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    Negotiations between the Government and the PP to renew the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) remain paralyzed by the demand of the PP to, among other issues, leave out of the institution the rapporteur of the Gürtel ruling, the magistrate of the National High Court Ricardo de Prada, and the refusal by the Executive to do without him. Nonetheless, the Executive does not consider the negotiations definitively broken. Contacts have dropped in level in recent days but continue and the president, Pedro Sánchez, maintains the reform of the majorities to elect the Judicial Power indefinitely paralyzed, with which it would be confirmed that he stops looking at the PP to seek a quorum with other parties in Congress. Almost a week after the Government and the PP found the “stumbling blocks” that did not make the agreement possible, the Executive remains in his refusal to exclude De Prada between...
    Loading the player... A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. The former American actress Meghan Markle, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that reproduced large portions of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. Read More: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry discuss ‘shocking things’ in interview, Oprah says High Court judge Mark Warby ruled last month that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. He said the duchess “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private” and concluded the paper’s publication...
    By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. The former American actress Meghan Markle, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that reproduced large portions of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. High Court judge Mark Warby ruled last month that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. He said the duchess “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private” and concluded the paper’s publication of large chunks of it was “manifestly excessive and...
    LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. The former American actress Meghan Markle, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that reproduced large portions of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. High Court judge Mark Warby ruled last month that the publisher had misused the duchess’s private information and infringed her copyright. He said the duchess “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private” and concluded the paper’s publication of large chunks of it was “manifestly excessive and hence unlawful.” In written...
    Judge Manuel García Castellón, who is investigating the Kitchen case on the para-police espionage of Luis Bárcenas, has refused to send Congress the summary of this case in view of his “reserved character” and in order to protect judicial independence and the rights of the parties. In a letter sent to Congress by the Supreme Court, the head of Investigative Court 6 of the National High Court justifies in this way the refusal to send Kitchen’s documentation to the Lower House to be used in the investigation commission opened there around this cause. “The reserved nature of the judicial proceedings in the seat of investigation is a fundamental principle”, indicates the magistrate, who cites article 301 of the Criminal Procedure Law, which establishes that “the proceedings of the summary will be reserved and They will not be public until the oral proceedings are opened.“. García Castellón’s second argument for rejecting...
    Infowars boss Alex Jones buzzed his ex-wife's house with a helicopter after being told by a judge to stay away from her home, DailyMail.com can reveal. The conspiracy theorist, 47, was filmed flying the chopper over former wife Kelly's home in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. In the video, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the couple's 12-year-old daughter is briefly seen waving before rushing over to her mother and screaming: 'It's scary Mom. It's scary!' Kelly, meanwhile, is heard saying: 'Oh my gosh! You've got to be kidding me. So close and he's circling our house. I can't… I mean…' Jones filmed a video of his flight, in which he can be heard laughing, pointing to Kelly standing outside the property and telling the pilot he had done a good job. He also commented on the view, telling the pilot: 'It's pretty down there, isn't it? Look how pretty that creek is.'...
    HAVING a big brother to fight your corner is no bad thing . . . in telly as well as real life. Just ask Jordan Banjo, who is replacing Gregg Wallace on BBC1’s Eat Well For Less? 7Jordan Banjo, left, will host Eat Well For Less after his BGT judge brother Ashley, right, turned it downCredit: Rex Features And it’s all thanks to Jordan’s older brother Ashley. I revealed earlier this month how the stand-in Britain’s Got Talent judge had screen-tested for the role alongside Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh. Ashley was offered the gig but his schedule didn’t match up to that set out by the show’s bosses, forcing him to pull out. So Ashley put in a good word for his little bro. 7Jordan is no stranger to BBC primetime tellyCredit: Rex Features A telly source said: “Ashley was gutted he couldn’t take on Eat Well For Less?, as it’s a massive show....
    New York : The judge upheld a temporary restraining order that prevented 10 investment firms from using the money. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / . / . Citibank mistakenly transferred more than $ 900 million to a group of moneylenders who had a business with the Revlon beauty company. The bank intended to make a payment of $ 8 million of interestHowever, the money went to Revlon’s lenders. Near the 10 companies that benefited from the transfer refused to return that money to Citibank, who filed a lawsuit to recover the money since August, based on the idea that in the United States the law is used to punish people who spend money that was accidentally deposited in their account. However, the law in New York, where the transfer originated, has an exception to the rule. If the beneficiary is entitled to the money and did...
    A judge has ruled Citibank cannot recoup half a billion dollars of its own money that it accidentally wired to lenders in one of the 'biggest blunders in banking history'. Citigroup intended to wire a $7.8million interest payment on August 11 to lenders for cosmetic company Revlon, acting as its loan agent. But the bank accidentally transferred $893million, appearing to pay off an entire loan which was not due until 2023, and did not notice the gaffe until the following day, which they blamed on human error. Some lenders returned the money after noticing the mistake but others refused to pay it back insisting the money was owed, leaving Citibank $501million out of pocket. US District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan ruled the transfers were 'final and complete transactions, not subject to revocation'.  A judge has ruled Citibank cannot recoup half a billion dollars of its own money that...
    New York (CNN Business)After committing one of the "biggest blunders in banking history," a US District Court judge ruled that Citibank cannot recover the almost half a billion dollars it accidentally wired to Revlon's lenders. Citibank, which was acting as Revlon's loan agent, meant to send about $8 million in interest payments to the cosmetic company's lenders. Instead, Citibank accidentally wired almost 100 times that amount, including $175 million to a hedge fund. In all, Citi (C) accidentally sent $900 million to Revlon's lenders. Citibank filed a lawsuit in August seeking the return of its funds, but it still has not received $500 million from 10 investment advisory firms after the accidental transfer. An exception to the ruleThe law usually punishes those who spend money accidentally deposited in their accounts. Accidental transfers are common in the digital age, and wires can be paid back instantly. A Pennsylvania couple faced felony...
    A sentence recognizes the right of a citizen to record a police intervention to prevent or alert of any police abuse, but warns that uploading it to social networks may involve “an irregular use of images” and a “media exposure for no reason” by the agents. The Criminal Court number 4 of Pamplona makes this reflection in the sentence where it condemns a charged to 3 months in prison for a crime of resistance with the mitigation of drunkenness, and to compensate an agent of the Municipal Police with 125.28 euros. The judge analyzes the use of the images captured by the security forces when addressing the case of a defendant who recorded and rebuked the agents who were about to punish him for breaching health regulations when consuming alcohol on the street on November 7, 2020 in Pamplona. The agent stopped the recording and returned the phone While recording...
    The Criminal Court No. 2 of Ciudad Real has sentenced to six months in prison a young woman, a neighbor of Villarrubia de los Ojos (Ciudad Real), who subjected a cat to several washing machine cycles to kill, acting “with clear contempt for the integrity of the animal”, according to the sentence, which has suspended sentence by the “characteristics of the fact”. The events occurred in 2018, when the defendant was 19 years old. In the video that the author of the events recorded and disseminated on a social network, the cat is heard, scared and meowing pitifully, already inside the drum, as reported this Friday in a press release by the National Association for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (ANPBA). And they have recalled that “it is an unquestionable fact that Spanish society is increasingly aware of animal suffering and that it manifests a critical opinion in...
