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    US President Donald Trump returns to the White House after the media declared Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 US presidential election, in Washington, United States, November 7, 2020. REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File Photo Donald Trump is reluctant to concede victory to his rival Joe Biden in the presidential elections in the United States. To do this, a legal battery is preparing to challenge the elections in which the Democratic candidate won, who was already recognized as the winner by various world leaders. For example, the US president plans to demonstrate how people who were dead allegedly voted. But nevertheless, so far there is no evidence that the democrats have committed fraud to win the election, despite the continuous denunciations of Trump and some of his closest collaborators. What many are wondering is what is next for the US...
    Donald Trump is planning a series of rallies at which he will show off obituaries of people who his team say have voted, according to a report. The president has made it clear that he does not intend to concede defeat to Joe Biden, despite him being judged by independent media analysts to have no way of winning the election. He has promised to fight every step through the courts. On Sunday night Axios reported that the Trump campaign was mobilizing its troops, appointing generals and readying for war. 'We want to make sure we have an adequate supply of manpower on the ground for man-to-man combat,' one adviser told Axios.  Donald Trump, pictured at a rally on November 1, is intending to fight on, Axios reports Trump has been whipping up his supporters with claims of votes being stolen Trump's supporters protest outside the state capital...
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada — President Trump's Nevada legal team beefed up its legal challenge to mail-in ballot signature verification in the state with startling claims of voter and ballot fraud. Among the allegations: Dead voters, votes from thousands who no longer live in Nevada, and a van marked" "Biden-Harris" full of opened mail-in ballots. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is helping Trump's legal effort in the state, detailed grievances that the campaign has with mail-in ballot signature verification in Clark County, Nevada, which accounts for the vast majority of voters in the state. "We were told that signature verification will save all chances of fraud," Laxalt said in front of a crowd of around 50 pro-Trump protesters on Sunday. Laxalt identified several complaints about the more than 600,000 mail-in votes cast in Nevada. Laxalt said about 200,000 of those were verified through...
    The Trump campaign tapped Republican Rep. Doug Collins on Sunday to head its recount efforts in Georgia as the president’s team ramps up their legal challenge of election results in several battleground states. “Republicans stand by the ideal that every eligible voter should be able to vote legally and have it be counted,” Collins said. “During the coming recount, we are confident we will find evidence of improperly harvested ballots and other irregularities that will prove that President Trump won Georgia fairly again on his way to re-election as President. Georgians deserve a free and open process, and they will get one.” Biden became president-elect on Saturday after he surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold with victories in Pennsylvania and Nevada. However, the Fox News Decision Desk has still not projected a winner in Georgia, where Biden leads Trump by a razor-thin margin of about 10,000 votes. Georgia Secretary of State...
    (CNN)It's time for President Donald Trump's legal team to put up or shut up. From the long night in 1960, when NBC did not announce John F. Kennedy was elected President until 7 a.m, to the five-week post-election battle between Al Gore and George W. Bush in 2000, Americans have often had to wait for election results. Shan WuThis year, however, Trump capitalized on the time it has taken for several states to process the influx of mail-in ballots to make baseless claims that the election had been "stolen" from him. After spending months trying to undermine the legitimacy of the election, he has mounted a legal challenge to dispute the results. What's the legal outlook for Trump? Not good.Here's why. Trump's legal team is trying a shotgun approach at attacking the election results. Some lawsuits are based on technicalities, making the case that election observers need to be closer...
            by Debra Heine   As Joe Biden took narrow leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia Friday, President Trump’s campaign vowed to keep fighting, confident that once all the legal votes are counted, President Trump will be reelected. If you count the legal votes, President @realDonaldTrump easily wins this race. PASS IT ON before Twitter censors this! — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) November 6, 2020 Three days after the election, Biden took a 5,500-vote lead in the Keystone State, after trailing President Trump there for days. He also took a narrow lead in Georgia, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since Bill Clinton was on the ticket in 1992. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Friday morning that there will be a recount in the state due to the narrow margin. “With a margin that small, there will be a...
    CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported Friday that President Donald Trump is not happy with his current legal team. Collins told Jake Tapper that the legal team — which includes Rudy Giuliani, Pam Bondi, and others — isn’t exactly assuaging the president’s concerns and Trump has “questions about the effectiveness of that team.” “He’s even told one person he wants them to find him better attorneys to put on his team,” Collins said. “Because he wants a team of what he describes to one person as ‘killers.'” She pointed out that there’s a question of why this didn’t come up sooner, given the predictions that this election would result in legal fights even before Tuesday. “The president himself is even raising questions about the team that’s going to be representing and going to be fighting for him to potentially get a second term. We are told it is not only the president raising...
    (CNN)While President Donald Trump's legal strategy to challenge the election results is being shaped at the highest levels by familiar, experienced hands, his legal team on the ground hasn't seen the involvement of a top-tier team of the caliber George W. Bush had during the 2000 Florida recount.And as former Vice President Joe Biden's lead has come into focus in recent days, Trump has been asking why his legal team doesn't seem more put together, suggesting he doesn't believe they are up to the task of defending him in the courts and asking for his team to find better lawyers, according to one person who has spoken to him.Election 2020 presidential resultsThe public-facing effort has been headed by Rudy Giuliani and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Trump loyalists whose credibility has been diminished among the type of elite legal talent that a presidential campaign might turn to during an...
    Utah’s attorney general is taking time off to help President Trump mount court challenges over allegations of illegal voting and other election-related improprieties, he said Friday. Republican Sean Reyes, who won a third term on Tuesday, made the announcement on his non-official Twitter account. “On personal leave time to help prepare and support litigation in several states dealing with compromised election process,” he wrote. Reyes, who in 2017 was among Trump’s potential picks to head the Federal Trade Commission, claimed that Democratic challenger Joe Biden “& his allies know @POTUS will win if only verified, #legal votes are counted.” “We are making sure that happens but looks like courts may have to decide that. #RuleOfLaw,” he added. Reyes’ move came two days after the New York Times reported that Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was trying to hire a “James Baker-like” leader for the campaign’s post-election legal...
    Utah’s attorney general is taking time off to help President Trump mount court challenges over allegations of illegal voting and other election-related improprieties, he said Friday. Republican Sean Reyes, who won a third term on Tuesday, made the announcement on his non-official Twitter account. “On personal leave time to help prepare and support litigation in several states dealing with compromised election process,” he wrote. Reyes, who in 2017 was among Trump’s potential picks to head the Federal Trade Commission, claimed that Democratic challenger Joe Biden “& his allies know @POTUS will win if only verified, #legal votes are counted.” “We are making sure that happens but looks like courts may have to decide that. #RuleOfLaw,” he added. Reyes’ move came two days after the New York Times reported that Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was trying to hire a “James Baker-like” leader for the campaign’s post-election legal efforts....
    Analysis: ‘Trump used his early lead in Pennsylvania as an opportunity to weep. ‘ News reporter Sally Lockwood wrote in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We may have known its outcome in Pennsylvania before postal votes were counted before Election Day. Instead, ballots first had to be counted under state election rules, which revealed a Trump presence. That margin has evaporated in Pennsylvania as postal votes have been scheduled. Democrats were more likely to vote by mail, but Donald Trump used his early lead as an opportunity to weep over wrongdoing and fraud. The demands of the Trump campaign to waive the postal vote by filing legal challenges in the war-torn states seem to be serious attempts to delay the inevitable. Donald Trump lost court rulings in three states yesterday. A small number of ballots are in question, and they are unlikely to make any material difference in Joe Biden’s current...
