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  • One Judge Confirmed This Week

    10/31/2020 4:10:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 220 judges confirmed 2 Trade Court judges 162 District Court judges 53 Circuit Court judges 3 Supreme Court justices We've been waiting for this one! Only one judge confirmed this week. But it was a doozy!! On Monday, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the US Senate to the Supreme Court of the United States! Take a look at the above numbers and picture yourself four years ago, the weekend before the election. The above would be unthinkable, impossible even. But it's real. Leave out the three (yes THREE) Supreme Court...
  • [2018] Florida Recount: Judge Extends Deadline for Palm Beach County[FL] [Is this coming to YOU?]

    10/31/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Judge Karen Geivers ruled Tuesday to extend the recount deadline for Palm Beach County until November 20 in Floridaís U.S. Senate race, according to reports. ===== The extension comes after Sen. Bill Nelsonís (D-FL) legal team filed a lawsuit in a federal court this afternoon in a bid to extend the deadline for recounting votes statewide.
  • Hereís Why Judge Sullivan Must Disqualify Himself From Michael Flynnís Case

    10/31/2020 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan’s apparent animus toward Flynn's attorney and his fixation on Flynn being punished demonstrate bias in this case — sufficient to require his disqualification. In the latest development in the seemingly never-ending Michael Flynn case, his attorney has filed a motion for the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, to disqualify himself for bias or the appearance of it. Flynn’s counsel, Sidney Powell, had raised the bias issue during the Sept. 29 hearing on the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the case against Flynn. Sullivan is likely to move on this case immediately after the election, so the question of his...
  • Judge Ordered The Postal Service To Take ďExtraordinary MeasuresĒ With Election Mail

    10/30/2020 6:50:57 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | October 30, 2020 | Caroline O'Donovan
    Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered postal supervisors to implement "extraordinary measures" to improve lagging mail delivery times in 22 postal districts in more than a dozen states.
  • Michigan Court Strikes Down Ban on Open Carry at Polls

    10/30/2020 6:37:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    †Image from lawsuit, public document, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten On 27 October, 2020,† Judge Christopher Murray, at the† Michigan Court of Claims, issued an opinion striking down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's edict banning the open carry of guns at all polling places on election day. The edict was issued on 16 October.† Tom Lambert and several right to bear arms groups sued to stop the order extral-legal order on 22 October, 2020. From freep.com: "The courtís duty is not to act as an overseer of the Department of State, nor is it to impose its view on...
  • Judge: Seattleís Aid To Protest Zone Might Have Been a Taking

    10/30/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by nhsteve · 47 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | 10-28-2020 | Walter Olson
    Ordinarily you can¬ít sue the government for failing to protect you from private criminal actors. But a federal judge has allowed a suit to go forward filed by business owners against the city of Seattle over injuries done by far‚Äź‚Äčleft activists who seized 16 blocks this June and proclaimed a weeks‚Äź‚Äčlong ¬ďautonomous zone¬Ē (CHOP or CHAZ). Law professor Ilya Somin writes that he initially approached the case with skepticism, but was surprised to find it stronger than expected. The reason: the plaintiffs argue that the city did not merely stand by passively, but assisted the occupiers by letting them use...
  • Immediate Attention: Minnesota Mail in voters

    10/29/2020 4:12:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    10/29/2020 | self
    https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321946313563508737%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F100214389037
  • After Ten Years, Court Strikes Down Ruling Banning Ads Offering Help to Those Leaving Islam

    10/29/2020 5:04:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Oct, 2020 | Pamela Geller
    It took nearly twelve years, but we did it. My organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), has just won an important victory for the freedom of speech. Back in 2009, the Detroit area's SMART transit refused to run our AFDI ads offering help to people who were in fear for their lives for wanting to leave Islam or having left it. After an incredibly protracted court battle, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just stood up for the First Amendment and completely reversed the judgment banning our ads. It's a total victory for freedom: we won our free speech...
  • State asks for Appellate Court to reverse decision by judge regarding indoor dining ban ( Illinois )

    10/28/2020 12:06:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 10/28/2020 | ERIC SCHELKOPF
    Kane County Judge Kevin Busch granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the enforcement of an indoor dining ban at FoxFire restaurant in Geneva.. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health is asking the Illinois Second District Appellate Court to reverse a decision by Kane County Judge Kevin Busch granting a temporary restraining order to prevent the enforcement of an indoor dining ban at FoxFire restaurant in Geneva. In their appeal, Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health ask for the order to be vacated and for the temporary restraining order to be dissolved. The appeal...
  • South Carolina Federal Judge, Obama Appointee, Rules Signatures Donít Have to Match Absentee Ballots