    OAKLAND — Five days into a felony assault trial in which the defendant was facing life, a superior court judge dismissed all charges in a ruling that found that even if all the prosecution evidence was true, it still wasn’t enough to justify a guilty verdict, according to attorneys familiar with the case. The decision by Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon, issued Thursday afternoon, raises questions about the Oakland police investigation behind the charges, the defendant’s attorney said in an interview with this newspaper. Reardon made his ruling at the end of the District Attorney’s case, citing a penal code section that allows judges to do so if the prosecution evidence “is insufficient to sustain a conviction of such offense or offenses on appeal.” The defendant is a 35-year-old Oakland resident who lost custody of his child in 2013 when he was charged with assaulting his 3-year-old stepson, who suffered...
    Rachel Marie Powell, a Pennsylvania mom of eight who came to be known as “the bullhorn lady” after she was filmed shouting orders to rioters during the ransacking of the Capitol, has been released on bail by a D.C. federal judge. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell described Powell’s alleged actions on Jan. 6 as “so unpatriotic it makes my straight hair curl,” but said Powell could be fitted with an electronic ankle monitor and confined to her home in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania at all times, pending her trial in D.C. If she is given permission to leave the house to work, see a doctor, or meet with her lawyer, Powell must wear a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Howell said. Powell’s nose and mouth were not covered during the Capitol riot according to video evidence presented in court, Howell noted. Prosecutors pointed out that Powell...
    A Texas lawyer has said he is happy to have 'provided a good laugh' after becoming an internet sensation for accidentally leaving a kitten filter on during a Zoom hearing.  'I did not know that Zoom could turn me into a cat, and I did not know that a cat Zoom could turn me into an internet celebrity but it all happened in just a matter of hours,' Ponton told BBC Radio 4's Today program on Wednesday.  'It turns out it provided a good laugh for the country,' he said.  In the now-viral video, Presidio County attorney Rod Ponton hilariously tells the judge 'I'm not a cat' as he frantically tries to remove the animated image during the Tuesday call.  The hilarious video begins with presiding judge Roy Ferguson telling Ponton: 'I believe you have a filter turned on in video settings and you might want to turn it off'...
    Alonso Ancira, partner and president of the Board of Directors of Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA), reached an agreement with Pemex to repair the damage caused by the Agronitrogenados case. Due to this, Judge José Artemio Zúñiga Mendoza suspended Ancira’s hearing on Tuesday, who on January 26 delivered a letter to the Attorney General’s Office, in which he offered to pay 200 million dollars as reparation for the alleged violation of Mexican oil. Upon resumption of said hearing, it must be confirmed whether the steel businessman reached a reparation agreement with the FGR as offered on the aforementioned date. According to the document, said payment would be made in four exhibitions of 50 million dollars each from November 30, 2021 and until August 2024. The offer was ratified last Thursday, during the initial hearing in which Ancira was charged by the FGR with...
    A Texas lawyer accidentally left a kitten filter on during a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, hilariously telling the judge 'I'm not a cat' as he frantically tried to remove the animated image. The amusing mishap happened to Presidio County attorney Rod Ponton during a live streamed hearing this morning for the 394th Judicial District Court of Brewster.  The video begins with presiding judge Roy Ferguson telling Ponton: 'I believe you have a filter turned on in video settings and you might want to turn it off.' Ponton is then heard letting out a panicked 'aghh', as the cat filter over his face begins shifting its eyes back-and-forth and moving its mouth in unison with his voice. 'Can you hear me judge,' the feline-emblazoned Ponto is heard asking, his voice quivering. Ferguson confirms that he can hear Ponton and reiterates that he believes he has a filter switched on.  'It is [a...
    New York Yankees: Is it wise for Aaron Judge to party unmasked?: Super Bowl 2021 By: William Parlee February 8, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditOne of the big questions for the New York Yankees going into the 2021 baseball season is can the newly improved starting pitching rotation get the Yankees over that hump of reaching a World Series and winning an unprecedented 28th World Championship. Another question is can the Yankees avoid another injury-plagued season that has cost them dearly in the last two seasons, with some of the biggest names spending far too long on the IL? Add to that, there are still big concerns over the coronavirus and the delays in getting the vaccines into the American public’s arm, and what effect that will have on the 2021 season. Will the players let their guards down? If the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa...
    DANCING On Ice's John Barrowman was slammed by Judge Rinder, who said that he "called it wrong" after harsh Lady Leshurr comments. The 42-year-old star, real name Robert Rinder, appeared on the ITV show in a Vote For Lady Leshurr T-Shirt as he backed the rapper after she landed in last weekend's dance-off. 5Judge Rinder leapt to Lady Leshurr's defence on last night's DOI And he didn't hold back when it came to defending his friend, insisting that judge John hadn't been fair with his criticism of the 32-year-old contestant. Lady Leshurr admitted to making slip-ups in the routine, which was performed to 'If My Friends Could See Me Now' from Sweet Charity for musicals week. John told her: "Gwen Verdon who sang that song, she was never perfect vocally. "If you're not perfect skating, I wanted you to be more character, in it, but it just wasn't there." 5Lady...
    (CNN)Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump's presidency, CNN has learned.Pirro was upset that her ex-husband Albert J. Pirro Jr. wasn't on Trump's final pardon list that came out early Wednesday morning, and that message was conveyed to the White House and its former resident, according to a former White House adviser. Albert Pirro was convicted on conspiracy and tax evasion charges after improperly deducting $1.2 million of his personal expenses in business write-offs.A separate source familiar with the matter tells CNN that Albert Pirro was not on the pardon radar before Wednesday morning. It wasn't until midmorning that day that aides, who were in the middle of off-boarding their duties to the new administration, were told it needed to be done.The order came as a total surprise and had aides scrambling...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, a federal judge ordered a San Mateo man jailed pending the resolution of child porn distribution charges against him, after prosecutors argued he’d filmed himself sexually abusing a 15-year-old and shared the video online. Christian Guardado, 24, was charged in federal court with child porn distribution and will remain in Santa Rita Jail until his case is resolved or a judge revisits last week’s decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alex Tse. During the court hearing, Tse listened to arguments from Guardado’s attorney that Guardado was “not a pedophile” because he was accused of unlawful sex with teens, not younger children. “(Guardado) finds himself in a terrifying situation. He’s not, honestly, county jail material,” said Erik Babcock, the attorney representing Guardado. Tse said he was “uncomfortable” ordering Guardado back to his home, where the alleged offenses occurred, and said he was concerned releasing him to a...
    The judge annuls the eviction of an old man, but there is no longer an apartment to return to because they have destroyed it
    The Trump Administration executed inmate Corey Johnson on Thursday for murdering seven people in 1992, according to The New York Times. Johnson marked the 12th federal inmate put to death under President Donald Trump. Johnson, 52, committed the murders in Richmond, Virginia, in an effort to advance a drug trafficking scheme. Johnson killed one victim after he failed to pay for crack cocaine and another after Johnson ordered him to place his head on a car steering wheel. Johnson declined to give any last words, telling the executioner, “No, I’m OK,” according to The New York Times. After a few seconds passed, he whispered his final words at the room designated for his family members. “Love you,” Johnson said. Officials pronounced him dead at 11:34 p.m. Clapping emanated from the other witness room after the announcement, according to CBS News. Johnson’s defense team released his final statement after the execution....
    Twice since the last time they got it right, the Giants got it wrong. Very wrong. This time, with Joe Judge as their head coach, it has felt right. For the first time since 2004 — when Tom Coughlin was hired and went on to coach 12 seasons, putting two Lombardi trophies inside the glass-enclosed trophy case in the lobby of the Giants training facility — it feels like ownership has chosen the right head coach. The fact that Judge isn’t preparing the Giants for one of the six playoff games scheduled for this weekend, instead finishing 6-10 and out of the postseason for the fourth consecutive season and eighth in the past nine might not back that up. But this feels different from the previous two post-Coughlin hires. Ben McAdoo, even when he took the Giants to the playoffs in his first season (2016) with Coughlin’s players, never felt...
