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  • Texas (Supreme) court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

    05/27/2020 5:31:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/27/20 | Paul J. Weber and Jake Bleiberg
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. The decision was unanimous by the Texas Supreme Court, which is stocked with nine Republican justices, including one who revealed last week that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Texas generally limits mail balloting only to voters who are over 65 years old or have a disability. Justice Eva Guzman wrote the court was unified in the conclusion that...
  • Flynn Files Emergency Petition With U.S. Court Of Appeals To Replace Judge And Dismiss Case

    05/19/2020 11:06:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 67 replies ^ | May 19, 2020 | Sara Carter
    In an unexpected turn of events defense lawyer for former national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has filed a writ of mandamus with the United States Court of Appeals with the District of Columbia to dismiss the case against Flynn, vacate the order appointing an amicus curiae and reassign the case to another judge. The petition comes after Judge Emmet Sullivan, who oversees Flynn’s case, failed to grant the government’s motion to dismiss based on what his defense believes is a political prejudice against Flynn. Sidney Powell filed the 31 page writ of mandamus on Tuesday afternoon with the...
  • Judge Who Banned Calling Trans Athletes ‘Male’ Has A History Of Favoring Sexual Predators

    05/18/2020 8:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Penny Nance
    Judge Chatigny has a track record of favoring sexual predators over women and children. Now this same judge is prejudicing the case against female athletes by imposing a speech code on their counsel. The year was 2010. President Barack Obama was in office, and Democrats controlled the Senate. Obama could practically get any judge he wanted, but he could not get his nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Robert Chatigny, confirmed based on ChatignyÂ’s track record of favoring sexual predators over women and children. Now this same judge is prejudicing the case against female athletes...
  • Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Can’t Legally Punish Michael Flynn For ‘Perjury’

    05/18/2020 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan should not embark on any contempt proceeding against Michael Flynn. Doing so would be a misuse of his contempt power. Stunning developments in the criminal case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn exploded onto the national scene the past two weeks. First, the government moved to dismiss the case, a one-count plea for allegedly making false statements to the FBI.Then the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, issued an order permitting people and groups claiming to have an interest in the matter to file briefs about whether he should grant the governmentÂ’s motion. Further, Sullivan appointed a retired federal judge, John Gleeson,...
  • Breaking Down the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Quarantine Ruling

    05/14/2020 5:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 5/14/20 | Jake Curtis
    While several federal courts have recently issued decisions addressing the constitutionality of various stay-at-home orders, few state courts have done so. That changed late yesterday, when the Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued its much-anticipated decision in the state legislature’s challenge to Democratic governor Tony Evers’s “safer-at-home” emergency order, issued by his designee for secretary of the Department of Health Services (“DHS”), Andrea Palm. Every Wisconsinite has suddenly become interested in administrative law and the workings of the high court. It is a beautiful thing. The decision found the order immediately unenforceable. The governor responded by arguing that the Republican legislature...
  • Outrageous! Court Agrees Gov. Newsom’s Plan to Give Taxpayer Money to Illegal Aliens Likely Illegal, But Allows it to Proceed Anyway

    05/05/2020 5:30:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/05/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch requested a temporary restraining order against California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and his Director of the California Department of Social Services Kim Johnson to prevent them from giving nearly $80 million of taxpayers’ money in cash payments and benefits to illegal aliens amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The court found that Newsom likely had no authority to give illegal aliens taxpayer money but that ‘there was a public interest in sending tax money to illegal aliens during the Coronavirus crisis.’ – Judicial Watch reported. “It is astonishing that a court would allow a public official to...
  • Supreme Court Inequality

    04/29/2020 9:14:52 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-20 | Brother Bob
    How about a quick break from The Kung Flu Virus and the Boogie Wuhan Flu? A few weeks ago in the Sunday Washington Post Adam Cohen dropped an opinion piece about the Supreme Court (SC) over the last half century. Apparently, because the SC has been making rulings based on the Constitution instead of some bizarre Marxist agenda, it's hurt average Americans. As much as I'd love to go piece by piece through every bit of the stupidity of this post, things are still busy in Bobworld and I'll keep this to the most insane assertions. First up (emphasis mine, link...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Deny the Undeniable As Lawsuit Proceeds

