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  • Albany Municipal Court going on 10-week suspension following embezzlement case(Albany, GA)

    02/18/2020 4:33:15 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 02/13/2020 | Ariel Mallory
    The Albany Municipal Court will be suspending nearly all of its operations at the end of this month in relation to allegations of money embezzlement.
  • Trump is elevating judges who could gut the Voting Rights Act

    02/14/2020 6:27:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 14, 2020 | by Alexander Nazaryan
    WASHINGTON - Fresh from handing President Trump a victory in his impeachment trial, the U.S. Senate has moved to install federal judges who have expressed disdain for the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that struck down rules across the South that kept African-Americans from the ballot box. Overturning voting-rights protections tends to benefit Republicans, who have said states, not the federal government, should decide the particulars of how elections are conducted. Some scholars even believe that weakening the Voting Rights Act ahead of the 2016 election helped Trump win the presidency. The first of those nominees, Andrew L....
  • Cocaine Mitch Vows to 'Leave No Vacancy Behind' in the Courts in 2020

    02/12/2020 8:22:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/12/2020 | Matt Margolis
    While most of us are focused on the presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focused on filling judicial vacancies. McConnell appeared on Hugh Hewitt's radio show on Tuesday, and the first thing they discussed was judicial vacancies. "I’ve got the classic question: What have you done for me lately?" Hewitt asked, before answering himself. "You’ve actually saved the Constitution with 50 Appeals Court judges, two Supreme Court justices, 133 district court judges." Both acknowledged that despite the impressive record of getting judges confirmed, there's still a lot of work to be done. "I know that there are a...
  • Changes to the Federal Courts: Trump’s Most Significant and Lasting Legacy (long but excellent article & great charts)

    02/08/2020 9:37:32 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Empirical SCOTUS ^ | October 14, 2019 | Dr. Adam Feldman
    The current presidency has been one of the biggest political roller coasters of modern times. Terms like “emoluments” that have not been bandied about in several hundreds of years have become verbatim. Seldom is there a time when the cover story in any major news media does not involve President Trump. While calls for impeachment have ebbed and flowed since Trump took office, they appear to have grown in tenor in recent weeks since a whistleblower described Trump’s interaction with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attempting to direct the Ukrainians to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s son, Hunter’s role working with...
  • ‘They’ll be safe’: Inside the court hearing that sealed Thomas Valva’s fate

    02/02/2020 8:34:36 AM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.02.20 | Kathianne Boniello and Lorena Mongelli
    The autistic Long Island boy left to freeze to death in his garage — allegedly as “punishment” by his father — was sent to the house of horrors by a judge who ripped him from his mother’s custody without even holding a hearing, court transcripts obtained by The Post show. Nassau County Judge Hope Schwartz Zimmerman’s fateful Sept. 6, 2017, decision to put 8-year-old Thomas Valva and his two brothers in the custody of their dad, Michael, was made on the fly, the shocking transcripts show, without any formal, court-filed accusation of wrongdoing against their mom, Justyna Zubko-Valva. Michael Valva and his...
  • Thomas Valva’s mom: No one believed my warnings about NYPD cop dad Michael Valva

    02/02/2020 8:39:46 AM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.01.20 | Kathianne Boniello
    They thought she was making it all up. It cost a little boy his life. From cops and social workers to lawyers and judges, Long Island mom Justyna Zubko-Valva claims no one took her warnings about her NYPD cop husband, Michael Valva, seriously. Alleging sex abuse, starvation, brainwashing, beatings and possible child porn, the mom had insisted their three sons were suffering at Valva’s hands. But instead of getting help, Zubko-Valva became lost in a legal labyrinth where she was the one on trial, painted as a scorned woman with a “vendetta,” court papers show. One Suffolk County Family Court prosecutor...
  • Suspect in brutal mugging of elderly woman caught on video released under new bail law

    02/02/2020 8:44:13 AM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.01.20 | Larry Celona and Ruth Weissmann
    Not even this brutal, caught-on-video mugging — in which a struggling 83-year-old woman was dragged to the ground, and her purse wrenched away — is enough to get a suspect locked up these days under the state’s new bail reform law. Exclusive video obtained by The Post allegedly shows 56-year-old Dana White, of Jamaica, Queens, walking up behind the victim in front of a building on Eldridge St. on the Lower East Side at about 5:45 a.m. Monday. The victim is so petite compared to her attacker, that she stands only as high as his chest as he grabs at...
  • Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones

    01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2020 | Jeremia Keenan
    Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to 'affirm' her transgender male identity. Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father, Clark*, must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter Maxine*] as male,” and refrain from talking to the media about her case.The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention...
  • I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

    01/01/2020 7:07:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 10, 2019 | Jamie Shupe
    Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am. I’m one of the lucky...
  • BEWARE! How Democrats Could Undo Trump’s Lasting Legacy in the Courts