    More from: Mark Cannizzaro Joe Douglas Jets legacy hinges on pivotal coaching hire Adam Gase was a Jets mistake from the start The Jets need more players like Jamison Crowder Inspirational Frank Gore left mark on Jets as ultimate NFL survivor Jets must see cant-miss QB at No. 2 to move on from Sam Darnold Twice since the last time they got it right, the Giants got it wrong. Very wrong. This time, with Joe Judge as their head coach, it has felt right. For the first time since 2004 — when Tom Coughlin was hired and went on to coach 12 seasons, putting two Lombardi trophies inside the glass-enclosed trophy case in the lobby of the Giants training facility — it feels like ownership has chosen the right head coach. The fact that Judge isn’t preparing the Giants for one of the six playoff games scheduled for this...
    Grading the Giants after their 23-19 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Offense How do you win a game when you are not successful on a single third-down conversion? Giants were 0-for-7. Sluggish start for Daniel Jones (17 of 25, 229 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) before he finally started getting into a groove. He ran (not with his usual burst) when needed and he battled. Huge effort from Sterling Shepard (8-112), who had rushing and receiving touchdowns. Fumbled exchange by Jones to Wayne Gallman on an aborted play cost the Giants three points and Gallman (11-65) nearly gave everyone a heart attack on his own fumble that he recovered in the final minute. Evan Engram could not get hold of a pass that deflected off his hands for an interception in the third quarter and then had a ball sail through his hands. Got to be a mental thing...
    More On: new york giants Giants one step closer to playoffs after thrilling win NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17 Giants vs. Cowboys line, analysis and predictions for all Week 17 NFL games Giants don’t have to apologize for this opportunity Grading the Giants after their 23-19 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Offense How do you win a game when you are not successful on a single third-down conversion? Giants were 0-for-7. Sluggish start for Daniel Jones (17 of 25, 229 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) before he finally started getting into a groove. He ran (not with his usual burst) when needed and he battled. Huge effort from Sterling Shepard (8-112), who had rushing and receiving touchdowns. Fumbled exchange by Jones to Wayne Gallman on an aborted play cost the Giants three points and Gallman (11-65) nearly gave everyone a heart attack on his own fumble that...
    A judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against Twitter by the owner of the Delaware computer repair shop that had Hunter Biden’s laptop the same day it was filed. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by John Paul Mac Isaac in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleged that Twitter defamed Isaac when they censored a story from the New York Post under their hacked materials policy. The New York Post published emails from the laptop’s hard drive which showed President-elect Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, met with an executive from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2015. (RELATED: Here’s What We’ve Found Digging Through Hunter Biden’s Alleged Laptop) Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman’s Lawsuit Against Twitter Dismissedhttps://t.co/nFJDMr6rkY — Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 29, 2020 Isaac argued that although he was not the person who gave the hard drive to the New York...
    John Paul Mac Isaac The Delaware computer repairman at the center of the Hunter Biden laptop story that popped up before the election filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter on Monday that also was dismissed on Monday. John Paul Mac Isaac attempted to sue Twitter for $500,000,000 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida but was immediately shot down because the complaint “fail[ed] to allege complete diversity.” The docket tells the story of the case history: The complete diversity requirement means “no plaintiff shares a state of citizenship with any defendant.” But Twitter is incorporated in Delaware and Mac Isaac is a Delaware resident. For this reason, the judge said, the court lacked jurisdiction. “According to the Complaint, Defendant made false statements that Plaintiff is a ‘hacker’ in reference to materials obtained by the New York Post and shared on Twitter in an exposé concerning...
    A federal judge in Georgia on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood that sought to postpone two Jan. 5 runoff races in the state. Wood argued that Georgia's process for handling absentee ballots violates state law, specifically the way the state verifies signatures as well as the processing of ballots ahead of Election Day. He also took issue with the use of drop boxes to collect ballots. Wood's lawsuit was filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. denied Wood's request for a temporary restraining order and said Wood's claims of potential voter fraud were "too speculative." He also asserted Wood's case lacked standing. "However, even taking his statement as true, Wood's allegations shows only the 'possibility of future inquiry' based on a series of events - which falls short of the requirement to establish a concrete...
    By LAURIE MASON SCHROEDER, The (Allentown) Morning Call ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh County Judge Kelly L. Banach was wearily wrapping up a marathon morning court session in 2014 when a prosecutor and detective hurried to the bench. We’ve just come from investigating a homicide, they told the judge. Marked on the victim’s calendar, they said, was a lunch appointment that day — with Banach. More than six years later, Banach’s eyes still well up when she talks about Carlos Lugo, a man she put behind bars for leading a drug ring, one of many offenses on his lengthy rap sheet. Lugo was fresh out of prison when they crossed paths one afternoon at Pizza Mart, her favorite lunch spot near the courthouse in Allentown. He confided that he was trying to stay straight but, unable to find a job, was feeling the familiar pull of criminal life. You’re better...
    Ghislaine Maxwell was 'in the process of divorcing' her husband Scott Borgerson at the time she was arrested, court documents reveal.  According to the documents released Friday, Maxwell claimed her marriage to Borgerson would keep her in the United States and lessen her status as a flight risk if she were released on bail.  But the new documents reveal that they were actually divorcing, which 'undermine her assertion that her marriage is a tie that would keep her in the United States'. 'The fact that the defendant's spouse has only now come forward to support the defendant should be afforded little weight given that he refused to come forward at the time of her arrest,' the documents state.  This comes after it was revealed Borgerson was reportedly 'devastated' Maxwell was behind bars and will put up $25m as a security for his wife which will be forfeited if she flees...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge hearing the Justice Department's antitrust case against Alphabet Inc's Google suggested a trial date of Sept. 12, 2023, on Friday. Judge Amit Mehta suggested the date, and counsel for the two sides did not object, in a status conference in which the two sides also began consideration of consolidating a complaint filed against Google on Thursday by 38 states and territories. (Reporting by Diane Bartz; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    The circuit attorney for the city of St. Louis has been disqualified from prosecuting Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a local couple facing felony charges after defending their home with weapons when protesters marched through their neighborhood in June, according to reports. The content of some campaign fundraising emails by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner infringed on the McCloskeys’ right to receive a fair trial, Circuit Judge Thomas Clark II ruled Thursday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Gardner’s emails suggested that by charging the McCloskeys in July, she appeared to have “initiated a criminal prosecution for political purposes,” the judge wrote, according to the newspaper. “Like a needle pulling thread, she links the defendant and his conduct to her critics,” Clark wrote. “These emails are tailored to use the June 28 incident to solicit money by positioning her against defendant and her more vocal critics.” MCCLOSKEYS DEMAND JUDGE REMOVE PROSECUTOR...
    A US judge has flown in the face of President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to ban TikTok in the United States. The federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the US Commerce Department from banning transactions with TikTok. 2President Donald Trump is on a mission to get TikTok banned in the USCredit: AP:Associated Press The restrictions would have effectively barred the use of the Chinese-owned video sharing app in the United States. US District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington is the second federal judge to issue an order in a suit filed by TikTok-owner ByteDance. Last month US judge Wendy Beetlestone in Pennsylvania blocked the same restrictions that were set to take effect on November 12 in a suit brought by some TikTok users. Nichols on September 27 had separately blocked the Commerce Department from banning Apple and Google's app stores from offering the app for downloads...
