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  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ lawyers claim sex abuse accuser is slow-walking evidence requests

    05/01/2024 8:23:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/30/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Mayor Eric Adams’ lawyers are playing hardball with the woman accusing him of sexually abusing her while they served in the NYPD together decades ago. Adams’ attorneys claimed in a court document filed Tuesday that plaintiff Lorna Beach-Mathura and her legal team have been dragging their feet in complying with their requests for evidence in the case. “Plaintiff failed to properly respond to defendants’ discovery requests by the deadline prescribed by the CPLR [New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules],” Adams co-counsel Alex Spiro and city assistant corporation counsel Maxwell Leighton wrote in the Manhattan Supreme Court filing.
  • Meet the Lawyers Taking Big Government to the Supreme Court—And Winning

    04/29/2024 5:28:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 29, 2024 | Kevin Stocklin
    We all get to vote, but the ability to make legislation is no longer in the hands of the people we elect,’ Columbia law professor Philip Hamburger said. As the administrative state implements more regulations on Americans, a team of legal veterans has come together to fight the expansion of unelected government agency power. Sometimes, they even win. The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), which consists of a team of 27 lawyers and support staff, including former judges, had four of the cases they litigated go before the Supreme Court in 2023. One case was decided in their favor, the...
  • How I Became A Casualty Of The Ongoing Ideological Purge In American Jurisprudence

    03/31/2024 8:53:23 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 26, 2024 | William Brown
    In the months since I was terminated for expressing opinions, I have learned that my experience is all too common in Big Law. I am a Navy SEAL and Iraq war veteran who transitioned back into civilian life as a lawyer. Recent experience has taught me that people with my beliefs and values are viewed as parochial, at best, and in any case are not welcomed by many of those who are considered “leaders” in the legal profession. One of the things I realized soon after I started practicing law is that there are very few practicing attorneys who are...
  • (WA)Supreme Court: Bar exam will no longer be required to become attorney in Washington State

    03/17/2024 9:26:18 AM PDT · by llevrok · 103 replies
    Spokesman-Review (Spokane) ^ | 3/15/2024 | Emma Epperly
    The bar exam will no longer be required to become a lawyer in Washington, the state Supreme Court ruled in a pair of orders Friday. The court approved alternative ways to show competency and earn a law license after appointing a task force to examine the issue in 2020. The Bar Licensure Task Force found that the traditional exam “disproportionally and unnecessarily blocks” marginalized groups from becoming practicing attorneys and is “at best minimally effective” for ensuring competency, according to a news release from the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts. Washington is the second state to not require the...
  • REVEALED: All the Texts About the Fani Willis and Nathan Wade Relationship Between Lawyer Ashleigh Merchant and Key Witness Terrance Bradley (very interesting)

    02/28/2024 6:07:58 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies
    Megyn Kelly begins the show by revealing exclusive key text messages between lawyer Ashleigh Merchant and witness Terrance Bradley that shine new light on the Fani Willis - Nathan Wade relationship and affair, the way Bradley tried to get out of answering questions about his text messages on the stand, and more. Then Phil Holloway, founder of Holloway Law Group, joins to discuss the breaking news that the Georgia State Senate’s subpoena issued to Merchant for her texts
  • 80% of Americans test positive for chemical found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats that may cause infertility, delayed puberty: study

    02/24/2024 5:13:53 AM PST · by GailA · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/19/2024 | Shannon Thaler
    The “highly toxic agricultural chemical” is federally allowed to be used on oats and other grains imported to the US, according to the EWG. When applied to oat and grain crops, chlormequat alters a plant’s growth, preventing it from bending over and thus making it easier to harvest, per the EWG. Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’ Cereals Sampled A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to...
  • Seattle-area bar association apologizes after publishing screed calling for genocide of Jews

    02/21/2024 2:52:02 AM PST · by CFW · 25 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 2/20/24 | Ari Hoffman
    A Seattle area bar association is apologizing after publishing an article calling for a genocide of Jews in its newsletter. The King County Bar Association Board of Trustees apologized after printing an article from one of its members and former director, Dua Abudiab, entitled From The River To The Sea, a phrase that calls for the destruction of Israel and the ethnic cleansing of its residents. Abudiab’s antisemitic screed was printed on the front page of the King County Bar Bulletin above the fold. Abudiab equated claims of "white nationalism" occupying North America to justify Palestinian claims to Israel despite...
  • BREAKING NEWS Trump comes out fighting: Donald's lawyers reveal how they plan to challenge $83.3 MILLION jury verdict in E Jean Carroll case - as they discover 'startling link between the writer and the judge'

