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    A federal judge has denied MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s request to have his phone returned a week after it was seized by the FBI at a Hardee’s drive-thru. District Court Judge Eric Tostrud, a Trump appointee, denied Lindell’s request to stop the FBI searching through his phone as part of an investigation into the alleged tampering of voting machines in Colorado. Lindell was asking for a temporary restraining order that would stop the FBI from “taking any action.” Judge Tostrud ruled that Lindell’s evidence did not prove that his rights were violated and said the pillow maven did not provide the appropriate answers or evidence to the legal questions required to make such a request. The motion was filed by Lindell’s attorney, Alan Dershowitz, who told Law and Crime’s Sidebar channel that although he “agrees with [Lindell] on very little,” he believes it “critically important for people on my side of the political fence—Biden supporters—to hold the Justice Department accountable for trying to target our political enemies.” In his filing, Lindell said the Justice Department’s warrant...
    Sometimes, you don't want to be a part of the record books. There are the records you're known for because of something you did. Other times, you're part of the record books because you allowed someone else to write their name there. Take Mike Bacsik for example. Who is Mike Bacsik you may ask? Well, he was the pitcher on the Washington Nationals who gave up a record breaking 756th home run to Barry Bonds.  On Wednesday night in the Bronx, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Eric Stout was determined to not become another Mike Bacsik after facing Aaron Judge on the cusp of hitting a potential record-tying 61st home run. Instead, Stout pitched around Aaron Judge, walking him on four straight pitches with the Yankees up 11-2 and the game truly out of hand. None of the pitches came anywhere close to the plate. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was unable to hit his 61st home run of the season to tie a record In his final at-bat, Judge faced Pirates RP Eric Stout, who pitched around him - preventing a hit...
    Voters will decide whether or not abortion will be legal in Michigan, judges ruled in a victory for Democrats, who see the issue as a way to get their supporters to the poll in November's congressional election.  Thursday's ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court reverses the decision of a state board that had not allowed the proposal onto the ballot because of typos on some of the petition forms.  The fight to allow voters to decide can be seen as apreview of the high-stakes political battle to come and how abortion remains a inflammatory subject for both sides. There was no denying supporters had enough signatures to qualify for the ballot - they collected more than 750,000, which is well above the requirement - but opponents noted there was a lack of visible spaces between some words.  The Michigan Board of State Canvassers rejected the petition based on the spacing issue, which led to the lawsuit.   Voters will decide whether or not abortion will be legal in Michigan after the state Supreme Court ruled the issue will be on the November...
    A California judge, who hails from a powerful Democrat family who endorsed LA DA George Gascon, granted a mistrial for a man facing life in prison because he was sleepy. The alleged criminal apparently did not get a good night’s rest before the trial after spending the night in a cell without a bed or blanket.  Vamazae Elgin Banks, 24, appeared in court after threatening a McDonald's worker with a gun before stealing less than $100.  Court records accused Banks of telling the cashier at the fast food joint that he would kill her if she didn't produce the cash quickly enough, allegedly telling her 'hurry up or I'll blow your brains out!' Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Lowenthal made the mistrial ruling after he decided the alleged robber couldn’t take proper notes due to his lack of proper sleep. Trials like these typically cost the judicial system between $600-$1,300.  Alan Nakasone, Banks' lawyer, argued before Lowenthal that his client could not take notes properly due to inadequate housing the night before, where he says he had a cell with...
    PITTSBURGH — The price just went up again Wednesday night. Hours after Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said they are “hopeful” that Aaron Judge would be a Yankee for a long time, the slugger demonstrated once again why he should be. Judge hammered his third career grand slam as the Yankees blasted a season-high-tying six home runs to beat the Pirates 16-0 in a rain-delayed game at PNC Park. The Yankees snapped a two-game losing streak and split the two-game series as they head to Boston for their last stop on their four-city, 10-game road trip and a big American League East division battle. The Yankees have just five losing streaks of at least two games this season — and just one longer than two games — tied with the Astros for the fewest in the majors. With a season-high 22 hits, they improved to 17-6 after a loss this season. Luis Severino threw six scoreless innings, scattered four hits and struck out three for the win. Josh Donaldson and Joey Gallo went back-to-back in the sixth and Kyle Higashioka homered...
    Multiple Republican officials on Thursday testified that Donald Trump's push to get Mike Pence to overturn the election results was 'illegal' and that then vice president withstood massive political pressure in not following Trump's wishes. Thursday's hearing delved deep into constitutional law and the role of the vice president in overseeing the certification of the electoral college. Trump and his supporters argued Pence could reject those results in his role as president of the Senate.  Pence and his legal team argued his role was ceremonial as outlined in the 12th amendment, which says: 'The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.'  Retired U.S. Appeals Court Judge J. Michael Luttig, who was an informal adviser to Pence during that time, spoke slowly about the vice president's role but his words carried weight. Luttig is widely respected among conservatives for his interpretation of the consitution while he sat on the federal bench.  Luttig testified that if the then-vice president had followed Trump's orders then...
