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  • Cuomo received donation from Weinstein law firm before halting probe into his case

    08/29/2018 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Page Six ^ | 8/29/2018 | Nolan Hicks and Lia Eustachewich
    A prominent law firm that formerly represented Harvey Weinstein handed over a $25,000 check to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s campaign six days before the governor called off a probe into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, public records show. The hefty contribution from Manhattan firm Boies Schiller & Flexner came on June 20, according to records on the state Board of Elections website. Less than a week later, Cuomo called for a six-month halt of state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s investigation into Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance for deciding not to prosecute Weinstein for a 2015 groping...
  • Federal Judge Recuses Herself From A Second Fusion GPS Case

    12/12/2017 8:50:06 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2017 | chuck ross
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of hacking Democrats’ computer systems, has sought to subpoena Fusion GPS records and to depose its employees to find out more about the research firm’s work on the dossier. Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed for defamation for publishing the dossier earlier this year. He...
  • BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself

    11/12/2017 7:25:47 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    the black sphere ^ | nov. 10, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself This may be the most obvious case of conflict I’ve seen in a while. How this judge could have ever gotten the Fusion GPS case shows a lack of integrity in our justice system. As True Pundit wrote of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, and her “blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case”: On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This...
  • The left's vaunted trial lawyer, David Boies, helped intimidate Weinstein's victims

    11/07/2017 10:09:07 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    David Boies, the left-wing lawyer famous for taking on Al Gore's hanging chad Florida election disputes in 2000, turns out to have been the facilitator of an army of private investigators who tracked actresses making sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood studio big Harvey Weinstein and the reporters reporting it.
  • The New York Times’ Own Lawyer Was Working Against Them...(trunc,Boies!)

    11/07/2017 2:09:42 AM PST · by Duke of Milan · 4 replies
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  • From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder...

    06/01/2016 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/01/16 | Matthew Harper
    Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing. Theranos had no comment. Our estimate of Holmes’ wealth is based entirely on her 50% stake in Theranos, the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 with plans of revolutionizing the diagnostic test market. Theranos shares are not traded on any stock market; private investors purchased stakes in 2014 at a price that implied a $9 billion valuation for the company. Since then, Theranos has been hit with allegations...
  • The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden's Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer

    05/13/2014 8:54:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/13/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The farce is complete... "Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    08/19/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT · by throwback · 446 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 09, 2010 | Ted Olsen
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the "traditional" definition of marriage and press for an "activist" interpretation of the Constitution to create another "new" constitutional right? My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • Cuomo's campaign took money from attorneys for clients his office probed

    11/23/2009 12:06:02 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 511+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12:47 PM, November 23, 2009 | POST STAFF REPORT
    State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s campaign took money from law firms that represent clients his office investigated or accused of wrongdoing... Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP contributed $35,000 this year to Cuomo’s campaign. The firm, led by David Boies, represents Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the former AIG CEO, who is fighting a civil fraud case the attorney general filed. Attorneys for Dell Inc., Deutsche Bank and former Liberal Party chief Raymond Harding also contributed to Cuomo. The AG’s office has been involved with disputes with each of them.... Cuomo is expected to run for governor. His campaign has raised $16 million...
  • Three questions for ... Theodore Olson

    10/18/2009 1:16:28 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 1,627+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 10.18.09
    Of all the lawyers who might have challenged California's ban on same-sex marriage, one of the least likely candidates would seem to be Theodore Olson: a high-ranking Justice Department attorney under Ronald Reagan, U.S. solicitor general under George W. Bush, and lawyer for Bush in the Bush vs. Gore case that decided the 2000 presidential election. But when a federal judge in San Francisco held a critical hearing last week in a suit by two same-sex couples challenging Proposition 8, they were represented by Olson and David Boies, his courtroom adversary in Bush vs. Gore. Before the hearing, Olson talked...
  • Gay Marraige and the Consitution(BARF ALERT)Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn CA's Prop 8

    07/20/2009 4:50:34 PM PDT · by TheBigIf · 39 replies · 1,940+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/20/09 | By DAVID BOIES
    Gay Marraige and the Consitution (BARF ALERT) Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn California's Proposition 8. By DAVID BOIES When I got married in California in 1959 there were almost 20 states where marriage was limited to two people of different sexes and the same race. Eight years later the Supreme Court unanimously declared state bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional. Recently, Ted Olson and I brought a lawsuit asking the courts to now declare unconstitutional California's Proposition 8 limitation of marriage to people of the opposite sex. We acted together because of our mutual commitment to the...
  • GOP's Olson: Gay Marriage Going to Supreme Court (Ted Olson fighting for legalization)

    07/03/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1,613+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/3/2009
    SAN FRANCISCO - The attorney representing two same-sex couples who were denied a right to wed in California said on Thursday he expected the case to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, which has yet to hear a case on the gay marriage issue. "When it does get to the United States Supreme Court, we expect to win," Theodore Olson, who was solicitor general under former President George W. Bush, told reporters after the first hearing on federal lawsuit that was filed in May. A high court ruling potentially could trump state laws prohibiting same-sex unions. Five out of...
  • Why Are Attorneys Ted Olson And David Boies Wrong In Bringing Prop 8 To Federal Court?