    "People join together for a procession and an interfaith service at St. Patrick Cathedral to show their solidarity with migrants on July 20, 2018 in El Paso, Texas." The Trump administration withheld additional contact information that could help reunite separated families—and a federal judge is demanding to know why. Last week, the federal government turned over additional data as part of efforts to find the deported parents of hundreds of children who remain without their moms and dads after being separated at the southern border beginning in 2017. But advocates tasked with reunification efforts said the administration had been sitting on that data and disclosed it only after new attention was drawn to its inhumane policy. The judge in litigation around the case is now demanding an explanation from officials. “This is disturbing in that it seems to be readily available information and it was a matter of tapping into it,” Judge Dana Sabraw said according to...
    Joe Judge. Bill Kostroun/AP Images New York Giants head coach Joe Judge changed the team's travel schedule, which had been in place since 2004. The Giants now fly out to road games on Saturday afternoon and stay overnight on Sunday before flying home on Monday afternoon. Judge said the plan avoids jet lag and promotes sleep and that players like the new schedule. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Judge's new travel schedule seems to be winning over New York Giants players. According to Giants.com, the Giants have basically used the same travel schedule since 2004, former head coach Tom Coughlin's first season. Like many teams, that meant flying out to road games the afternoon before the game, then immediately leaving that city after the game. Judge, however, has changed it, following a recent trend among some teams. The Giants now fly out to their games...
    Sidney Powell Another effort to overturn Donald Trump’s election loss failed in a Michigan court early Monday morning, with U.S. District Judge Linda Parker not only rejecting the attempt—“The People have spoken,” she wrote—but seeing through to the lawsuit’s real goal. The suit by six Michigan Republicans, represented by Sidney “Kraken” Powell, was “more about the impact of their allegations on people’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government” than it was about actually winning. The Republicans were asking for, get this, a court order requiring Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to formally certify that Trump won the state despite having lost the state and for all voting equipment to be impounded. Parker wasn’t having it: “The closest plaintiffs get to alleging that election machines and software changed votes for President Trump to Vice President Biden in Wayne County is an amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation that such alterations were...
    A MUM-OF-ELEVEN is thrilled to be pregnant again, just months after saying she was keen to grow her family by four. Britni Church, 32, gave birth to triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel just over a year ago - and is now expecting baby number 12 with her husband Chris, 29. 7Britni Church, 32, already has 11 kids and is pregnant again with her 12Credit: Mercury Press The full-time mum, who recently defended her large brood, announced the news in a clip on TikTok by showing a positive pregnancy test. Britni and her daughter Crizman, 16, who is the oldest of the bunch, first teased the announcement on the family TikTok page, and later confirmed in a separate clip. After asking their followers to guess the news, many correctly predicted Britni was pregnant for the ninth time, with some even saying she might have triplets again. ...
    With Republicans slowly starting to come to terms with President Trump’s defeat this year, there’s been talk about how “history will judge” his administration. Sometimes that refrain is used to reassure that there will be an accounting for the awful things that have happened on his watch, while others are using it to argue that we should just let the past be the past and move forward; let’s forget about investigations, truth commissions, or prosecutions and leave the judgements to subsequent generations of historians. All of those invocations of history are implicitly celebrating a return to “normalcy” under a President Biden. But historians know better. We know that history is not some abstract collection of truths, but is subject to the deliberate manipulations of people aided by the vagaries of time. If history is going to judge Donald Trump, we’re going to have to do a lot of work in...
    Because the grift never ends, the Justice Department is investigating a potential scheme in which money was funneled to the White House or a political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to CNN. The revelation came to light through heavily-redacted court documents unsealed Tuesday by the Chief Judge of the DC District Court, Beryl Howell. The court records reveal a request by federal prosecutors to review documents obtained during a search before the end of summer. The records don't say exactly who was involved or the timeframe in which the scheme occurred, but at least one lawyer was involved in the communications along with a third party who wasn't the attorney's client. No one seems to have been publicly charged with anything related to the documents to date, reports CNN. The obvious question, of course, is who was implicated in the potential bribery scheme? But perhaps more telling is...
    The Department of Justice filed President Donald Trump’s pardon of former national security advisor and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s court on Monday, along with a consent motion to dismiss the case as moot. The DOJ filing noted that the pardon covers a lot—including any perjury or contempt charges that Judge Sullivan’s court-appointed amicus John Gleeson argued in favor of during drawn out proceedings over the Rule 48(a) “leave of court” issue after the DOJ-Flynn joint motion to dismiss the criminal case. The “full and unconditional” pardon also insulates Flynn from being prosecuted for “any and all possible offenses” uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The words “any and all possible offenses” appeared multiple times [emphases ours]: On November 25, 2020, the President of the United States issued an executive grant of clemency to Michael T. Flynn. In particular, the President granted General...
    Guatemalan migrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City on November 21, 2019. A federal judge’s ruling earlier this month blocking the Stephen Miller-led public health policy that the Trump administration has used to quickly kick out children should have immediately stopped the expulsion of a group of 33 kids who sat on a flight bound for Central America that same day. Should have. Instead, officials continued on with the flight. BuzzFeed News reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement claims that agents didn’t know about the ruling, which came shortly before the flight took off for Guatemala. It’s hard to believe that ICE wasn’t aware of an impactful decision stopping a policy that’s already expelled children at least 13,000 times, or that a ruling was coming. I guess they don’t carry phones or walkie talkies. It’s also hard to believe ICE when it has a history of lying to both the courts and us. ...
    On Friday, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, The Associated Press reported. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal said that the Trump legal team’s allegations “have no merit,” suggesting that the commander-in-chief and his allies do not have a case. Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, stressed in his opinion that the president’s lawyers have provided no evidence whatsoever. “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.” The appeal was unanimously rejected by the three-judge panel. All three judges were appointed by Republican presidents. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, initially argued the case in lower courts. However, he failed...
    VETERAN judge Len Goodman may be facing a fight for his future as head judge on Dancing With The Stars, a source revealed exclusively the The Sun. British star Goodman, who is not on screen on this season of the hit dancing show due to COVID, may never return after Derek Hough "knocked it out of the park" as his replacement, an insider said. 6Beloved judge Len Goodman may not return to Dancing With The Stars a source has claimed Credit: Handout Sources on the show told The Sun that Hough "brought a fresh energy to the role and show, and is hugely popular with his screen stars, contestants and crew." Show executives saw the former six time Glitterball trophy winner as a short term fill-in over Goodman's absence due to COVID-19 - but now producers and even judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who made headlines this season over her with...
    COMPLIMENTS Don’t Cost A Thing, but copying Beyonce’s stage style landed Jennifer Lopez in hot water.  Jen’s show at Sunday’s American Music Awards reminded Bey’s army of her 2014 Grammys gig. Jen, 51, was accused of imitating Beyonce, 39, with her sheer black bodystocking. And not for the first time. 5Left: Beyonce in 2014. Right: J-Lo on Sunday Fashion Editor Clemmie Fieldsend looks back at their twin styles and judges who wore each look best. SEQUINS OF EVENTS 5Left: Beyonce in 2005. Right: J-Lo in 2012 Beyonce wore a shimmering red sequin flame-effect dress for a concert in Washington in the States in 2005. J-Lo seen seven years later in Lisbon. Both look red hot on stage but here Queen Bee takes the crown. SKIRT ALERT 5Left: Beyonce in 2004. Right: J-Lo in 1999 Bey bared all in a micro-mini skirt on stage in Florida in 2004, pairing...
