Category: Judge

Judge Blocks Order to Ban China’s WeChat
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Judge Blocks Order to Ban China’s WeChat

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler blocked an order by the Trump administration on Sunday that would have banned Chinese-owned messaging application WeChat from the Google and Apple app stores. Judge Beeler said that the order presents First Amendment concerns for users of the platform. According to a report by CNBC, a California judge blocked an…

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Michigan Judge Extends Deadline 2 Weeks for Mail-in Ballots Postmarked by November 2
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Michigan Judge Extends Deadline 2 Weeks for Mail-in Ballots Postmarked by November 2

Mail-in ballots postmarked by November 2 must be counted up to two weeks after the presidential election, a Michigan judge ruled this week. The ruling also authorizes the temporary use of ballot harvesting. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens essentially extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be counted, even if they arrive after…

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Judge Kicks ‘Sloppy’ Lead Prosecutor off Case in George Floyd Murder Trial
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Judge Kicks ‘Sloppy’ Lead Prosecutor off Case in George Floyd Murder Trial

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill on Friday disqualified Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and three additional lawyers from his office from participating in the George Floyd case, branding their work “sloppy.” Star-Tribune reports: That news was broken in tweets by WCCO and KARE television reporters covering a hearing Friday at the Hennepin County Family Justice…

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Iowa Judge Voids 50,000 Absentee Ballot Requests
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Iowa Judge Voids 50,000 Absentee Ballot Requests

A judge in Iowa’s second-largest county invalidated over 50,000 applications for absentee ballots Thursday. Judge Ian Thornhill’s ruling prompted election officials to resend applications to thousands of voters due to issues with the originals, according to CBS 46. The report continued: The judge sided with the Trump campaign and the Republican Party, which filed a…

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Judge Orders Election Redo After NJ Democrats Charged with Voter Fraud
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Judge Orders Election Redo After NJ Democrats Charged with Voter Fraud

A judge ordered a do-over election held in November for a city council seat in Paterson, New Jersey, due to the apparent winner and a sitting councilman being charged with voter fraud. State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela issued the ruling on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press (AP). “It was the right ruling. That…

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Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters
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Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters

A federal judge has approved the Department of Justice’s efforts to end the Paramount Consent Decrees — 70-year-old court orders that prevented movie studios from engaging in a variety of anti-competitive behaviors, including ownership of movie theaters. U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres cited the rise of streaming services like Netflix as one of the…

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Judge says Uber, Lyft preliminary injunction ruling to come in ‘a matter of days’
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Judge says Uber, Lyft preliminary injunction ruling to come in ‘a matter of days’

California Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman heard arguments from Uber and Lyft, as well as lawyers representing the people of California, regarding the request for a preliminary injunction that seeks to force Uber and Lyft to immediately reclassify their drivers as employees. Schulman did not make a ruling today but said we could all…

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Federal Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released from Prison
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Federal Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released from Prison

A federal judge on Thursday ordered former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison and into home confinement, ruling he was sent back into federal custody earlier this month in retaliation for a forthcoming tell-all book. Judge Alvin Hellerstein concluded Cohen, who was put back in federal custody after being temporarily released due to coronavirus-related…

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Federal Judge Orders Dakota Pipeline Shut Down
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Federal Judge Orders Dakota Pipeline Shut Down

A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down by August 5. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued the order, a stunning legal setback for the Trump administration and the U.S. oil industry, in a 24 page memorandum that held the environmental review for the project fell too far…

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