    12/20/2019 4:36:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2019 | Selwyn Duke
    To the delight of conservatives and dismay of liberals, President Trump is doing more to reshape the American judiciary than any president in recent memory. It’s viewed as a “lasting legacy” that will ensure more “conservative” rulings — constitutionalist ones, actually — for perhaps decades to come. Unfortunately, a full understanding of the Constitution and leftists’ nature informs that this is an unfounded assumption. Illustrating the current transformation of the courts, The Daily Signal wrote last month that “‘[o]ne out of every 4 active judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals have been appointed by President Trump,’ says Adam Kennedy,...
  • Houston Police Union: Tale of a Broken System

    12/16/2019 10:12:34 PM PST · by The Houston Courant · 24 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | December 16th, 2019 | J. Gamaldi
    By now you have likely heard of the murder of Sgt. Kaila Sullivan of the Nassau Bay Police Department. While attempting to take a violent gang member, with a lengthy criminal history, who had several open warrants into custody, she was viciously run over and killed. The suspect in this capital murder of a police officer, then went on the run for two days resulting in a city and county wide man hunt, that even had federal officials traveling to Louisiana looking for him. This search captivated the City and had everyone on edge on where this heinous criminal may...
  • Trump Keeps Losing in Court. But His Legal Strategy Is Winning Anyway.

    11/27/2019 5:50:30 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | Nov 27, 2019 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — Critics of President Trump cheered on Monday when a federal judge ruled that the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II must testify to Congress — and scathingly labeled “fiction” the administration’s arguments that top White House aides are immune from congressional subpoenas. Indeed, the outcome was the latest in a string of lower-court losses for Mr. Trump as he defends his stonewalling of lawmakers’ oversight and the impeachment investigation. Other fights are playing out in the courts over Mr. Trump’s financial records and grand-jury evidence in the Russia investigation. But from a realist perspective, Mr. Trump...
  • Federal judge blocks Trump rule requiring immigrants to prove health insurance

    11/27/2019 7:37:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 27, 2019
    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts. The proclamation issued by President Donald Trump in October would only apply to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad, not those in the U.S. already. Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization sued to prevent the rule from taking effect,...
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
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  • Steven Menashi's Confirmation Flips Second Circuit to GOP-Appointed Majority

    11/14/2019 11:58:29 AM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 43 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | November 14, 2019 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Steven Menashi to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, bringing an end to a confirmation battle that at times drew ire from members of both parties toward the judicial nominee. The Senate confirmed Menashi 51 to 41, largely along party lines. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, broke with her party to vote against the nominee. Menashi’s confirmation flips the Second Circuit to a majority of Republican appointees.
  • Remaking the courts may be Trump’s biggest, best success

    11/05/2019 11:23:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 05 2019 | John Hinderaker
    President Trump is expected to comment publicly Wednesday on the milestones his administration has reached with respect to judicial confirmations. His record is indeed remarkable: Working in close tandem with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump has successfully gotten confirmed, since his inauguration, 159 federal judges — including 114 district court judges, 43 court of appeals judges, and, of course, two justices of the Supreme Court. And with more than a year to go in his term, he has nominated an another 55 judges who await confirmation. Trump’s record compares favorably with that of President Barack Obama, who confirmed 141...
  • Trump Tax Return Case Confronts Supreme Court With a Momentous Choice

    11/05/2019 7:01:28 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — In a matter of days, President Trump will ask the Supreme Court to rule on his bold claim that he is absolutely immune from criminal investigation while he remains in office. If the court agrees to hear the case, its decision is likely to produce a major statement on the limits of presidential power — and to test the independence of the court itself. Mr. Trump has been the subject of countless investigations and lawsuits since he took office, including a 22-month inquiry by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed to look into his campaign’s ties...
  • VANITY--Children Vote In New York State

    11/05/2019 6:05:04 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 6 replies
    "Children" vote in New York State and many other blue states. In NYS a "child" can be on their parents insurance policy up to age 29 In NYS a "child" can have "child" support payments on their behalf sent to the custodial parent (usually the mother)mandatory through age 21 and beyond. In NYS we have "raise the age" where a budding young felon can have his record expunged and get a do-over well past the age of 18 Combine this with the fact that these "children" are voting. And yes they could be drafted to go to war, however most...
  • Graham Has Been a Rockstar on Judges

    10/23/2019 5:39:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 23, 2019 | Mike Davis
    President Trump is restoring the proper role of the federal judiciary and reshaping our nation's courts. These lifetime-appointed judges understand their modest, but critical, role is interpreting the law as written — not how the judges wish it were written, if they were senators. Senator Lindsey Graham(R-SC) has served as one of the President’s key wing-men in this historic, consequential effort.The confirmation of conservative judges played a critical role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After the death of the-late Justice Antonin Scalia, a lion of the law, candidate Trump promised to appoint judges in the mold of Scalia. In an...
  • Supremes have no problem with teacher forcing Christian student to voice Islamic prayer

    10/15/2019 11:22:09 PM PDT · by amorphous · 109 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 15, 2019 | WND Staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take the case of a public school teacher who required her students to recite the Islamic "conversion prayer" or receive a failing grade. The Thomas More Law Center is defending Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. Wood refused to deny her faith "by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – 'There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah,'" Thomas More said. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...