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    A young man escaped this afternoon from the Ceuta Palace of Justice when was going to be transferred to prison for his involvement in a murder that occurred last December, in which he allegedly participated as a cover-up. The National Police, the Civil Guard and the Local Police have been searching since the early...
    A lawyers’ group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump’s false allegations over the 2020 election. Lawyers Defending American Democracy, which includes former judges and federal attorneys among its members, sent the...
    The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday that the organization’s decision to declare bankruptcy, with plans to...
    The attempted rape conviction of a Hudson Valley man has been upheld by the courts during an appeal of his 2019 guilty verdict during a jury trial. The Ulster County Appellate Division affirmed the conviction last year of Orange County resident Travis Sammeth, age 36, of Newburgh, who was found guilty of attempted rape in a...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel’s Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly courting their support as he seeks reelection in the country’s fourth vote in less than two years. Few Arabs are likely to heed his...
    Novak Djokovic has reportedly issued a list of demands for the tennis players forced into hard quarantine in the lead up to the Australian Open.  The Grand Slam tournament is in crisis three weeks before the first ball is served with 72 tennis stars isolating in hotel rooms for 14 days and unable to practice....
    By supporting efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election, most of the nation’s Republican state attorneys general may have undermined their offices’ long-held special status in federal courts. In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed legal papers attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election based on unfounded claims of election...
    GRAB your friends and stay at an amazing mini theme park, which includes a huge four-storey slide. Also at the property is a private swimming pool and cabana, as well as a tennis and basketball court. 7You can stay at a mini theme park in the Texan countryside Red Sands Ranch River Resort in Texas...
    Closed court. The Star Tribune’s Randy Furst reports: “Citing security threats, the U.S. District Court will close Minnesota’s federal court facilities from Sunday through next Thursday. … The closures will be extensive and include courthouses and facilities in Minneapolis, St. Paul Fergus Falls and Duluth. Judiciary staff and other building tenants will be barred from...
    New York : Rooney, in his time as a DC United player in MLS. Photo: Vaughn Ridley / . Wayne Rooney confirmed this Friday his official retirement as a footballer, at the age of 35, to direct the bench of the Derby County, of the English second division (Championship). The...
    Reuters January 15, 2021 0 Comments When a U.S. appeals court declared that Florida could make it harder for convicted felons to vote – a ruling decried by civil rights activists – the impact of President Donald Trump’s conservative judicial appointments was plain to see. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was...
    HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong’s national security law said Friday that the courts now have a choice between the new law and the city’s legally enshrined freedoms, as China cracks down on dissent in the Asian financial capital. John Clancey was one of 55...
    MONUMENT, Colo. (CBS4) – The Town of Monument Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to pass a resolution opposing pandemic restrictions signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The resolution condemns the executive orders limiting businesses, places of worship and government meetings. Officials who drafted the resolution claim the COVID-19 restrictions are unconstitutional. The resolution cites...
    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas Saylor, a Republican, will leave the court this year when he hits the mandatory retirement age of 75. Democrats currently hold a 5-2 majority on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but they could strengthen their grip further in November because Republican Justice Thomas Saylor will hit the mandatory retirement age of...
    LOS ANGELES -- Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections.The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said Proposition 22 is unconstitutional because it limits the power of the Legislature to...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The ceremonial beginning to Hong Kong's new legal year took place, as everything does these days, over video. Sat in the city's Court of Final Appeal, wearing a black robe, ruffed white collar and white face mask, Chief Justice Andrew Cheung acknowledged the strangeness of the circumstances as he addressed a small audience...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said Proposition 22 is unconstitutional because it limits the power of the...
    New York : Christopher Maboulou, a footballer who came to play in the French first division with the Sporting Club de Bastia and that last year he wore the shirt of a regional team, died with only 30 years because of a heart attack when he was playing a game with some friends. Bastia...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister told a visiting South Korean delegation Monday that the release of its vessel and crew seized by Iranian forces is a matter for the courts and out of the government’s hands, state media reported. The development comes amid an escalating financial dispute between the countries. The official IRNA...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new top judge warned Monday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s courts need to show they are impartial amid a flurry of politically charged cases or risk losing public trust. Hong Kong has been in a state of political crisis after months of antigovernment protests in 2019 led to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A judge has slapped an Albert Lea wine bar with a $3,000 a day fine for continuing to open for indoor service. The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro was found in contempt of court this week. Lisa Hanson, the owner, argues Governor Tim Walz’s dial back order is unconstitutional and unlawful, thus...
    The online filing system used by the federal court system was likely breached in the SolarWinds hack, suspected to be orchestrated by Russia, potentially compromising highly sensitive sealed documents that contain nonpublic details about ongoing investigations. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts revealed an “apparent compromise of the confidentiality” of its case management...
    Meghan King is wishing she could speed up the divorce process. The 36-year-old "Real Housewives of Orange County" alum opened up in a blog post on Thursday about her ongoing divorce from her estranged husband, former MLB player Jim Edmonds, partially blaming the extended timeline on coronavirus. In the post, titled "Your 2021 New Years Resolution,"...