    06/03/2009 12:10:01 AM PDT · by stevelackner · 26 replies · 854+ views ^ | June 3, 2004 | Steven W. Lackner
    Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, who faced off in Bush V. Gore, have declared they are working together to do what they can to bring Prop 8 before a federal court claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution. Please watch the following interview with Chris Matthews to fully understand their contentions and my responses in this article: These two lawyers are claiming that Prop 8 violates fundamental rights protected by the U.S. Constitution and amounts to discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The analogies made by these attorneys are perverse. They equate gay marriage with interracial marriage....
  • (Ted)Olson, (David) Boies Unite to Fight Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Federal Court

    05/29/2009 11:18:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 961+ views ^ | 5/28/09 | Mike McKee
    Gay-rights lawyers on Wednesday welcomed longtime conservative lawyer Theodore Olson into the fight for same-sex marriage, but warned him and liberal colleague David Boies that they could hurt the cause more than help it by launching an attack on California's Proposition 8 in the federal courts. "There is no end run around the nitty-gritty work of social change," Evan Wolfson, executive director of the New York-based Freedom to Marry, said in a telephone call. "If it was just about hiring a good lawyer and filing a good brief, we'd have won decades ago." Olson, who represented George W. Bush in...
  • New Prop 8 challenge from … Ted Olson?

    05/28/2009 6:18:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,135+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 5/28/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    After yesterday’s ruling from the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8’s ban on gay marriage but allowing the already-existing gay marriages to remain legal, I predicted that an inventive attorney would attack the judgment in federal court on equal-protection arguments arising from that Solomonic split. That challenge came more quickly than even I predicted, and from an unusual choice of attorneys. Byron York profiles Ted Olson’s decision to make a federal case out of Prop 8: ----------------------------------------------- "The suit argues that the state’s marriage ban, upheld Tuesday by the California Supreme Court, violates the federal constitutional right for same-sex couples...
  • Gay rights advocates rip suit to undo Prop. 8

    05/28/2009 7:40:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 904+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/28/9 | Joe Garofoli
    Gay rights advocates Wednesday blasted two veteran attorneys for filing a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, saying the move is premature and could be disastrous for the marriage movement. While they knew of the objections, attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies - who opposed each other during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election case - filed the suit Friday in San Francisco on behalf of two same-sex couples who wanted to be married but were denied because of Prop. 8. The suit claims the voter-approved measure, which the California Supreme Court...
  • Proposition 8 challenged in federal court

    05/27/2009 11:39:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,734+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/27/9 | Steve Wiegand
    A strange-bedfellows duo of top constitutional lawyers said today they are challenging the legal validity of Proposition 8, the November 2008 ballot measure that prohibited same-sex marriages in California. Speaking at a Los Angeles press conference, attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies said they had filed a suit in federal court on behalf of two gay California couples, and would seek an injunction to stay the law while arguing it is a violation of the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general, represented former President George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, which decided...
  • Bush vs. Gore Attorneys Team up to Fight Prop 8 in Federal Court

    05/26/2009 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 2,714+ views ^ | May 26, 2009 | By Zach Behrens
    Two top attorneys who argued Bush v. Gore on opposite sides have now joined forces to strike down Prop 8 in federal court, filing for a preliminary injunction against same-sex marriage ban until the case is resolved, which would immediately reinstate the right for all Californians to marry. Theodore B. Olson and David will officially announce their case tomorrow morning in downtown, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Olson, a former U.S. Solicitor General represented President Bush, against Al Gore, who was represented by Boies. The pair is representing two gay men and two gay women who were...

    05/13/2007 4:39:06 PM PDT · by melt · 16 replies · 936+ views
    NY POST .com ^ | 5/13/07 | JANON FISHER
    May 13, 2007 -- First he helped Al Gore fight George W. Bush. Now, he's helping Michael Moore do the same thing. High-powered attorney David Boies - chief counsel in Gore's recount battle against Bush in the 2000 presidential election - has been hired to help the filmmaker fight a federal probe into his new film "Sicko," according to The Weinstein Company. Moore landed in hot water when he took ailing 9/11 responders to Cuba seeking health care as part of the documentary, which highlights problems with the American health care system and HMOs.