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Circuit Court of Appeals Orders Rehearing in Survivor’s Case Involving ‘Secret’ Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

Circuit Court of Appeals Orders Rehearing in Survivor’s Case Involving ‘Secret’ Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

A group of judges with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a relatively rare en banc hearing in a sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  The court’s Friday order withdraws and vacates issued by a panel of judges on the same court against the survivor.  Now, all active judges will hear the case.The underlying claim in the matter of Courtney Wild is that the federal government violated the rights of Epstein’s survivors when prosecutors allowed Epstein to enter a “secret plea deal.”The appeals court’s original 2-1 decision denied Wild the right to challenge the government’s highly...

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Bar Complaint Claims Kanye West’s Campaign Lawyer is Violating the Rules by Simultaneously Working For Trump

Bar Complaint Claims Kanye West’s Campaign Lawyer is Violating the Rules by Simultaneously Working For Trump

A government watchdog group on Friday filed a complaint against Lane Ruhland with the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) alleging the attorney has been violating ethics and conflict of interest obligations by working for both the presidential campaigns of both Kanye West and Donald Trump.  Ruhland – the former general counsel for the state Republican party and senior counsel at law firm Husch Blackwell – made headlines on Tuesday when a local reporter recorded her hand delivering West’s nominating petitions with state regulators in Madison, Wisconsin. A state GOP spokesperson later...

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Kevin McCarthy, GOP Lawsuit Against Nancy Pelosi Tossed Out of Court

Kevin McCarthy, GOP Lawsuit Against Nancy Pelosi Tossed Out of Court

A federal judge has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit filed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  The litigation challenged a house resolution which allowed elected members to vote by proxy, rather than in person, during the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy and other plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued the resolution was unconstitutional.“Because the Court finds that Defendants are immune from suit under the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, it does not reach the merits and grants Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss,” wrote D.C....

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Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Esquire Over Report on Family Farm He Doesn’t Control, Judge Rules

Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Esquire Over Report on Family Farm He Doesn’t Control, Judge Rules

A federal judge in Iowa has dismissed with prejudice a defamation lawsuit filed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) against Hearst Magazine Media, Inc., and Ryan Lizza, a journalist and political analyst.The case revolved around a Sept. 30, 2018 in Esquire magazine entitled “Milking the System.” An online version of the piece is alternatively entitled “Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret.”Among the story’s claims is that a farm operated in California by various members of the Nunes family was subsequently moved to Iowa and that it ultimately, like many midwestern...

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Neil Young Sues Trump for Unauthorized Use of His Music During ‘Un-American Campaign of Ignorance and Hate’

Neil Young Sues Trump for Unauthorized Use of His Music During ‘Un-American Campaign of Ignorance and Hate’

Canadian-American folk rock artist Neil Young filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in federal court on Tuesday over the unauthorized use of two of his songs at a recent campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.“This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) notes. “However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive,...

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Federal Court Halts Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Immigration Policy as ‘Abuse of Discretion’

Federal Court Halts Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Immigration Policy as ‘Abuse of Discretion’

A federal appellate court in Manhattan on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s latest attempt to deny permanent residency to immigrants legally living in the U.S. based on their use of public benefits, such as food stamps or public housing.A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court’s order enjoining the so-called public charge rule from being enforced against green card applicants in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, reasoning that the administration’s decision was likely contrary to congressional intent and “arbitrary and...

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Trump Explains Well-Wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell by Wondering if Jeffrey Epstein Was Killed

Trump Explains Well-Wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell by Wondering if Jeffrey Epstein Was Killed

President Donald Trump, when explaining why he , said that many people were still trying to figure out whether her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein was murdered or died by suicide in jail.The comments were made during an on Monday. See the 25:40 mark:“Mr. President, Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested on allegations of child sex trafficking. Why would you wish her well?” asked Jonathan Swan of Axios.“Well, first of all, I don’t know that, but I do know this,” Trump began to answer.“She has, she’s been arrested for that,” Swan interjected, noting that Maxwell is an accused coconspirator in...

