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  • Trump: Victim of a Radically Transformed Federal Judiciary

    08/31/2023 4:48:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 31 Aug, 2023 | Steve McCann
    The judicial persecution of Donald Trump has exposed the blatant political bias that animates many Federal District Court judges. The judicial persecution of Donald Trump has exposed the blatant political bias that animates many Federal District Court judges. Packing the Federal Judiciary at all levels with left-wing judges is the cornerstone of the Marxist Democrat Party strategy to permanently transform America. If they win the presidency in 2024, they will have succeeded in packing the Federal Judiciary by the end of the term on January 20, 2029. This process began in earnest with Barack Obama. He came into office determined...
  • Republicans on Judiciary Committee Playing Hardball Over Replacing an Absent Dianne Feinstein

    04/18/2023 7:29:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/18/2023 | Stephen Kruiser
    The continued — an increasingly curious — absence of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) from her duties in the upper chamber of Congress is becoming a growing thorn in the sides of the Democrats. Feinstein is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and her prolonged recovery from shingles has ground to a halt the Democrats’ ability to further pollute the judicial system with activist judges who have been nominated by Joe Biden’s puppeteers. Over the weekend, Matt wrote a VIP column about Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) asserting that the Republicans on the committee not let Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer...
  • Google’s failure to preserve employee messages in Epic antitrust case merits sanctions, judge says

    03/28/2023 4:43:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Google “adopted a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy for keeping messages, at the expense of its preservation duties,” a federal judge said. The court ordered Google to pay attorney fees involved in the dispute but is still deciding remedies.
  • Federal judge allows lawsuit against Rittenhouse to proceed

    02/01/2023 4:59:22 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 73 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2023 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others. The father of Anthony Huber, one of two men shot and killed by Rittenhouse, filed the lawsuit in 2021, accusing officers of allowing for a dangerous situation that violated his son's constitutional rights and resulted in his death. Anthony Huber's father, John Huber, also alleged that Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, conspired...
  • 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.
  • How The Left Views Administrative Law: A Highlight From The Federalist Society Convention

    11/13/2022 5:15:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 12 Nov, 2022 | Francis Menton
    You may have seen that the Federalist Society has been holding its annual convention in Washington. I was there on Thursday and Friday. They have recorded all the presentations. If you want to watch some, go to this link and see what interests you. There was not a lot of moaning about the election results. Rather, the focus was on high-minded issues, mostly of constitutional and administrative law. I have selected a highlight that you may find interesting. One of the lunchtime panels on Thursday was titled “Render Law Unto Congress and Execution Unto the Executive: The Supreme Court Rebalances...
  • 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 · 34 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...
  • 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...
  • Watergate and the Corruption of the DC Judiciary

    07/05/2022 7:56:07 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2022 | Henry P. Wickham, Jr.
    It has been fifty years since that momentous break-in at the Watergate office complex, and it seems a good time to revisit that episode, especially in light of the current abuses of power that seem so ubiquitous. Geoff Shepard's book, The Real Watergate Scandal and the just published book by Garrett Graff, Watergate, a New History, offer different perspectives. Shepard is more interested in the legal process and its abuse, while Graff's book relies more on the infamous White House tapes. It is the more comprehensive of the two. Here are some of observations based on these histories. *** Most...
  • Federal judge lifts injunction on Alabama’s 2019 abortion ban after Roe v. Wade overturned

    06/24/2022 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 13 replies ^ | 24 June 2022 | Howard Koplowitz
    A Montgomery federal judge on Friday lifted the injunction preventing Alabama’s 2019 abortion ban from going into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, meaning abortions are now illegal in Alabama except in cases where the life of the mother is in danger. U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson’s order in Montgomery federal court said that the legal underpinning for the injunction “no longer exists” after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, the defendant in the legal challenge to the Alabama law, was granted his...
  • DOJ Engaged in 'Court Packing on Steroids' with Immigration Judges

    06/21/2022 11:54:13 AM PDT · by MikelTackNailer · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2022 | Stephen Dinan
    The Biden administration has been quietly packing the nation’s immigration courts, ousting Trump-hired judges and installing judges deemed to be friendlier to the immigrants whose cases they hear, in what one Justice Department official called an “unprecedented” injection of politics into the courts.
  • Fed judge refuses to bar 3 Wisconsin incumbents from 2022 ballot

