Where Are They Now? (Part Infinity) Expert: Sarah Palin's case against the NYT is a landmine for the First Amendment - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. For more than half a century, conservatives have wanted to eradicate New York Times v.
Sullivan, the 1964 Supreme Court decision that is the nation's most important First Amendment case. A trial scheduled for February 1 may give them that opportunity. If the Supreme Court invalidates NYT, federal judges—including the 230 appointed by President Trump—will preside over more libel suits against journalists he calls "the enemy of the people. " Judge to order Michael Cohen be released from prison, returned to home confinement. Arizona Immigration Law's Most Contentious Section Can Now Be Enforced By Police, Judge Says.
Court of Appeals Asks if Terror Law Applies to Gang Member. But whether Mr.
Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Set Up Cameras On Private Property Without Warrants. Trump wins appeal to block McGahn testimony. Friday's majority opinion, written by GOP appointee Thomas Griffith, goes to the heart of long-running battles over the power balance between Congress and the White House that have played out during Trump’s tenure.
Echoing arguments Justice Department attorneys had made in the case, Griffith warned that allowing the House to use the courts to enforce the subpoena against McGahn would lead to a flood of hard-to-resolve suits pitting congressional imperatives against executive branch interests. “The walk from the Capitol to our courthouse is a short one, and if we resolve this case today, we can expect Congress’s lawyers to make the trip often,” wrote Griffith, an appointee of President George W.
Bush. Griffith said opening the courts to that kind of litigation would also discourage lawmakers and the executive branch from the more traditional method of resolving such subpoena fights: negotiation. The House then sued McGahn. In 'groundbreaking' court ruling, U.S. must provide mental health services to separated families. BREAKING: Court Blocks Trump From Using 'Emergency Powers' To Build His Stupid Wall.
Florida Man Arrested For "I EAT ASS" Sticker Won't Be Prosecuted. Appeals Court Rules Key Anti-Age Discrimination Protections Don’t Apply To Job Seekers, Only Employees. Slate’s Use of Your Data. Untitled. — from Reader Supported News In dismissing a 2017 Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Donald Trump brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Judge George B.
Daniels of the Southern District of New York said in part: “As the only political branch with the power to consent to violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, Congress is the appropriate body to determine whether, and to what extent, Defendant's conduct unlawfully infringes on that power … If Congress determines that an infringement has occurred, it is up to Congress to decide whether to challenge or acquiesce to Defendant's conduct.
As such, this case presents a non-justiciable political question.” The key phrase there being “non-justiciable political question.” Daniels had better be wrong or: a) The president really is above the law, and b) The rule of law is dead in America. The Political Question. New legal challenge to Trump’s pick at Justice Department. A convicted drug trafficker from the Dominican Republic has joined the ranks of those challenging President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
Due to a technical issue raised by a federal appeals court, Tomas Castillo was re-sentenced Nov. 8 to a term of more than 10 years in prison for smuggling more than five kilograms of cocaine by boat into St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2016. ‘Sleeper’ case could torpedo Mueller report. A little-noticed court case stemming from the apparent murder of a Columbia University professor six decades ago could keep special counsel Robert Mueller from publishing any information about the Trump campaign and Russia that he obtains through a Washington grand jury.
The substance of the case is entirely unrelated to Mueller’s investigation into whether any of President Donald Trump’s associates aided Russia’s efforts to intervene in the 2016 election. Story Continued Below But if a Washington appeals court set to hear the murder-related case next month sides with the Justice Department and rules that judges don’t have the freedom to release grand jury information that is usually kept secret, it could throw a monkey wrench into any plans Mueller has to issue a public report on his probe’s findings, lawyers following the issue said. “It is a sleeper case,” Harvard Law professor Alex Whiting said. Judge tosses out vehicle seizure law. Cars seized by the Albuquerque Police Department sit in a lot.
A federal judge has ruled that the city’s vehicle seizure law is unconstitutional. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque’s controversial vehicle-seizure program is likely to undergo changes after a U.S. district judge ruled that the program is unconstitutional, according to attorneys for a woman who filed a lawsuit against the city. The city for years has allowed police to take cars from anyone arrested on suspicion of a second or subsequent drunken-driving offense, or someone arrested for driving on a revoked license. U.S. M.metrotimes.
Court Rules in Favor of Selective Disclosure. The Central Intelligence Agency can selectively disclose classified information to reporters while withholding that very same information from a requester under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal court ruled last month.
The ruling came in a FOIA lawsuit brought by reporter Adam Johnson who sought a copy of emails sent to reporters Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and Scott Shane of the New York Times that the CIA said were classified and exempt from disclosure. “The Director of Central Intelligence is free to disclose classified information about CIA sources and methods selectively, if he concludes that it is necessary to do so in order to protect those intelligence sources and methods, and no court can second guess his decision,” wrote Chief Judge Colleen J. Theroot. Judge eases feds' case against NSA hoarder. A federal judge handed prosecutors a significant win this week over a computer specialist accused of stealing a massive quantity of classified documents and data during two decades working at the National Security Agency and other agencies.
U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis suggested last month that he might require prosecutors to prove that the contractor formerly assigned to an elite NSA hacking unit, Harold Martin, knew he had the 20 specific documents listed in a 20-count indictment accusing him of illegally retaining national security information at his Maryland home.