    04/14/2020 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | April 14, 2020 | Jack Cashill
    George Zimmerman's lawsuit saga is unfolding though the Florida court system in the form of depositions and a powerful but little known tool called "Requests for Admissions." Under Florida Law, a plaintiff can submit a list of up to 30 questions, each beginning, "Admit that you...." Under penalty of perjury, the defendant must either admit or deny each statement. If the defendant doesn’t bother to answer any of the questions, the court assumes that they are admitted as true. In the way of background, Zimmerman is charging that Trayvon Martin’s support team, including Martin’s parents and their attorney Benjamin Crump,...
  • Federal courts shuttered by coronavirus can hold hearings by video and teleconference in criminal cases

    03/31/2020 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    With courtrooms shuttered for most in-person hearings, the federal judiciary is for the first time broadly allowing certain criminal proceedings to take place by video and teleconference, a sea change for technology-resistant trial courts throughout the country. The shift in policy announced Tuesday is intended to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by allowing judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and defendants to work and appear remotely. It is unclear whether it will lead to lasting changes in how the federal judiciary operates, and some are concerned that the video and teleconferences could cut off media and public access to what...
  • Judge suspends federal jury trials, grand jury proceedings for 30 days over coronavirus concerns

    03/12/2020 1:26:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    WBNS 10 News ^ | 03/12/2020 | BENNETT HAEBERLE
    A federal judge has suspended all jury trials and grand jury proceedings for courts in the southern district of Ohio for the next 30 days out of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, according to a copy of the judge’s order. Chief District Judge Algenon Marbley issued the order Thursday, a copy of which was provided to 10 Investigates. The two-page order issued Thursday morning says “there are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19, in response to which the Governor of the State of Ohio, Michael DeWine, has declared a state of emergency which, among other things, limits large indoor gatherings.”...
  • Hunter Biden Pushes to Skip Court Appearance, Citing Coronavirus and His Pregnant Wife

    03/10/2020 1:49:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 101 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 03/10/19 | Brent Sher
    Hunter Biden's lawyers alerted the Arkansas judge presiding over the child support lawsuit against him that he will be unable to attend his scheduled court deposition this week, citing travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus and the approaching due date of his pregnant wife.Biden was ordered last Thursday to appear at the court on Wednesday, March 11, for a deposition in the ongoing child support case, but his lawyers told the court in a Wednesday filing that Biden would be unable to attend."Defendant requests continuance of the hearing as he is unavailable to attend due to his wife's due date in 2...
  • FISA court blocks FBI agents linked to Carter Page probe from seeking wiretaps

    03/04/2020 11:05:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 04 2020 | Dom Calicchio, Gregg Re
    FBI officials involved in the wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page have been blocked, at least temporarily, from appearing before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in regard to other cases, in rebuke that exceeded the remedial recommendations made by the monitor recently appointed by the court. The decision by James E. Boasberg, chief judge of the secretive court created under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), comes as Congress faces a March 15 deadline on whether to renew three FBI national-security surveillance and investigative tools that were enacted after 9/11. "FBI personnel under disciplinary review in relation...
  • Trump Flips 9th Circuit Court Like a Boss and Gets a Huge Win in His Quest to Defund Planned Parenthood

    02/25/2020 7:24:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2020 | Megan Fox
    For the last forty years, at least, conservative media and thinkers have lamented the absolutely ridiculous rulings that have come out of the "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many of those rulings targeted Christians, maliciously removing religious symbols and forcing pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion clinics. More recently, the 9th Circuit tried to stop Trump's travel ban, a ruling that was slapped down by the Supreme Court (a common occurrence). But the long reign of terror by the fruits and nuts on the California court appears to be finally over, thanks to...
  • Juror 1261 in Roger Stone's case: Was justice undone?