    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Michigan on Monday refused Republican Perry Johnson’s request to halt the printing of ballots for the GOP primary or to put his name on the ballot for governor, further dashing Johnson’s chances at challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Johnson was among five governor candidates who were deemed ineligible for the Aug. 2 ballot after the state elections bureau determined they fell short of collecting the necessary number of valid signatures. The elections bureau found that the candidates submitted fake signatures collected by paid petition circulators. READ MORE: 6 Takeaways From Monday's January 6 HearingJohnson, who has put millions of dollars of his personal fortune into the race, went to court to try to get into the ballot. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith on Monday rejected his bid for a temporary restraining order or an injunction, saying Johnson hasn’t shown he was unconstitutionally left off the ballot. Goldsmith noted many counties have begun printing ballots and face a June deadline to mail them to voters overseas or serving in the military. READ MORE: Deputies Recover...
    (CNN)A federal judge has decided the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection should get access on Wednesday to 159 emails of right-wing attorney John Eastman that largely relate to his efforts on behalf of Donald Trump to try to block the 2020 election result.The judge -- as he did previously related to another set of Eastman emails -- decided one of the emails could be evidence of the planning of a crime, specifically Eastman and Trump's efforts to thwart Congress certifying the election result on January 6, 2021.The House is set to get Eastman's emails, the judge said, by Wednesday evening -- on the eve of the House's first public hearing discussing some of its findings about the January 6 Capitol attack and what precipitated it.Eastman, as an attorney for Trump working to overturn the election result, will likely be a crucial figure in the House's retelling. His emails, described now in court but not yet released publicly, may shed significant light on actions and thoughts of the closest ring of advisers around then-President Trump, and even Trump...
    Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell Perkins said at the conclusion of a hearing on Thursday that he will issue a ruling Friday on disqualified Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District candidate Robby Starbuck’s motion for injunction. Starbuck’s legal team hopes that the judge will grant the injunction and put Starbuck on the ballot. Given that the suit is Newsom vs. TN Republican Party et. al. and the state of Tennessee is not a named party in this matter, it is unclear that, even if the judge looked favorably on the motion, whether granting that injunction would indeed place Starbuck on the August 4 primary ballot. At a hearing on Thursday morning, Starbuck’s legal team argued in chancery court that the meeting in which the Tennessee Republican Party (TRP) voted to not restore him to the TN-5 GOP primary ballot violated Tennessee’s Open Meetings Act because it was conducted in private. Starbuck’s team said they believed that the case is straightforward and that the TRP in making the determination was functioning as a “state actor” and was subject to the open meetings...
    Share this: John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or others” and will be freed from all restrictions this month, a federal judge said Wednesday, capping Hinckley’s four-decade journey through the legal and mental health systems. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman said in September that he would free Hinckley from all remaining restrictions on June 15 as long as Hinckley continued to do well living in the community in Virginia as he has for years. At a hearing Wednesday in Washington which Hinckley did not attend, Friedman noted Hinckley has continued to do well, and the judge made no changes to his plans for full freedom from court oversight. “He’s been scrutinized. He’s passed every test. He’s no longer a danger to himself or others,” Friedman said at a hearing that lasted about an hour. Friedman devoted much of the hearing to talking about the “long road” of the case, which he was randomly assigned two decades ago, the third judge to be involved in the case.
    SO YOU Think You Can Dance fans have been sharing a wild theory on what judge Matthew Morrison did to get fired after violating the strict show rules. Yesterday, the show announced they had fired the former Glee star after only joining the show in April. 5So You Think You Can Dance judge Matthew Morrison was fired from the show and fans fear the worst from the 'minor infraction'Credit: Fox 5Fans speculated over which strict judge's rule Matthew violated to be axed from the showCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk Matthew, 43, made a statement to Deadline in which he announced he had been axed because he had not "followed competition production protocols" which "prevented him from judging fairly." Concerned fans took to Reddit to speculate over which production protocol Matthew violated. A source told US Weekly that the violation was "a minor one," although fans feared the worst for Matthew. One fan theorized: "What this says to me is that he got close to a contestant. There are strict laws about game shows, and this is a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida mother is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her 7-month-old baby. Alyssa Jimmie faced a judge Thursday morning. READ MORE: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minorAccording to the arrest report, the 22-year-old told police that she left the baby with his 3-year-old brother in the bathtub with the water running in their southwest Miami-Dade home. She said she went to get her nails done nearby at an “in-home” salon, and because there was no “drain plug,” she felt it was safe to leave them alone. READ MORE: Florida COVID-19 hospitalization numbers jumpWhen she came back, police said, the baby was unconscious and the drain had been stopped with a small face towel. The baby was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead. MORE NEWS: Florida lawmakers leave out Citizens Insurance issuesA judge set her bond at $10,000.
    FOLLOWING years of suspicion, Nathan Carman has been charged with killing his mother Linda at sea to get his hands on the family's $42million fortune. The 28-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after the US Attorney’s office in Vermont filed various charges against him, including murder and fraud, nearly six years after Linda's 2016 death. 3Nathan Carman has been charged with murder nearly six years after claiming his mother disappeared while on a fishing trip on his boatCredit: AP 3Linda Carmen (pictured with Nathan) was never found after the boat sank in 2016Credit: Facebook 3A judge previously found that Nathan had made improper repairs on the boat (pictured)Credit: Collect Police say Nathan killed not only his own mother, but also shot his grandfather John Chakalos dead at his home in Connecticut in 2013, in a scheme to obtain the $42million estate Chakalos left to his four daughters, per NBC News. The eight-count indictment comes after several clues led cops to believe Nathan was to blame for his mother and grandfather's deaths. Questions emerged soon after Nathan was found floating on a raft...