    01/27/2024 6:30:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/24 | Will Potter
    Donald Trump's lawyers intend to appeal his staggering $83.3 million defamation lawsuit loss to E. Jean Carroll by arguing there was an 'insane' conflict of interest at the heart of the case. The former president's legal team are set to appeal on the grounds there was a conflict of interest between Carroll's lawyer and the judge presiding over her case. Trump's firebrand attorney Alina Habba claimed she was unaware that Judge Lewis Kaplan and Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan - who are not related - worked together in the early 1990s, with the judge serving as her 'mentor', reports the New...
  • In the Biggest Cases, Big Law Tilts Decisively Left

    01/23/2024 6:38:08 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 23 Jan, 2024 | Ryan Bangert
    In a rigorous and important study that should surprise no one, University of Notre Dame law professor Derek Muller has found that of over 3,200 amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases filed and decided between 2018 and 2022 by lawyers at the nation’s largest law firms, 64% favor liberal causes. The pronounced tilt by America’s elite lawyers toward the political left is a well-known phenomenon. As someone who practiced in “Big Law” for over a decade, I and many of my colleagues came to view that tilt as a given. Studies have since shown that the...
  • Jack Smith’s Wife and Her Communist Family

    01/22/2024 6:39:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | January 20, 2024 | By M Dowling
    Cliff Kincaid wrote an article for Renew America, titled. 'The communist plot against Trump.' In it, he goes into the special counsel, Jack Smith’s wife, Katie Chevigny. Chevigny is a Biden donor who put together a sympathetic documentary on Michelle Obama. The real story he says, is not Katie Chevigny, but her parents. Kincaid wrote a 12-page special report on them, "The Communists, Globalists, Terrorists, and Fellow Travelers Trying to Jail President Trump". Chevigny’s parents were well-connected to the communist and terrorist movements that backed Barack Hussein Obama. Kincaid says they’re trying to destroy Trump. Her father was a leftist...
  • Lawfare America! 1.33 Million Attorneys Compared to 1.08 Doctors in 2023

    01/21/2024 4:00:41 PM PST · by CFW · 23 replies
    America Outland ^ | 1/21/24 | Paul Engel
    If you want to seek a redress of some grievance, most people start with a lawsuit. This is partially responsible for the fact that in 2023 there are 1.33 million attorneys in America and only 1.08 million doctors. What happens when people figure out how to use these lawsuits not just for a redress of grievance but to attack others? Take, for example, the case of Acheson Hotels, LLC v. Laufer. In this case, Acheson Hotels claims that Deborah Laufer filed a lawsuit against them not because she was harmed by their hotel but because she is an activist using...
  • NBC Admits Deep State Exists – Key Operative, Mary McCord

    01/14/2024 6:44:11 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 1/14/2024 | sundance
    NBC published an extensive article outlining how the DC administrative state is responding to the potential for another President Trump victory [SEE HERE]. Once again, a very specific name surfaces who is part of the organizational effort to stop Donald Trump. {EMPHASIS mine} (NBC) – […] Now, bracing for Trump’s potential return, a loose-knit network of public interest groups and lawmakers is quietly devising plans to try to foil any efforts to expand presidential power, which could include pressuring the military to cater to his political needs. Those taking part in the effort told NBC News they are studying Trump’s...
  • Report: Harvard had defamation lawyers threaten journalists looking into Claudine Gay's plagiarism

    12/13/2023 7:50:54 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 18 replies ^ | 12/13/2023 | Brett T
    It looks as though Claudine Gay will be keeping her job as president of Harvard University, despite not only her shameful appearance before Congress refusing to denounce student calls for genocide but also being revealed as a serial plagiarist. The Washington Free Beacon's Aaron Sibarium reports that journalists were looking into claims of plagiarism by Gay, and in response, the university hired a law firm specializing in defamation to intimidate them. In the meantime, more scholars are coming forward to say that Gay plagiarized their work. WOW: Harvard claimed it initiated a probe of Gay’s work when it learned about...
  • Three arrested for alleged 'high-end brothel network' used by politicians, military officers, execs

