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  • Judge won’t allow evidence that might have resulted in hung jury

    07/25/2017 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Las Vegas Tribune ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Mitchell
    Railroad — to convict with undue haste and by means of false charges or insufficient evidence; to push through hastily or without due consideration Before jury selection began Monday in the retrial of four defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff at the Bundy ranch federal Judge Gloria Navarro granted a prosecution motion to bar presentation of evidence “supporting jury nullification.” In April, in the first of three scheduled trials for the Bunkerville defendants —charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, extortion, assault and impeding federal officers — ended in a mistrial. The jury found only two of six people on trial...
  • Judge Takes Over Prosecution In Bunkerville Retrial

    07/25/2017 6:12:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Judge Gloria Navarro has made new rules for her courtroom that (I would bet) stun even the prosecution. Last week, Judge Navarro shocked the courtroom with her manipulation of jury selection in the Bunkerville retrial in Las Vegas, Nevada. She refused to allow the defense to have their allotted peremptory challenges and selected the jury for them.She also ruled against the defense on every single pre-trial motion, including shutting down their defense strategy. Things that were allowed in the previous trial will not be allowed in this trial. The defendants will not be allowed to explain why they went to...
  • Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

    07/21/2017 11:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 21 2017, 2:56 pm ET
    Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing procedure. Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon, which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence reduction. ... “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement. ... Since the program began, 32 women have received the birth control implant and 38 men have agreed to have a vasectomy, News Channel 5 reported. It was not immediately clear...
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/14/2017 1:06:07 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/14/2017 | Brent Kendall
    A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • NYC Judge releases man who attacked officer, wanted to “kill a cop”

    07/10/2017 5:28:55 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 10 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/10/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The NYPD is on the warpath over a judge releasing a man after he attacked a female officer in an attempt to steal her gun at a Brooklyn precinct because he wanted to “kill a cop.” Kurdel Emmanuel, 29, was at the 83rd Precinct in Brooklyn Saturday to ask about the status of a friend who had been arrested. At that time, he allegedly attacked a female officer, grabbed onto her belt, and fought with her as he tried to remove her gun from its holster. He was overtaken and arrested.
  • Hawaii challenges rules of Trump’s latest travel ban as too vague; Obama judge to rule

    06/29/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Hawaii rushed to federal court late Thursday to challenge the revived travel ban, saying the Trump administration is drawing too broad a line in deciding who can still be blocked from entering the count
  • Source: Robbery suspect shot by 7-Eleven clerk, in critical condition

    06/27/2017 6:30:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 43 replies
    WAVY tv ^ | 26 June 2017 | Jason Marks
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A robbery suspect is in critical condition after he was shot by a 7-Eleven clerk Saturday, a source tells 10 On Your Side. Virginia Beach police say Davin McClenney robbed the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of Kellam Road. Officers were called to a reported robbery at the convenience store at 1:06 a.m. Saturday. Police say when they got on scene, they found McClenney with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. McClenney has been charged with two counts of robbery and wearing a mask in...
  • Judge to South Idaho man: 'I would have shot you'

    06/08/2017 4:15:31 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 23 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | 6/7/17 | Laurie Welch
    BURLEY — Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker said Tuesday he would have shot a Burley man accused in a baseball bat beating had the man broken into the judge’s home instead of the victim’s. Stoker handed down the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for Logan John Urrizaga, 23, but suspended that sentence and placed Urizzaga in the state’s retained jurisdiction program aimed at rehabilitating offenders. Urrizaga was charged in September after he beat the victim with the bat in the forehead and legs. In the middle of handing down the sentence, Stoker told Urrizaga, who was talking to...
  • Federal judge hands down $33 million malpractice judgment

    04/30/2017 5:04:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 59 replies
    MIAMI (AP) - Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led to a tragic outcome for Dixon and her baby - and a $33.8 million malpractice judgment, according to a federal lawsuit.
  • Judge Blocks Trump Order On Sanctuary City Funding After NY Joins CA In Sanctuary State Stupidity

    04/25/2017 3:04:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 66 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    A federal judge on Tuesday, the 25th blocked a Trump administration order withholding funding from communities that fail to enforce federal immigration law or cooperate with US immigration authorities in another big blow to the Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again.” This news is just breaking today so more to come on this most recent roadblock. An April 18 blog post on Judicial Watch titled, “New York Towns, Cities Follow AG’s Order to Adopt Illegal Alien Sanctuary Laws,” detailed the stupidity being enacted by liberal lawmakers in New York, joining others such as California in confronting the Trump administration....
  • Husband of New York judge who was found dead challenges reports of apparent suicide