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New Emails Show Mike Pence Got Disgraced Governor Back Into the Navy After Sex Crime Charge: Report

New Emails Show Mike Pence Got Disgraced Governor Back Into the Navy After Sex Crime Charge: Report

V.P. Mike Pence (left) and Eric Greitens (far right, blue shirt) are seen together in Missouri on February 22, 2017.The office of Vice President Mike Pence used political pressure to get former Missouri governor Eric Greitens reinstated into the Navy despite those in command stating they wanted nothing to do with the scandal-plagued former SEAL, the Kansas City Star Saturday.The Star obtained  850 pages of documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which showed top brass at the Navy were extremely concerned with Greitens’ history, which included a 2018 felony charge of...

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DHS Official Who Compiled Dossiers on U.S. Journalists and Protesters Removed From Job: Report

DHS Official Who Compiled Dossiers on U.S. Journalists and Protesters Removed From Job: Report

A top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who directed his office to compile “intelligence reports” on journalists and protesters in Portland was “removed from his job” amid speculation that he had misused departmental authority, the Washington Post Saturday morning.Three people familiar with the matter told the outlet that Brian Murphy, the Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), was reassigned to a different position after the Post earlier this week revealed that Murphy had DHS create Open Source Intelligence Reports concerning a pair of...

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Ohio Cop Sues Citizens Who Claim He Made ‘White Power’ Hand Sign At City Council Meeting

Ohio Cop Sues Citizens Who Claim He Made ‘White Power’ Hand Sign At City Council Meeting

A Cincinnati police officer has filed a lawsuit accusing several citizens of defamation.  That’s according to a from WKRC-TV.The defendants publicly accused the officer of being prejudiced after he was allegedly depicted in photographs and video flashing the “OK” sign at a June city council meeting. The meeting had been called to address issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations.has been associated with the “white power” movement since approximately 2017. A 4chan hoax about the symbol representing the letters “W” and “P” led several prominent white supremacist...

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Legal Experts Erupt After Mike Pompeo Says Bill Barr Will Determine Whether to Postpone the Election

Legal Experts Erupt After Mike Pompeo Says Bill Barr Will Determine Whether to Postpone the Election

President Donald Trump‘s baseless about postponing the 2020 general election has been given new life. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested the final decision on any such postponement Bill Barr and others at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) can find a legal justification to change the date.“Can a president delay the November presidential election, Mr. Secretary?” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) asked during a Senate hearing.“Senator, I’m not going to enter a legal judgment on that on the fly this morning,” Pompeo replied.A somewhat stunned Kaine then went on to run through all of Pompeo’s...

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Nevada Sheriff Refused to Respond to 911 Calls After Public Library Expressed Support For BLM

Nevada Sheriff Refused to Respond to 911 Calls After Public Library Expressed Support For BLM

A Nevada sheriff is under fire for responding to a local public library’s proposed diversity statement which expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The sheriff said deputies would no longer respond to 911 calls from the building.The that provoked Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverly said, in part: “The Douglas County Public Library denounces all acts of violence, racism, and disregard for human rights. We support #Black Lives Matter. We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice don’t belong on our society.”In response, the...

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Sotomayor Slams Supreme Court’s Conservatives for Increasingly Granting Stays to Like-Minded Petitioners

Sotomayor Slams Supreme Court’s Conservatives for Increasingly Granting Stays to Like-Minded Petitioners

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor called out her conservative colleagues on the bench for increasingly issuing stays which favor their ideological fellows.“Yet again, this Court intervenes to grant a stay pending appeal, in this case less than two weeks before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is poised to hear an expedited appeal on a preliminary injunction entered by the District Court,” –joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg–begins.The underlying case concerns a dispute between Idaho Governor Brad Little, a Republican, and a non-partisan group promoting .Such measures...