    11/09/2023 6:16:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Just The News ^ | November 9, 2023 8:11am | By Madeleine Hubbard
    The defendants allegedly advertised online by offering nude Asian models for photography with rates ranging between $350 an hour and $600 an hour. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three people were arrested for allegedly operating a "high-end brothel network" in Virginia and Massachusetts that catered to politicians, military officers and high tech and pharmaceutical executives, the Justice Department said. The defendants allegedly persuaded and enticed primarily Asian women to travel to Virginia and Massachusetts for prostitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Massachusetts said Wednesday. The defendants also allegedly rented high-end apartments to use as brothels, which cost as much as $3,664 a month, and...
  • Trump is running out of other people's money to pay lawyers. Save America PAC is almost broke

    08/31/2023 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 131 replies
    USA TODAY | 08/31/23 | Erin Mansfield
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  • Rite Aid prepares to file for bankruptcy:

    08/27/2023 10:12:10 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 79 replies
    Fox ^ | August 25, 2023 | Daniella Genovese FOXBusiness
    Pharmacy giant Rite Aid, which is facing an onslaught of lawsuits over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic, is planning to file for bankruptcy protection, according to a report. The company's multibillion-dollar debt load and pending legal allegations that it oversupplied prescription painkillers, will be covered under the Chapter 11 filing, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. A Rite Aid spokesperson told FOX Business that the company does "not comment on rumors and speculation." The law firm reportedly handling the restructuring, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request...
  • Three More Hunter Biden Lawyers Move to Withdraw from Case

    08/21/2023 10:40:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Three more of Hunter Biden’s defense attorneys moved to withdraw from the case on Friday after lead attorney Chris Clark withdrew last week. Latham & Watkins LLP attorneys Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten, and Matthew S. Salerno requested permission from the judge to withdraw from the case after the judge dismissed the plea deal on August 17. Moving forward, prosecutors expect the case to go to trial where it will likely be tried in Delaware or California.
  • In talks with prosecutors, Hunter Biden’s lawyers vowed to put the president on the stand

    08/19/2023 4:39:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/19/23 | Betsy Woodruff Swan
    It was Halloween of 2022, and Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, didn’t sound happy. Just three weeks earlier, news had leaked that federal agents believed they had enough evidence to charge his client with illegally buying a gun as a drug user. The leak was “illegal,” the lawyer wrote to the U.S. attorney overseeing the probe. The prosecution, he argued, would be seen as purely political, and it might even violate the Second Amendment. Then he issued a warning: If the Justice Department charged the president’s son, his lawyers would put the president on the witness stand. “President Biden now...
  • Senator calls for probe after one of Hunter Biden’s lawyers allegedly lied about her identity

    07/29/2023 12:06:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/23 | Elizabeth Elkind
    FIRST ON FOX: A GOP senator is calling for a disciplinary inquiry into Hunter Biden’s legal team after a judge accused one lawyer of lying about her identity to court officials. "I’ve heard from countless Americans who are concerned our justice system is being weaponized against President Biden’s political opponents while his son gets preferential treatment," Sen. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., told Fox News Digital in a statement. "There needs to be accountability for any misconduct or favoritism, including Hunter Biden’s own legal team. Faith in our justice system has been gravely damaged by the Biden administration’s mishandling of recent cases...
  • Former Trump Impeachment Counsel Alan Dershowitz Says 'Nefarious Group' Seeks to Destroy Any Lawyer Who Defends Trump

    06/17/2023 8:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/17/2023 | Becca Lower
    We previously reported on Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, Alan Dershowitz sharing his thoughts on the politically-motivated prosecution of former President Donald Trump in Miami.Now Dershowitz, one of Trump’s attorneys during the first impeachment trial, is giving an insider view of what he says is intense pressure by one liberal group intent on keeping attorneys from working on Trump’s behalf.In Thursday’s edition of his Substack newsletter, entitled “Why Donald Trump Cannot Get a Top-Tier Lawyer,” he lodges some damning accusations. After stating that the former president has been arraigned and pled not guilty to the classified documents charges, Dershowitz writes of...