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  • Molotov cocktail lawyers finally plead guilty. Again

    06/04/2022 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4 June 2022 | Jazz Shaw
    Here are a couple of names that we haven’t seen in the headlines for a while. Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are the two (former) New York City lawyers who constructed Molotov cocktails and firebombed a police vehicle during the summer of love back in 2020. They were identified almost immediately and arrested, leading to a series of plea deals that were announced and then rejected or withdrawn. The two could have been facing 30 years in prison or even life sentences under domestic terrorism charges. But this week they both entered a guilty plea (again) and will now very...
  • Elon Musk on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: ‘At their best they are each incredible’

    05/28/2022 10:57:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2022 | Elizabeth Rosner and Social Links for Elizabeth Rosner VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR FOLLOW O
    “I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible,” Musk, who once dated Heard, tweeted Saturday. Musk’s tweet was in response to MIT research scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman who tweeted Friday: “My takeaways from Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial: 1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some). 2. Psychiatrists & lawyers come in drastically varying levels of skill. 3. Lying to millions of people is something humans are capable of. 4. Love can be messy. 5. Mega pint of wine.”
  • FBI has names of hundreds more Jan. 6 rioters. DOJ needs more lawyers to prosecute them.

    04/09/2022 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 4/06/22 | Ryan J. Reilly
    WASHINGTON - Aided by citizen sleuths who keep identifying Jan. 6 rioters, the Justice Department is finding that it has more cases than lawyers to prosecute them. Fifteen months after a mob stormed the Capitol in support of then-President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, more than 775 defendants have been arrested. More than 225 have pleaded guilty so far, and two have been convicted at trial: one by a jury and one by a judge. More than 50 have been sentenced to prison. That leaves more than 500 active cases that still need to be resolved,...
  • Outrage as Biden Gives Soros Nonprofit $164 Million to Help Criminal Migrants Escape Punishment

    02/07/2022 8:24:08 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies ^ | 2/7/2022 | Warner Todd Huston
    Even as the White House claims that Joe Biden is not soft on crime, it has been reported that his administration has the potential to give nearly $200 million to a Soros-linked group to help criminal illegals escape punishment. Federal budget watchdog Open the Books revealed that Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $164 million contract to left-wing advocacy organization Vera Institute of Justice to fund lawyers for illegal aliens and undocumented minors, according to Just the News. The award started as a $158 million contract in 2021, but this year HHS added an additional $6 million...
  • Stormy’s Revenge: Jury Convicts Michael Avenatti of Fraud

    02/04/2022 1:58:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies ^ | 2/4/2022 | Kate Briquelet
    Michael Avenatti Stormy Daniels Kate Briquelet Fri, February 4, 2022, 2:04 PM·6 min read In this article: Michael Avenatti American attorney and entrepreneur Stormy Daniels American pornographic actress and director Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images California litigator Michael Avenatti, who in 2018 earned stardom as President Donald Trump’s legal foil, was convicted on Friday of stealing funds from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who made him famous. A Manhattan federal jury found Avenatti guilty of single counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft related to his pocketing nearly $300,000 of Daniels’ advance for her memoir, Full...
  • Riverside County employee’s COVID-19 death could have been prevented, lawsuit alleges

    01/11/2022 6:40:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 11 January 2022 | JEFF HORSEMAN
    A family alleges that Riverside County is liable for an employee’s death from COVID-19 and his wife’s debilitating “long-haul” virus symptoms after ignoring his pleas to work from home and implement safeguards at his workplace. Michael Haywood’s widow and one of his adult sons held a news conference Monday, Jan. 10, outside Riverside County Superior Court, where attorney V. James DeSimone’s firm planned to file the lawsuit alleging wrongful death and violating state regulations protecting disabled workers.... ...
  • Colorado’s first wolf kill in decades

    12/21/2021 4:05:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies
    Fence Post ^ | 12/20/2021
    A confirmed wolf kill was discovered near Walden, Colo., the home of one of Colorado’s wolf packs. An approximately 500 pound purebred replacement heifer was found dead after being attacked and eaten by this pack of wolves. This is the first confirmed wolf kill of livestock in Colorado in over 70 years. In early 2021, Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed the existence of this pack in north central Colorado; however, individual wolves have been sited in the area previous to the pack confirmation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are working closely with the livestock producer to learn as much from...
  • Biden push for $2.5B tax break for lawyers spurs accusations of political payoff

    11/23/2021 6:46:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 23, 2021 | By Haris Alic
    Democrats have tucked a lucrative $2.5 billion tax break inside President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill that would benefit the trial lawyers lobby, spurring Republican accusations of political backscratching. The tax break allows trial lawyers working on a contingency basis, meaning they are paid only if a case is settled in their favor, to deduct expenses immediately. Such expenses include hourly labor fees and the expenses associated with waging a lawsuit, such as filing and deposition costs. On average, according to the American Bar Association, the fixed rate for contingency cases is anywhere between 33% and 40% of the total...
  • Joe Lockhart: 'Coward' Trump 'hiding behind lawyers' from Jan. 6 panel

    11/16/2021 8:34:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2021 | DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
    Former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart called former president Trump a "coward" who he said is "hiding behind lawyers" from a select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack by his supporters on the Capitol. "One would think Trump would want to come to DC and take on the D’s. What a stage to own the libs," Lockhart, now a CNN political commentator, said in a tweet on Tuesday. "But he won’t because of executive privilege — give me a break he won’t testify because he is a coward. A coward. Afraid and hiding behind lawyers."
  • Hats off to Durham': Trump praises indictments brought by special prosecutor that will 'only get deeper' into the Russia probe and 'all point back to the Democrats, Hillary and dirty lawyers'

