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  • For 2nd straight day, U.S. gov't to execute federal prisoner on Friday

    12/11/2020 6:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 11, 2020 / 6:44 AM | By Danielle Haynes
    Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government on Friday plans to execute a man convicted of killing his 2-year-old daughter nearly two decades ago. Alfred Bourgeois, 55, is set to receive lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He's awaiting a Supreme Court decision on his request for a stay. His attorneys said Bourgeois' execution would be unconstitutional because he is intellectually disabled and can't understand his punishment. They submitted evidence of IQ test scores of 70 and 75, as well as assessments by experts. The Eighth Amendment bans executing people with such impairments as cruel and...
  • Man who raped, killed 10-year-old becomes 5th federal inmate executed this year

    08/30/2020 6:32:34 PM PDT · by karpov · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    A man who raped and strangled a 10-year-old Kansas girl in 1999 was executed this week, becoming the fifth federal inmate put to death this year. Keith Nelson received a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a higher court tossed out a previous ruling that the government was required to obtain a prescription for phentobarbital, the drug used to kill him. Questions about whether the drug caused pain prior to death had been a focus of appeals for Nelson, 45. He was the second inmate to be executed this week after the Trump administration resumed...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Capitulates on Andrew McCabe Text Messages After Adverse Federal Court Ruling

    07/29/2020 10:42:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2020 | JW Staff
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today the FBI will finally begin processing Andrew McCabe text message for release after a federal court rejected the FBI’s request to dismiss a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on behalf of Jeffrey A. Danik, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, for emails and text messages of former-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ( Jeffrey A. Danik v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01792). Mr. Danik filed his first request for the records in 2016. After years of suggesting that text messages are not subject to FOIA, the FBI told the court...
  • Supreme Court lifts stay for second federal execution this week [Developing]

    07/15/2020 2:03:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted another injunction on the Trump administration's rapid push to resume federal death sentences this week. A divided court lifted one of a handful of injunctions temporarily blocking the execution of a man whose lawyers say suffers from severe dementia. The vote was 5-4 with the liberal justices — Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — dissenting. DEVELOPING...
  • US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

    07/14/2020 10:33:17 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 49 replies
    SFgate ^ | July 14, 2020 | Michael Balsamo
    he U.S. on Tuesday carried out its first federal execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays, revived the debate over capital punishment during a time of widespread social unrest. *** Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, professed his innocence just before he was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. “I didn’t do it," Lee...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

    07/13/2020 9:47:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | July 13, 2020·11:05 AM ET | Carrie Johnson
    A federal judge in Washington has blocked federal executions scheduled for this week, citing concerns that the lethal injection protocol involved is "very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering." Judge Tanya Chutkan said the last-minute ruling only hours before executions were set to resume for the first time in 17 years was "unfortunate," but she blamed the Justice Department for racing ahead before legal challenges had been fully aired. The judge said the prison's plan to use a single drug, pentobarbital, could cause pulmonary edema, producing a sense that the condemned men were drowning. That would violate the...
  • U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years

    07/13/2020 9:07:53 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2020 | Bryan Woolston
    ERRE HAUTE, Indiana (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge issued an injunction on Monday delaying what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, scheduled for later in the day, thwarting at least for now the Trump administration’s goal of reviving capital punishment at the federal level. Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. district court in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay four executions scheduled for July and August to allow continuation of the condemned men’s legal challenges against a new lethal injection protocol announced in 2019. “The scientific evidence before the court overwhelmingly indicates...
  • Scandal Reopens? Court Papers On Democrat IT Aide Imran Awan Make New Revelation

    12/16/2019 8:50:35 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    daily wire ^ | 12/13/2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Department of Justice said this month that it could not release records on Democrat technology aide Imran Awan due to “technical difficulties,” but later admitted in court documents that it could not release records on him because there is a secret ongoing case related to the matter. “Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Nov. 7, 2018, for 7,000 pages of Capitol Police records related to the cybersecurity investigation, and Aug. 2, the DOJ agreed to begin producing records by Nov. 5,” Daily Caller News Foundation investigative reporter Luke Rosiak reported. “That deadline came and went with...
  • U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump plan to resume federal executions

    04/07/2020 1:01:41 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    Reuter’s.com ^ | April 7, 2020 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court, which tossed a district judge's injunction that blocked four death penalty sentences from being carried out. The 2-1 ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could pave the way to the Justice Department carrying out the first execution of federal death row inmates since 2003, although other issues remain to be litigated. The two judges in the majority, Greg Katsas and Neomi Rao, were both appointed to the...
  • Judge questions three-month detention of American enemy combatant

    12/11/2017 3:07:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal judge was aghast over the Trump administration’s assertion it could indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant without providing access to a lawyer, saying the Justice Department’s defense of the practice amounted to “an end run” around the man’s Constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is weighing a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to allow the group access to the man in order to provide him legal representation. “He wants counsel, which is an assertion and a request that I don’t think I can ignore,” Judge Chutkan said Monday, adding that she plans...
  • U.S. will begin collecting data for pay equity analysis

    05/14/2019 3:53:19 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 26 replies
    TechTarget ^ | 8 May 2019 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The federal government plans to collect pay data by race, ethnicity and gender from businesses by Sept. 30. Any business with over 100 employees will have to provide this data. It will use it to develop a pay equity analysis to combat discrimination. President Donald Trump's administration failed to block this collection in federal court, clearing the path for this action. Business groups have supported Trump's efforts to stop this reporting to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They have complained of technical challenges in bridging HR information systems with payroll data. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said pay...
  • Trump administration seeks to transfer unnamed enemy combatant within 72 hours

    04/17/2018 3:33:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/18
    The Trump administration intends to transfer a U.S. citizen held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for over six months to an unnamed foreign country within 72 hours, it revealed in a court filing on Tuesday afternoon. The detainee has declined to consent to the transfer, according to the government, and a hearing has been set for Thursday morning. The government did not name the country, but a U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that officials are seeking to transfer him to Saudi Arabia. The detainee, known publicly only as John Doe, also holds a citizenship there, The Hill has...
  • Pervs of a Festher--Bubba & Perry Harvey Weinstein Dinner after Trump Win

    07/23/2018 5:17:39 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7-23-18 | Karen Ruiz
    Hillary and Bill's intimate dinner with Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss - showing just how close the Clintons were to the 'serial rapist' movie mogul The Clintons were reported to have dined with Harvey Weinstein, wife Georgina Chapman and his lawyer David Boies in December 2016 Photos obtained by DailyMail.com capture the group sitting at a table at Rao's in Harlem chatting over some wine and grub The dinner outing came just five weeks after Trump had been elected president The film mogul had been a longtime major donor to the Clintons - having given $250,000 to the...
  • Federal Judge Recuses Herself From A Second Fusion GPS Case

    12/12/2017 8:50:06 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2017 | chuck ross
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of hacking Democrats’ computer systems, has sought to subpoena Fusion GPS records and to depose its employees to find out more about the research firm’s work on the dossier. Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed for defamation for publishing the dossier earlier this year. He...
  • BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself

    11/12/2017 7:25:47 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    the black sphere ^ | nov. 10, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself This may be the most obvious case of conflict I’ve seen in a while. How this judge could have ever gotten the Fusion GPS case shows a lack of integrity in our justice system. As True Pundit wrote of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, and her “blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case”: On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This...