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Pentagon Training Materials Will No Longer Refer to Journalists as ‘Adversaries’ (After the Materials Were Exposed by a Journalist)

Pentagon Training Materials Will No Longer Refer to Journalists as ‘Adversaries’ (After the Materials Were Exposed by a Journalist)

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday said that he had instructed the Defense Department to alter language which referred to journalists and protesters as “adversaries” in mandatory training materials. According to Politico journalist Lara Seligman, the training materials will now refer to such individuals as “unauthorized recipients” of information leaks. The change appears to be a direct result of Seligman’s on the issue.“Just in: [Secretary Esper] has directed that DOD adjust the training material I reported on yesterday to identify individuals or groups trying to obtain...

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AOC Responds to Portland Protests With Legislation Requiring Federal Agents to Wear ID Badges

AOC Responds to Portland Protests With Legislation Requiring Federal Agents to Wear ID Badges

In response to unidentifiable federal agents arresting protesters in Portland, Democrats in the House of Representatives are introducing a bill that would require all federal law enforcement officers to wear markings clearly identifying themselves, reported on Monday.The bill, which will be introduced this week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton, a non-voting House delegate representing the District of Columbia, will mandate that any on-duty federal agents display a tag containing the agent’s name, agency, and individual identification number.The measure...

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Trump Re-Tweets Judge Napolitano Op-Ed Calling Deployment of Feds in Portland ‘Unconstitutional’ and ‘Totalitarianism’

Trump Re-Tweets Judge Napolitano Op-Ed Calling Deployment of Feds in Portland ‘Unconstitutional’ and ‘Totalitarianism’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning posted a series of tweets and re-tweets featuring an array of articles and videos maligning his political opponents and praising his own leadership. But stashed between four re-tweets which originated from Fox Business Network’s and one from a conservative blogger Trump’s pandemic response, Trump also retweeted a Washington Times which virulently denounced the president’s deployment of federal agents in Portland as “unconstitutional.”The article was penned by Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. (Judge Nap’s is not...

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‘Flood’ of GOP Congressional Staffers Say They’re Being Forced to Work on Capitol Hill Without Masks: Report

‘Flood’ of GOP Congressional Staffers Say They’re Being Forced to Work on Capitol Hill Without Masks: Report

Following reports that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) tested positive for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, one of the lawmaker’s aides contacted Politico journalist Jake Sherman via email saying that the Texas Congressman repeatedly ‘berated’ staffers for wearing masks in the office. Less than an hour after Sherman posted a tweet with the text of the aide’s email, he said he had received a “flood” of additional emails from other GOP staffers making similar claims.“Jake, thank you for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus,” the email from Gohmert’s aide read. “When...

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Purdue Pharma Judge Throttles ‘Misinformed,’ ‘Numbskull’ New York Times Opinion Writers

Purdue Pharma Judge Throttles ‘Misinformed,’ ‘Numbskull’ New York Times Opinion Writers

The prescription medicine OxyContin is part of the Purdue Pharma litigation. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)A federal judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s multi-billion-dollar bankruptcy proceeding has lashed out the press — and, by logical conclusion, the New York Times in particular — largely because of an opinion piece concerning the family which controls the pharmaceutical giant, the massive company itself, and several of the company’s products, which include the drug OxyContin.  Judge Robert D. Drain, of the , went so far as to call a “misinformed reporter” both an “idiot” and a...

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‘Patently Unconstitutional’: Portland Judges Are Barring Arrestees From Attending Public Protests As A Condition of Release

‘Patently Unconstitutional’: Portland Judges Are Barring Arrestees From Attending Public Protests As A Condition of Release

In a move that legal experts say is “patently unconstitutional,” federal authorities in Portland are arresting people for minor offenses and then barring them from attending any future protests as a condition of their release, ProPublica Tuesday. According to the report, at least 12 people arrested in connection with the demonstrations were expressly prohibited from being present at any future public demonstrations as they await their days in court.In one instance, the conditions of release issued by the U.S. District Court in Oregon for a defendant whose offense was “fail[ing] to comply...

