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  • Alan Dershowitz: Judicial reforms will make it harder to defend Israel

    01/07/2023 10:41:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Leading US attorney Prof. Alan Dershowitz told Galei Tzahal's Morning News Show with Efi Triger that the government's planned reforms to Israel judicial system will open the Jewish State to greater international criticism and make it more difficult for supporters like him to defend Israel. "I have no doubt that if the plan is implemented it will weaken the position of Israel and the position of the its Supreme Court in the world, I am certainly afraid that it will be much more difficult for people like me to defend Israel against its critics," Dershowitz said. .....
  • Biden outpacing Trump, Obama with diverse judicial nominees

    12/29/2022 10:05:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2022 | By SEUNG MIN KIM and COLLEEN LONG
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Biden White House, a quartet of four female judges in Colorado encapsulates its mission when it comes to the federal judiciary. Charlotte Sweeney is the first openly LGBT woman to serve on the federal bench west of the Mississippi River and has a background in workers’ rights. Nina Wang, an immigrant from Taiwan, is the first magistrate judge in the state to be elevated to a federal district seat. Regina Rodriguez, who is Latina and Asian American, served in a U.S. attorney’s office. Veronica Rossman, who came from the former Soviet Union with her family...
  • BREAKING: Title 42 is gone, for now

    11/15/2022 2:29:34 PM PST · by mooncoin · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/15/2022 | Bill Melugin
    BREAKING: A federal judge has just blocked the use of Title 42 at the border as a result of ACLU litigation. Title 42 allows the U.S. to immediately expel migrants on the basis of public health. It has been used millions of times under both Trump & Biden. T42 is gone, for now.
  • Jan. 6 rioter who dragged Mike Fanone into crowd sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

    10/27/2022 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Coronal · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2022 | Ryan J. Reilly and Daniel Barnes
    WASHINGTON — A Jan. 6 rioter who dragged former D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone into the crowd on the steps of the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison on Thursday. Albuquerque Head, a 43-year-old from Tennessee, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, a bit shy of the 96 months that prosecutors had requested, but still one of the longest sentences to date in the Capitol riot cases. Head will get credit for the roughly 18 months he's spent locked up already. Fanone urged Judge Amy Berman Jackson to sentence Head to the maximum, saying...
  • Chief Judge Timothy Evans is up for retention during the current election cycle. How should you vote?

    10/17/2022 8:56:11 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | October 17, 2022 | Anonymous
    Perhaps the most influential judge who is up for retention in the current election cycle is Timothy C. Evans, the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The chief judge does not hear cases, but he heavily influences the county’s justice system through judicial assignments, policy decisions, the operation of an electronic monitoring program for people awaiting trial, and management of the adult probation department and juvenile detention programs. Evans, 79, was a Chicago alderman from 1973 to 1991, when he lost a re-election campaign. He became a Cook County judge in 1992 and rose to chief judge...
  • Moment disabled man, 66, is beaten to death with metal pole in Seattle 'by serial criminal who judge freed on felony charges eight days earlier, after asking killer not to commit any more crimes'

    08/21/2022 1:15:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21 2022 | JAMES GORDON
    Distressing footage showed a disabled 66 year-old being beaten to death with a metal pole in Seattle - allegedly by a serial criminal cops say had been freed by a local judge on a separate felony charge just eight days earlier. Aaron Fulk, 48, is said to be the man caught on surveillance footage as he bludgeoned 66-year-old Rodney Peterman with the makeshift weapon in the Washington city's notoriously crime-ridden downtown. It happened close to Seattle's world-famous Pike Place food market, a popular tourist-hot spot, KOMO reported.
  • Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from federal lands

    08/12/2022 11:39:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2022 | By MATTHEW BROWN
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama and then scuttled under former President Donald Trump. Friday’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian Morris requires government officials to complete a new environmental review before they can resume coal sales from federal lands. Among President Joe Biden’s first actions in his first week in office was to suspend oil and gas lease sales — a move later blocked by a federal judge — and he faced pressure from environmental groups to take similar action...
  • Revealed: The Criminal Chris Wray Gave the Senate the Finger Claiming He Had an Unmissable Plane He Had to Catch.That Plane -- Paid for By the Taxpayers -- Was Taking Him To His Weekend Vacation Venue, Of Course.

    08/08/2022 11:19:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | August 08, 2022
    The luxury FBI Gulfstream Wray uses was recorded on Flightradar24 making the one hour and 12 minute flight later that afternoon to bucolic Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, which happens to be a favorite summer destination since his childhood." Chris Wray cut off U.S. Senators to "catch a flight" which turned out to be taking his taxpayer-paid G5 to a weekend vacation. ... When is enough finally enough? Miranda Devine: Christopher Wray's disingenuous testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, before he left early on the FBI's private Gulfstream 550 jet, speaks volumes about the need to defund the FBI...
  • Biden nominates abortion rights lawyer in U.S. Supreme Court case to federal judgeship

    07/29/2022 12:39:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | July 29, 2022 | By Nate Raymond
    (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Friday nominated a lawyer who represented the Mississippi clinic at the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to become a federal appeals court judge. Biden's latest slate of nine new judicial nominees included Julie Rikelman, an abortion rights lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights whom the president picked to serve on the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Biden's latest nominees continued the White House's push to diversify the federal bench. They include Daniel Calabretta, a California state court judge nominated...
  • CNN: Rand Paul refuses to meet with federal judge -- whose son was killed -- about a privacy bill he is blocking