    A federal judge reminded the Department of Justice that it could not defend Trump in a personal defamation lawsuit. A federal judge on Wednesday once again told Donald Trump that the Department of Justice cannot serve as his personal defense lawyers in a defamation case filed by a woman who accused Trump of rape. Journalist E. Jean Carroll, who had accused Trump of raping her in a book published in 2019, filed a defamation lawsuit against him after he denied having met her and accused her of lying. In September, the Department of Justice announced it was intervening in the lawsuit, claiming Trump was acting in his capacity as president when he denied he raped Carroll and that therefore it was correct for the department to act in his defense.
    Okay, so the last time Rudy Giuliani practiced actual law in federal court was the early 1990s, and he’s a little rusty. Still, some things really should be hard-wired by your sixth decade as an attorney. Giuliani is trying again to fix up Team Trump’s complaint filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to somehow, someway save the election for Donald Trump, and it’s … not going well. The first time Team Trump changed its Complaint, it removed many of the more significant allegations. Then they claimed on Twitter that they didn’t do that. Now, they’re trying to change things up again with a Second Amended Complaint, which was proposed Wednesday. Per the Pennsylvania rules of court, Giuliani needed to request permission from the judge to file the Second Amended complaint. The process should be a simple one, in which Rudy submitted a redlined copy showcasing changes, along with a basic argument...
    President Donald Trump's legal team headed by Rudy Giuliani has filed a new legal brief in federal court in Pennsylvania – seeking to have  1.5 mail-in ballots taken out of the count. The suit, the third amended version filed in federal court, asserts that 'a substantial portion of the approximately 1.5 million absentee and mail votes' in certain counties 'should not have been counted' and that the 'vast majority of them' favored Biden,  'thus resulting in returns indicating Biden won Pennsylvania.' The suit even proposes some remedies: Among them, that the court should enter an injunction 'that the results of the 2020 presidential general election are defective and providing for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to choose Pennsylvania’s electors.' Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is overseeing a federal suit in Pennsylvania where the Trump campaign is asking the court to declare the vote 'defective' provide for the state General Assembly...
    Prince William today welcomed a probe into Martin Bashir's Panorama interview with his mother Princess Diana, saying 'it should help establish the truth' over the BBC's decisions. The Duke of Cambridge dubbed an independent investigation into whether Mr Bashir conned his mother into their notorious 1995 Panorama interview 'a step in the right direction.'  William, who was a teenager when the interview took place, said: 'The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.  'It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time.' Former Supreme Court judge Lord Dyson was unveiled by the BBC as the eminent head of a probe into allegations of forgery, deceit and cover-up surrounding Mr Bashir’s bombshell scoop with Diana.     The journalist allegedly peddled 32 lies and vile smears to the vulnerable princess to clinch his explosive...
    Angelina Jolie has officially lost her battle to remove the judge from her bitter divorce proceedings with ex Brad Pitt, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show.  Jolie had previously claimed that Judge John W. Ouderkirk - who married the couple at their lavish French wedding in 2014 - failed to disclose 'ongoing business and professional relationships' that he had with Pitt's legal team. The actress claimed she didn't think it was 'fair' to have him preside over the ongoing four-year divorce battle. However, in court documents filed on Monday, the Superior Court of California in Orange County officially ruled that Ouderkirk would remain on the case.   The ruling comes as a source close to the former couple told DailyMail.com: 'This was the judge who was originally brought in by Angie's team. He married them, for heaven's sake. 'It's a prime example of someone who tried to get the referee removed late in...
    A Missouri woman kept her husband’s body in a freezer for nearly a year — then lost a lawsuit to have his corpse returned to her. Barbara Watters, 68, demanded that officials return the remains of her dead husband, Paul Barton, after she was arrested for keeping them in a fridge in the bedroom of her home in Joplin for almost a year, the Joplin Globe reported. But a federal judge dismissed her lawsuit earlier this month, claiming that Watters didn’t respond to court orders. “I’m not done,” Watters said of her legal battle. “They think they got away with something. But I’m not done.” Watters has claimed that she kept 71-year-old Barton’s body in a freezer in her bedroom after he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease because she feared that a doctor would cut up the remains for medical study, the outlet reported. “He told me to buy a...
    ABC Carrie Ann Inaba on '80s Night during Dancing With the Stars season 29. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba is ready to be done catching heat for the perceived unfairly low scores she has given Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvinstev this season on Dancing With the Stars. She told US Weekly that she’s open to dialogue, but she’s not down with online bullying.Inaba Finds the ‘Bachelorette’ Fans HystericalKaitlyn Bristowe’s Jive – Dancing with the StarsKaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev dance the Jive to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen on Dancing with the Stars 2020! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8|7c on ABC!2020-11-03T01:56:03Z Some fans have decided that Inaba is being unduly harsh on Bristowe because she (Inaba) used to date Bristowe’s dancing partner, Artem Chigvinstev — even though it’s not like Chigvinstev and Bristowe are involved. He’s engaged to Nikki Bella, with whom he...
    Judge Jeanine Pirro launched her Saturday evening Fox News program with a rant against the Democrats and the media for urging President Donald Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden. “We are criticized because we are asking questions,” said Pirro. “Under the cover of Covid, rules were changed, providing opportunities for wrongdoers. Covid cannot be used to run herd on our constitution. Covid is not a prophylactic that prevents us from exercising our constitutional fundamental right to vote.” “And Joe Biden, he had his own view of the opportunity it presented,” Pirro continued, cuing up a video clip of Biden that’s been taken out of context to falsely suggest that he was encouraging or admitting to voter fraud. Pirro dismissed calls for unity after the election, criticizing the left for talking “about bringing the country together after they created four years of chaos, accusing Trump of sowing doubt in our democracy.” Pirro criticized changes to election procedures (that were done in...
    An official audit of more than half of Arizona's counties found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in another blow to President Donald Trump's campaign's legal and rhetorical push - as President-elect Joe Biden remains ahead.  Eight of 15 Arizona counties, including Maricopa - the state's most populated - turned in hand count results and found 'no discrepancies.'  On Thursday, an Arizona judge blocked 'evidence' from being presented by a Trump campaign lawyer, which were affadavits filled out using online forms - and were filled with lies and 'spam,' according to Law & Crime. President Donald Trump (left) has refused to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden (right), alleging widespread voter fraud. In Arizona officials found 'no discrepancies' when they audited ballots in more than half the counties, including the largest, Maricopa  An official audit of more than half of Arizona's counties, including the most heavily populated Maricopa,...
    PRIMARK is one of Britain's favourite budget retailers, but not everyone's a fan. A recent YouGov poll rated the cheap and cheerful shop as the most famous fashion brand in the country, but the seventh most popular. 9Primark is Britain's most well-known fashion store - but not everyone's a fanCredit: Alamy Live News These two mums are obsessed with the budget-friendly clothes but admit their partners hate the shop - with one going mad about his daughter wearing the "tacky" garments. Here, they reveal to Fabulous Digital how the Primark debate rumbles on in their homes... 'He thinks Primark's tacky' Courtney Clarke, 23, from Wolverhampton, works a call centre. She and partner Nick Oare, 30, who works in a brewery, are parents to Dolcie, two. She says: Nick and I met on Facebook five years ago, and I was already a huge Primark fan. 9Courtney Clarke and daughter Dolcie,...