    President Trump needs to "tap down the rhetoric" about claims of Democrats stealing the election, Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley argued Friday. "He has an army of lawyers who are preparing to litigate these questions. He needs to leave it to them," the George Washington University law professor told "Fox & Friends." Turley said Trump's claims are "undermining" his legal team's efforts as the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in several states throughout the nation this week, seeking access for poll watching and other issues. Video"It makes judges less likely to take these issues seriously or approach them aggressively, so he needs to just tap down the rhetoric and focus on the theme that he wants all legal votes to count," he said. "That's fine, and leave the specifics to his lawyers." TRUMP CLAIMS DEMS ARE TRYING TO 'STEAL' ELECTION, SAYS HE'LL WIN IF 'LEGAL VOTES' ARE COUNTED On Thursday night, Trump...
    Jonathan Turley on Friday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden pulls ahead of Trump in Georgia Biden takes lead in Georgia, makes gains in Pennsylvania Gore: This election is 'completely different' than 2000 MORE for comments alleging Democrats are attempting to steal the U.S. presidential election, arguing that Trump "has an army of lawyers" preparing for court battles and the rhetoric is "undermining their effort." “First of all, what you should not do is have the president continuing to talk about stealing the election,” Turley, said in an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “He has an army of lawyers who are preparing to litigate these questions.” “This is undermining their effort,” the Fox News contributor and George Washington University professor continued. “It makes judges less likely to take these issues seriously or approach them aggressively." “He needs to just tamp down the rhetoric and focus on the theme that he wants all legal...
    USPS processed 150K ballots after Election Day People are painting their walls more now — and these are their go-to colors Trump stages corrosive attempt to undermine votes as his path to 270 evaporates © Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump staged a corrosive and potentially dangerous attempt at undermining the US election on Thursday, baselessly claiming the presidency was being stolen from underneath him as vote counts showed his path to victory disappearing. Load Error Standing at the White House podium, the President repeated false claims that a count of legally cast ballots would show him winning against former Vice President Joe Biden. He complained that in certain states where he had been leading on election night, tallies have been "whittled down" or have shown his rival leading. Using the briefing room to espouse baseless claims he is being deprived a second term by fraud, Trump thrust...
    In a matter of several years, Rudy Giuliani has gone from being America's mayor to the serial butt of its jokes. That's what makes him the perfect figurehead of Donald Trump's farcical multi-pronged legal effort to claw back the will of The People and invalidate enough legally cast votes so that Trump can retain the presidency. Rudy, more plugged into Ukrainian corruption than U.S. election law, is no James Baker, the attorney who led the successful legal bid by the George W. Bush campaign in 2000 to end the Florida recount and claim the presidency for the GOP. Team Trump had hoped for a Baker-like figure but has instead rolled out Giuliani, partisan hack Pam Bondi, and a handful of other miscreants willing to jump aboard the Trumptanic right as it's hitting the iceberg. Trump's low-caliber team is also a sign that every conservative attorney who has a reputation worth preserving for a...
    L.L. Bean is now available at Nordstrom: What to know People are painting their walls more now — and these are their go-to colors Trump set to speak as path narrows and he continues to press legal action © MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump listens to a speaker during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump is set to speak from the White House on Thursday evening as he charges ahead with a strategy to force an election victory -- or at least forestall a loss -- through legal maneuvers and demands for recounts, a final-ditch effort to prevent states from tallying ballots that could decide the next president. Trump had been itching to speak in public even as his advisers questioned the wisdom of...
    Former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell has been one of the public faces of President Donald Trump’s legal fight in states still counting votes that will decide the election. On Fox Business Thursday afternoon, Lou Dobbs erupted on Grenell and confronted him on what they and the GOP are actually doing. Dobbs declared that what’s happening in these states is a “national disgrace.” Grenell said “everybody just needs to do their job” and took shots at the media coverage of their press conference earlier alleging issues with the votes. As Grenell made allegations about violations of federal law, an annoyed Dobbs jumped in and said, “You’re going to. This is Thursday. You were filing a legal action today against those fraudulent votes. Has that been filed? Because you’re complaining about the press instead of telling us what you’re actually getting done. As you said, you have a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania joined five other plaintiffs to drop a lawsuit on Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. The suit claims Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar changed the rules hours before Election Day, allowing voters who messed up their mail in-ballots to “cure them” or fix them by casting a provisional ballot. The suit claims counties are confused and won’t be able to properly segregate all the different ballots, some of which should be set aside because of a pending Supreme Court case. “It’s not accurate,” said Boockvar. “We spoke to all of the voting system vendors and it is absolutely feasible and not even challenging.” Pennsylvania Senate Republicans disagree, accusing Boockvar of nothing but confusion. “If you were an employer and you had an employee whose performance level was so substandard that it confused all of your clients...
    Scott Olson/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. isn’t holding back; instead, he is calling out fellow Republicans and “2024 GOP hopefuls” for their lack of action in standing up to what he believes to be rampant ballot fraud being committed in key swing states to prevent his father from being re-elected. “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing,” the president’s son tweeted. “They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight, but they will cower to the media mob instead.” The total lack of action from virtually all of the “2024 GOP hopefuls” is pretty amazing. They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead. Don’t worry @realDonaldTrump will fight & they can watch as usual! — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5,...
    US coronavirus: A record-high 102,831 Covid-19 infections are reported in 1 day DoorDash just opened its first physical location as the pandemic fuels a ghost kitchen boom Narrowing path leaves some aides facing reality even as Trump presses legal action © MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump listens to a speaker during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump was charging ahead Thursday with a strategy to force an election victory, or at least forestall a loss, through legal maneuvers and demands for recounts, a final-ditch effort to prevent states from tallying ballots that could decide the next president. Load Error And despite campaign assurances that the numbers will break their way, reality appeared to be setting in for several of Trump's aides in the...
    Both in public and in private, the Biden campaign is confident that when the dust finally settles in the aftermath of the still-contested presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden will be named the nation’s next president. But in conversations with top fundraisers, senior campaign leaders are girding themselves for months of nuisance lawsuits—and even efforts to interfere in selection of members of the Electoral College—from President Donald Trump as he seeks to thwart Biden’s election. “In the upcoming hours and days, I’m sure we will hear more of allegations of fraud, we’ll hear more about the possibility of Republicans appointing electors independent of the popular election,” Dana Remus, the campaign’s general counsel and showrunner of Biden’s election protection program, told donors on a finance call on Wednesday evening. “These are not things to be scared of or worried about. This is what we prepared for.” On the call, a...
    President Donald Trump’s campaign cited a legal victory in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Thursday for Republican vote-counting observers. The ruling guarantees that Republican vote count observers must be allowed within six feet of the canvassing process. “I can’t stress enough how big a victory this is.” Justin Clark, Trump deputy campaign manager said in a conference call with reporters. Previously, the campaign said, polling officials in some precincts forced election observers away from viewing the counting process, 20 feet or more away from the process, making it impossible to see them to see the ballots. The case is partially what former Mayor Rudy Giuliani cited as evidence that Democrats were cheating by counting 125,000 or more ballots unobserved, as claimed by a local Republican observer in Philadelphia. C-SPAN The campaign said the court victory would help prevent “shenanigans” from Democrats trying to close Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania. “Our observers...
