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  • Former Judge: Ohr, Comey Could Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Misrepresentations

    02/02/2018 3:10:48 PM PST · by tschatski · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    A FISA court judge has grounds to hold Department of Justice officials including Bruce Ohr in contempt of court for making misrepresentations about the sources of information used to obtain a surveillance warrant against a Trump associate, a former judge and Republican congressman said.
  • ‘Get my cat ears going here’: Travis County judge dons Women’s March ‘pussy hat’ in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink “pussy hat” in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned “a sea of pink hats” at the Women’s March on Washington.
  • State Dept. breaks judge's deadline on Clinton emails

    12/31/2015 3:11:17 PM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | Thursday, December 31, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department broke a judge's order on the number of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails it was supposed to release Thursday, blaming the holiday season for throwing it off track. The department promised another release of emails next week to make up for its breach, and said even the emails it was releasing Thursday will not be fully processed and won't be able to be sorted by senders or recipients in the department's computer system. "We have worked diligently to come as close to the goal as possible, but with the large number of documents involved and the...
  • Perry’s prosecutor isn’t prone to partisanship, say those who know him

    08/17/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 100 replies ^ | august 16, 2014 | james drew
    It didn’t take long for Michael McCrum to become a bull’s-eye for Republicans outraged by the felony charges against Gov. Rick Perry. But those who know the 57-year-old McCrum say the sweeping partisan attacks against him won’t stick. As the special prosecutor in the Perry case, McCrum is a veteran attorney — and former cop in Dallas and Arlington — who’s been on both sides in legal skirmishes. He’s got plenty of fans, both Democrats and Republicans. And his political leanings largely are muted. -snip McCrum, in announcing the indictment Friday, dismissed the notion that the Perry investigation was driven by...
  • Man Threatened to Kill Rockingham County [NC] Judge after Court Appearance

    09/28/2013 2:17:37 AM PDT · by Titan Magroyne · 16 replies
    WXII-12 TV news (local NBC affiliate) ^ | 25 September, 2013 | WXII12 news update
    Haidar previously charged with making threatening calls to gun company ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. —A man was jailed under a $1 million bond after deputies allege he threatened to kill a Triad judge who held him in contempt Wednesday. Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, of Monroe, had appeared in Rockingham County District Court on charges of making threatening and harassing phone calls to Remington Arms in Mayodan August 23. Haidar bought a gun from Remington Arms in Mayodan and claimed there was a problem with it, said Deputy Kevin Suthard. When the manufacturer examined the gun and found no problems, Haidar then...
  • Why did Judge Smith lecture Obama? Because he simply ignored a court order the judge had approved.

    04/05/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 8 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 5, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Most lawyers trying a case abide by the maxim: Don’t piss off the judge. President Obama disregarded that when he lectured the Supreme Court not to overturn the health care law. Indirectly the President was challenging the entire judiciary and it struck a raw nerve with Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court. Judge Smith had, less than two years earlier rejected, in a 2 to 1 decision, the Interior Department request to stay a lower court order lifting the offshore drilling moratorium (Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar) – thus requiring the moratorium lifted. In one of...
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • Obama Got Served

    02/01/2012 7:17:02 PM PST · by Sallyven · 692 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    [snip]...Jablonski remained true to his word -- neither he nor Obama showed up for the January 26 hearing. I noted last week that Obama was not scheduled to be anywhere near Atlanta on the date of the hearing, although I had wondered if still, perhaps, Georgia might be on his mind. According to reports in the blogosphere, the president's schedule on the morning of the 26th was open, and according to an unnamed source, Obama watched the live feed of the hearings. Perhaps Obama, as well as the several mainstream media news outlets I spotted at the hearing, were merely...
  • Righthaven trying again to avoid paying prevailing defendants’ fees

    10/09/2011 5:18:30 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday 9 October 2011 4:27 p.m. | By Steve Green (contact)
    It’s an effort already rejected by one judge, but Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas is trying again to avoid paying the legal fees of defendants that defeat Righthaven in court. In court filings Saturday in Denver, Righthaven asked Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane to put six of its copyright infringement cases there on hold, rather than dismissing them on a summary judgment basis.
  • Is Secretary Salazar Above the Law?

    03/02/2011 9:19:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar appears today before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He will hopefully answer questions about his refusal to allow deepwater drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico, despite a federal judge twice ruling that the moratorium is illegal. The BP oil spill was a disaster, but not as big of a disaster as the moratorium that followed. The granting of exactly one drilling permit to Noble Energy this week underscores just how cynical and politicized Salazar's response has been. Last week, Salazar said that he would not bow to "political pressure" to restart...
  • The Law Is For Presidents Too

    02/16/2011 4:41:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 16, 2011 | Staff
    Checks And Balances: A federal judge has told the government it can't implement ObamaCare because it's unconstitutional. Has the White House complied? No, it's knowingly breaking the law. Less than three weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson ruled from his Florida courtroom that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violated the Constitution. No, he didn't order an injunction to shut down enforcement of the law as the plaintiffs had asked. But he did cite a previous case and note that his ruling "is the functional equivalent of an injunction." As if he anticipated the administration ignoring his...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Lawless Regime to Ignore Ruling

