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  • Looking for rebuttal to 'Fact checking the 12th Circuit’s “final response”' article (racism debate)

    06/03/2020 3:27:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 3rd June 2020 | Ennis85
    I'm just currently in a debate with someone online over the alleged mistreatment of minorities by the Florida justice system who originally citied this article dating back to 2017 as evidence for such a claim "Bias on the Bench" In response I citied the rebuttal by the 12th Circuit themselves. He then citied another article that "facts checks" that response called 'Fact checking the 12th Circuit’s “final response”'. I looked at the 12th Circuit's Judical site for their response but I could not find one. I was just wondering if anyone knows if there ever was another...
  • Judge Sullivan Finally Responds To Mandamus Petition In Flynn Case, Proving Why It Was Necessary

    06/02/2020 4:27:07 AM PDT · by billorites · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Judge Emmet Sullivan appeared as unofficial amicus curiae for the Resistance in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Michael Flynn criminal case yesterday. Sullivan, who has presided over the Flynn case since December 2017, was ordered by the federal appellate court to respond to Flynn’s previously filed petition for a writ of mandamus. Flynn sought the writ of mandamus after federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the criminal charge the special counsel’s office had filed against him in late 2017. Flynn originally pleaded guilty to the charge of lying to FBI agents about his December 2016 telephone conversations with...
  • Where is soon to be ex Judge Emmet Sullivan's Response

    06/01/2020 9:37:20 AM PDT · by unclejohncornbread62dUALclose · 62 replies
    Me | 06/01/2020 | Me
    Due today I thought.
  • Judge Sullivan says he is not required to ‘rubber stamp’ DOJ’s bid to dismiss Flynn case

    06/01/2020 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/01/20 | Ann E. Marimow, Carol D. Leonnig
    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan should not be required to act as a “mere rubber stamp” for the government’s unusual move to undo the guilty plea of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the judge’s lawyers told a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday. Sullivan’s attorneys asked the appeals court to stay on the sidelines to give the judge an opportunity to ensure the “integrity of the judicial process” and to rule on the Justice Department’s request to dismiss Flynn’s case. The judge must evaluate Flynn’s dramatically different claims, Sullivan’s lawyer Beth Wilkinson told the court: “What, if...
  • Judge (Sullivan) Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

    06/01/2020 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/01/20 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department’s conduct in abruptly deciding to end the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was so unusual that it raised a “plausible question” about the legitimacy of the move, a lawyer for the trial judge overseeing that case told a federal appeals court on Monday. In a 36-page filing, the lawyer for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia asked a three-judge panel not to cut short his review of the factual and legal issues surrounding the case. A defense lawyer for Mr....
  • READ: Judge Emmet Sullivan's response in Michael Flynn case

    06/01/2020 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 105 replies
    DC Court of Appeals ^ | 6/1/2020 | Judge Emmet Sullivan & his attoneys
    Judge Emmet Sullivan defended his decision to appoint an outside lawyer to review the Michael Flynn case in a filing with a federal appeals court Monday. Read the filing here:
  • Roberts joins court's liberals to deny California church's lockdown challenge

    05/31/2020 1:12:09 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2020 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A sharply divided Supreme Court late Friday turned aside a church's urgent plea that California's coronavirus lockdown orders are putting an unconstitutional burden on religious freedom. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberals in rejecting a San Diego church's request for relief from Gov. Gavin Newsom's most recent directive limiting churches to 25% of their normal maximum capacity, with an absolute maximum of 100 people at any service. In a three-page opinion {pdf} issued just before the stroke of midnight Washington time, Roberts said it would be unwise for the court to intervene on an emergency basis as...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (Senate on Memorial Day break)

    05/30/2020 4:12:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 194 judges confirmed. 141 District Court judges 51 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices Last night John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices again. Should Donald Trump get reelected, he will most certainly have an opportunity to create a REAL conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and continue to populate the Circuit and District Court with conservatives. This is the undercurrent of ALL the political and cultural battles currently going on.
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services (Roberts strikes again!)

