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  • American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

    08/15/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 14, 2017 | by Alberto Luperon
    On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d): "A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction". This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way....
  • Report: Prominent Attorney Facing Two Investigations For Misconduct [Gloria Allred]

    08/09/2017 4:41:04 PM PDT · by Fedora · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 08/08/2017 | Martin Walsh
    Prominent discrimination and women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is reportedly under two bar association investigations for malpractice in relation to a television weatherman she was representing in a legal matter.Washington, D.C., weatherman Kyle Hunter sued CBS in 2010 for allegedly passing him over and offering promotions to young, attractive women. Hunter hired Allred to represent him in his lawsuit asserting that CBS was discriminating against him.Allred’s previous clients have included a woman who sued President Donald Trump for defamation, a porn star who claimed disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner asked her to lie to the media, and a woman who accused...
  • Newt Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton

    07/24/2017 12:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/21/17
    Newt Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEO7cStcW5s
  • Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation [Killed US Soldier]

    07/05/2017 11:14:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 03, 2017 Updated 7-4-17 | Robert Fife
    Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation Robert Fife OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 03, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 04, 2017 6:28PM EDT The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that the actions of federal officials who participated in U.S. interrogations of Mr. Khadr had offended “the most basic Canadian...
  • Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

    06/23/2017 6:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 177 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2017 | John Bat
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33...
  • The Lawyers' Civil War

    06/17/2017 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Clioman · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2017 | David P. Goldman
    A considerable portion of America’s permanent bureaucracy, including elements of its intelligence community, is engaged in an illegal and unconstitutional mutiny against the elected commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump. Most of the Democratic Party and a fair sampling of the Republican establishment wants to force Trump out of office, and to this end undertook an entrapment scheme to entice the president and his staff into actions which might be construed after the fact as obstruction of justice.
  • Government of the Lawyer, By the Lawyer and for the Lawyer

    06/16/2017 9:15:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/16/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Government of the lawyers, by the lawyers and for the lawyers was on full display at the Comey Congressional Hearing as an illustration of just how far removed our highly paid, elected officials really are from the issues which are truly interesting to we the governed. Clearly, Congress is discriminating against the employment demographics of our country! Just how many lawyers are in Congress? And more importantly, how many of them "rule" us via their committees? All I could think of, as a daughter and niece of a lawyer, judge and cousin of a law professor as I watched this...
  • Supreme Court tightens rules on where companies can be sued

    05/31/2017 5:09:27 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 5 replies
    OANN ^ | May 30, 2017 | Andrew Chung
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas-based BNSF Railway Co. The justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state residents to sue there over injuries that occurred anywhere in BNSF’s nationwide network. State courts cannot hear claims against companies when they are not based in the state or the alleged injuries did not occur there, the justices ruled.
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District

    05/27/2017 4:35:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/17 | Carter
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma. Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” The AP reports: Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its...
  • POLL: Should President Trump’s lawyers screen his tweets?

    05/26/2017 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 33 replies
    POLL: Should President Trump's lawyers screen his tweets? Yes, it would be the smart thing to do. No, let Donald be Donald.
  • China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

    05/08/2017 8:29:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within minutes, Chen feared, she and her two daughters would be escorted back to China, where her husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, was held on a charge of inciting subversion - and where punishment for attempting to flee surely awaited her. After weeks on the run, Chen was exhausted, and so was her luck....
  • 7 things we know about the I-85 bridge collapse two weeks later

    04/27/2017 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2017 | Fiza Pirani
    It’s been at least two weeks since a massive fire caused a section of I-85 to collapse, throwing metro Atlanta traffic into gridlock and leaving many wondering who exactly was to blame. » The latest: Man charged with I-85 bridge fire pleads not guilty, to be released on bond Here’s what we know so far: Who’s at fault? Basil Eleby, 39, was charged with starting the fire. On Tuesday, April 18, Eleby pleaded not guilty to arson and criminal trespass charges and is expected to be released on a $10,000 signature bond. According to AJC’s Rhonda Cook, Fulton County Superior...
  • Lawyers sue Times, CNN, Fox News for racial discrimination

    04/27/2017 7:17:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Three of the nation’s largest media organizations are being sued — two by the same lawyer — for ­racial discrimination. A half-dozen people have filed suits against the New York Times and Fox News, while as many as 175 current and former employees have contacted lawyers about joining a class-action suit against CNN. The Times plaintiffs claim in a suit filed last year by New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor that “the Gray Lady” prefers to hire white employees to help target a white audience. “Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young,...
  • LA Times: Tax-Funded Lawyers for Illegal Immigrants Is ‘Worthwhile’

    04/26/2017 2:32:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    In an editorial by the Los Angeles Times, the use of taxpayer money to pay for illegal immigrants’ legal fees to fight deportation is heralded as a “worthwhile” plan. The LA Times Editorial Board writes that because some illegal immigrants do not have lawyers, it is the responsibility of U.S. taxpayers to pay for their attorneys: Having a lawyer can make all the difference in the world to someone facing deportation in federal immigration court, where the law is dizzyingly byzantine. Yet only 37% of potential deportees have one. Part of the problem is a lack of attorneys trained in...
  • ‘Dog Company’: Bronze Star Decorated Army Captain Explains How [PC] Lawyers Are Betraying Our Troops

    04/12/2017 10:18:59 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 12, 2017 | John Hayward
    Army Captain Roger Hill joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about his new book, Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command. “The bottom line here is that we’ve got a set of politically driven rules of engagement that are getting our guys and girls overseas killed and hurt unnecessarily,” Hill said of his book’s urgent message. “This book Dog Company highlights a number of examples of that, in a real setting, during a real deployment to a province in eastern Afghanistan” in 2008 and 2009, according to Hill....
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • California bar exam’s passing score should be lowered, critics say

    03/14/2017 7:38:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dominic Fracassa
    The State Bar of California has agreed to launch a comprehensive assessment of whether the minimum score needed to pass its bar examination should be lowered to allow more prospective attorneys to pass. In recent weeks, a growing chorus of voices — from state legislators to law school deans to court officials — have registered urgent concerns that the lowest score needed to pass the exam, commonly referred to as the “cut score,” is too high, flunking would-be attorneys who would qualify to practice law nearly everywhere else in the country. That sense of urgency has increased since November, after...
  • Soros-Tied Obama Lawyers Form Group to Battle Trump

    03/03/2017 3:52:10 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | by AARON KLEIN
    Further evidence of Barack Obama’s close association with efforts to oppose President Trump has emerged: a group of former top lawyers for the Obama administration have formed an organization aimed at utilizing legal advocacy methods to oppose Trump’s policies. The organization is calling itself United to Protect Democracy, drawing on the theme of Obama’s farewell speech last month. The group is already partnered with an organization heavily financed by billionaire George Soros and is led by a former Obama lawyer who previously worked at a Soros-financed global activist outfit. While other Trump opponents focus on taking the president to court...
  • Pay for Play: Where did DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Get Five Hundred Grand to Donate to the DNC?

    02/10/2017 10:05:28 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | Sept 2016 | Staff
    A career civil servant with that kind of money ought to be surprising, especially in lieu of his subsequent outreach efforts to proven Muslim Brotherhood outfits. UPDATE: During the years when Republicans controlled the levers of power, Johnson worked for a law firm that represented the Guantanamo Bay detainees — very vigorously. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attorneys went so far as to smuggle in materials to the detainees. “If I’d gotten caught passing war news to detainees,” one former DOD official said, “my security clearance would have been pulled.” This week has seen the release of many incriminating...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...