    10 arrested in Portland, 50 in NY on election night Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities Britney Spears Wants Dad Jamie Suspended Immediately as Co-Conservator of Her Estate © Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images Britney Spears wants her father, Jaime Spears, to be "suspended immediately" as the co-conservator of her estate. The singer's attorney, Sam Ingham, filed new documents on Tuesday, with Britney requesting that Bessemer Trust Company be the sole conservator of her estate, and that her dad be removed. A hearing is set for Tuesday, Nov. 11. Documents obtained by ET state that Britney's Tristar Sports and Entertainment Group business manager quit abruptly. The "Stronger" singer and her lawyer claim Jamie hired Michael Kane of Miller Kaplan to serve as business manager without her knowledge or consulting her about the replacement's fees. "The Oct. 28 letter is a blatant attempt by [Jamie] to retain full functional control of her assets,...
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is assembling an “all-star” legal team to spearhead legal challenges in battleground states such as Michigan, according to a Wednesday report. Just The News’ John Solomon reports: Among the lawyers the president is activating include his private attorney Jay Sekulow, who will help campaign lawyers with matters before the Supreme Court as well as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, officials said. Sidney Powell, the lawyer for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, may also be called upon, officials said. The report comes hours after the Trump campaign filed lawsuits to halt vote counts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, another key battleground state. “As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be. President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to...
    Top Trump ally Rudy Giuliani said the president's reelection campaign would "quite possibly" mount a national legal challenge to the vote count, amid a slew of battleground lawsuits already underway. Senior advisers and top campaign officials gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday as Team Trump announced that it was suing to stop mail-in ballots from being counted in Michigan, which has been called for Joe Biden, and Pennsylvania, where the president leads. "So, we came here today, and we met with all our lawyers," the president's son Eric Trump said in a news conference. Giuliani added: "We are going to continue the lawsuit here, we're going to bring a second one, and then, we're going to bring a federal lawsuit. And we're gonna take a very good look at whether we bring this nationally." This was to ensure "your vote doesn't get wiped out" by "fraudulent, meaningless paper ballots that...
    President Trump’s aides are assembling a recount hit squad, headed by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Senior Campaign Adviser Justin Clark, to challenge counts in battleground states, according to senior insiders. Details emerged as the campaign launched a string of legal challenges in battleground states to contest an outcome that appeared to be slipping away from Trump. The campaign has lodged a lawsuit to temporarily halt the count of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, claiming a lack of “transparency.” It is demanding a recount in Wisconsin. And it is taking court action in Michigan to get access to locations where ballots are being counted in one of the undecided states that could yet determine the outcome of the election. Michael Best and Friedrich, Clark’s law firm and home to former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, is providing the legal firepower, according to a source familiar with...
    Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to President Trump, said he is "en route" to Phildelphia with the Trump campaign legal team, vowing to protect the vote and "not let" Democrats "steal" Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential race as the ballot battle intensifies Wednesday.  "En route to Philadelphia with legal team. Massive cheating," Giuliani tweeted Wednesday. "@realDonaldTrump up by 550,000 with 75% counted."  He added: "Will not let Philly Democrat hacks steal it!"  The Trump campaign announced a press conference in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, featuring the president's son, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and campaign senior adviser Corey Lewandowski. Meanwhile, Trump on Wednesday claimed he is winning “big” in Pennsylvania, and noted that votes are still being counted.  “We are winning Pennsylvania big, but the PA Secretary of State just announced that there are ‘Millions of ballots left to be counted,’” Trump tweeted. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes...
    Donald Trump admitted Tuesday that he doesn't take losing well as he rattled off a confusing message on when he expects the election winner to be known, claiming he wants to know by Election Night, but doubling down on preparing to launch a legal battle in several states over the results. 'I'm not thinking about a concession speech or acceptance speech yet. Hopefully we'll be doing only one of those two,' Trump told reporters as he visited his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia Tuesday afternoon as voters lined up all over the country to cast their ballots. 'And you know, winning is easy,' the president continued. 'Losing is never easy. Not for me, it's not.' The president was joined by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and a very dressed-down Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser, for the trip. Reports emerged over the...
    Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is telling voters in his state it may take 'even a few days' to count their votes in a new public service-style ad – as the looming legal battle over the count there takes on a new PR dimension.     'These are unprecedented times. Because of the coronavirus, there were millions of votes cast by mail so it may take longer than usual to count every vote,' he says in a new ad for the nonpartisan group, The Voter Project.  'The folks in our election offices – your neighbors, family and friends are working hard ensuring every single vote is counted,' he says. CNN reports it will air Election Day through the final count – after the Supreme Court ruled Pennsylvania can continue counting mail ballots for three days after Election Day.  'It may take longer than usual to count every vote,' Pennsylvania Gov. Tom...
    Instead of getting out to vote, MLB’s owners will stay in and cast their ballots on a video call Friday. Steve Cohen needs 22 of those 29 votes — which excludes the one that will be cast in his favor by the franchise over which he is attempting to gain control — to move on the cusp of becoming the Mets’ new principal owner. That vote is predicated upon an executive council consisting of eight owners first giving approval for Cohen’s candidacy to move before the general membership. There is a strong expectation within the industry the 64-year-old Cohen will receive the necessary votes on both fronts. But what should be a coronation won’t become official until mayor Bill de Blasio approves the transaction, as he searches for loopholes that could potentially kill the $2.4 billion deal between the hedge-fund maven and team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz. As...
    Instead of getting out to vote, MLB’s owners will stay in and cast their ballots on a video call Friday. Steve Cohen needs 22 of those 29 votes — which excludes the one that will be cast in his favor by the franchise over which he is attempting to gain control — to move on the cusp of becoming the Mets’ new principal owner. That vote is predicated upon an executive council consisting of eight owners first giving approval for Cohen’s candidacy to move before the general membership. There is a strong expectation within the industry the 64-year-old Cohen will receive the necessary votes on both fronts. But what should be a coronation won’t become official until mayor Bill de Blasio approves the transaction, as he searches for loopholes that could potentially kill the $2.4 billion deal between the hedge-fund maven and team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz. As...
    MANCHESTER UNITED defender Brandon Williams has threatened legal action after 'defamatory' allegations about him were circulated on Twitter. The defender, 20, has featured twice this season for the Red Devils in EFL Cup wins against Luton and Brighton. 1Brandon Williams has threatened legal action over 'defamatory' allegations against himCredit: PA:Press Association Now Williams has instructed his legal team to 'take action' against unsubstantiated 'rumours' sweeping social media. A statement from Williams' representatives, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, reads: "Brandon Williams is aware of rumours circulating on Twitter. "Brandon vehemently denies any wrongdoing whatsoever. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news "The allegations posted on Twitter are false and defamatory. We have urgently raised these matters with Twitter. "Brandon has instructed his legal team to take the action that they think necessary. "We will not hesitate to bring proceedings against those who choose to...
    The confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is an historic victory for the conservative movement and the crowning achievement of decades of political organizing by social and judicial conservatives. Justice Barrett’s achievements speak for themselves, and full credit goes to her.  Her life story, her devotion to family, her hard work, her intellect, her grace under pressure—she did all that herself. Yet it takes nothing away from her to note that she had help, and it’s important to understand the nature of that help with an eye toward replicating that help in yet more areas. As we shall see, Barrett had an effective team around her. And as smart coaches say, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”  Indeed, as we think about teams’ getting things done, we might recall that more than two centuries ago, the Duke of Wellington is believed to have said about his great victory over...
            by Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in a lawyer’s version of tabletop war games, churning out draft pleadings, briefs and memos to cover scenarios that read like the stuff of a law school hypothetical more than a real-life case in a democracy. Attorneys for the Republicans and the Democrats are already clashing in courts across the U.S. over mailed-in ballot deadlines and other issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. And as Trump tries to sow doubt in the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election, both sides have built massive legal operations readying for a bitterly disputed race that lands at the Supreme Court “We’ve been...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell is launching a fresh bid for freedom after moaning she is in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. The Brit and her legal team are set to file a bail application “in weeks”. 2Ghislaine Maxwell and her legal team are set to file a bail application 'in weeks'Credit: EPA 2Maxwell defended the Duke over claims he slept with sex slave Virginia Giuffre, which Andrew deniesCredit: Rex Features Maxwell is locked up in the US on charges related to paedo Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking ring, This week court papers revealed chats between her and Prince Andrew over teen sex allegations. She defended the Duke over claims he slept with sex slave Virginia Giuffre, which Andrew denies. Most read in NewsHUNTED DOWN Man wanted for rape & murder of nine-year-old girl is beaten to death by mobPUT TO THE SWORDKiller 'gets revenge on rapist by stabbing him 100 times with sword'OUT...
