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  • Federal Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers In Ten States

    11/29/2021 3:30:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Axios via Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/21 | Shawna Chen
    Federal court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states A federal court in Missouri has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally-funded facilities in 10 states. Why it matters: Monday's decision is the first victory for opponents of the rule, which requires health care workers to get vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. The case is one of four lawsuits challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) rule and argues that the mandate will exacerbate staffing shortages. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic...
  • Democrat Candidate's Daughter Pleads Guilty to $300,000 COVID Relief Fraud

    11/05/2021 12:13:31 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04 November 2021 | ANDERS ANGLESEY
    The daughter of a Florida U.S. congressional candidate pled guilty to having received $300,000 in COVID-19 relief loans by submitting fraudulent information. Damara Holness, 28, daughter of congressional candidate Democrat Dale Holness, appeared at a federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday where she faced serious allegations. There, Holness told Judge Rodolfo Ruiz she would plead guilty... ....The DOJ statement continued: "Holness issued checks from the company bank account made out to others who agreed, for a fee, to help with the fraud."...
  • BREAKING: Federal circuit court reinstates Texas heartbeat abortion ban

    10/08/2021 7:31:59 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 31 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | October 8, 2021 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec ·33m BREAKING: Federal circuit court reinstates Texas heartbeat abortion ban 8:55PM • Oct 8, 2021
  • U.S. court upholds hospital employee COVID-19 vaccine rule in test case

    09/26/2021 10:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/24/2021 | TOM HAKS
    A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States. The employees of St. Elizabeth Healthcare failed to establish that their individual liberties were being violated by the vaccine requirement of the hospital operator, which has the right to set employment terms, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, Kentucky. St. Elizabeth employees must get vaccinated by Oct. 1. The widespread availability of vaccines in...
  • A Chicago pharmacist was arrested for allegedly selling COVID-19 vaccine cards on eBay to unvaccinated buyers for $10 each

    08/18/2021 12:23:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 17 Aug 2021 | Hannah Towey
    Tangtang Zhao, a 34-year-old licensed pharmacist from Chicago, was arrested Tuesday on charges related to selling 125 authentic CDC vaccination cards to unvaccinated buyers on eBay. The pharmacy where Zhao previously worked offered COVID-19 vaccinations, providing Zhao with easy access to the CDC's white COVID-19 vaccine cards. He allegedly charged buyers approximately $10 per card and sold them online — leading to an indictment of 12 counts of government property theft. If convicted, Zhao faces a sentence of 10 years in prison. ...
  • Federal court orders forfeiture of ancient Gilgamesh artifact from Museum of the Bible

    07/29/2021 10:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/29/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    This rare cuneiform tablet is inscribed with a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh A federal court has ordered that a small ancient fragment depicting a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh be forfeited by the Museum of the Bible two years after federal agents confiscated the artifact. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered the forfeiture of the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, which was purchased by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in 2014 to be displayed at the Museum of the Bible. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division explained...
  • Federal Court Rules CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium of Non-Paying Tenants Is Unlawful

    07/23/2021 6:38:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/23/2021 | Jack Phillips
    A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that said the CDC engaged in federal overreach with the eviction moratorium, which the agency has consistently extended for months. Several weeks ago, the CDC announced it would allow the policy, which was passed into law by Congress, to expire at the end of July.“It is not our job as judges to make legislative rules that favor one side...
  • Florida Pushes for An Immediate Cruise Restart Through Federal Court

    04/24/2021 7:11:44 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 22 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Apr 24, 2021 | Robert McGillivray
    Florida files with the Federal Court to get cruises resuming immediately. The state is not waiting around on the result of its lawsuit filed earlier in April. After filing a lawsuit on April 8, receiving no answers or replies from the CDC for many months, and hundreds of thousands of people out of work in Florida, the state is tired of waiting around. Florida has now asked a federal judge to overturn the Centers for Disease Control Conditional Sailing Order. This is the order that is keeping the cruise ship industry from sailing again in the United States. No Results...
  • Appellate court raises potential new threat to ACA

    06/27/2019 5:05:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 26 Jun 2019 | Yasmeen Abutalab
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday questioned whether more than a dozen Democratic states and the U.S. House of Representatives have the right to appeal a lower court decision that struck down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, throwing the law’s future into question. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which is scheduled to begin hearing oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law on July 9, said it needed more information as to whether the House and Democratic states had standing to intervene in the lawsuit and whether their interventions were timely. Some legal experts...
  • Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal wire, bank fraud case