    04/21/2017 1:15:33 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 April 2017 | By Samantha Schmidt
    The sudden death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam — and the hours that led up to it — remains shrouded in mystery. Shortly after the body of Abdus-Salaam, the first African American woman to serve on New York’s top court, was found floating fully clothed in the Hudson River with no apparent signs of trauma or criminality, local police said they were treating the death as an apparent suicide. But about a week later, following an inconclusive autopsy, ...
  • Judge's Death 'Suspicious' and Police Want More Information

    04/19/2017 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Oratam · 32 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 19, 2017 | Aidan Gardiner
    MANHATTAN — The death of the pioneering judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam has been deemed "suspicious" by investigators who are seeking more information, NYPD officials said Wednesday. Abdus-Salaam, who was the first African-American woman to sit on New York state's highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River near West 132nd Street about 1:45 p.m. on April 12, officials said. “There's no apparent trauma to her body. We don't believe she was in the water a long time,” the NYPD's Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at the time. But in the ensuing week, few answers emerged. Investigators said Wednesday morning...
  • After barring executions, Arkansas judge attends anti-death-penalty rally

    04/16/2017 9:41:55 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2017 | Andrew Demillo
    After barring Arkansas from executing eight inmates in rapid succession because of a dispute over how it obtained one of its execution drugs, Judge Wendell Griffen went to an anti-death penalty rally, where he made a stir by lying down on a cot and binding himself as though he were a condemned man on a gurney. Griffen's participation in Friday's protest outside the governor's mansion sparked outrage among death penalty supporters, including Republican lawmakers who described it as judicial misconduct and potential grounds for Griffen's removal from the bench.
  • Judge praises former LDS bishop, while sentencing him for rape, as victim listens

    04/15/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KUTV ^ | April 15, 2017 | Chris Jones, KUTV
    UPDATE: Civil rights group to file judicial complaint against judge who praised rapist during sentencing (KUTV) — Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low had glowing praise for a man who was convicted of molesting two female relatives while they stayed at his home three years ago. "The court had no doubt that Mr. Vallejo is an extraordinarily good man," Low said just moments before sentencing Keith Vallejo to prison for sexually abusing the two females. "But great men, sometimes do bad things," Low continued.
  • Judge orders end to baby’s treatment against parents’ wishes

    04/14/2017 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 13, 2017 | Father Mark Hodges
    LONDON, England, April 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A UK judge has ruled it is in a child's best interest to “die with dignity” rather than to allow his parents to seek additional medical treatment. Connie Yates and Chris Gard want to take eight-month-old son Charlie to the United States for treatment of a rare disease. A GoFundMe account has given them enough money to do so. But Charlie needs to remain on life support to make the trip and Justice Francis determined it is in the "best interests of the child" to withdraw his feeding tube and breathing machine. Charlie...
  • Judge found dead in Hudson River was ‘force for good’

    04/12/2017 7:46:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/12/17 | Tina Moore, Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Chris Perez
    A pioneering judge, who became the first Muslim woman in US history to serve on the bench, was found dead Wednesday — washed up on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, sources said. Modal Trigger Sheila Abdus-SalaamAP Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating in the water near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway at around 1:45 p.m., according to police sources. Witnesses had spotted her fully clothed body and called 911, cops said. Sources told The Post that Abdus-Salaam, who is an associate judge of the Court of Appeals, had been reported missing from her home in Harlem earlier in...
  • Baltimore Anti-Cop Consent Decree Imposed

    04/11/2017 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Judge Bredar slaps down Sessions' pleas -- as the Ferguson effect grabs hold Matthew Vadum image An Obama-appointed judge is moving forward with a federal takeover of the Baltimore, Md. police department that critics say will boost crime there by handcuffing police officers in the increasingly violent city. The pleas of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fell on deaf ears as U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, appointed by President Obama in 2010, denied a request from Sessions to hold off on enforcing the consent decree drafted by cop-haters for at least 30 days so the new Trump administration could...
  • Texas voter ID law was designed to discriminate against minorities, judge rules

    04/10/2017 8:16:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2017 | Paul J. Weber
    Dealing Texas another rebuke over voting rights, a judge Monday again ruled that Republican lawmakers purposefully designed a strict voter ID law to disadvantage minorities and effectively dampen their growing electoral power. The latest ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi comes more than two years after she likened Texas’s voter ID rules, known as SB 14, to a “poll tax” meant to suppress minority voters. On Monday, she reaffirmed that conclusion after an appeals court asked her to reexamine her findings. The Texas law requires voters to show one of seven forms of identification at...
  • Cook County (Chicago) judge shot dead, woman wounded outside South Side home

    04/10/2017 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2017 | Elvia Malagon, Jeremy Gorner and Megan Crepeau
    A Cook County judge was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting outside the judge's South Side home Monday morning, a police source said. Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old woman were found outside the home in the 9400 block of South Forest Avenue around 4:50 a.m., police said. Myles suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The woman was hit in the leg and was taken to Christ in serious condition.