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  • Walgreens helped fuel San Francisco’s opioid crisis, judge rules

    08/10/2022 8:32:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | August 10, 2022 | By Meryl Kornfield
    U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Walgreens “substantially contributed” to one of the nation’s deadliest public health crises by not stopping suspicious orders and dispensing drugs that were diverted for illicit use, causing a public nuisance in a major city that is among the hardest hit by addiction and overdoses. Walgreens, responsible for shipping nearly 1 out of every 5 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills distributed nationwide during the height of the opioid crisis, was the only drug company sued by San Francisco that did not settle, going to trial in April. “Walgreens has regulatory obligations to take reasonable steps to...
  • Rumble is going to get to discovery in its anti-trust and damages lawsuit against Google (judge rules against google to dismiss case)

    07/29/2022 6:14:51 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    Rumble is going to get to discovery in its anti-trust and damages lawsuit against Google. Discovery on Googke’s allegedly manipulated and anti-trust search algorithms. Everyone should appreciate just how huge this is.
  • 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...
  • Mike Lindell kicked off Twitter within two hours after rejoining.

    05/01/2022 7:03:50 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 126 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | May 1, 2022 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec BREAKING: Twitter has suspended @MikeJLindell after just 2 hours! Stand up to cancel culture -> 5:12 PM · May 1, 2022
  • Time served for undocumented man in 2015 killing of Kate Steinle

    06/06/2022 9:15:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    KTVU ^ | June 6, 2022 | Associated Press
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced the undocumented man acquitted of murder in the 2015 shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier to the seven years he's already spent in jail -- bringing to a legal close the case that ignited a national firestorm over immigration, crime and sanctuary cities.
  • 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...
  • Judge tosses Trump lawsuit against Twitter

    05/07/2022 9:19:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/07/2022 | Jon Levine
    A federal judge in San Francisco tossed a lawsuit from former President Trump against Twitter because of its decision to ban him from the platform after the January 6 riots in Washington D.C. In his suit, Trump alleged that Twitter and other social media companies which moved to curb his speech were acting as de facto government agents and were therefore infringing on his first amendment rights.
  • Wolves Will Regain Federal Protection

    02/12/2022 4:00:10 PM PST · by kiryandil · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 10, 2022 | Catrin Einhorn
    Gray wolves will regain federal protection across most of the lower 48 United States following a court ruling Thursday that struck down a Trump Administration decision to take the animals off the endangered species list. Senior District Judge Jeffrey S. White, of United States District Court for the Northern District of California, found that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in declaring wolf conservation a success and removing the species from federal protection, did not adequately consider threats to wolves outside of the Great Lakes and Northern Rocky Mountains where they have rebounded most significantly. Although the decision to...
  • Homeland security raid in Santa Cruz centers on child-porn investigation

    01/08/2022 2:41:54 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 19 replies
    Th' Murky Nuz ^ | 1/7/22 | Jessica York
    SANTA CRUZ — During a U.S. Department of Homeland Security search at a Lower Ocean neighborhood home early Wednesday, a Santa Cruz man was taken into custody in a child pornography-related investigation. Court records for the case, filed late last month in the U.S. Northern District Court, were sealed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu as of this week. However, an online case description cites federal code for alleged crimes relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. According to a copy of the executed search warrant shared with the Sentinel, the raid occurred on the 100 block of...
  • Court nixes Trump rule limiting state authority to block pipelines

    10/22/2021 10:43:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 October 2021 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    A federal court on Thursday nixed a Trump-era rule that limited state and tribal authority to block projects that could impact their waters, including pipelines. California Federal Judge William Alsup vacated the rule and sent it back to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further proceedings. The Clinton appointee's move came after the agency asked the court to remand the issue back to the EPA amid litigation filed by states and environmental groups... ...The now-vacated rule had limited states’ authorities to block projects by giving them a strict one-year time limit to do so before the federal government could decide...
  • Hypocrite Gavin Newsom, who said Democrats should 'lean into' vaccine mandates, asks court to halt one

    10/13/2021 4:08:36 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    SFgate ^ | October 13, 2021 | Eric Ting
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who previously said that Democratic politicians should "lean into" COVID-19 policies such as vaccine mandates and issued the nation's first such mandate for schoolchildren, is trying to get the federal courts to halt a vaccine mandate for prison guards. Two weeks ago, a federal judge ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine must be mandated for California's prison guards on Eighth Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment) grounds given the risk unvaccinated guards pose to incarcerated individuals. Only 42% of prison guards are fully vaccinated. The state's prison guard union — a group that donated $1.75 million to Newsom...
  • Grassley commends Korean American judicial nominee for 'hard work ethic' of 'you and your people'

    10/07/2021 2:48:38 AM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/21 05:49 PM EDT | BY CAROLINE VAKIL
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is facing criticism after congratulating a Korean American judicial nominee on Wednesday, commenting on the “hard work ethic” of “you and your people.” “What you said about your Korean background reminds me a lot of what my daughter-in-law of 45 years has said: ‘If I learned anything from Korean people, it’s a hard work ethic. And how you can make a lot out of nothing,’ ” the 88-year-old told judicial nominee Lucy Koh on Wednesday. “So I congratulate you and your people,” he added. Koh thanked the senator following the comments. Grassley, who is running for...
  • Trump opposes YouTube change of venue request in platform ban case