    The list of companies and agencies discovering that they’ve been affected by the SolarWinds hack is still growing, and they’re working with a big unknown: how far the hackers got into their systems. The federal judiciary system is likely now one of them (via The Wall Street Journal), and it isn’t taking any chances. It’s...
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday announced the appointment of Chief District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf, who has sat on the Eastern District of New York bench in Brooklyn since 2007, as the director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, effective Feb. 1.  Chief Judge Mauskopf will be...
    Caroline Brehman - Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Calling it “the most important” speech of his entire political career, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday ripped into President Donald...
    Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a stance that surprised some during a joint session of Congress to certify electoral votes today. McConnell opposed GOP objections to certify votes for President-elect Joe Biden, and said that to overturn the election would “send democracy into a death spiral.”...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — fresh off the news that he is likely getting demoted to Minority Leader after the Democrats seem all-but-certain to prevail in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections — poured a discouraging bucket of ice water over the efforts of some Republicans to object to the counting the Electoral College votes,...
    Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, celebrated Democrats’ victories in the Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate on Tuesday by urging his party to “eliminate the filibuster,” make D.C. a state, and pack the courts. Make DC a state. Restore the Voting Rights Act. Eliminate the filibuster. Reform the courts. Revive democracy....
    Over the past two decades, elder abuse has not only been recognized as an ethical problem in our society, but as a clear danger for some of our seniors. In California, if an elder is experiencing physical, emotional or financial abuse, family members or others may go to court to protect the senior. County probate...
            by David Catron  Predictably, after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and ten GOP Senators announced their intention to reject electors “not lawfully certified” but nonetheless included in the Electoral College results, many Democrats accused them of “sedition.” In reality, these Senators and their House counterparts are duty bound to object. The...
    Well that didn't take long. The last-ditch legal effort by the elite strike force team of Trump lawyers to decertify the vote in Georgia is over. District Court Judge Mark Cohen denied Trump's motion asking the court to decertify the election. The suit was leveled against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad...
    Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said on Tuesday that he will not join the dozen-plus GOP senators who plan to object to the electors in disputed states on January 6, contending that such would “be a violation of my oath of office.” In the Tuesday statement, the Oklahoma Republican said that he took an oath...
    Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera said Monday on “The Story” that supporters of  President Donald Trump who believe that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election are listening to “propaganda.” Anchor Martha MacCallum said, “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution did a piece where the reporter said not one person on the Republican side believes Joe Biden won...
    (CNN)At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, hosted in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, our founders outlined a form of government entrusted to the people: a republic, if we can keep it. Over the past few days, a number of Republican colleagues from our Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -- the state where Ben Franklin uttered that...
    Geraldo Rivera has been one of the most vocal Trump supporters publicly pleading with President Donald Trump to stop the election conspiracies, and on Monday night he said there’s a pretty clear reason why so many Trump voters believe his baseless claims. Rivera said he feels “a great sense of pity and sadness” for Trump...
    Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs is continuing to side with President Donald Trump’s baseless claims about the election being “stolen” from him. On Monday, Dobbs said the following: “We’re eight weeks from the election, and we still don’t have verifiable, tangible support for the crimes that everyone knows were committed — that is, defrauding other citizens...
    Jedidiah Bila, co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday, criticized Republicans who were planning to object to the Electoral College results. During Bila’s appearance on FNC’s “Media Buzz,” host Howard Kurtz asked, “Let me get you into this unfolding story about the effort by Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, other Republican senators to challenge the electoral college results. Do...
    In a private call late Saturday, President Donald Trump reportedly urged legislators in several battleground states to reject the Electoral College votes that gave Democrat Joe Biden the victory. Details of the call were shared with The Washington Examiner, which reported on Sunday that Trump has given up on contesting the race in courts and...
    CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperGOP senator says he'll block consent for ,000 stimulus checks Jake Tapper says he won't interview McEnany because she 'lies the way that most people breathe' Esquire names Jake Tapper 'The King of Truth' in 2020 MORE repeatedly pressed Ohio Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineSunday shows preview: Senate candidates brace for...
    One of President Donald Trumps most vocal detractors, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is now rebuking his Senate GOP colleagues for their planned effort to added voter and election fraud Jan. 6. Romney concluded in a statement Saturday: "Were Congress to actually reject state electors, partisans would inevitably demand the same any time their candidate had...
    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, also a former Republican U.S. Senator from Maine, reacted to reports that as many as 140 Republican House members and a handful of Republican senators are planning to object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win on January 6. Cohen said, “I think it’s shameful, and those...
    In his annual year-end report, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts praised how courts across the U.S. responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the "unsung heroes" who kept the judicial branch moving in a mostly virtual system. The pandemic forced nationwide court closures in March. By April, judges were performing court functions from their home offices...
    The state’s top judge wants to reduce a huge, pandemic-related backlog of criminal cases across the city — leading cops to fear that cut-rate justice will embolden criminals, The Post has learned. The unprecedented plan would bring to the Big Apple a concept known as the “rocket docket,” in which felony cases get quickly...
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    By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high court has in the past been slow to embrace technology,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high court has in the past been slow to embrace technology, but the justices conducted...