    10/28/2020 9:48:04 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 27, 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    A federal judge in South Carolina ruled Tuesday that local election authorities cannot discard absentee ballots whose signatures do not match those on file. U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel, an appointee of President Barack Obama, said that the signature authorization procedures being used by local authorities were ďsubjective.Ē
  • Judge(Sullivan) orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now

    10/28/2020 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Revel · 28 replies
    Political ^ | 10/27/20 | COLBY BERMEL
    A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reverse limitations on mail collection imposed by Trump-backed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, giving the agency until Wednesday morning to inform workers of the court's changes as more mail-in ballots continue to flood in. In a highly detailed order, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District Court for the District of Columbia granted an emergency motion by plaintiffs against President Donald Trump to enforce and monitor compliance with Sullivan's previous injunction tied to USPS services. No later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, the judge said, agency workers must be told that...
  • Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

    10/27/2020 10:47:44 AM PDT · by Coronal · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2020 | Pete Williams and Rebecca Shabad
    WASHINGTON ó A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot step in to shield President Donald Trump from a libel lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he raped her in a New York City department store more than 20 years ago. The Justice Department had sought to block the lawsuit, filed by former gossip columnist E. Jean Carroll, by arguing that the president was acting in his official capacity when he told White House reporters that she made up the rape story. Carroll sued, claiming that his statements branding her a liar damaged her...
  • US Supreme Court Sides with GOP, Rejects Dem Calls to Extend Wisconsin Deadline For Absentee Ballots Received After Election Day

    10/26/2020 5:46:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    GP ^ | 10/26/20 | Cristina Laila
    The US Supreme Court on Monday in a 5-3 vote rejected Democrat calls to reinstate the six-day extension for the receipt of mail ballots in Wisconsin.This is a huge win for President Trump, the GOP and the American people.President Trump won the historically blue state of Wisconsin in 2016 against Hillary Clinton by a razor thin margin.The Democrats fought to reinstate the six-day extension for absentee ballots and lost big time on Monday.Below is a key passage from Chief Justice Roberts, who voted to block the Wisconsin extension but allowed a three-day extension in Pennsylvania.“While the Pennsylvania applications implicated the authority of...
  • Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Live Thread)

    10/26/2020 7:30:14 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 800 replies
    C-SPAN live feed ^ | 10/26/2020 | CSPAN
    Live feed of Senate hearing
  • Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Political Cartoon

    10/26/2020 7:14:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
  • Murkowski to Vote to Confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court

    10/25/2020 8:54:24 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 48 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 24 2020 | JANITA KAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Saturday that she intends to vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court despite her objections to the process of taking up the nomination weeks before the election. Murkowski previously indicated that she wouldnít support filling a Supreme Court vacancy before the election due to its proximity to Nov. 3 and a precedent that Republicans established in 2016 when considering President Barrack Obamaís Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. She said during a speech on the Senate floor during a rare Saturday session that while she still opposes the process, she does...
  • Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination

    10/24/2020 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 45 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 24, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    A procedural vote is set for Sunday, final confirmation on MondayThe Senate will gavel in a rare Saturday session this afternoon to debate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court -- just days before voters decide whether Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and the White House. Democrats, fiercely opposed to Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, boycotted the Judiciary Committee vote Thursday and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., staged four delay tactics Friday on the Senate floor, including forcing a brief closed session.
  • Murkowskiís nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

    10/24/2020 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Cathi · 49 replies
    ap ^ | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts against filling the seat during an election season announced support for President Donald Trumpís pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday.
  • Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court - Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced that she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

    10/24/2020 2:31:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    ABC. Ews ^ | By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press October 24, 2020, 4:51 PM ET
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts announced her support for President Donald Trump's pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said during Saturdayís session that while she opposed her partyís decision to push ahead with the nomination process so close to the Nov. 3 presidential election, she supported the federal judge who is on track to lock in a conservative court majority for years to come...
  • Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

    "Frankly, I've lost that procedural fight" and said she [Murkowski] was making a decision on confirming Barrett based on the judge's legal philosophy.