    09/24/2021 11:48:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/21 02:29 EDT | BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Former President Trump in a late Thursday court filing expressed opposition to YouTube’s motion to move the case regarding the former president’s removal from the platform from Florida to California. The filing, submitted on behalf of Trump and others opposing the decision by YouTube to suspend him from the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 capitol riot, argued that YouTube’s Terms of Service, including its clause on appropriate forums to resolve disputes, “do not apply to government entities,” including Trump himself. Trump’s team argued that the case should remain in the Southern District of Florida, and not be...
  • Epic Games v. Apple judge: Apple can no longer force developers to use in-app purchasing

    09/10/2021 11:18:50 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Friday, September 10, 2021 11:58 am | MacDailyNews Staff
    Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers handed down a decision in the Epic Games v. Apple trial on Friday. Rogers issued an injunction that said that Apple will no longer be allowed to prohibit developers from providing links or other communications that direct users away from Apple in-app purchasing. Epic Games’ Fortnite violated Apple’s App Store guidelinesKif Leswing for CNBC: Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers handed down a decision in a closely-watched trial between Apple and Epic Games on Friday.Rogers ordered an injunction that said that Apple will no longer be allowed to prohibit developers from providing links or other communications that direct...
  • Feds not liable for ranger’s stolen gun used in pier shooting (Kate Steinle)

    08/24/2021 2:33:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    CourtHouse News Service ^ | 08/24/2021 | NICHOLAS IOVINO
    The U.S. government can’t be held liable for the death of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier based on a federal ranger’s negligent storage of a gun that was stolen and used to shoot her, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday.Steinle was killed by a bullet that ricocheted off a concrete walkway and struck her in the back on Pier 14 in San Francisco on July 1, 2015. . . . In arguments before a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel last month, a lawyer for Steinle’s parents argued U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ranger John Woychowski had a duty...
  • City backlash against homeless encampment is coming to a boil in Marin County

    07/23/2021 6:42:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2021 | Annie Vainshtein
    A familiar battle is playing out in Marin County between a city and one of its homeless encampments. Novato officials say they’re fighting back after an advocacy group and residents of homeless encampment filed a lawsuit and a federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of the city’s new limits on homeless camping. The rules would displace a tent encampment at Lee Gerner Park dubbed Camp Compassion by the some 35 people who have been living there during the pandemic.
  • Legal Battles Expose Abortion Industry Collusion With Democrat-Run Governments

    06/02/2021 7:22:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 2, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    Judge Carol Bagley Amon’s opinion exposed the deceit of abortion apologists and the symbiotic relationship between them and the New York attorney general’s office.On Friday, in a rare move, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals pulled a 100-plus page opinion it had issued in March against a group of pro-life protestors. The short three-sentence order in People of the State of New York v. Griepp—in which the court, without elaboration, granted rehearing of the case, vacated its previous opinion, and reinstated the district court’s decision—tells none of the bigger story of this continuing saga: a story of complicity between the...
  • Court Authorizes Service of John Doe Summons Seeking Identities of U.S. Taxpayers Who Have Used Cryptocurrency

    05/08/2021 2:23:09 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 5, 2021 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    A federal court in the Northern District of California entered an order today authorizing the IRS to serve a John Doe summons on Payward Ventures Inc., and Subsidiaries d/b/a Kraken (Kraken) seeking information about U.S. taxpayers who conducted at least the equivalent of $20,000 in transactions in cryptocurrency during the years 2016 to 2020. The IRS is seeking the records of Americans who engaged in business with or through Kraken, a digital currency exchanger headquartered in San Francisco, California.“Gathering the information in the summons approved today is an important step to ensure cryptocurrency owners are following the tax laws,” said...
  • Judge Permanently Bans David Daleiden From Releasing More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

    04/09/2021 12:54:51 PM PDT · by amorphous · 53 replies
    Life News ^ | 9 Apr 2021 | MICAIAH BILGER
    As expected, a federal judge who has ties to Planned Parenthood permanently blocked undercover journalist David Daleiden this week from releasing additional videos that Daleiden says show evidence of infanticide in the abortion industry. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the permanent injunction at the request of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and demanded that Daleiden turn over the video footage, according to lawyers representing NAF. The order applies to about 200 hours of video footage that Daleiden and other undercover investigators with the Center for Medical Progress recorded at a NAF conference. Additionally, the judge granted NAF lawyers’ motion...
  • Clinton Judge Sides with Leftist Groups to Stop Asylum Ban for Child Abusers, Drunk Drivers

    12/01/2020 11:19:35 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 24, 2020
    The government is exceeding its authority for trying to ban illegal immigrant child abusers, drunk drivers, and a series of other violent criminals from getting asylum in the United States, according to open borders groups challenging a Trump administration rule scheduled to take effect this month. A Clinton-appointed federal judge agrees with the leftist nonprofits and has blocked implementation of the policy issued jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to ban foreigners with serious criminal histories from being rewarded with asylum and all the taxpayer-funded perks that come with it. This includes disqualifying...