    06/08/2022 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 13 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 6/8/2022 | AP
    MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Milwaukee has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to bar Republican U.S. Reps. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Tiffany as well as Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson from the 2022 ballot because they supported Donald Trump leading up to the January 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Capital Times newspaper in Madison reported Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman dismissed the case on Friday. He said the lawsuit wasn’t "procedurally proper." The lawsuit alleged the three Republicans violated the "Disqualification Clause" of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The clause prohibits anyone from holding...
  • Judge tells Capitol rioter supervision is necessary to protect democracy from ‘people like you’

    04/15/2022 1:20:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 76 replies
    courthousenews ^ | April 14, 2022 | EMILY ZANTOW
    WASHINGTON (CN) — A federal judge imposed a prison sentence plus house arrest and probation on a Tennessee man who stormed the Capitol, saying the government wants to keep an eye on people like him as the 2024 presidential election approaches. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell spoke at the Thursday hearing about the “conundrum” many sentencing judges are facing as they decide how to sentence a nonviolent Capitol riot defendant like Blake Reed, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building. There’s a trade-off in punishment, she said, with jail time on...
  • 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...
  • Judge Amy Berman Jackson releases a 1/6 defendant after he writes a letter saying now hates Trump

    10/26/2021 3:32:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 46 replies
  • More than 130 federal judges broke the law and violated ethics by hearing cases involving companies they had a financial interest in over 11 years

    09/28/2021 8:56:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 28 September 2021 | ALEX HAMMER
    An investigation found that more than 130 judges violated US law by overseeing cases involving companies in which they or their family held direct stock.. The report found that these judges have improperly failed to recuse themselves from 685 US court cases since 2010.. Roughly two-thirds of the 131 jurists' rulings ended up being in favor of their or their family's financial interests.. Of the two-thirds of judges who disclosed stock holdings, about a fifth of them presided over at least one case that involved their stock ... Judges offered multiple explanations for their infringements when confronted . ... In...
  • This is How Far Left-Wing State Bars Are Now Going to Destroy Conservatives: Prosecution

    09/13/2021 4:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 13, 2021 | Rachel Alexander
    State bars have acquired a reputation for targeting conservative attorneys and destroying their ability to practice law, and now they are taking it to a new level — prosecution. It is practically unheard of — unless you’re being targeted — to be criminally prosecuted and arrested for not checking a box about an unrelated civil matter on a form, but that is what is happening to former Republican congressional candidate Jeffrey Moffatt. Moffatt, who many believe was targeted by the State Bar of Arizona because he and his wife both ran for office as Republicans, was indicted a week ago...
  • Barrett Concerned About Public Perception of Supreme Court

    09/13/2021 6:07:34 AM PDT · by rarestia · 79 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 13 September 2021 07:07 AM | AP
    Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their decisions, since judges are people, too,” Barrett said at a lecture hosted by the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center. Introduced by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who founded the center and played a key role in pushing through her confirmation in the last days of the Trump administration, Barrett spoke at length about her desire for others to see the Supreme Court as...
  • US Capitol riot defendant jailed after watching MyPillow CEO's conspiracy symposium while prohibited from going online

    09/03/2021 2:20:44 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 37 replies
    This is CNN ^ | September 2, 2021 | Marshall Cohen
    The QAnon supporter who chased Officer Eugene Goodman near the Senate chamber during the US Capitol insurrection was sent back to jail Thursday, in part because he violated the rules of his release by going online to access conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. Those conditions included a prohibition on using the internet -- to keep Jensen away from the QAnon conspiracy, which he previously admitted to investigators was the reason he breached the Capitol. But when court officials made their first unannounced visit to check on Jensen at his home last month, they found him in his garage, using...
  • Democrats Are Remaking the Federal Courts at a Record-Breaking Pace

    08/31/2021 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 31, 2021 | John Lott Jr
    With the narrowest of Senate majorities, resident Biden is remaking the federal courts at a record-breaking rate. Biden has successfully confirmed twice as many federal Circuit and District Court judges as any modern president had at this point in their presidencies. The record pace isn’t because Biden is making nominations more quickly, but because the Senate, with the help of Lindsay Graham, are confirming them more quickly. By the end of his administration, Trump had confirmed 54 Circuit Court judges, but was only able to bring the courts into rough political balance, with Republicans controlling seven of the Circuit courts...