    President Donald Trumps and Democratic rival Joe Bidens campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in a lawyers version of tabletop war games, churning out draft pleadings, briefs and memos to cover scenarios that read like the stuff of a law school hypothetical more than a real-life case in a democracy. Attorneys for the Republicans and the Democrats are already clashing in courts across the U.S. over mailed-in ballot deadlines and other issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. And as Trump tries to sow doubt in the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election, both sides have built massive legal operations readying for a bitterly disputed race that lands at the Supreme Court “We’ve been preparing for this for well over a year," Republican National Committee...
    Loading the player... WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in a lawyer’s version of tabletop war games, churning out draft pleadings, briefs and memos to cover scenarios that read like the stuff of a law school hypothetical more than a real-life case in a democracy. Read More: Trump says he’s the ‘least racist person in this room’ at debate Dozens of attorneys for the Republicans and the Democrats are already clashing in courts across the U.S. over mailed-in ballot deadlines and other issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. And as Trump tries to sow doubt in the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election, both sides have built massive legal operations readying for a bitterly disputed race that...
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in a lawyer's version of tabletop war games, churning out draft pleadings, briefs and memos to cover scenarios that read like the stuff of a law school hypothetical more than a real-life case in a democracy. Dozens of attorneys for the Republicans and the Democrats are already clashing in courts across the U.S. over mailed-in ballot deadlines and other issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. And as Trump tries to sow doubt in the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election, both sides have built massive legal operations readying for a bitterly disputed race that lands at the Supreme...
    Phil Collins' ex-wife has accused him of spying on her by setting up hidden cameras in her bathroom and changing room, in explosive new court documents from their bitter legal battle that got underway at a Florida courtroom Tuesday.  Orianne Cevey alleges the rock legend fabricated a 'shameful story' in his lawsuit to have her removed from his Miami Beach mansion, where she is living with her new toyboy husband. The 46-year-old jewellery designer also calls Collins, 69, 'callous' for pushing her to live in her Las Vegas home, as she says that would take her son from another marriage away from his father who lives locally. It is the latest blistering salvo in the new chapter of the British drummer’s headline-grabbing on-off relationship with Orianne. After a 12-year marriage and two sons, the pair divorced in 2008 with a record $47 settlement.  They surprised the world when they announced in 2016 they...
    New York, October 22, 2020 – Adam Klasfeld is joining Law&Crime as a senior investigative reporter and editor. He will be covering courts and investigating high-profile legal cases across the country. He will join the team effective October 28th. “Adam has shown time and again that he is one of the country’s most reliable, trusted, and insightful sources for real-time legal news, and courtroom reporting–whether in person or in virtual courtrooms.” Law&Crime managing editor Matt Naham said. “We are so pleased that he is bringing his experience, investigative skills and talent to Law&Crime.” Klasfeld joins Law&Crime after a 12-year career with Courthouse News. During President Trump’s impeachment, his questioning of the House’s top Republican about his ties to Rudy Giuliani’s former associate Lev Parnas drew national headlines, and his investigations into a related criminal case made waves. His reporting on the federal corruption trial of New York Governor Andrew...
    Loading the player... The attorneys appointed by a federal judge to identify the families of migrants who were separated at the U.S. southern border say that they have been unable to find the parents of 545 children.  The American Civil Liberties Union attorneys are asserting that two-thirds of the parents of those children have already been deported to Central America.  This December 2019 photo shows Honduran asylum seeker Christopher, 6, standing with his father on the international bridge from Mexico to the United States in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico. They were waiting to be taken by U.S. officials to an immigration court hearing in Brownsville, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) The “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by President Donald Trump‘s administration separated thousands of children from their families beginning in 2017 until the program was ended by executive order in 2018.  “What has happened is horrific,” Lee Gelernt,...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump‘s legal team has moved to block a subpoena that would reveal the president’s personal financial records and tax information. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally on October 17, 2020 in Muskegon, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) According to the Washington Post, the case is back before the U.S. Court of Appeals for a more detailed review of Congress’s request to access Trump’s financial records held by his accounting firm. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is seeking eight years of the president’s information according to the report, saying there are financial disclosure and conflict of interest laws to amend. Read More: Trump $70K tax deduction for ‘Apprentice’ hairstyling is likely illegal Douglas Letter, general counsel for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Trump is the “first President in modern history to refuse to fully disclose or...
    DUBLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The European Union remains absolutely committed to reaching a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and chief negotiator Michel Barnier stands ready to travel to London to intensify talks, EU Financial Services Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said. Britain stood firm on Tuesday in rebutting an EU offer to discuss draft legal texts of a potential post-Brexit trade deal unless there were fundamental changes, as their high-stakes diplomatic poker game risked a chaotic finale. “The European Union remains absolutely committed to reaching a deal, our door is open and will remain open until the very last moment… but time is short,” McGuinness, who was appointed to her role this month, told an online conference on Tuesday. “Michel Barnier and his team stand ready to go to London to intensify the work with (British chief negotiator) David Frost and his team to develop the legal text.” (Reporting by Padraic...
    Loading the player... R. Kelly was beaten up by Jeremiah Shane Farmer, a Latin Kings gang member in a downtown Chicago jail and no one did anything about it, according to Kelly’s lawyers. Kelly’s legal team wants to know if the employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the singer is currently incarcerated, enabled the man to attack him while he was resting in his lower bunker bed. Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Antonio Perez – Pool via Getty Images) Farmer was convicted last year of a racketeering conspiracy that involved a murder, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. He is facing a mandatory life sentence after allegedly killing two people with a hammer in June 1999. The 39-year-old gangster admitted to attacking the singer, writing in a statement, “the government made me attack...
    As Britney Spears' conservatorship case drags on in court, the singer has been granted a bit of a reprieve. The 38-year-old star will be allowed to expand her legal team after a petition request was granted, Variety reports. Her father, Jamie Spears, opposed the petition, citing the cost of adding more lawyers. Reps for Britney Spears did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. BRITNEY SPEARS WISHES SONS SEAN, JADEN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 'I LOVE YOU BOTH THE THE MOON AND BACK' Britney Spears is currently under conservatorship, meaning her father oversees her finances and every day life. (Getty Images) Spears is currently under conservatorship, meaning a guardian -- her father Jamie -- oversees her finances and everyday life. The conservatorship has been in effect for over a decade. Fans of the singer have thrown their support behind the #FreeBritney movement, claiming Jamie is treating her...
    The one with the vaccines Theres a Mason jar shortage right now — heres how to pickle without them Britney Spears petition is granted to expand her legal team © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Her father has been at the helm of a court-ordered conservatorship for 12 years. And Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to 'expand her legal team' in fighting for her freedom. The 38-year-old singer was not in attendance for the hearing but Jamie, her mother Lynne and her attorney Samuel Ingham were present, according to Entertainment Tonight. © Provided by Daily Mail Tough: Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to 'expand her legal team' in fighting for her freedom Jamie filed paperwork last week contending the petition...