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee – District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee Chief Judge Waverly Crenshaw appeared to take an extremely skeptical view of the case presented by Robby Starbuck’s legal team during a Tuesday hearing on a preliminary injunction request. In its motion, Starbuck’s legal team asked Judge Crenshaw to void the Tennessee Republican Party (TRP)’s decision to disqualify him from Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District Republican primary and to order the Tennessee Department of State to put him on the ballot. Crenshaw took all the arguments under advisement and said he’ll come back with a ruling at an unknown time. Judge Crenshaw’s comments and questions posed to Starbuck’s team demonstrated a skepticism both towards Starbuck’s arguments and whether or not a federal court should have jurisdiction in this matter. Judge Crenshaw apparently does not believe that whether or not the TRP followed its own rules is a federal question and asked Starbuck’s attorneys several times why they didn’t file in state court. “We can all agree the [Tennessee Republican Party] bylaws create no federal question,” he said in one instance....
    Special Counsel John H. Durham won a victory Wednesday when a federal judge in Washington, DC, agreed to compel the production of documents that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said were protected by attorney-client privilege. Durham is prosecuting former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann for lying to the FBI when he claimed to be acting as a private citizen in providing false information purporting to link then-candidate Donald Trump to the Russian government via Alfa Bank. As the New York Post noted earlier in the week: In court papers filed last month, Durham said the Democratic National Committee, Hillary for America, the Fusion GPS research company and the powerhouse Perkins Coie law firm — where Sussmann was formerly a partner — “have all withheld and/or redacted documents and communications” that could potentially be used against the defendant.” Durham said they made that decision “based on an apparent theory that political opposition research and/or public relations work … falls within the legitimate scope of attorney-client privilege and work-product protections.” “They have done so despite the fact that almost all of these materials appear to...
    WE'VE all seen a movie or a TV show where someone is handed a manila envelope and told "you've been served." But what does it mean and how does it happen in real life? 2A judge can't hear a lawsuit from one side of the issue until both sides have been notified of all detailsCredit: Getty What does it mean to get served by a court? Serving someone is part of the legal process in which the person being served is a part of a lawsuit. Typically, it's the defendant in a lawsuit being given paperwork notifying them that they are being sued. In other cases, the person being served is being given paperwork notifying them that they have information or documents relevant to a case and that they'll be required to appear in court. A judge can't hear a lawsuit until every person involved in the lawsuit has been given this paperwork and given time to prepare their response. READ MORE ON THE US SUN WILDE STORY Inside Olivia & Jason's volatile relationship as...
    HOUSTON (AP) — With Melissa Lucio’s execution put on indefinite hold by a Texas appeals court, her attorneys will now be focused on trying to convince a judge to recommend she get a new trial. But that’s expected to be a tough courtroom battle and even if they manage to get the trial judge on their side, the state’s top criminal court — which has the final say — might disagree and keep her conviction in place, legal experts said Tuesday. “Winning a favorable recommendation is not a done deal… There is still a long way to go before this case is resolved,” said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. Lucio had been set for lethal injection on Wednesday for the 2007 death of her daughter Mariah in the South Texas city of Harlingen. But the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed her execution on Monday. Prosecutors have maintained that the girl was the victim of abuse and noted that her body was covered in bruises when she died. Lucio’s...
    Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) testified under oath on Thursday in the potentially landmark disqualification hearing to determine whether or not a challenge to bar Greene from the November ballot over her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is valid. CNN notes that the hearing marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has testified under oath about the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, an attack many argue was incited by the rhetoric of 2020 election conspiracy theorists like Greene. Free Speech for People, a liberal campaign-finance reform organization, is behind the case, which is an attempt to use a Civil War-era provision in the constitution which bars sitting members of Congress who engaged in insurrection from running for reelection. Greene has been outspoken about the effort. On Friday, wen pushed to confirm the intent behind her rhetoric, including various tweets presented in court, Greene dodged the questions. “I don’t support violence of any kind,” Greene said in response to a question. “My words never ever mean anything for violence.”...
    Lightning-rod attorney Rudy Giuliani's long-anticipated appearance on The Masked Singer has finally aired. Giuliani's appearance on the show was first reported in February when the episode was taped, but it was unclear when -- or whether -- the footage would actually run until he was unveiled in Wednesday night's show. Wearing a 'Jack in the Box' costume, Giuliani revealed himself to the confusion and consternation of the judges, including comedian Ken Jeong, who eventually stormed off stage in protest. The former mayor of New York City, Giuliani in recent years became a highly polarizing figure, serving as Donald Trump's personal attorney and advocating for 'trial by combat' shortly before the US Capitol riot. Lightning-rod attorney Rudy Giuliani's long-anticipated appearance on The Masked Singer has finally aired Comedian Ken Jeong reacted in shock and eventually stormed off stage in protest Rudy Giuliani sings "Bad to the Bone" on Masked Singer as host @kenjeong leaves saying, "I'm done." pic.twitter.com/nPmcTBye4m— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) April 21, 2022 On Wednesday's episode, after Giuliani removed his mask judge Nicole Scherzinger was heard asking: 'Is that Robert...