    04/29/2019 11:41:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. The 48-year-old Avenatti, who was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California on Monday. Asked to enter a plea, Avenatti told the judge, "Not guilty to all charges." The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15. Prosecutors accused Avenatti...
  • Lawyers fight to ban death penalty from truck attack trial, citing Trump comments

    10/09/2018 5:01:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people when he drove his truck onto a New York City bike path say the death penalty should be ruled out because President Donald Trump was “uninformed and full or rage” when he called for it. The lawyers filed papers Tuesday in federal court on behalf of Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH’ sah-YEE’-pawf).
  • Federal judge reverses himself and hands Trump admin huge win on DACA

    08/20/2018 10:24:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 18 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Sanity: Though President Barack Obama implemented the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy via executive order — which most constitutional experts said he had no authority to do because he was changing existing immigration law — POTUS Donald Trump has had a difficult time repealing that order through his own executive action. Now, however, a federal judge has handed his administration its first real DACA victory after reversing an earlier Aug. 3 ruling.
  • Senate Confirms Trump Pick for Kentucky Federal Court

    06/05/2018 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 10 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 6/5/2018 | TIM RYAN
    WASHINGTON (CN) – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed a magistrate judge President Donald Trump nominated to serve on a federal court in Kentucky. Robert Wier has served as a United States magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky since 2006 and will now serve as a district court judge on the same court. Prior to taking over as a magistrate judge, Wier spent a decade as a member and partner at the Lexington, Ky., firm Ransdell & Wier. Wier’s nomination was among the least controversial of the Trump administration, as the University of...
  • Huma Abedin's cousin is convicted of FRAUD (the dominoes keep falling)

    12/29/2017 10:18:10 AM PST · by Baynative · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/17 | Jessica Schroeder
    Huma Abedin's first cousin was convicted of fraud just days before a government watchdog group announced the Friday release of top-secret documents and emails from the political staffer. Omar Amanat, 44, of New-York based software firm, Kit Digital, was found guilty in Manhattan federal court for the crime that occurred within his company, according to Page Six.
  • Arpaio asks for conviction to be tossed

    08/15/2017 11:30:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked late Monday for his contempt of court conviction to be tossed or to get a new trial, saying the judge misread the history of the case, that it amounted to double-jeopardy, and that his trial should have been in front of a jury anyway. In two new filings in federal district court in Arizona, Arpaio’s lawyers offered up a number of reasons why the misdemeanor conviction should be tossed. The filings came after President Trump said over the weekend that he is “seriously considering” granting a pardon to Arpaio, an early supporter of his presidential...
  • Former Righthaven lawsuit victim, wrongfully convicted, forced to sue to prove Actual Innocence

    05/11/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by StanleyBolten · 4 replies
    Note: I know this article is a little older, but it is breaking news because of the new developments going on in his case. The Federal Judge, that is very strict against Pro Se filers that don't have an Attorney, has granted Brian's requests in his complaint and seems to be working towards Brian possibly being able to prove in Federal Court that the U.S. Attorney Office has engaged in possibly criminal behavior of obstruction of justice.WASHINGTON - April 27, 2017 - PRLog -- Brian D. Hill, formerly of USWGO Alternative News, has decided to sue the U.S. Department of...
  • Trump to Announce Slate of Conservative Federal Court Nominees

    05/08/2017 7:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/08/2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — Having filled a Supreme Court vacancy, President Trump is turning his attention to the more than 120 openings on the lower federal courts. On Monday, he will announce a slate of 10 nominees to those courts, a senior White House official said, the first in what could be near monthly waves of nominations. The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, said the nominations were a vindication of a commitment Mr. Trump made during the campaign “to appoint strong and principled jurists to the federal bench who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and protect the...
  • Liberals Panic as Trump Could Flip Left-Leaning Ninth Circuit

    01/03/2017 7:53:35 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/3/2016 | Joel Pollac
    Liberals are panicking about the fact that President-elect Donald Trump will be able to fill four vacancies on the historically left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when he takes office later this month. Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called the vacancies a “judicial emergency,” according to Bay Area public radio station KQED, even though there are 29 judges on the court. The “emergency” is that Trump’s nominees might be able to make the court more conservative. The Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction covers many West Coast states, and its decisions have often reflected the liberal political culture of California and other “left...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...