    11/08/2021 3:14:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/21 | Elizabeth Elkind, Morgan Phillips, Keith Griffith
    Donald Trump heaped praise on Special Counsel John Durham on Monday, commending the prosecutor for the two indictments his years-long investigation into the 2016 Russia probe finally produced late this year and claiming it'll 'only get deeper' from here. The former president, 75, predicted that Durham's investigation, which he was first assigned to in April 2019, will show that 'it all leads back to the Democrats, Hillary [Clinton] and the dirty lawyers.' 'It really has come out,' Trump said to Fox after Durham produced his second of two indictments late last week. 'In all fairness, while it has taken a...
  • Two New York lawyers plead guilty to firebombing NYPD car with Molotov cocktails during BLM protests and could each face up to 10 years in prison

    10/20/2021 3:18:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 October 2021 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Two New York lawyers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges for their roles in a Molotov cocktail attack targeting an NYPD vehicle during the May 2020 Black Lives Matter protests sparked by George Floyd's death. Prosecutors said one of the lawyers, Urooj Rahman, threw a gasoline-filled bottle into an empty police vehicle, attempted to distribute Molotov cocktails to others, and then fled in a minivan driven by Colinford Mattis.
  • Panel breaks down the hypocrisy of jailed marine’s firing

    10/04/2021 3:28:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/10/21 | Tyrus
    ‘The Big Sunday Show’ panelists rip the Biden administration for quieting anyone who questions their decisions. #FoxNews #BigWeekendShow
  • Son of prominent South Carolina legal family found murdered with mom may have been target

    06/13/2021 4:04:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Jesse O'Neill
    Investigators are probing the possibility that 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh — who was facing trial in connection with the death of a young woman — may have been the one marked in the attack, The Island Packet reported. The University of South Carolina student and Maggie Murdaugh, 52, were found shot to death Monday on their sprawling estate in the center of the state. It remains unclear if the shootings were related to the 2019 tragedy, the report said. No arrests have been made. Sources told the newspaper that Murdaugh was shot at least twice with a shotgun, while his mother...
  • Military Members Report That LAWYERS Were At The “Education” And “Counseling” Mass Vax Sites For Refusers Roday.

    09/03/2021 8:42:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/02/21 | Pam Long
    Military members report that LAWYERS were at the “education” and “counseling” mass vax sites for refusers today. LAWYERS told them they had to take experimental drug or face dishonorable discharge. Many caved. Does anyone still think this is about health? Disgraceful lies.
  • It is not a HIPAA violation to ask if someone is vaccinated

    05/26/2021 6:42:00 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 118 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 5/25/2021 | Fox11
    As more people get their COVID-19 shots, many are finding themselves in a position of having to ask others about their vaccination status. Some are wondering if this violates the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. Ellen Cihak has not been asked if she is vaccinated against the coronavirus. She also hasn't been asked to show proof in Appleton stores. "I would like to see that happen. I don't know if it's legal to do that," said Cihak. Like many others, Cihak doesn't know if the question violates HIPAA. John Fisher is a health care attorney who specializes...
  • Why is a Fusion GPS attorney risking sanctions? .. Fusion GPS appears desperate to settle a potentially catastrophic case.

    07/09/2021 1:19:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Techno Fog ^ | 7/9/2021
    Fusion GPS attorneys have been accused of violating ethics rules in the case they’re defending against Alfa Bank. What do they want to keep hidden? Background.. In 2017, the owners of Alfa Bank (we’ll call them Alfa Bank for the purposes of this article) sued Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson for their publication of false statements accusing Alfa Bank of “bribery, extortion, and interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.” As a reminder, it was Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson who, along with others, created and spread bogus Trump/Russia dossiers to government officials and the media. This was then used...
  • Entry-level corporate lawyers now can make $200k or more

    06/14/2021 1:42:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/14/2021 | Theo Wayt
    Pay for first year corporate attorneys has skyrocketed, with some firms now paying young graduates more than $200,000 starting salaries. New York-based corporate law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, which has 975 attorneys, upped pay on Friday for 2021 law school graduates to $202,500, the Wall Street Journal reported. Another New York law firm, 765-attorney Milbank LLP, reportedly raised first-year pay to $200,000 last week. Other firms that jacked-up pay in the past week include Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC; and Proskauer Rose LLP, according to the Journal, which also reported...
  • We proudly stand ready to pay Andrew Cuomo's legal fees

    06/03/2021 1:12:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | June 3, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    As is now well known, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is currently under investigation by so many different offices for so many different scandals that it’s truly difficult to keep track of them all. And since he has to defend himself against these accusations, he needs a legal defense team. He’s already employed some of the best in the business and is reportedly in talks with some more. None of that comes cheap, however, so his legal fees will be adding up quickly. Not to worry! Cuomo will be just fine. That’s because the taxpayers are footing the bill for...
  • Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

    05/18/2021 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2021 | By KAT STAFFORD
    DETROIT - President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration. Biden will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the shuttered Access to Justice Office and to reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. The plans are laid out in a presidential memo first shared with The Associated Press. The pandemic “has further exposed and exacerbated inequities in our justice system” as legal services were curtailed, Biden wrote. He added that...
  • Coca-Cola's general counsel (who demanded its law firms have at least 30% of billable hours performed by 'diverse' lawyers) leaves his job

    04/22/2021 7:06:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    The Coca-Cola Company seems to be learning the hard way that signing up for the racialist agenda of the left has a downside. Bradley Gayton, senior vice president and general counsel of the Coca-Cola Company until yesterday, generated a firestorm with the release of this January 28, 2021 letter instructing the law firms that perform legal services for it tocommit that at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys.The letter helpfully defined Persons of Diversity (PODs) asAmerican Indian or Alaska...