    More On: blac chyna Kardashians rebut claims that family ‘conspired’ to cancel ‘Rob & Chyna’ Blac Chyna’s mom, Tokyo Toni, shreds Kardashians after trial begins Kardashians visibly annoyed by sex tape comments during jury selection Kim, Khloé, Kris and Kylie attend jury selection for Blac Chyna case A ban from court wasn’t enough to stop Blac Chyna’s mom from going live on Instagram. Tokyo Toni reacted to the judge’s decision on social media — obviously — and vowed to get revenge. “This put me out the courtroom?” Toni asked someone off-camera Tuesday (via TMZ). “Oh, I can’t wait. I’m gonna get that judge. Never mind.” Toni’s ban from the court came after she shredded the Kardashian-Jenners’ appearances on Instagram Live after attending jury selection Monday for Chyna’s lawsuit against the family. “Khloé was shaking her f–king head off everything every juror said,” Toni, 50, recapped. “You all right, bitch? Did you have some Xanax or something before you got there, bitch?” She also compared Kris Jenner to “the little man on the tricycle” in the horror movie franchise “Saw.”...
    Blac Chyna's mom Tokyo Toni has “threatened” the judge in her daughter’s Kardashians trial. In a shocking video, Tokyo, real name Shalana Hunter, warned the judge: “I’m going to get you”. 1Blac Chyna’s mom Tokyo Toni has 'threatened' the judge in her daughter's lawsuitCredit: Instagram The clip emerged after 50-year-old Shalana was banned from the courtroom. Speaking outside the courthouse in Los Angeles, a video posted by TMZ showed her ranting against the judge, who is presiding over Chyna’s lawsuit against the Kardashians. Expressing her displeasure while live streaming, she said: “I’m gonna get that judge."  Shalana, who appeared alongside her daughter in the Zeus Network series, The Real Blac Chyna, found herself barred from the courtroom today following her online rants against the Kardashian family. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    New York (CNN)Elon Musk wants everyone to believe he really did have the money secured to take Tesla (TSLA) private back in 2018. But a group suing him over that claim say he didn't have it, and that the SEC and a federal judge agree. Musk is making the claim as he faces a shareholder lawsuit about a now infamous tweet in which he said he had "funding secured." At the same time, he's also bidding to take another tech company, Twitter, private, with a source of funds he has yet to disclose.The Tesla shareholders who are suing Musk for fraud aren't happy about his comments. In a court filing on Friday they asked the judge in their case to muzzle the tweet-happy CEO.The shareholders also said a federal judge found that Musk's 2018 tweets in which he claimed to have the funding to take Tesla private were false and misleading. Musk eventually settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the tweets, stepping down as Tesla chairman and agreeing to oversight of his social media use. Why...
    Scherer asks Miss Bristol to talk slower. “Don’t talk too fast, we have to be able to understand," Judge Scherer requests before asking, "So you said that the July, there’s dates in July that you’re not available? What are those dates?” Miss Bristol clarifies, "July 7th, July 4th, and July 18th." "And again, I need to figure out something. I have my sugar daddy that I see every day,” Bristol says, according to courtroom video. A befuddled Judge Scherer quizzically inquires, "I’m sorry?" Bristol reiterates, “My sugar daddy." Scherer, who is still befuddled, responds, “OK, I’m not exactly sure what you’re talking about." The potential juror explains, "I’m married, and I have my sugar daddy. I see him every day." The flummoxed Judge Scherer replies, "OK. All right. Ma’am, we’ll come back to you, OK? Thank you." Fox News reported that more than 120 of the first 160 possible juror candidates were dismissed by Judge Scherer, including Miss Bristol. A total of 12 jurors and eight alternatives will be selected. The jury will not decide whether...
    Sen. Mitt Romney took a shot at fellow Republican senators he accused of failing to show proper 'respect' for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during last week's confirmation hearings – and left open the possibility of joining Democrats in voting for her. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, also accused Judiciary Committee members of using the hearings to goose their own presidential campaigns.    'Well, some colleagues my side of the aisle, I thought asked respectful questions and were able to elicit responses from her that I think were very helpful to those that are making an evaluation,' he told CNN – before taking a dig at others. 'I thought some were preparing for their presidential campaign. And were, if you will, doing the things you have to do to get on TV, and which I think is unfortunate, I think any setting like this that doesn't show respect for the witness or in this case, the judge is is is not the right way for us to go,' he said – without saying who he was referring to. ...
    A multi-billion-dollar Navy warship on America's east coast remains docked and 'out of commission' because it's commanded by an officer who refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons, Navy officials say.  An ongoing legal battle between the US' Department of Defense and the unnamed officer has left the battleship docked and unable to deploy, as officials from the military branch look to nix the serviceman for the refusal - despite a federal judge's recent ruling that he can't be fired for declining the vaccine on religious grounds.  The case is part of a class action suit filed in Florida federal court late last year, alleging servicemembers’ rights are being infringed upon due to military branches' COVID vaccine mandates, after they were denied religious exemption requests for the jab.    A multi-billion-dollar Navy warship on America's east coast remains docked and 'out of commission' because it's commanded by an officer who refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons, Navy officials say. A stock image of a destroyer is pictured According to court documents filed in federal court last month,...
