively unreasonable' The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the 30-day prison sentence of the man who attacked Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), ruling that federal guidelines did not permit so lenient a sentence. In 2017, Paul was tackled from behind by his next-door neighbor Rene Boucher over a mundane disagreement about lawn clippings. Paul was left with six broken ribs and a substantial hospital stay that forced him to take a leave of absence from the Senate. Paul testified that he suffered constant "intense pain" as a result of his injuries,...
  • Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trump’s financial records

    A Washington, D.C.-based federal judge has sided with House Oversight Committee Democrats seeking to enforce their subpoena of Trump accounting firm Mazars USA, in a major ruling that breathes new life into Democrats' ongoing efforts to probe the president's financial dealings. The subpoena seeks access to a slew of Trump financial documents dating back to 2011, including personal records and records of various affiliated business and entities. Democrats pursued the subpoena after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress in February that the president's accountants routinely and improperly altered his financial statements -- including some signed by Mazars --...
  • Judge upholds House panel subpoena for Trump financial records [Obama Appointed]

    05/20/2019 2:48:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 5/20/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee for President Trump's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars. In a 41-page-long opinion, Mehta found that "President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars." ....Mehta also denied a request from Trump lawyer William Consovoy that he issue a stay on the ruling while they appeal the decision to a higher court, meaning that the House Democrats could quickly obtain the president's financial records if Mazars complies with the request before an appeals court potentially intervenes.
  • Judge upholds House panel subpoena for Trump financial records

    05/20/2019 2:43:55 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 65 replies
    District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee for President Trump's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars. In a 41-page-long opinion, Mehta found that "President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars."
  • John Roberts joins liberal justices as Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    02/07/2019 7:51:10 PM PST · by MNDude · 189 replies
    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
  • Senate to hold rare impeachment trial for judge

    12/06/2010 5:41:26 PM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/6/10 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Even as the Senate hits crunch time in the final days of a lame duck session, the chamber will have to divert its attention for a full day Tuesday to hear a rare impeachment trial of a federal judge. The House voted to impeach Louisiana Judge G. Thomas Porteous on all four counts of “high crimes and misdemeanors” in March – charges that include accepting cash gifts from attorneys who argued in his court.
  • Senate to open impeachment trial against judge (corrupt Clinton appointee)

    09/13/2010 3:27:58 AM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | September 13, 2010 | Ben Evans (AP)
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday opens its first impeachment trial since the 1999 case against former President Bill Clinton when it takes up a host of corruption allegations against a Louisiana judge. The House voted unanimously in March to impeach U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, approving four charges involving payoffs, kickbacks and lying under oath. A two-thirds vote is needed in the Senate to convict him.
  • Have You Heard? Clinton Appointed Judge Is Impeached

    03/17/2010 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 11 replies · 370+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. In March of 2010 he was impeached by the House of Representatives for bribe taking and corruption. I'm just curious, but have you heard this story about this Democrat judge being impeached? On March 11, Porteous, a Clinton appointee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, was impeached by the House on a startling vote of 423 "yeas" for impeachment to NO votes at all coming to the support of the judge (with 7 not voting). Now his case moves...
  • Clinton Appointed Federal judge Impeached

    03/14/2010 3:06:19 PM PDT · by HChampagne · 7 replies · 707+ views
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 11, 2010 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr . a federal judge from Louisiana. The House Judiciary Committee task force charged Porteous with a long-standing pattern of corruption. The House approved the first of four impeachment articles on Thursday, 412-0. The second passed 410-0. Porteous was implicated in a sting operation of Jefferson Parish named Wrinkled Robe. At the time he was a Judge in the 24th Judicial Court of Jefferson Parish. The case now goes to trial in the Senate. A two-thirds vote is needed to convict Porteous of high crimes and...
  • House Votes to Impeach Louisiana Federal Judge Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.

    03/11/2010 3:04:31 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 9 replies · 575+ views
    Courthouse News ^ | 03/11/2010 | Courthouse News
    NEW ORLEANS (CN) - The House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to impeach New Orleans Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. for allegedly taking payoffs and failing to disclose his "corrupt financial relationships" with lawyers and a bail bondsman. Porteous, 63, is the fifteenth judge to have been found guilty in the House of "high crimes and misdemeanors" -- the constitutional requirement for impeachment -- and the second judge to receive such a vote in 20 years. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson Parish, said impeachment is necessary "so that the Easten District of Louisiana can once again provide the citizens a...