    SHARON Osbourne has been slammed by a domestic abuse charity after she defended wife-beater Johnny Depp, saying: "It takes two to Tango." The outspoken 68-year-old star shockingly said the actor doesn't deserve to lose his Hollywood career and that abused Amber Heard "gave him as good as she got". 10Sharon Osbourne said Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were 'as bad as each other' 10She used an appearance on US show The Talk to defend the beleaguered actor On Monday a judge defended the Sun's decision to brand Depp a wife beater in a 2018 article. In a damning summary of the case it was established that Heard was beaten by her ex-husband Depp on 12 occasions. The shamed actor - who has said he will appeal the decision - has subsequently been axed from the Fantastic Beasts films. But speaking on US daytime hit The Talk days after the verdict,...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) completed required sweeps of mail processing facilities late Tuesday in about a dozen states after it had earlier said it could not meet an afternoon deadline to complete the checks, a spokesman for the agency said. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday had ordered the sweep in response to lawsuits by groups including Vote Forward, the NAACP, and Latino community advocates. Sullivan is holding a 12 p.m. status conference on the lawsuits. USPS data showed as of Sunday about 300,000 ballots that were received for mail processing did not have scans confirming their delivery to election authorities. (Reporting by David Shepardson) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday said it could not meet a federal judge's order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations.  U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C., gave the agency until Tuesday afternoon to search 27 facilities in several battleground areas for outstanding ballots and send out those votes immediately.  The order came after weeks of bruising court decisions for an agency that has been accused of being politicized under its new leader, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. DeJoy, a major GOP donor, made a series of cost-cutting policy changes in the summer that delayed mail nationwide, fueling worry about the service's ability to handle the unprecedented crush of mail-in ballots. At the same time, President Donald Trump has baselessly attacked mail voting as fraudulent throughout his campaign.  In its response to the judge's order, the...
    By Anthony Izaguirre | Associated Press The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday said it could not meet a federal judge’s order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C., gave the agency until Tuesday afternoon to search 27 facilities in several battleground areas for outstanding ballots and send out those votes immediately. The order came after weeks of bruising court decisions for an agency that has become heavily politicized under its new leader, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. DeJoy, a major GOP donor, made a series of controversial policy changes in the summer that delayed mail nationwide, fueling worry about the service’s ability to handle the unprecedented crush of mail-in ballots. At the same time, President Donald Trump has baselessly attacked mail voting as fraudulent throughout his campaign. In its...
    The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday said it could not meet a federal judge’s order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C., gave the agency until Tuesday afternoon to search 27 facilities in several battleground areas for outstanding ballots and send out those votes immediately. The order came after weeks of bruising court decisions for an agency that has become heavily politicized under its new leader, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. DeJoy, a major GOP donor, made a series of controversial policy changes in the summer that delayed mail nationwide, fueling worry about the service’s ability to handle the unprecedented crush of mail-in ballots. At the same time, President Donald Trump has baselessly attacked mail voting as fraudulent throughout his campaign. In its response to the judge’s order, the...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A bid to invalidate 127,000 drive-thru ballots cast in Texas' most populous county was struck down in U.S. District Court just under 15 hours from the start of Election Day voting.Judge Andrew S. Hanen said a petition by Texas Republican activist Dr. Steven Hotze and three candidates had "no standing." The ruling allows Harris County's 127,000 early drive through ballots in question to be counted.The dismissal came a day after the same group of Republicans saw their bid struck down by the Texas Supreme Court.While this is a victory for the county that includes Houston, a Democratic stronghold, Hanen offered a warning to those still planning to vote on Tuesday."If I were to vote tomorrow, I would not vote in a drive-thru location out of concern about if it's legal or not," said the judge, alluding to the protracted legal battles against the county.Indeed, Jared Woodfill, the...
    An assistant prosecutor knew what he was talking about when he convinced a judge in Hackensack to order lifetime parole supervision for a convicted child porn collector. Jackson T. Dietrich, 37, appears headed back to state prison for a third time after authorities said they found him again viewing online child pornography. It was his second parole violation in 18 months, records show. Dietrich was apologetic, telling the judge that he was ashamed for himself and his family, when he was sentenced in November 2014 to five years in prison for trafficking dozens of child porn images. A defense attorney asked the judge to suspend lifetime parole for Dietrich, an unemployed former busboy who, the lawyer said, had “too much time on his hands." An assistant prosecutor argued against the move, insisting that lifetime parole supervision is “the best tool we have for monitoring ongoing illegal activity.” Dietrich had hundreds of images...
    AMBER Heard did not poo in Johnny Depp's bed, a judge ruled today, saying it was more likely to have been one of the couple's dogs. London's High Court ruled today that The Sun was right to brand the Pirates of the Caribbean actor a wife-beater for his brutal attacks on Ms Heard. Photographs of the faeces were showed to the High Court 9Johnny Depp claimed it was Amber Heard who left the faeces in their marital bedCredit: AFP or licensors A judge found it was more likely the poo had come from one of the couple's dogs Pistol and Boo In a ruling today, Mr Justice Nicol dismissed Depp's defamation claim, saying The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) had proved what was in the article to be "substantially true". The judge also rejected Depp's claim that his ex-wife Ms Heard, 34, had pooed in the couple's bed in...
    Getty Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants is tackled by Alex Singleton #49 of the Philadelphia Eagles. When a team starts a season 1-6 as the New York Giants have this year, there’s plenty of blame to go around. With that said, NBC Sports’ Peter King has done his best to pinpoint the majority of Big Blue’s blame on four specific culprits, three of whom are former first-round picks and perceived franchise cornerstones. The other in question? Well, one of the men in charge, of course. This is a somewhat common occurrence for King of late, who spent this past offseason berating the team’s general manager, Dave Gettleman.King Takes Aim at Judge & Jones, Calls for Engram Trade“For a team that’s supposed to be so disciplined under Joe Judge, the Giants make way too many mistakes and penalties,” King said of the first-year head coach during...
    A federal judge smacked down Trump's request to have the United States replace him as the defendant in a sexual assault case. A federal judge on Tuesday denied Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan came after the Justice Department argued that the United States — and by extension, the American people — should replace Trump as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the columnist E. Jean Carroll. The government's lawyers contended that the United States could step in as the defendant because Trump was forced to respond to her lawsuit to prove he was physically and mentally fit for the job.
    Volunteers have searched for the children's deported parents by combing public records and going door to door in Guatemala and Honduras. A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who were separated from their children after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border beginning in 2017. A court filing revealed this week that researchers have been unable to track down the parents of 545 children — a number much larger than previously known and that drew outcry. Most of the parents were deported to their Central American homelands, and their children were placed with sponsors in the U.S., often relatives. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw refrained from issuing an order during a hearing in San Diego and instead asked Justice Department attorneys to explore ways the administration can make it...
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee waves to activists while boarding a flight in Yakima, Washington.David Ryder/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Immigration and Customs Enforcement just announced its agents can begin fast-track deportations of certain immigrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the United States for a certain amount of time—all without having to take their cases in front of an immigration judge.  The policy change announced Wednesday would give ICE agents a new tool to quickly deport people from all over the United States. Previously, expedited deportations have been limited to people who were apprehended within 100 miles of the border and who had only been in the country for up to two weeks. Now, ICE agents will have the final word on deciding if a person they come into contact with, anywhere in...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told a judge that President Donald Trump didn't mean it when he tweeted a demand to have everything from the 'Russia Hoax' unredacted.  In a sworn statement to the court, Meadows explained that two October Trump tweets were not an order the court needed to follow through on, nor did they pertain to particular documents that news organizations have been suing the government to get their hands on.  'The president indicated to me that his statements on Twitter were not self-executing declassification orders and do not require the declassification or release of any particular documents, including the FD-302 reports of witness interviews prepared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III,' Meadows wrote in a document signed Tuesday.  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (left) told a judge Tuesday that...