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Barr Says He Doesn’t Read Trump’s Tweets, Then Gets Confronted With Various Times He Knew About Trump’s Tweets

Barr Says He Doesn’t Read Trump’s Tweets, Then Gets Confronted With Various Times He Knew About Trump’s Tweets

Attorney General Bill Barr took two separate positions on President Donald Trump‘s Twitter habit before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon.Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) turned in a generally by grilling the 77th and 85th attorney general about his unprecedented intervention in the Roger Stone case — as well as suggestions that Stone was pardoned due to an unspoken agreement between Stone and Trump.“Are you familiar with the December 3rd, 2018 tweet where Donald Trump said Roger Stone had shown ‘guts’ by not testifying against him?” Swalwell asked.Barr said he was not.“You...

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‘Patently Illegal’: Trump Administration Announces Controversial New Plan to Wind Down DACA Program

‘Patently Illegal’: Trump Administration Announces Controversial New Plan to Wind Down DACA Program

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced that it will renew its efforts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy by directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cease accepting any new applications and curtailing renewals for the program.A memo from acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf says the “immediate changes” are meant to facilitate his “thorough consideration” of how to address the policy in light of last month’s Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 vote along the usual ideological lines, the justices that the administration’s previous attempt to end...

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If You Threaten to Sue a Business Over COVID-19, the GOP Thinks the Business Should Be Able to Sue You

If You Threaten to Sue a Business Over COVID-19, the GOP Thinks the Business Should Be Able to Sue You

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) rescue bill proposed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) contains a controversial liability shield that would limit the ability of employees to sue their employers for contracting COVID-19 while on the job. Congressional Democrats have publicly dismissed the would-be shield law as a non-starter. Congressional Republicans were apparently just getting started.The relevant portion of the GOP relief bill is known as the “’’ (SAFE TO WORK Act) and was authored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).In general, critics say the SAFE TO WORK Act is likely to do the opposite of making...

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Trump’s Other ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Shows Him Voting by Mail After Struggling to Find a Polling Place (WATCH)

Trump’s Other ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Shows Him Voting by Mail After Struggling to Find a Polling Place (WATCH)

Donald Trump filling out his provisional ballot before voting by mail in the 2004 presidential election.Over the last several months, President Donald Trump has repeatedly demonized attempts to expand access to voting by mail and erroneously that mail-in ballots would lead to “the most corrupt election” in U.S. history. Just last week, the president told Fox News’s Chris Wallace that he may not accept the results of the 2020 election because he thinks “mail-in voting is going to rig the election.” But a video of Trump from 2004 appears to show the future president running around New York...

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Federal Agents Strike Portland Reporter With Projectile Hours After Judge Issues Restraining Order to Protect Journalists

Federal Agents Strike Portland Reporter With Projectile Hours After Judge Issues Restraining Order to Protect Journalists

A federal judge in Oregon on Thursday afternoon issued a (TRO) prohibiting federal officers deployed in Portland from using physical force against news reporters and legal observers documenting the ongoing protests and riots in that city. However, just hours after the ruling, video emerged showing federal troops firing teargas projectiles at — and ultimately hitting — a local journalist with Oregon Public Broadcasting who was recording the ongoing conflict.Following weeks of unrest, several newspapers and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last month filed a lawsuit seeking to...

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GOP Congressman’s Armed Supporters Allegedly Assaulted Democratic Opponent’s Campaign Staffer

GOP Congressman’s Armed Supporters Allegedly Assaulted Democratic Opponent’s Campaign Staffer

Supporters of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) allegedly attacked and injured a campaign staff assistant for Gohmert’s election opponent.Ryan Miller works on the campaign of , anti-eminent domain activist, and Democrat Hank Gilbert. The occurred in the midst of a protest against federal police actions in Portland–and a counter-protest–on Sunday in downtown Tyler, Texas.“We had more than 100 people RSVP to participate in this protest, and were flooded with calls, texts, and emails in the 20 minutes before it began with folks telling us they would not be getting out of their cars after seeing the...

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