    Dr Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young is reportedly under police investigation amid claims she embezzled more than $385,000 from the rapper's business account.  Young is accused of stealing funds from Dre's Record One recording studio on two occasions, including one withdrawal of $353,571.85 in August.   The LAPD is reportedly looking into the matter after studio co-founder Larry Chatman filed a police report against Young, TMZ reported on Tuesday.  Young, who filed for divorce from Dr Dre earlier this summer after 24 years of marriage, had earlier claimed in proceedings that she was entitled to the money since she was a trustee of the account.  Nicole Young (pictured right) is accused of stealing funds from Dr Dre's Record One recording studio on two occasions, including one withdrawal of $353,571.85 in August Young filed for divorce from the artist earlier this summer after 24 years of marriage. The couple have been at...
    The Star Tribune’s Patrick Condon writes: “Leaders in Minnesota’s Democratic and Republican parties say they are lining up lawyers and marshaling resources for what is expected to be a protracted, high-stakes legal battle over the results of the upcoming election. The mobilization is being spurred by President Donald Trump’s criticism of the unprecedented growth of mail-in voting — and his unwillingness to assure voters he would concede a loss to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The stakes are particularly acute in potential battleground states like Minnesota ….” In the Pioneer Press, Frederick Melo writes: “The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library will not appear on the November ballot, but their political campaign begins in earnest nonetheless this weekend, with lawn signs, decals and slogans in hand. Their goal? To take on purported friends and allies at City Hall. The 2021 budget proposal unveiled by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter in...
    Hours after writing to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director questioning the AIIMS report in the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, senior advocate Vikas Singh held a press conference on Wednesday requesting the Central Bureau of Investigation to look into the conduct of Dr. Sudhir Gupta, who headed the AIIMS panel that re-examined the actor’s death. Addressing the media, Singh said, “The CBI should look into the conduct of the AIIMS team, they should examine who these doctors met and examine the statements that they have given in the media.” Sushant Singh Rajput Death Probe: CBI Sleuths Reach Mumbai to Collect More Details Related to the Case? “If it’s a suicide or not, it is not a question that shall not be answered by the doctors, it’s for the investigators to say,” Singh added, while raising questions on the AIIMS opinion. He added that in the report submitted...
    A week after the AIIMS-Delhi submitted its report to the CBI in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case to rule out murder, the legal team of Sushant’s family has written to CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla to claim that the medico-legal report by the AIIMS medical board was “faulty”. In the letter, the legal team represented by Varun Singh said: “I have been reading in the media about the forensic report submitted by the AIIMS to the CBI with regard to the opinion expressed by the agency in the matter of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14. I have also seen some doctors on the AIIMS team come on TV and make statements with regard to the forensic examination done by the team.” Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Over 80,000 Fake Accounts Were Created to Discredit Our Probe, Say Mumbai Police The letter said that despite several efforts...
    Washington — The Article III Project, a conservative judicial group, is rolling out a coalition of lawyers to throw their weight behind the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as the Senate prepares to begin the confirmation process next week. The legal advisory board includes 14 lawyers and one legal fellow who will assist in the battle to confirm Barrett, 48, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. The group includes legal professionals with experience working in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill, as well as others in private practice. "President Trump is going to transform the 5-4 John Roberts Court to the 6-3 Clarence Thomas Court. For that reason, the left will stop at nothing to derail this confirmation, like they attempted successfully with Judge Robert Bork and unsuccessfully with Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh," Mike Davis, Article...
    South Carolina is the latest in a string of states to side with President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in upholding voting laws ranging from ballot harvesting regulations to Election Day deadlines. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with state Republicans in reinstating a South Carolina voting requirement that mail-in ballots have a witness’s signature, a mandate federal courts had deemed unnecessary because of coronavirus. The South Carolina GOP expressed its satisfaction with the decision, saying in a statement that “despite the Democrats’ efforts to hijack a pandemic and use it to meddle with our election laws, they’ve lost.” On Friday, the Arizona Supreme Court granted a petition led by Attorney General Mark Brnovich and state Republicans on the state’s out-of-precinct (OOP) voting policy and “ballot-collection law,” which currently limits the handling of another person’s absentee ballot to family and household members, mail carriers, and election officials. The Ninth Circuit struck down the OOP policy...
    DR DRE's messy divorce battle has seen a judge rule in favor of the rapper not forking out $1.5million in security fees for ex wife Nicole Young. Website TMZ reports the legal victory for the Nuthin But A G Thang star, who will now not have to pay the various expenses, as well as ruling out Nicole's request fast-track demand he pay for her $5million lawyers fees. 6Judges in Dr Dre's legal case have deemed he will not have to $1.5million in security fees to ex Nicole Young, according to TMZCredit: Getty Images - Getty The former couple revealed they were divorcing in June 2020 with former attorney Nicole citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split. In the latest legal decision, the judge rejected Nicole's requests because she had already fired a security team Dre had employed and was paying for. She claimed he was "too controlling" over the staff...
    Dr. Dre's legal team have labelled Nicole Young's request for $2 million a month spousal support as 'absurd'. Amid the increasingly nasty divorce battle between the duo, who split over the summer after 24 years of marriage, Young had listed her monthly expenses amounting to over $2.5 million earlier this month. Dre hit back explaining that he already foots the bill for everything Young, 50, needs and also slammed her lawyers for requesting $5 million in fees. Dr. Dre's legal team has labeled Nicole Young's request for $2 million spousal support a month 'absurd' as the rapper claims he has been paying all her expenses According to TMZ, the rapper, born Andre Romelle Young, says he is letting Young stay in his Malibu mansion worth between $20-25 million.  He says he has his security team bring Young meals prepared by his personal chef meals 3-5 times per week. RELATED ARTICLES...
    Pandemic shows no sign of slowing down Boston restaurant operated by Salt Bae shut down for COVID-19 violations Titans are latest NFL team to partner with BetMGM, ahead of legal sports betting in Tennessee The Tennessee Titans are the latest team to embrace the legal sports betting market. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The Titans and BetMGM announced a partnership on Monday. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Titans announced Monday they have partnered with BetMGM ahead of sports gambling becoming legal in Tennessee starting on Nov. 1. BetMGM will be visible in many ways, such as team digital assets and big in-game moments like video board replays. The sportsbook will also have exclusive naming rights at the team’s television studio, which produces head coach Mike Vrabel’s show. It’s yet another example of the NFL going from shunning the gambling world not long ago to making it...
    Donald Trump and his re-election campaign are reportedly recruiting hundreds of lawyers to dispute votes, oversee polling locations, and otherwise challenge the election results. According to a report from Politico, the process began over a year ago on the chance that the election didn’t go the president’s way. To address that possibility, hundreds of volunteer lawyers were recruited, along with a team of dozens of hired attorneys. They’re joined by poll watchers from across the country. Since then, Trump’s approval numbers have gradually moved lower and lower, prompting the team to focus their efforts in battleground states where he could face a challenge winning over voters. These efforts were also increased when it became necessary for voters to consider the option of voting by mail as the novel coronavirus pandemic made it more difficult and dangerous for people to go into public places. Trump has famously railed against mail-in voting...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — A North Texas millionaire has reportedly joined the fight to free Tiger King ‘Joe Exotic’ from a Fort Worth prison. Eric Love is working with a group of lawyers who call themselves the ‘Team Tiger’. The group is asking President Trump to pardon the Netflix TV star. CBS News reported earlier this month that Joseph Maldonado-Passage, whose stage name is Joe Exotic, also sent a handwritten letter to the President requesting the pardon. The Tiger King was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot targeting Florida wildlife sanctuary owner Carole Baskin, who is currently appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Passage is currently being held in the inmate medical center at the federal prison in Fort Worth. In addition to punishments for animal cruelty, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years for two counts of murder-for-hire. He isn’t scheduled to be released until 2037. Team Tiger put together...
    Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys released brand-new footage appearing to show a Black Lives Matter demonstrator fired shots from a gun before Rittenhouse did, saying it clinches Rittenhouse's insistence of self-defense. What's a brief history here?Rittenhouse faces murder charges after he allegedly killed two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and wounded another on Aug. 25 during ongoing protests. He is due to appear in court on Thursday for a hearing on his extradition to Wisconsin. The teen faces several felony charges in connection with the fateful night, including first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, and first-degree reckless endangerment. Protesters took to the streets late in August following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. In an August statement, Rittenhouse's legal team said, "Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law...
    Dr. Dre's business associate Larry Chatman is accusing the rapper's estranged wife Nicole Young of stealing money from a business account on two occasions. Record One studio co-founder Larry Chatman, according to TMZ, has had his legal team correspond with Young over two transactions involving the business account: one last month in the amount of $353,000, then another for $31,457. Young's name was removed from the account before the latter withdrawal, and she had no legal access to the funds, according to Chatman's lawyers. Dr. Dre and his legal team have sent communications to Nicole and her team that the money be put back into the account immediately or they will sue her for the balance. The latest: Dr. Dre's business associate Larry Chatman is accusing the rapper's estranged wife Nicole Young of stealing money from a business account on two occasions. The former couple was snapped in 2017...
    Attorneys behind the Russia investigation let the American people down as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to level a more aggressive indictment of President Trump's conduct, former Justice Department official Andrew Weissmann argued. Weissmann, who has been described as Mueller's "legal pit bull," portrays the former special counsel in a new book as scrupulous but allowing his team to be steered in the wrong direction, The Atlantic reported on Monday. The Atlantic's George Packer specifically asked Weissmann whether the Russia team let the American people down, to which Weissman said, "yep, absolutely." He added: “I wouldn’t phrase it as just Mueller. I would say ‘the office.’ There are a lot of things we did well, and a lot of things we could have done better, to be diplomatic about it.” For Weissman, it was "fair" to describe the investigation as a historic missed opportunity. DOJ RECORDS SHOW MEMBERS OF MUELLER'S TEAM 'WIPED'...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted that while he believes that he would have the legal authority as president to implement a nationwide mask mandate, he “can’t guarantee you that yet.” Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president remarked that “there is a question” that he believed “can be answered in the positive” over “whether I can mandate over state lines that every single state has to comply.” Biden made the comments after being asked by a CNN reporter how he would implement a national mask mandate. “Our legal team thinks I can do that, based upon the degree to which there’s a crisis in those states, and how bad things are for the country,” Biden said, later adding, “I would make the case — I’d make the case why it’s necessary. I’d have the scientists arrayed to lay out in detail why. And I would...
    Actor Ajith Kumar’s legal team shared a statement on social media warning the public and his fans, specifying that there are a few individuals claiming to be associated with the actor or represent the actor for his professional and business dealings. The statement clarifies that Suresh Chandra is the sole agent of Ajith and only he will be representing or acting on his behalf for any professional and commercial engagements. The statement is now being widely shared on social media by Ajith’s fan clubs as well. Article 15 Tamil Remake: Not Thala Ajith, but Udhayanidhi Stalin Confirmed to Step Into Ayushmann Khurrana’s Shoes (Read Deets). The statement further also clarifies that Ajith will not be responsible if any person or organization makes business dealings with fraudulent individuals. The statement reads, “We are the legal counsels for Actor Shri. Ajith Kumar (herein after referred to as “our client”) and we hereby...
    Almost a month after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) went to Mumbai to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it has returned to Delhi and will hold a meeting next week with the AIIMS forensic team, sources said on Thursday. According to CBI sources, the team of the SIT has returned to Delhi on Wednesday and will now be holding meetings with the AIIMS forensic team on Sunday and later in the coming week also to take its medico-legal opinion in the case. Sushant Singh Rajput’s Friend Claims Weed Is Common on Sets and Cocaine in Bollywood Parties The team had gone to Mumbai along with the forensic team on August 20, a day after the Supreme Court gave its nod to the CBI probe into the death of the late actor. During the CBI’s stay in Mumbai, the All...
    The company behind Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior is building its legal team as it fights claims that its trying to wiggle out of a $16 billion merger with Tiffany. LVMH has hired famed French lawyer Jean-Michel Darrois to help advise it on the battle, which threatens to raise the curtain on French governmental proceedings, two sources close to the situation said. Darrois, a commander of the French Legion of Honor, has been a public supporter of French President Emmanuel Macron. In 1999, he defended French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius in a suit that obtained a dismissal and is now a counselor to French CEOs and other wealthy people. The battle between the two retailers kicked off earlier this month when LVMH said it wouldn’t be able to complete its $16.2 billion merger of the New York jeweler featured in the 1961 flick “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” by the Nov....
    Savannah Rychcik September 16, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is weighing in on whether he would have legal authority if he were elected president of the United States to issue a nationwide mask mandate. During a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, Biden indicated his legal team believes he would have the power to require mask-wearing across the nation. “There’s a question — I think it can be answered in the positive — a question whether I can mandate over state lines that every single state has to comply. Our legal team thinks I can do that based upon the degree to which there is a crisis in those states and how bad things are for the country,” Biden said. He added, “I’d make the case why it’s necessary. I’d have the scientists array — to lay out and detail why, and...
    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots. The effort, which the Biden campaign described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, reflects the extent of the preparation underway for an already divisive presidential contest in November that could produce significant, perhaps even decisive, court cases over voter access and the legitimacy of mail ballots. Democrats and Republicans are locked in legal fights on election rules that could...
    By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden’s presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots. The effort, which the Biden campaign described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, reflects the extent of the preparation underway for an already divisive presidential contest in November that could produce significant, perhaps even decisive, court cases over voter access and the legitimacy of mail ballots. Democrats and Republicans are locked in legal fights on election rules that could...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden’s presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on the different methods available for casting ballots. The effort, which the Biden campaign described as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history, reflects the extent of the preparation underway for an already divisive presidential contest in November that could produce significant, perhaps even decisive, court cases over voter access and the legitimacy of mail ballots. Democrats and Republicans are locked in legal fights on election rules that could help shape the...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail: LEADING THE DAY: The debate over indoor campaign rallies amid the coronavirus pandemic is raging today after President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE held two crowded rallies, including one that was indoors, over the weekend.  The indoor rally defied both Nevada’s coronavirus rules limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people and White House guidelines. The events drew thousands of people. While the campaign performed temperature checks...