    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County jail may soon be visited by a federal judge to investigation ongoing allegations that supposedly confidential attorney/client meetings weren’t private after all. The jail, built in 1989 and featured in the 2019 Netflix show Jailbirds, came under scrutiny last year when it was revealed that authorities had secretly filmed attorney/client meetings between several inmates and their attorneys, a move only made public by a pretrial detainee named Pat Brady. Now, attorneys for Brady in a federal racketeering case want a federal magistrate to come to the jail in person. Federal prosecutors have argued against the move, calling it legally unnecessary. Brady was one of nearly two dozen people charged in a 2019 indictment targeting members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood. He and five co-defendants are set to go before a magistrate later this month and make their case that their ability to mount effective defenses has been hampered by the jail’s shortcomings — namely, jail phones that make it too easy for others to overhear, and soundproof meeting rooms that aren’t really soundproof. If...
    NEW YORK — The parents of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. student who died after being imprisoned by North Korea and released by the country in a coma in 2017, should receive $240,300 seized from a North Korean bank account, a federal judge ruled last week. NORTH KOREA SANCTIONED BY U.S. COURT IN DEATH OF AMERICAN STUDENT OTTO WARMBIER The amount would be a partial payment toward the more than $501 million Fred and Cindy Warmbier of Wyoming, Ohio, were awarded in 2018 by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. The parents of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. student who died after being imprisoned by North Korea and released by the country in a coma in 2017, should receive $240,300 seized from a North Korean bank account, a federal judge ruled last week. (Family of Otto Warmbier) The couple have claimed their college student son was tortured by North Korea after being convicted in 2016 of trying to steal a propaganda poster and imprisoned for months. The 22-year-old suffered severe brain damage and died shortly after being returned to the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. student who died after being imprisoned by North Korea and released by the country in a coma in 2017, should receive $240,300 seized from a North Korean bank account, a federal judge ruled last week. The amount would be a partial payment toward the more than $501 million Fred and Cindy Warmbier of Wyoming, Ohio, were awarded in 2018 by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. READ MORE: Search For Suspects Continues After Student Killed In Shooting Outside Oliver Citywide AcademyThe couple have claimed their college student son was tortured by North Korea after being convicted in 2016 of trying to steal a propaganda poster and imprisoned for months. The 22-year-old suffered severe brain damage and died shortly after being returned to the United States in a vegetative state in June 2017. North Korea has denied that it tortured or cruelly treated the University of Virginia student and has called itself the “biggest victim” in his death while accusing Washington and Seoul of orchestrating a smear campaign. READ MORE:...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A divided state appeals court has cleared the way for a 17-year-old high school student to have an abortion without getting approval from her parents, finding that she was mature enough to make the decision. The 2-1 ruling Tuesday by a panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a Hillsborough County circuit judge’s order denying a request to waive a requirement in state law that minors receive parental consent before having abortions. READ MORE: Florida Student In Custody After Shooting Classmate At Seminole High School In SanfordThe law, passed in 2020, provided what is known as a “judicial bypass” — a process in which minors can go to court to seek waivers from the parental-consent requirement. Appellate rulings in such cases are relatively unusual. The minor, identified only as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, is a high-school junior who said in the case that she wants to go into the military and ultimately become a nurse. In seeking the parental-consent waiver, she said she was too young to become a parent, did not have...
    PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) — A man serving a life prison term in the 2017 slaying of a University of Pittsburgh student will get a hearing to try to persuade an appeals court that his attorney was ineffective. Allegheny County prosecutors said now-25-year-old Matthew Darby used a claw hammer and two knives to kill 20-year-old Alina Sheykhet, his former girlfriend, in her off-campus apartment in October 2017. He fled and was captured in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. READ MORE: Coronavirus-Related Staffing Shortages Pushes 20 Pittsburgh Public Schools OnlineDarby pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with prosecutors agreeing not to seek the death penalty. They had said earlier that capital punishment would be justified, citing among other things Darby’s history of felony convictions involving violence or violent threats and the victim’s protection-from-abuse order against him. A judge had ordered a hearing on Darby’s bid to have his former attorney deemed ineffective, but that judge went on medical leave and a new judge rejected such a hearing. The state Superior Court on Monday sided with Darby and said the hearing should be held. READ MORE:...
    A federal judge has blocked the firing of 35 members of the US Navy who refused to comply with the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious grounds, as the military branches began axing non-compliant soldiers and officers. On Monday, US District Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction saying there is 'no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment' and that the pandemic doesn't give the government the license to 'abrogate those freedoms.' The troops sued the Department of Defense - along with President Joe Biden and top military officials - in November.  They argued that getting injected with vaccines developed 'with aborted fetal cell lines would force them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs by causing them to participate in the abortion enterprise,' according to the lawsuit. O'Connor, 56, a Republican, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007.   Pentagon spokesman Charlie Dietz told DailyMail.com that they are 'studying the decision.' A judge has blocked the firing of 35 members of the Navy, including Navy SEALs, who did not want to get...