    05/29/2020 9:56:22 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 108 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2020 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
  • Senate Dems raise alarm on 'captured' federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

    05/28/2020 11:51:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working on shepherding along even more lifetime-appointed federal judges. The account calls GOP-appointed judges "politicians in robes," rails against the Chief Justice John Roberts' Supreme Court, slams the conservative and libertarian lawyers' group the Federalist Society and says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is "betraying the vision of our founders." The report was widely promoted by high-profile Senate Democrats on Wednesday, including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,...
  • Judge Emmett Sullivan, from General Flynn Trial, Arranged Speaking Gig for James Comey at Howard University for $100,000

    05/26/2020 8:40:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | May 25, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    The confused judge who has unconstitutionally inserted himself into the Justice Department’s case against General Flynn made some actions behind the scene that are just as troubling. Judge Sullivan helped Jim Comey get his speaking gig at Howard University for $100,000. How much more corruption can America take. The corrupt judge who inserted himself into the General Flynn case, who insinuated the General was a traitor, has a lifestyle that matches his actions in court. He’s not only famous for his unethical standards and actions in the Flynn trial, he also ordered that deported asylum seekers must be returned to...
  • It’s Not The Trump Administration Politicizing Flynn’s Case, It’s Judge Sullivan

    05/26/2020 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Those condemning the DOJ’s decision to drop the charges against Michael Flynn ignore the growing evidence of misconduct by both the FBI and the federal prosecutors. Not quite two weeks ago, Judge Emmet Sullivan threw open the doors of his federal courtroom to the swamp when he invited third parties to pontificate on the propriety of the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the criminal charges against Michael Flynn. The next day Sullivan went further: He appointed a former federal judge, John Gleeson, as an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, to argue that the government’s motion to dismiss...
  • Cases Awaiting Cert From The Supreme Court Focus Heavily On The Right To Carry A Concealed Handgun Outside The Home

    05/26/2020 7:24:08 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 24 replies
    If the court hears any of these six cases, there could finally be Supreme Court precedent about concealed carry.
  • Appeals court denies lobbyists' efforts to access small-business loan program

    05/26/2020 10:48:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected an effort by a group of lobbyists and political consultants to obtain access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its emergency loans for small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's decision not to grant a request by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) for a preliminary injunction against the Small Business Administration (SBA), which oversees the lending program. In a three-page decision, the panel rejected the group's argument that excluding lobbyists and political consultants from the loans...
  • Judicial machine chugs along in Senate amid coronavirus pandemic

    05/26/2020 5:01:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 26, 2020 | MELISSA QUINN, GRACE SEGERS
    Washington — While the coronavirus crisis has brought most congressional action to glacial creep, the Senate machine churning out President Trump's judicial nominations is still humming. Since February 11, the Senate has confirmed nine federal judges, bringing the total number of judges on the federal bench appointed by President Trump to 196. Last week, the Senate voted to confirm three nominees to district courts and teed up votes on two more for after Memorial Day. The Senate Judiciary, meanwhile, has proceeded with the nominations of Cory Wilson to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justin Walker, tapped for...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Rep. Doug Collins suggests Flynn judge may have 'conflict of interest' after hiring personal attorney

    05/25/2020 2:59:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/20 | Yael Halon
    Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., told "Fox & Friends" on Sunday it was an "unprecedented" step for U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to hire a personal attorney as an appeals court reviews his decision not to immediately grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "He's wanting to play every position, he wants to play the defense attorney, the prosecutor... the judge, he wants to bring in his own hearings here. This is something that's very concerning," Collins told co-host Griff Jenkins. "It's no shock to me that he finally had...
  • Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders keeping churches closed

    05/24/2020 8:45:05 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/24/2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.
  • Judge rules ex-felons can vote (Florida)

    05/24/2020 5:41:01 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 39 replies
    The Daytona Beach ^ | 24 May 2020 | AP Writer
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday. The 125-page ruling was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee. It involves a state law to implement a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters to automatically restore the right to vote for many felons who have completed their sentence. The Republican-led Legislature stipulated that fines and legal fees must be paid as part of the...
  • Judge Emmett Sullivan Hires High-Powered DC Attorney to Fight Flynn Mandamus Case in Appeals Court

    05/23/2020 6:42:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 103 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/23/2020 | By Kristinn Taylor
    D.C. federal Judge Emmett Sullivan has hired Beth Wilkinson, a high-powered attorney from the D.C. establishment, to represent him in the Court of Appeals case seeking a writ of mandamus filed by Sidney Powell, the attorney for former Trump National Security Advisor Lt. Gen Michael Flynn (Army Ret.). Powell is seeking to have the appeals court block Sullivan’s efforts to prolong the Flynn case in the face of a motion by the Justice Department to dismiss the with prejudice and to have Sullivan removed form the case. In a stunning move, Sullivan had previously announced the appointment of former federal...