    Joe Biden has hired a team of hundreds of lawyers in order to be ready for what his campaign expects will be a vigorous legal battle over the results of the 2020 presidential election, The New York Times reported. The official date of the election is November 3, but already multiple lawsuits are working their way through the courts over the process. Specifically, President Donald Trump’s campaign has sued five states over the expansion of voting by mail, a process that the POTUS insists will lead to a fraudulent election. Further, Trump has repeatedly claimed that Democrats are rigging the election, and that the only way he will lose is if the election is fraudulent. Biden has prepared his legal team to address both of those issues. Specifically, he’s put together a “special litigation” unit, which will be led by Dana Remus, who has served as Biden’s general counsel on...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's campaign has assembled an extensive legal team to focus on voting and election issues.The effort comes as the campaigns brace for voting amid a pandemic with legal battles already underway and as President Donald Trump makes baseless claims about fraud in order to cast doubt heading into the fall election."We can and will be able to hold a free and fair election this November and we're putting in place an unprecedented voter protection effort with thousands of lawyers and volunteers around the country to ensure that voting goes smoothly," Dana Remus, the campaign's general counsel, said.The Biden campaign's voter protection effort is led by Remus and former White House Counsel Bob Bauer, who has joined the campaign full-time as a senior adviser, a campaign official said. Bauer also served as general counsel for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012.Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Biden campaign plans to run ad during every NFL game until Election Day LA mayor condemns protesters shouting 'death to police' outside hospital treating ambushed officers MORE’s campaign is reportedly forming a “special litigation” team made of hundreds of lawyers ahead of a potential legal battle against President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE and his campaign.  Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and Walter Dellinger, two former solicitors general, will lead the special litigation unit, which is part of the campaign’s overall new legal operation, The New York Times reported Monday.  Biden campaign officials framed the operation as the largest election protection...
    Ananya Panday sure stirs controversy with anything she says or in this case, with a song that she performs on. Soon after the makers of her next, Khaali Peeli released the first song of the movie, Beyonce Sharma Jayegi, netizens took to their Twitter accounts to slam its lyrics left, right and centre. They found it to be racist and offensive. Beyonce is a legend and her legacy is unmatched. While Twitterati is still busy ridiculing its lyrics, a report in Mid-day suggests if the makers will rewrite the song completely. Besides mocking an icon like Beyonce, the makers are also in no mood to face any legal battle. Since the pop star has trademarked her name a few years ago, she’s well in her capacity to sue the Khaali Peeli team for using her name in one of their songs. “Beyoncé has not only trademarked her name but also won a...
    Netflix star and former zoo-owner Joe Exotic is reportedly asking President Donald Trump for a pardon from his 22-year murder-for-hire sentence, and his legal team is set to hand-deliver a copy of the application to the White House on Wednesday. Exotic has submitted a 257-page case to Trump, according to TMZ, which argues several reasons why he should be pardoned, including a claim that he was sexually assaulted by prison staff. “I have been sexually assaulted by jail staff, beat up and tied in a chair to the point the skin came off my arms,” Exotic wrote in his letter to the president, before asking him to excuse his writing and spelling, explaining that his hands have been damaged from the abuse. “Please be my hero…My hands are damaged from the abuse in jail so I’m sorry for the soppy (sic) writing and spelling,” he added. “Allow me to...
    The 25 best TV couples of all time Refinanced Your Mortgage? 8 Things to Do With the Savings Giants releasing 2019 first-round pick Deandre Baker amid legal troubles The New York Giants are unsurprisingly moving on from Deandre Baker. © NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK The New York Giants are moving on from cornerback Deandre Baker (27). NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that the Giants will release the former first-round pick, who is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list while facing armed robbery charges. #Giants are set to release CB Deandre Baker, officially moving on from their ex-first rounder this week, source said. Not a surprise, they’d hinted at it… and recently gave away his number. Baker was on the Commissioner’s Exempt list after charges with 4 counts of armed robbery — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2020 Baker and Seattle defensive back Quinton Dunbar both found themselves in serious legal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After a worldwide social media audience watched 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse open fire in the middle of a Kenosha, Wisconsin street with an AR-15 style rifle, he returned to his family's home in Chicago's northwest suburbs.RELATED: Kenosha shooting: 3 shot, 2 fatally during 3rd night of unrest following Jacob Blake police shootingEMBED More News Videos A 17-year-old suspect is in custody in Illinois after a shooting during protests in Kenosha left two people dead and one injured, the ABC7 I-Team confirms. The I-Team has learned from federal investigators that the gun was legally purchased, however, authorities are still working to figure out how it ended up in the teen's hands.A few hours later, when Rittenhouse voluntarily surrendered to Antioch police, "our department did take possession of two Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Rifles" the ABC7 I-Team was told Thursday by Police Chief Geoff Guttschow. "These rifles were subsequently...
    After a worldwide social media audience watched 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse open fire in the middle of a Kenosha, Wisconsin street with an AR-15 style rifle, he returned to his family's home in Chicago's northwest suburbs.RELATED: Kenosha shooting: 3 shot, 2 fatally during 3rd night of unrest following Jacob Blake police shootingEMBED More News Videos A 17-year-old suspect is in custody in Illinois after a shooting during protests in Kenosha left two people dead and one injured, the ABC7 I-Team confirms. The I-Team has learned from federal investigators that the gun was legally purchased, however, authorities are still working to figure out how it ended up in the teen's hands.A few hours later, when Rittenhouse voluntarily surrendered to Antioch police, "our department did take possession of two Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Rifles" the ABC7 I-Team was told Thursday by Police Chief Geoff Guttschow. "These rifles were subsequently turned over to...
    Trump anarchist city punishment plan is all politics, experts say Taco Bell to remove even more menu items this year Report: Giants expected to release 2019 first-round pick DeAndre Baker amid legal issues DeAndre Baker‘s legal process ran into a delay this week. His arraignment will take place in January, after previously being on tap for September. The Giants may not wait for the legal process to play out. © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker's time with Big Blue may be over. They are expected to cut Baker before this takes place, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports. Baker currently resides on the commissioner’s exempt list and will not be on New York’s 53-man roster to start the season. He can be cut at any point, however. Giants GM Dave Gettleman said this week the Giants are still determining their Baker decision. Contractual matters...
    KENOSHA suspect Kyle Rittenhouse is currently at a juvenile facility in Illinois with his extradition hearing delayed for 30 days. Rittenhouse requested to waive his presence at the hearing to assemble his legal defense team with ample time.  10Kyle Rittenhouse is believed to be the Kenosha shooting suspect, according to authoritiesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more on Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial.  Where is Kyle Rittenhouse currently jailed?  Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is being held at a juvenile facility in Vernon Hills, Illinois for allegedly killing two people and injuring one. Rittenhouse placed a request to waive his presence at an extradition hearing for 30 days as he works to assemble his legal defense team.  A hearing on the status of his extradition has been set for September 25 at 9am. 10Rittenhouse waived his extradition for 30 daysCredit: Refer to Caption Why was he arrested?  Kyle Rittenhouse is believed to be...
    Kyle Rittenhouse Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide after shooting three people, killing two of them, at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week. You’d think that would be his lawyer’s main concern, but go figure—the new far-right celebrity has a lawyer who’s interested in turning a misdemeanor charge for possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 into a Second Amendment case. Attorney John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge, who has also represented Rudy Giuliani and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, plans to argue that Rittenhouse, at 17, could be part of the “well regulated militia” of the Second Amendment. It’s a blatant attempt to distract from the people Rittenhouse murdered, to make his case about gun rights (for homicidal 17-year-olds) rather than deadly violence. MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos writes that the defense is unlikely to work on a...
    President Trump’s attorneys will argue Tuesday in front of a federal appeals court that his tax returns remain hidden — a day after they again urged the three-judge panel to block a public airing of the documents. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Lower Manhattan will hear arguments in the case by the president against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who has subpoenaed eight years of the president’s tax returns from the accounting firm Mazars. Trump’s legal team has repeatedly blasted the subpoena as a “wildly overbroad” witchhunt into the president’s financial dealings. Vance launched his probe into the president’s business after it was reported former Trump fixer Michael Cohen paid hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with the president during the 2016 presidential election. In a filing in the case filed Monday night, Trump’s attorneys argued the Vance...