    Kevin Tobia October 19, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) Many fear that Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation will erode the established rights of women and LGBTQ+ persons, given Barrett's private convictions. At last week's hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett responded clearly: "A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were." Barrett is an originalist and textualist, who prioritizes "what people understood words to mean at the time that the law was enacted." In pointing outward to the people, originalism conveys an alluring humility. Originalism is not personal; its conclusions reflect the objective fact of "public meaning."  But are originalists right about the facts? I ran experiments to test whether originalism's tools actually reflect public meaning. The results are surprising and troubling. In a forthcoming article in the Harvard Law Review, I found that the tools originalists rely upon support false conclusions about public meaning — and often conflict with each...
    Super lightweight gladiators Lewis Ritson and Miguel Vazquez just went on a war against each other for the vacant WBA Intercontinental super lightweight title. The fight went for all the 12 rounds and both boxers outpointed each other on certain occasions. While Ritson landed the bigger ones, Vazquez also responded with heat from his side. However, the former notched the win via the judge’s unanimous decision and got hold of the world title. That said,  Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is unhappy with the results. If not for the results, he is unhappy with the scoring system. While Ritson has bagged the win by a huge margin on the judge’s scorecard, Eddie Hearn bills it to be a “disgrace” for the sport of boxing. Eddie Hearn slams the result of Lewis Ritson and Miguel Vazquez After a technical war of 12 rounds,  the judges scored the contest as 115-113, 113-116,...
    CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A pop-up voter service center in Delaware County is busy welcoming visitors. This comes despite efforts by some Republicans to keep it from opening. Delaware County has partnered with the Philadelphia Union for a three-day event at Subaru Park in Chester to give county residents access to a variety of election services. It was less than 24 hours ago that a judge ruled in favor of the site being used as a pop-up mobile voting location. Several Delaware County officials and elected leaders submitted their mail-in ballots inside the gates of the Union’s open-air stadium in Chester on Friday afternoon. “Anyone can come regardless of political party,” Philadelphia Union President Tim McDermott said. “We are open and happy to be participating in an important election year.” 2020 Election Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware Members of the Delaware County GOP had taken issue with the pop-up voter...
    A federal judge ordered North Carolina on Wednesday to block a measure that made it easier for voters who forget witness signatures to fix their ballots, according to reports. Judge William Osteen issued an injunction requiring state officials to revise a directive issued Sept. 22 that allowed voters to fix a lack of a witness signature by returning an affidavit and not casting a new ballot from scratch. However, he said he wouldn’t block that kind of fix for small errors such as an incomplete witness address or a signature in the wrong place. Osteen, who was presiding over three elections-related lawsuits, struck a middle ground between voting rights advocates concerned about due process for voters with ballot problems and Republican leaders who wanted even stricter rules for the mail-in ballots. Still, Osteen complained Wednesday that the State Board of Elections had created rules that conflicted with a ruling he...
    Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diana Richardson defended severe corporal punishment of her child during a 15-minute video tirade she produced on social media. Richardson’s Facebook Live rant was triggered by her protest of the media outlet City&State for putting her on a list of politicians it had once honored who it says have since “crashed, burned and flamed out.” “They had the nerve to put Diana Richardson on the crash, burn elected official list,” Richardson said, referring to herself in the third person. But what really outraged Richardson is that the outlet recycled her 2017 criminal case when Richardson was accused of beating her 12-year-old son with a broomstick in its summary of her fall from grace on the list. Richardson said she’s being unfairly portrayed as an “angry black woman.” “It’s really, really frustrating,” she said. Toward the end of her videotape, Richardson defended whupping kids as a form of discipline....
    By Larry Keane Foes against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will line up this week to disparage only the fifth woman nominated to the nation’s highest court. The test balloons have been floated, including attacks on her faith, her family and now, predictably, her view on gun rights. Her foes don’t fear Judge Barrett. They fear the law. They just know Judge Barrett will follow it. She’s vowed to faithfully apply the law as it’s written, not to twist it to a pre-determined end to satisfy a political agenda. Political Misdirection The gun control cabal showed their cards. Over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “I’m going to be laying out the ways in which Judge Barrett’s views, her views on reaching back and reconsidering and overturning long settled precedent are not just extreme, they’re disqualifying.” Sen. Coons went as far...
    SUPREME Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett appeared to bat way questions from Democrat senators before holding up a blank pad to show she did all without notes. The 48-year-old judge was hailed as unflappable as she faced an 11 hour grilling over her views on abortion, health care and the peaceful transfer of power after the election. 10Amy Coney Barrett fended off the Democrat grilling without any notesCredit: Getty - Pool With her family sitting behind her, Barrett refused to be drawn on her personal views and insisted she would decide cases "as they come". Firmly, she said: "Judges can't just wake up one day and say I have an agenda". Republicans are rushing to install a 6-3 conservative majority in the court ahead of the election November 3 following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett, a mum-of-seven, was nominated by President Donald Trump. She has faced...
    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, in her opening statement on Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee, emphasized the role of the judicial branch and said it is not the court's duty to "solve every problem or right every wrong" in American life.  "Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society," Barrett said Monday, the first of a four-day hearing on her nomination to the Supreme Court. "But courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life." LIVE UPDATES: JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT FACES SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING She continued: "The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try." In her four-page opening statement, Barrett aligned her legal philosophy with...
    After hearing from Senate Republicans and Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett removed her black mask and finally spoke at her confirmation hearing, telling lawmakers her judicial philosophy was shaped heavily by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Barrett, 48, is on track to be confirmed by Election Day, dismaying Democrats who fear a Justice who will rule similarly to the conservative Scalia will skew the court to the far right for decades to come. Barrett, in her opening statement, outlined her resume which included clerking for Scalia, whose “colorful” opinions she had thoroughly studied. “More than the style of his writing, though, it was the content of Justice Scalia’s reasoning that shaped me,” Barrett told the Judiciary Committee. “His judicial philosophy was straightforward. A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday allowed the state’s mask mandate to stand, rejecting an attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature and a conservative law firm to overturn it, even as cases are spiking. The judge noted in his ruling that the Legislature could vote to overturn the order from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers if they wanted to, but they haven’t so far. Republican legislative leaders and a spokesman for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which brought the case, did not immediately return messages seeking comment. The Legislature filed a brief in support of the lawsuit. The ruling is expected to be appealed. The lawsuit argued that Evers overstepped his authority by issuing multiple emergency orders to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Evers defended the mask order, saying it was within his power to impose the requirement and that he followed the recommendations of public health experts....
    It was a fake, but Joe Judge’s anger was very real. In the most emotional display he has shown during his first five games as head coach of the Giants, Judge spiked his headset to the ground and screamed “Bullsh–!” at the officials late in the first half Sunday when an illegal shift penalty against right tackle Cam Fleming took the tie-breaking touchdown off the board. And that was only half of the story: The Giants had another touchdown negated by penalty in the third quarter, leaving Judge shaking his head in disbelief. The NFL’s lowest-scoring team — entering the game with eight straight touchdown-less quarters and 11.8 points per game — gave away two touchdowns (eight total points after field goals) in a 37-34 gut-punch loss to the Cowboys. “We’ve got to be better than that with the penalties,” Judge said. “I’m not going to get into too much...
