Category: Judge

Retired Judge Who Will Argue Against Michael Flynn Said Case ‘Reeks of Improper Political Influence’
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Retired Judge Who Will Argue Against Michael Flynn Said Case ‘Reeks of Improper Political Influence’

The retired federal judge who was appointed Wednesday to argue that Michael Flynn should be held in criminal contempt of court for changing his guilty plea published an op-ed in the Washington Post Monday criticizing the Trump administration. Retired Judge John Gleeson was appointed by Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is presiding over the Flynn case, both…

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Judge Sullivan to Consider Criminal Contempt Charge Against Michael Flynn
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Judge Sullivan to Consider Criminal Contempt Charge Against Michael Flynn

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan will consider whether to find former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in criminal contempt of court after the Department of Justice (DOJ) moved last week to drop its prosecution of Flynn for lying to the FBI. Sullivan issued an order Wednesday appointing retired judge John Gleeson as amicus curiae (“friend of the…

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Judge rejects Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘free speech’ lawsuit against Google
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Judge rejects Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘free speech’ lawsuit against Google

Last July, Hawaii representative and longshot Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of violating her First Amendment rights to free speech when it briefly suspended her campaign’s ad account. On Wednesday, California’s Central District Court rejected the suit outright. Gabbard’s campaign, Tulsi Now, Inc., asked for $50 million…

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Judge rejects Uber and Postmates’ request for an injunction against California’s gig worker law
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Judge rejects Uber and Postmates’ request for an injunction against California’s gig worker law

A U.S District court judge has rejected Uber and Postmates’ request for a preliminary injunction against a California bill mandating how independent contractors are classified. The request was made as part of lawsuit filed by the companies, along with two ride-sharing drivers, at the end of December. The lawsuit is still in progress. Assembly Bill…

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Virginia Judge Rules Charlottesville’s Confederate General Statues Must Stay
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Virginia Judge Rules Charlottesville’s Confederate General Statues Must Stay

A state judge in Virginia ruled on Wednesday that the city of Charlottesville cannot legally move the two statues to Confederate generals that sparked mass protests. Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that a Virginia state law created to protect memorials prohibits the city’s plans to remove the statues. “Moore issued a permanent injunction preventing the…

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California Judge Puts National Block on Donald Trump’s Asylum Reform
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California Judge Puts National Block on Donald Trump’s Asylum Reform

A California judge insists he has the authority to freeze a national asylum reform, despite an August decision by the pro-migration Ninth Court of Appeals which narrowed the judge’s reach to just California and Arizona. The block prevents President Donald Trump’s deputies from telling migrants they have to ask for asylum in the safe countries…

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Judge Formally Ends Case Against Jeffrey Epstein
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Judge Formally Ends Case Against Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge formally ended the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, but not without a final tribute to the women who spoke out against the financier. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman took the procedural step of adding his initials to an order dismissing the indictment that charged the 66-year-old Epstein with…

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Judge in $10B Bitcoin Lawsuit Rips Craig Wright for No ‘Credible Evidence’
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Judge in $10B Bitcoin Lawsuit Rips Craig Wright for No ‘Credible Evidence’

A Florida court dismissed self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright’s motion to dismiss a $10B lawsuit filed by Dave Kleiman’s estate. | Source: CoinGeek/YouTubeBy CCN Markets: A Florida federal court denied a motion by self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright challenging the court’s jurisdiction over the $10 billion lawsuit filed against him by the estate of Dave…

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