    06/20/2022 12:03:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | June 16 | By Lauren Fox and Ted Barrett, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul refused to speak Thursday with a federal judge whose son was shot by a man who ambushed their New Jersey home almost two years. US District Judge Esther Salas, whose 20-year-old son, Daniel, was killed in the attack, carried out by a disgruntled attorney who had appeared before her in court, tried to stop the Kentucky Republican outside a hearing. She wanted to persuade him to stop blocking legislation that would prohibit the publication of the private information of federal judges, such as home addresses, vehicle information and other data that could put them at risk of...
  • Today at the (Supreme) Court (Timing of Orders & Opinions)

    05/22/2022 11:18:03 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | May 23 | Staff
    9:30 a.m. EDT, the court will release orders from the May 19 conference. Starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the court expects to issue one or more opinions in argued cases from the current term.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

    05/21/2022 8:04:21 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | May 20 2022 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor, Aaron Greenspan, who runs a legal document website. Donato wrote that the lawsuit had failed to make plausible legal claims. Donato had previously dismissed the case in June, but he offered Greenspan the opportunity to file another complaint on federal legal issues. The judge wrote that claims such as defamation that were made...
  • Dem Sen. Murray: Cruz Comparing Abortion Protesters to January 6 Riot ‘Offensive

    05/11/2022 7:54:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was offensive in his words and tone when he compared protesters outside the homes of several Supreme Court justices to the rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. During a Fox News interview, Cruz said, “What we’re seeing these images are the latest manifestation of just how extreme, how radical the Democratic Party is getting. Today’s Democrat Party believes in violence. They believe in mob rule, they believe in intimidation…These thugs have no business at the private homes of any government officials. These...
  • Exclusive-Biden's latest judicial nominees dominated by public defenders

    04/27/2022 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 27, 2022 | By Nate Raymond
    (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday moved to further diversify the federal bench in terms of demographics and job experience with five new judicial nominees, including two women with backgrounds as public defenders selected as appellate judges. Biden nominated Lara Montecalvo, the top public defender in Rhode Island, to serve on the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam in Connecticut to join the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The nominees also include Ana Reyes, a litigator at law firm Williams & Connolly who immigrated to the United States as...
  • Where Things Stand With John Durham’s Probe

    04/24/2022 1:51:59 PM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 35 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/22/2022 | Svab
    Cases handled by special counsel John Durham have produced a flurry of notable discoveries that shed more light on the sprawling yearslong investigation. Durham so far has three indictments and one guilty plea under his belt, with some indications that there may be more in the pipeline. Durham was tasked around March-May 2019 with reviewing the 2016-2017 FBI investigation of alleged nefarious ties between candidate and later President Donald Trump and Russia. In October 2020, then-Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham a special counsel. In February 2021, Durham resigned his position as a federal prosecutor after 35 years with the...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court puts hold on primary petition gathering, which was supposed to start Tuesday; doesn’t change date of primary

    02/09/2022 6:07:09 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    AP, via The Morning Call ^ | February 9, 2022 | MARK SCOLFORO
    The period for candidates and their supporters to circulate petitions to qualify for Pennsylvania’s May 17 primary election was put on temporary hold Wednesday by the state Supreme Court. The justices issued an order that applies to all races — congressional and legislative contests, as well as U.S. Senate, governor and lieutenant governor. The three-week petition gathering period was set to kick off Tuesday and last for three weeks. Instead, the high court noted it was hearing oral argument Feb. 18 in a case that will determine the lines of congressional districts. Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts spokesperson Stacey Witalec...
  • Joe Biden is working to reshape the federal judiciary by adding Muslims to it

    01/22/2022 12:32:42 AM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 28 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | January 22, 2022
    [1:51 video clip] "Joe Biden nominated a Muslim woman for a federal judgeship for the first time in US history as part of his vow to fill his administration with as many Muslims as possible. Nusrat Jahan Choudary specializes in ‘c̶i̶v̶i̶l̶ Muslim rights and c̶i̶v̶i̶l̶ Muslim liberties.’"
  • Montana Judiciary Caught Lobbying Against Judicial Accountability in Email Scandal

    01/04/2022 8:29:31 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JAN 04, 2022 | Megan Fox
    The Montana judiciary is in deep trouble. The Wall Street Journal picked up on a local story that has been exploding since last April but has just now started to get national attention. In April, the Montana judiciary was caught red-handed lobbying against bills that would lead to more accountability for judges. This comes right on the heels of the scathing Wall Street Journal report that found hundreds of judges refusing to recuse themselves from hearing cases in which they had financial investments — a story that reached even the Supreme Court — as the judiciary is being exposed. ......
  • Capitol rioters’ social media posts influencing sentencings

    12/11/2021 7:09:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | December 11, 2021 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    For many rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, self-incriminating messages, photos and videos that they broadcast on social media before, during and after the insurrection are influencing even their criminal sentences. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson read aloud some of Russell Peterson’s posts about the riot before she sentenced the Pennsylvania man to 30 days imprisonment. “Overall I had fun lol,” Peterson posted on Facebook. The judge told Peterson that his posts made it “extraordinarily difficult” for her to show him leniency. “The ’lol’ particularly stuck in my craw because, as I hope you’ve...
  • 'I Think You're An Angry Man': Senator John Kennedy Directly Confronts Judicial Nominee Over Past Statements

    12/02/2021 10:23:22 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Forbes video / US Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | 12/1/2021 | Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)
    At today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) grilled Dale Ho, nominee to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, over his past statements.