    The lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenage vigilante accused of killing two Black Lives Matter protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, issued a statement Thursday demanding “justice for Kyle.” “Thanks to ALL Freedom Loving Americans who responded to requests for contact information on Kyle Rittenhouse,” attorney L. Lin Wood, who said he will be working with the firm of Pierce Bainbridge, posted on Twitter. “We have connected with Kyle’s family & help is on the way.” “Kyle will have excellent legal representation. We owe him a legal defense,” Wood wrote, closing the letter “We will obtain justice for Kyle.” The phrase has typically been used to demand vindication for black and brown people killed by police. Rittenhouse, 17, is due in court Friday in his home state of Illinois, where he was arrested Wednesday after fleeing Kenosha, where he allegedly shot three protesters, killing two. The teenager was part of an armed militia...
    The judge overseeing the high profile divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has denied Jolie's claims he's 'biased' against her. The 45-year-old actress had earlier this month asked to take Judge John W. Ouderkirk off the case amid claims he had failed to disclose an existing relationship between himself and Pitt's lawyers. However Ouderkirk countered that he is within his rights to continue working as the celebrity divorce continues to drag on. 'I will continue to consider accepting other cases as other additional cases may arise from time to time while the Jolie/Pitt case is still pending,' wrote the judge in court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday. It's war: The judge overseeing the high profile divorce between Angelina Jolie [R, in 2019] and Brad Pitt [L, in January 2020] has denied Jolie's claims he's 'biased' against her 'Such other cases might involve party, lawyer‚ law firm...
    The infamous Joe Exotic, star of the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” is having his legal team seek a presidential pardon for his 2019 conviction. In an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” Exotic’s husband, Dillon Passage, said that Joe’s legal team will be traveling to Washington, D.C., to deliver the pardon request in person. “The pardon, Joe’s legal team is, like, sending out the requests for it and all of this next week, I believe, or the week after,” Passage said, as reported by Fox News. “They’re driving a car all the way up to D.C. to deliver it in person.” “We all know the situation, like, people that are actually in Joe’s life,” he continued. “We know that he was confronted with this ‘plot’ kind of thing to take out Carole.” As the Netflix show chronicles in detail, Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced to 22 years...
    “Tiger King” star’s Joe Exotic’s husband, Dillon Passage, revealed the Netflix star’s legal team is seeking a presidential pardon. The 57-year-old was jailed in January on animal abuse charges and as a conspirator in a murder-for-hire plot against his nemesis Carole Baskin. Passage, 23, explained during an appearance on “Good Morning Britain” on Wednesday how the defense for Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, plans to deliver the pardon request to President Trump. NETFLIX'S 'TIGER KING' JOE EXOTIC SEEKS PRESIDENTIAL PARDON “Joe's legal team are sending out the requests for it next week or the week after," the 23-year-old claimed. "They are driving a car all the way to D.C. to deliver it in person." "We all know the situation, the people who are actually in Joe's life," Passaged shared. "We know he was confronted with this plot to take out Carole.” Passage also claimed Exotic was “in a really depressed mental...
    Tiger King Joe Exotic's husband Dillon Passage has revealed the jailed star's legal team are seeking a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump. The former zoo owner, 57, is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being found guilty of animal abuse charges and a murder-for-hire plot against his exotic animal rival Carole Baskin in January.  During an appearance on Good Morning Britain with Adil Ray and Ranvir Singh on Wednesday, the reality star, 23, insisted 'a lot of things will come to light' in support of his partner's case.
    Marco gains hurricane status, Laura right behind; Gulf Coast braces for challenge we have quite frankly not seen before Dollar Generals push to fill stores with fresh produce and frozen-food options gives the chain a big box feel Washington cuts Cody Latimer amid WRs legal troubles The Washington Football Team has officially parted ways with Cody Latimer, per a club announcement. The move comes months after the wide receiver’s troubling incident in Colorado.  © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Latimer has yet to play for Washington, last appearing for the Giants in 2019. Per a police report obtained by 9News in Denver, authorities say that a May poker game turned ugly when Latimer got into a “heated argument” with someone else at the table. Latimer stormed out and returned 30 minutes later with a handgun. Latimer, they say, waved the gun around and threatened to kill everybody in the room....
    New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): A forensic team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here will analyze the injury pattern in relation to medical findings in the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput with the CBI, which is probing the case, approaching the premier research institute for its medico-legal opinion. The move comes days after the Supreme Court approved CBI investigation recommended by the Bihar government to probe the death of the actor. Dr Sudhir Gupta, head of the forensic department at AIIMS, said that CBI will provide them reports related to Sushant Singh Rajput case. Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea Chakraborty Is Not Seeking Anticipatory Bail In Patna, Confirms Her Lawyer. “CBI is collecting all the reports related to SSR case and they will submit to us very soon. We will analyze the injury pattern on the body, correlate with circumstantial evidence. We will...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers are pleading with a judge not to 'let the cat out of the bag' by unsealing a trove of potentially embarrassing documents from her case against Virginia Roberts Giuffre.  Maxwell's legal team says her chance of a fair trial could be destroyed if the deposition she gave in 2016 was publicly released.  The documents contain 'intimate, sensitive and personal' information about Maxwell which would 'spread like wildfire across the Internet', her lawyers said in a Thursday night filing.  Parts of Maxwell's deposition were published last month, but others remain under seal while she appeals their release in a Manhattan court.  The British socialite denies charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and abuse underage girls between 1994 and 1997, and is in custody awaiting her trial next year.  Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured in a court sketch) argue that her chance of a fair trial could be destroyed...
    Angelina Jolie had demanded a “fair trial based on facts” in her divorce with Brad Pitt, her lawyer told Us Weekly, after court documents claimed the judge hired to oversee the case failed to disclose alleged connections between himself and the team representing her ex. According to the court documents — which were obtained by the publication — Jolie claimed that Judge John W. Ouderkirk did not reveal “ongoing business and professional” relationships between himself and Pitt’s legal team. “All my client is asking for is a fair trial based on facts, with no special favors extended to either side,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, told the news source. She added that the only way litigants could trust the process is “for everyone involved to ensure that there’s transparency and impartiality.” According to the site, Neama Rahmani, president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, said that Jolie believes the judge —...
    A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting a law banning transgender girls and women from participating in womens sports while a legal challenge moves forward. The ruling means transgender athletes wanting to participate in sports that match their gender identity can do so this fall at the college and secondary school level, The Idaho Statesman reported. U.S. District Judge David Nye in Idaho ruled that a preliminary injunction is warranted because the plaintiffs are likely to win in court as part of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the constitutionality of the law. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Lindsay Hecox, a student at Boise State University who is transgender and had been planning to try out for the cross country team, and an unnamed Boise High School student who is cisgender and concerned about being subjected to...
    Brad Pitt has fired back at ex-wife Angelina Jolie via his legal team, after she filed a request to remove Judge John W. Ouderkirk from their almost four-year-long divorce battle earlier this week. Angelina, 45, filed papers on August 7 claiming that Ouderkirk - who married the former couple at their French estate Château Miraval in 2014 - failed to disclose other 'business relationships' he had with Pitt's lawyers, suggesting that he would be 'biased' in their divorce case.  However, Pitt, 56, has responded in papers filed on August 13, calling Jolie's filing a 'Hail Mary' - an American Football reference to deliberately delay a game - according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE.  Ongoing battle: Bratt Pitt has slammed his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for attempting to delay their almost four-year divorce case, saying that it will be their children who are 'hurt most' In them, Pitt's legal team accuses the actress of...