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are once again pressing the Justice Department and President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade Trump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor says New ad from Trump campaign features Fauci MORE's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about omissions from materials she submitted as part of the Senate Judiciary Questionnaire (SJQ). "Late Friday night, the Committee received a supplemental SJQ from Judge Barrett – just three days before her confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin. Unfortunately, Judge Barrett's supplemental SJQ raises more questions than it answers," reads the letter from the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinAmy Coney Barrett tells Senate panel she signed ad decrying Roe v. Wade as 'infamous' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 during policy-focused debate Harris: 'Insulting' to suggest she or...
    The New York Giants outsmarted themselves to negate an otherwise epic 4th down fake.  It’s been a tough year for football in New York. Neither the Giants nor Jets have a win this season and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. Of the two gridiron disasters, the Giants might be able to make something of this season — assuming your definition of success is flexible. Joe Judge and the Giants marched deep into the heart of Texas on Sunday and jumped out to a big lead against the Cowboys before buckling and letting them back in. But New York almost swung momentum back in their direction late in the first half with a gusty fake field goal call that paid off, until it didn’t. It was a tale of two halves, as an otherwise amazing fake field goal that would have given the Giants a huge boost was negated...
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to the Attorney General's office on Sunday, arguing that Judge Amy Coney Barrett left out answers to the Senate questionnaire given to Supreme Court nominees prior to their confirmation hearing.  The letter was authored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Dick Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Chris Coons, D-Del., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.  "We write regarding additional omissions in the materials provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Judge Amy Coney Barrett in relation to her Supreme Court nomination," the letter stated. Committee members said this is their second letter requesting more information about Barrett's background and that the supplemental questionnaire she submitted, "raises more questions than it answers."  KLOBUCHAR CHANGES TUNE ON REMOTE HEARINGS AMID BARRETT CONFIRMATION FIGHT AFTER BEING CHALLENGED BY CHRIS WALLACE VideoThe...
    SAN ANTONIO – Although coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have held steady declines over the last month or so in Bexar County and San Antonio, the impact the disease has had on the local economy is still significant. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined us Sunday on Leading SA to discuss what the road to recovery from COVID-19 looks like for San Antonio. “It’s going to be a challenge. We’ve seen a lot of relief efforts locally and nationally take place. We’re fighting right now at a local level to make sure that there’s proper relief in place for small businesses. And we know that in particular, food and beverage restaurants in particular are going to get hit very hard. So we’re going to be working with our state and federal legislators to try to get more relief to them,” Nirenberg said. The city’s hospitality and tourism industries have been hit...
    The trial over Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple over its App Store policies won’t take place until next year, but there’s an update in the case. Bloomberg reports that US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled against Epic’s request for a preliminary injunction that would force Apple to reinstate Fortnite, but stood by her earlier ruling in favor of an injunction that stops Apple from taking action against Unreal Engine. California Northern District Court In her ruling (PDF) the judge said she “has empathy for Fortnite players regarding the continued unavailability of the game on the iOS platform…However, there is significant public interest in requiring parties to adhere to their contractual agreements or in resolving business disputes through the normal course.” As for Unreal Engine, the potential for damage to other developers was too great to justify allowing Apple to block use of the tool.
    The day after Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties could allow bars to reopen, only one of the state’s 10 most-populous counties — Denton — has decided to take him up on the offer. Meanwhile, the state’s two largest counties are keeping bar doors closed for now, and several other counties are trying to determine whether reopening is safe at this point during the pandemic. On Wednesday, Abbott announced that bars could reopen for in-person service at 50% capacity as early as next week, but each county government must first opt in through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Almost immediately, Dallas and Harris Counties declined. In an interview Thursday with The Texas Tribune, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said his decision was based on where the county stood on its color-coded risk-level charts, as well as what scientific advisers said. “Their recommendation was not to open bars when we are...
    What has LeBron James learned about Lakers fans? 9 Discontinued Canned Foods Youll Never See Again Census Bureau says it’s complying with order to keep counting, but complaints continue to pile up from workers ASSOCIATED PRESS © Associated Press A sign flashed Monday near the iconic Freedom Tower in Miami advises people to fill out their census forms. The head of the U.S. Census Bureau says in a court declaration that the agency is complying with a judge’s order for the 2020 census to continue through the end of October, even as the judge keeps fielding complaints from census takers about corners being cut in order to close cases and workers being laid off for no reason. Load Error Agency contracts have been extended allowing people to self-respond to the questionnaire online, by mail or by phone through this month, and census takers are still knocking on doors...
    The veteran 'Dancing With the Stars' judge says a technical glitch was to blame for the shocking mixup on Monday's live show. Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba opened up about the awkward elimination mishap that took place on Monday night’s live episode of the ABC celebrity ballroom competition. In the final seconds of the show, viewers were stunned when new host and executive producer Tyra Banks incorrectly read the names of the two couples in jeopardy and had to call Cheer star Monica Aldama and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy back to the stage after she had already announced them as “safe.” In the end, judges Carrie Ann and Derek Hough sent Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe home, but it was definitely a nailbiter for Monica and Val, as well as a confused Chrishell Stause and Vernon Davis, the two other celebs who were caught in the...
    Reuters October 6, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Postal Service has asked a federal judge to clarify a ruling on election mail, saying the decision could hinder the agency’s ability to make prompt mail deliveries before the Nov. 3 elections. Four U.S. judges have issued preliminary injunctions barring the Postal Service from making service reductions before the vote. Many more voters than usual are expected to cast their ballots by mail instead of in person because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly said, without providing evidence, that mail voting would lead to widespread fraud. The Postal Service in a court filing late on Monday cited a Sept. 27 decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia that requires election mail be sent via plane, saying it “would constitute a major change that would seriously disrupt the processing of the mail...
    Last month, Novak Djokovic defaulted from the US Open after striking a ball in anger and unintentionally hitting a linesperson in the neck. Seth Wenig/AP Images Novak Djokovic accidentally sent a tennis ball flying into a line judge's face at the French Open on Monday. Last month, the world's top-ranked men's tennis star was disqualified from the US Open after hitting a ball in anger and unintentionally striking a linesperson hard enough that it knocked her to the ground. After his victory at Roland-Garros on Monday, Djokovic referred to the day's incident as "very awkward déjà-vu" before commending the judge for handling the situation in "a very strong and brave way." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Less than a month removed from his default-worthy incident at the US Open, Novak Djokovic once again hit a ball into a line judge. This time, the completely unintentional error...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins responded to the governor’s changes on Thursday to mail-in ballot drop-off locations, saying they put some poll workers at risk. Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation that limits these drop-off locations to one per county and also requires that early voting clerks allow poll watchers to observe activity conducted at the locations. Abbott said the changes “will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting.” In a statement, Jenkins said the requirement of allowing poll watchers from every candidate “puts our older, most dedicated workers at more risk with this forced exposure.” “This has President Trump written all over it with the Governor changing the rules with 33 days until the most important election of our lifetime to make it harder to vote, Dallas County will do what we can to protect the right to vote as well as...
    (CBS) — Chicago is in need of workers to oversee polling places on Election Day. Election Judge pay will be $230 for each Judge who completes the online training and serves successfully on Election Day; $170 for each Judge who serves successfully on Election Day without completing the online training program. What is a Judge of Election? Judges of Election are paid to manage the precinct polling place and assist voters. The job is challenging and  rewarding. Judges share these responsibilities: (1) Arrive at 5 a.m. on Election Day to set up equipment; (2) Open the polls on time at 6 a.m. on Election Day; (3) Issue the correct ballots to each voter and help voters with registration and other questions, from 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. (4) Completing all reports after the polls close. CLICK HERE TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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