That might have been a tough burden for prosecutors to meet in view of the sheer volume of records Martin is accused of taking home over the course of his career. The judge said the documents number in the millions. Defense attorneys have said Martin was hoarding and suffered from mental health issues before he was arrested by the FBI in 2016. Appeals court backs injunction on sharing undercover anti-abortion videos. A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction barring anti-abortion activists from distributing secret recordings of abortion providers and their employees—part of a set of recordings targeting Planned Parenthood and abortion providers.
However, one of the three judges handling the case for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dissented in part from the ruling Wednesday, saying that the activists should be able to share the materials with state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials seeking the recordings. The appeals court decision came one day after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced criminal charges against two of the anti-abortion activists involved for allegedly violating state laws against recording of "confidential" conversations. Former Christie ally sentenced to 24 months in Bridgegate scandal. NEWARK — Bill Baroni, a former Republican state senator and ally of Gov. Chris Christie, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, a bizarre political stunt that was designed to help the governor’s career but ended up halting his rapid march toward the White House.
Baroni, who served as Christie’s top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will also serve one year of probation, complete 500 hours of community service and pay fines and restitution, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Wigenton ruled. Story Continued Below “What occurred in September 2013 was an outrageous abuse of power,” Wigenton said. Bridget Anne Kelly, Baroni’s co-defendant and a former deputy chief of staff to Christie, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesdsay afternoon. Cops Win Another Round Pursuing the Prosecutor Who Pursued Them. When Freddie Gray died in Baltimore in April 2015, the city’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, wasted no time in doing what prosecutors in other police-related deaths of African Americans had been slow to do: She went after the cops.
Within two weeks, Mosby rushed ahead of a grand jury to charge six officers in Gray’s death. After her decision, days of rioting and looting came to an end. The Black Lives Matter movement cheered her assertiveness. Trials began within the year. Judge won't dismiss Bergdahl case over Trump's verbal attacks. President Donald Trump's flurry of campaign-trail attacks on alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don't require that the charges against Bergdahl be tossed out, a military judge has ruled. Untitled. Photo by Bruce Marlin In 1992, an elderly woman in New Mexico bought coffee at a McDonald's drive through, spilled it on herself, and successfully sued for nearly $3 million.
This story is the poster child for the absurdity of the American legal system. Nearly every late night comic has a bit about suing over hot coffee. For The First Time, Federal Judge Tosses Cell Phone 'Stingray' Evidence Obtained Without A Warrant. The Story Behind the Miranda Warning. James C. asks: Who was Miranda from the Miranda rights? The Stealth Corporate Takeover of the Supreme Court. Ex-officer convicted in Matthew Ajibade case allowed to serve time on weekends. A former Georgia sheriff’s deputy, convicted for using a stun gun on a restrained detainee who later died alone in his cell, was sentenced on Friday to one month in jail and three years’ probation. John Oliver Takes Apart Republicans for Reaction to Gay Marriage Rulings.
Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars : All Tech Considered. Nation Thankful That Shellie Dean Zimmerman Was Charged With Perjury At Least. WASHINGTON—Saying that, hey, it beats nothing, Americans across the nation expressed gratitude today that Shellie Dean Zimmerman, the Florida woman accused of lying to police about husband George Zimmerman’s finances while he was imprisoned this year for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, has been officially charged with perjury under state law. “Look, no matter how anything else turned out, Shellie Dean Zimmerman has still been charged with the offense of lying to authorities, so, justice served, right?” Maryland resident Abby Liptak told reporters on Monday, noting that while it’s unfortunate George Zimmerman was found innocent over the weekend of murdering an unarmed black teenager, she’s at least glad his wife will be tried for a third-degree felony.
In Our Defense, These Were Some Pretty Fucked-Up Laws And We Were Ordered To Deliberate In Accordance With Them. The Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence. Watching the Watch List: Landmark Case Goes to Trial over Massive U.S. Terrorism "No-Fly" Database. Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000. In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening : The Salt. Hide captionThis year, Hermine Ricketts' front-yard garden was filled with plants and fruits — but no vegetables.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Obama Administration In Drone Strike Attacks. Growing Pot Got These Siblings As Much Prison Time As Driving Drunk And Killing Someone. In Missouri, if you kill someone while driving drunk, you could go to prison for -- at most -- 15 years. Lavabit found in contempt for trolling the FBI with 4-point font.
Ladar Levison, the privacy-protecting email entrepreneur, has lost his appeal after punking the FBI in court. Until he closed it over this debacle, Levison was the creator and owner of Lavabit, a respected email service specializing in sophisticated encryption. Its highest profile client was Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency documents to the press and once used the email address email@example.com. Out-of-control judges’ new craze: Using electroshock and tasers on defendants! Law in the Raw. The Secret Darkness of Grand Juries. WATCH: Florida judge flips out when attorney claims black man fled to avoid getting shot by cops.
Upskirt Photos Of Teen In Oregon Store Is Not Illegal. Decision to Keep Garner Grand Jury Minutes Secret Continues the Crime. Judge Reduces Child Rapist's Sentence Because He 'Didn't Intend To Harm' The Toddler. In A.I.G. Case, Surprise Ruling That Could End All Bailouts. Huffingtonpost. Court: We Can’t Rule on NSA Bulk Data Collection Because We Don’t Know Whose Data Was Collected.
Sotomayor Says Supreme Court Has 'Shoot First, Think Later' Approach To Cop Violence.