    02/02/2011 9:22:35 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It appears, ladies and gentlemen, the regime is just going to ignore the judge's ruling. We go now to... Polito.. "What's the administration gonna do?"CUMMINGS: I think the administration is just going to move forward and hope for the best and hope that they get the ruling that they argue they deserve. Clearly this judge in Florida went further than anyone else did, and basically put the entire issue of the law now before the Supreme Court once the case gets there. But the Supreme Court would have had the ability to review the whole law anyway....
  • Levin: Obama cannot continue to implement ObamaCare (Obama defying court order)

    02/01/2011 9:18:24 AM PST · by Signalman · 82 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/1/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Levin makes an interesting point that the Federal Judge today declined to issue an injunction because he didn’t need to. ObamaCare has been declared unconstitutional and the only thing Obama can do at this point is appeal it. And if chooses not to respect the court’s decision from today and continues to implement the law, Levin says the litigants should go right back in front of the Judge and file a contempt order: (Audio at Link)
  • Lindsay Lohan defends obscene manicure but slams 'perverted' sentencing system

    07/08/2010 3:19:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Troubled Lindsay Lohan late Wednesday protested that her controversial obscene manicure "had nothing to do with court" -- as speculation mounted that the marking could lead to a separate charge for contempt. At Tuesday's hearing, during which a sobbing Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for drug and alcohol offenses, the movie star displayed a not-so-subtle message -- “f*** u” -- scrawled on her middle fingernail, made clearly visible thanks to photographers’ telephoto lenses. Lohan's choice of nail design led to a sea of speculation into the starlet's true level of remorse and could lead to a contempt...
  • Coke cop says oral sex to blame for dirty test, but judge not buying it (Drug Test News)

    04/08/2009 8:18:11 AM PDT · by tlb · 62 replies · 3,078+ views
    N Y Daily News ^ | April 8th 2009 | Alison Gendar and Jose Martinez
    A decorated ex-cop who claimed he tested positive for cocaine because he ingested the drug during oral sex with his girlfriend can't have his job back, a Manhattan judge has ruled. Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower last month shot down helicopter pilot Jon Goldin's attempt to overturn his April 2008 dismissal from the NYPD. Goldin, a 15-year veteran, tested positive for cocaine in October 2006 in a random drug test using hairs from his arm. Goldin's lawsuit said the cocaine in his system was the product of "passive ingestion" from performing oral sex on girlfriend Coreen McCarthy, who, once he...

    12/06/2008 10:58:49 AM PST · by andrew roman · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 6 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Depending on where you land on this issue, this is either a judge who is abusing power by miscarrying justice, or he is a judge who absolutely rules (both figuratively and literally).I could venture out on a limb and say that opinions here probably - I say probably - break along political lines in principal.However, in this case, I think the debate should rightly focus on degree.It is certainly up for debate.Either way, this is one jurist who really doesn't take a lot of (expletive) in his courtroom.He's not quite a hanging judge, but close enough.Ohio Judge Robert Ruehlman, for...
  • New York Threatens to Jail Two Raw-Milk Dairy Farmers

    02/14/2008 1:33:00 PM PST · by davidgumpert · 8 replies · 303+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Feb. 14, 2008 | David E. Gumpert
    New York state continues to tighten the screws on Barb and Steve Smith, the operators of Meadowsweet Dairy in Lodi. Over what? Over their decision to establish a herd share organized as a limited liability company, and make raw milk dairy products available exclusively to the LLC’s 120-plus shareholders. The immediate issue concerns a search warrant issued to the NY Department of Agriculture and Markets in December...Now Ag and Markets has returned to the state judge who issued the warrant, and obtained a “show cause” order as to why the Smiths shouldn’t be held in contempt of court...
  • Judge sets contempt-of-court hearing date for Moncier

    03/22/2007 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 211+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/22/7 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD
    They sound, at times, like two jousting lovers. You're mad at me, one says. You're paranoid, the other responds. Pretty soon, patience wanes, tempers flare. One winds up in a jail cell. Will this pair kiss and make up? Or will veteran defense attorney Herbert S. Moncier wind up back behind bars for his allegedly contemptuous encounter with Greeneville U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Greer? The answer should come April 24, the day Greer has, after months of delay, settled on to decide if Moncier should be found in contempt of court in connection with a January closed-door hearing. It's...
  • Jailed freelance videographer loses another bid for release {Josh Wolf still in contempt}

    01/31/2007 7:58:31 AM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 561+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO - A freelance videographer who's been imprisoned for five months for refusing to turn over his footage of a 2005 protest lost another bid for release. Joshua Wolf, 24, was held in contempt of court after being subpoenaed by a San Francisco federal grand jury investigating a G-8 summit protest where anarchists were suspected of vandalizing a police car and one city officer suffered a fractured skull. Wolf refused to hand over 30 minutes of unpublished footage of the protest and was ordered jailed in August. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge William...
  • "No one cares about this stuff but reporters"

    11/27/2006 10:16:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 160+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 11/27/6 | Andrew Ross
    This Friday, Eve Burton and other members of the Hearst Corporation's legal team are scheduled to file an appeal in federal court. They are trying to preven Chronicle reporters, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, from going to prison for up to 18 months for refusing to disclose their sources who leaked grand jury testimony in the Balco case. "The government is apparently willing to spend three years and millions of dollars putting two reporters in jail, Burton tells the New York Times in today's edition."They won't get the information they want. These guys made a promise and they are going...