    Wyoming is arguably the nation's most Republican state. Former President Donald Trump won his highest state percentage there, beating President Joe Biden 70% to 27%. Both of Wyoming's senators and its lone House members are Republican. So is the governor, and the GOP dominates the Legislature. But there's one realm in which Democratic presidents, at least by extension, have continued to leave their mark in the Equality State: federal judgeships. Through a quirk of timing and conveniently timed retirements when Democrats have held the White House, no Republican has nominated a federal judge for Wyoming since 1985. That year, President Ronald Reagan nominated and the Senate confirmed U.S. District Court Judge Alan Bond Johnson, who is still in that position. The Republican-appointee federal judge drought is now set to continue. Biden's administration is in a position to nominate a judge to replace U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal for the District of Wyoming. Freudenthal, the wife of former Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, announced in June she would assume senior status, opening a spot on the three-person district panel when...
    FIVE-TIME NBA champion Ron Harper says it's unfair to judge LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers right now. The Lakers were among the pre-season title favourites but currently sit sixth in the NBA's Western Conference, with a record of 16-14 - eight wins off the leading Golden State Warriors. 7LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers are having a tough start to the season - but five-time champion Ron Harper says they will get betterCredit: AP 7In contrast, the Chicago Bulls are flying high despite being written off in the summer - with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan averaging 26 points each per gameCredit: Reuters Despite the glamorous additions of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and the return of 2020 title winners Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have struggled to string together consistent wins and performances this season. Critics have consistently pointed to the age of their stars - their average age is over 30, the only team in the league to top 28 - and the need for LeBron and Co to regularly take nights...
    Keep dancing for Trump, buddy. On Monday, with all of the hoopla around the unconscionable upcoming debt ceiling face-off and announcements of right-wing conmen retiring to work on other scams, a federal judge denied a motion by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and ex-Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich in Washington blocked Spicer and Vought from being allowed back on the board of the U.S. Naval Academy while a lawsuit the two men have filed for wrongful dismissal proceeds. This did not surprise anyone with any knowledge of the case, as Spicer and Vought have virtually no legal foot to stand on. Also, anyone appointed by Donald Trump to anything is almost by default incompetent at whatever it is they have been appointed to do. In the ruling, Judge Friedrich wrote that besides the fact that “the Court concludes the plaintiffs are unlikely to succeed on the challenge to their removals,” a sufficient grounds to deny Spicer and Vought’s motion, the claim that the Biden administration was silencing “dissenting views” was hogwash. Friedrich wrote that Spicer and...
    A judge in upstate New York has ordered an 11-year-old girl to get the Covid-19 vaccine, siding with her mother in a legal dispute with her father.  The ruling comes in the re-opening of a 2012 divorce between Jeannie Figer and her ex, Donald Figer to ask the judge to let her vaccinate the child. Donald didn't want them to rush vaccination as there were not any studies conducted on long-term side effects of the vaccine on kids, court papers say. The father is a scientist and college professor 'at one of the area's premier institutions.' His Facebook page lists his place of employment as Rochester Institute of Technology.  Monroe County Supreme Court Judge Richard Dollinger ruled that time is of the essence in getting the 11-year-old vaccinated against the virus.      Jeannie Figer reopened her 2012 divorce with ex-husband Donald to attempt to get a judge to order their daughter be vaccinated Donald, a scientist and college professor 'at one of the area's premier institutions,' didn't want them to rush vaccination as there were not any studies conducted on long-term side...
    A Minneapolis man has been arrested and charged with attempting to intimidate the judge presiding over the trial of former police officer Kim Potter, who killed Daunte Wright, after he staged a protest outside the door of her apartment.  Cortez Rice, 32, was arrested on November 29 in Wisconsin, and will be extradited back to Minnesota Cortez Rice, 32, was arrested on November 29, and the charges unsealed on December 3. He is charged with tampering with a judicial officer - a felony. Rice on November 6 staged a protest outside what he believed to be the house of Judge Regina Chiu, who had initially ruled that cameras would not be allowed in her courtroom for Potter's trial. Rice live streamed himself inside the building, saying: 'We on her heels.' The video was posted on YouTube, and is now deleted - but copies are circulating online. 'What she think. We want cameras. The people deserve to know,' Rice says, inside the empty corridor. Rice live streamed himself inside a Minneapolis condo building that he said was where Chu lived He showed...
    The Giants, who have won 23 of the 74 games they’ve played since the last time they had a winning record, have now decided that the only way to get things going in the right direction again is to fire their offensive coordinator. It reminds you of the old days at Yankee Stadium when George Steinbrenner would fire a pitching coach. But this isn’t about Jason Garrett. From now until the end of the regular season, this is about the head coach, who loses his cover now. He is the one who owns everything that happens on offense for the Giants the rest of the way, good or bad. Judge needs to put some points on the board as much as Daniel Jones does. Maybe the Giants can put it on the Eagles Sunday, one of the teams ahead of them in the NFC East, the way the Bucs put it on the Giants Monday night, before Garrett officially went under the team bus the next day. Or, better yet: The Giants need to put it on the...