    02/15/2020 8:00:24 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 41 replies
    the hill ^ | 02/15/2020 | Jonathan Turley
    She was Juror No. 1261, and her examination by the federal court and counsel before the trial was anything but notable. And that is precisely the problem. Juror 1261, we now know, was Tomeka Hart. Her identity would have remained publicly unknown except for a public statement she made after the Department of Justice (DOJ) rescinded its initial sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone. In the midst of the firestorm of allegations of political interference, Hart disclosed that she was the foreperson on the Stone jury and gave a full-throated defense of the trial prosecutors: “It pains me to...
  • Apple store workers should be paid for time waiting to be searched, court rules

    02/14/2020 5:21:48 AM PST · by southern rock · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/13/20 | MAURA DOLAN
    California law requires Apple Inc. to pay its workers for being searched before they leave retail stores, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday. A group of Apple workers filed a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant, charging they were required to submit to searches before leaving the stores but were not compensated for the time those searches required. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the case is now pending, asked the California Supreme Court to clarify whether state law requires compensation.
  • Prosecutors: Man burglarizes home of Charleston judge who gave him bond on gun charge

    01/22/2020 3:02:31 AM PST · by Main Street · 9 replies
    WCSC ^ | January 21, 2020 | By Nick Krueger
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - James Gosnell, the magistrate who presided over Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof’s bond hearing in 2015, had more than $37,000 in items stolen from his home over the weekend according to an affidavit. Brice Johnson, 22, has been charged with grand larceny and first-degree burglary. He was given a $150,000 bond on Tuesday. According to prosecutors, Gosnell had come across Johnson before back in the summer of 2019 when he gave the 22-year-old man a $5,000 bond for an unlawful firearm carry charge. In this latest incident, Gosnell told investigators that he had left for...
  • FISA Court Selecting Surveillance State Advocate, David Kris, Shouldn’t Be a Surprise…

    01/13/2020 3:25:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies ^ | 1/13/20 | sundance
    (snips) In the second half of Devin Nunes interview with Maria Bartiromo today he was asked his thoughts about the FISA Court selecting David Kris as an FBI surveillance and compliance monitor. The issue is quite important because the FBI FISA reforms and promises are essentially meaningless without some form of structural review process. However, the new 2020 FISC Presiding Judge James Boasberg selecting David Kris has been noted by several people as a rather weak effort on behalf of the court. As an outcome of our former FISA-702 reviews CTH has an entirely different reason for questioning the selection...
  • Fifth Circuit Court Rules Trump Administration Can Tap $3.5 Billion in Military Funds for Wall

    01/09/2020 2:12:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/09/2020 | Rick Moran
    In a welcome victory for border security advocates, a federal appeals court agreed to lift an injunction that was blocking the Trump administration from tapping military construction funds to build a wall.The 5th Circuit Court, based in New Orleans, ruled 2-1 that wall construction could proceed while the appeal was heard. And the two Republican judges may have put a nail in the coffin of the groups opposing the issue by questioning whether they even had standing to sue in the first place. There are challenges in several circuits to Trump's declaration of a national emergency last year and...
  • The End Game is Not Impeachment

    12/28/2019 4:59:46 PM PST · by ExpatCanuck · 57 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2019 | Vanity
    Apologies if this has been hypothesized before. The Democrats know that impeachment in the senate is a no win for them at this point. Their own internal polls show dropping support among most but their radical supporters. A fair trial in the senate would expose their malfeasance for all to see and expose them to committing perjury under oath. Any attempt to stifle exculpatory evidence or contradictory testimony would be exposed for the world to see. They want to drag this on as long as possible so that when RGB passes, they can hop on the ‘unacceptable for a President...
  • REPORT: Susan Collins Is Suddenly Opposing Some of Trump’s Court Picks

    12/25/2019 8:41:19 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 81 replies
    newsthud ^ | December 25, 2019 | Paul Goldberg December 25, 2019
    After being a reliable ally to President TrumpÂ’s judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018, Susan Collins is suddenly opposing some of TrumpÂ’s court picks Some believe Collins may be trying to win some over some goodwill from Democrats in what may be a difficult reelection cycle. Per a PPP poll in October, Collins is unpopular, with only 35% of voters approving of the job sheÂ’s doing to 50% who disapprove. She trails a generic Democrat for reelection 44-41. That represents a big drop for Collins compared to a poll we did last September when she led a generic Democrat by...