    U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by Trump, says Democrats bid to get his tax returns is driven by politics A federal judge appeared to suggest asking for Donald Trump to turn over his tax returns to Congress is a partisan request – claiming if the House flips red they could request Hunter Biden's financial disclosures. During a hearing on a long-running House Ways and Means Committee lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, questioned the panel's pursuit of obtaining Trump's personal records. 'If Congress changes hands in a couple years here and a Republican chairman of the Ways and Means Committee asks for Hunter Biden's tax returns, are we just going to say, 'Oh, sure. You know, we've got to defer to Congress. They've said they're interested in legislating on presidential families, therefore we've got to turn them over'? Is that going to be the administration's position?' McFadden proposed on Tuesday to a Justice Department lawyer. Republicans have questioned Hunter Biden's financial information and business dealings over concerns there are conflicts of interest between his...
    AMC+’s ‘Anna’: TV Review 25 Secrets Elon Musk and Every Other Rich Person Knows A Las Vegas judge informed lawyers for former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III they need to get a subpoena for fire department records without her, ESPN reported Wednesday. © Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Henry Ruggs III Ruggs' attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in court filings an unidentified witness informed them the fire department was slow to respond at the scene of the fatal car crash involving Ruggs that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor. However, Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum informed the attorneys that a court order from her isn't necessary.  A Clark Country spokesperson countered that the fire department was not slow to get to the scene or to extinguish the fire. Chesnoff and Schonfeld are also fighting to block prosecutors from accessing Ruggs' medical records, citing state privacy laws. Justice Baucum set a hearing for December to decide whether the records need to be released to prosecutors and the police. Ruggs is due back in court on Dec. 16 for...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — Defense lawyers did not want him there, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson was in court Monday for the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. Jackson sat with Arbery’s mother in court during the trial in Brunswick, Georgia. READ MORE: Felony Charges Of Murder Filed Against Teen Suspect In Stabbing That Killed Manny Porties, 18, After State's Attorney Earlier Rejected Such ChargesFather and son Greg and Travis McMichael, who are white, armed themselves and pursued Arbery, a 25-year-old Black, man in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan joined the chase and told police he ran Arbery off the road with his own truck before taking cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting him three times with a shotgun. In court Tuesday, a defense lawyer tried to have Jackson removed. The same defense lawyer complained last week when the Rev. Al Sharpton joined Arbery’s mother and father inside the Glynn County courtroom. Attorney Kevin Gough said he feared Sharpton was trying to influence the jury, telling...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge took somewhat of a baseball approach to his bye week practice with the New York Giants. The second-year coach had split squads on Tuesday, one of two days the Giants (3-6) will work before getting four days off to relax during the bye. The A-team for a lack of a designation by the team consisted mostly of the players who get the majority of time on game day, and some of the older guys. They got to work with the trainers and strength staff during the one-hour workout. The rest of the team — the backups and practice squad players — were on the field for developmental work. There were also some meetings and self-scout sessions but nothing too strenuous. “There’s a large focus right now trying to get our team healthy and fresh,” said Judge, whose team has dealt with injuries as much as opponents this season. “We had a lot of guys play a lot of snaps and they’ve done a good job for us. And there are some older guys...
    Accountability is on the rise. Days after a well-known North Carolina judge was accused of attempting to drive over Black Lives Matter protesters, another judge made headlines for not one but numerous allegations. Talladega County Probate Judge Randy Jinks was suspended for making sexist and racist comments to employees, according to a 78-page complaint filed by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission. But that’s not the end of it. Jinks has made headlines again, this time because a court ruled that he must be removed from the bench. He was removed after the Judiciary Court ruled he had violated numerous Canons of Judicial Ethics and created a hostile work environment by demeaning both employees and citizens. The Friday ruling was not only unanimous but very rare in the state of Alabama, as judges almost never get removed. The decision follows a complaint issued in March in which Jinks was accused of “frequent inappropriate demeanor,” with more than 100 allegations of creating a toxic and hostile environment. Jinks allegedly not only initiated racist conversations, including remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement, but talked about pornography and...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday suspended a Dec. 31 deadline for Chicago police officers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but didn’t interfere with a requirement that they be regularly tested. Disputes over vaccinations should be submitted to an arbitrator as a labor grievance, Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell said. “The effect of this order is to send these parties back to the bargaining table and to promote labor peace by allowing them to pursue” remedies under Illinois law, Mitchell said. Officers who haven’t been vaccinated still must be tested twice a week under city policy. Officers also can lose work and pay if they don’t disclose their vaccine status. “The principal risk to those who are unvaccinated is to themselves and to others who choose to be unvaccinated,” the judge said. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration announced the vaccine policy weeks ago, drawing sharp objections from police union leaders. The judge noted that COVID-19 has killed many officers nationwide. “In light of that terrible sacrifice, the police unions’ request just to have their grievances heard seems a pretty...
    A MUM whose life was wrecked by drugs has thanked a judge for JAILING her – claiming that it would help her to finally get clean. Tragic Caroline Ogilvie, 52, was arrested after attempting to sneak class A drugs and steroids into HMP Buckley Hall, Manchester, to try to pay off a drug dealer she owed money. 4Caroline Ogilvie begged a judge to jail her after she was caught smuggling drugsCredit: Cavendish 4Seh believed that remaining in prison would help her to get cleanCredit: Cavendish The mum-of-two was spotted by staff at the prison passing a package to an inmate, which contained wraps of crack cocaine, heroin, steroids and a sim card. Appearing at Minshull Street Crown Court, Ogilvie begged a judge to cage her because it would be “more beneficial” to her so she could get clean. Ogilvie was sentenced to two years in jail, cheerily telling the judge: ''Thanks very much Your Honour - have a good day!'' The court heard she was arrested on April 9th 2018 after visiting inmate Anthony Hall who was being on remand...
    Ariana Grande Shares the Advice She Got From Kristin Chenoweth That Changed My Entire Life This billionaire went from rags to riches and back The New York Giants were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Rams to the tune of 38-11 at home on Sunday afternoon, and multiple ESPN personalities ripped into Big Blue head coach Joe Judge on Monday:  © Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK [email protected] absolutely RIPS Joe JudgeJoe Judge for the job he's doing with the Giants :flushed: "It's STUPID! It's stupid!" pic.twitter.com/mK7zQb3CHm— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) October 18, 2021 Under Judge, the Giants have gone 7-15 in less than two full seasons and currently sit at 1-5 during what already looks and feels like a lost campaign for an organization that will likely soon have a new general manager who will want to select his own coach. Per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Judge vowed Monday that the situation will improve for fans who booed his team off the MetLife Stadium field.  "This is definitely going to get better," Judge explained. "I don’t know what...
    United Airlines is terminating the employment of 232 workers who have refused to get vaccinated, CEO Scott Kirby has confirmed - as a Texas judge temporarily blocked the airline from putting 2,000 workers on unpaid leave if they're seeking religious or medical exemptions. Kirby, 54, told CBS Mornings on Wednesday that the company had reached 99.7 per cent of their employees vaccinated in the six-weeks since announcing a vaccine mandate on August 6.  United was the first airline to require all employees to be vaccinated. 'You know, I wish we would have gotten to 100 per cent, but out of our 67,000 US employees there are 232 who have not been vaccinated and they are going through the termination process,' he said. It came after U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman from Northern Texas granted a temporary restraining order against United on Tuesday restricting the company from putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking medical and religious exemptions from the mandate.  Six employees filed a federal lawsuit against United, citing unpaid leave as an unreasonable accommodation.  The restraining order expires October 26, leaving around 2,000 United...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Kirk Bloodsworth, who was exonerated nearly three decades ago after serving almost nine years in prison in Maryland, including two on death row, was awarded a little more than $400,000 by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday as part of a new system to compensate those who are wrongly convicted and imprisoned. Bloodsworth, 60, who was convicted of rape and murder in 1985 and exonerated through DNA evidence nine years later, is the first to receive payment from the state under a new law, enacted in July, that allows an administrative law judge to decide whether an exoneree is eligible to receive compensation. The legislation stipulates that payments should equal the state’s annual median income, averaged over five years, for each year someone was wrongly incarcerated. The measure also includes a provision that allows exonerees, like Bloodsworth, who received compensation on or before July 1, 2005, to ask for additional compensation from the state. The legislation was one of several bills passed this year in which lawmakers examined the state’s criminal justice system with...
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankees get to the wild card in dramatic fashion William Parlee October 3, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Yankees entered today’s last game of the season at Yankee Stadium with the hope of salvaging a game from the Tampa Bay Rays and holding onto a berth in the wild card one game winner takes all. But, unfortunately, the Yankees lost the first two games of the series and had a really embarrassing loss yesterday. So, in this final game of the regular season, the Yankees sent out Jameson Taillon to win against the Rays’ Michael Wacha. In a non-scoring game, the Yankees won it in the bottom of the ninth on a Judge hit that scored Tyler Wade from third for the 1 to nothing score putting them into the postseason. Brandon Lowe led off yesterday’s game with a home run, another in the 3rd, and yet another in the seventh lead off today’s game against Taillon and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of children who can’t go home to their families have instead been left in psych wards for months. They are all in the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and your tax dollars are footing the bill. READ MORE: Man Says Van Was Stolen With 3-Year-Old Daughter Inside In West Rogers Park CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov has been watching a significant court case unfold with regard to this issue. The judge on the case isn’t backing down in fighting to get the kids out of the psych wards and placed in residential facilities or foster care. The judge said the kids being left in limbo like they are isn’t care – it’s torture. But the DCFS continues to push back, and all of this is costing taxpayers millions more than it should. “Get your act together” – that is the gist of what Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Patrick Murphy – who previously served as Cook County Public Guardian – continues to demand of the DCFS. The judge is fed...
    An Oregon man who assumed the identity of a dead child more than 30 years ago so he could receive double social security checks when he retired, was sentenced on Monday to two years of probation.  Robert Lizaragga, of Gresham, 70, learned that the unnamed child had died from news articles printed in 1990, then got the child's birth date from court records, he told an Oregon district court judge.  He worked under his own name until 1990, then obtained a new social security number in the child's name in 1991. From then on, he assumed the identity of the child and worked under that name. It is unclear whether he knew the child. When both his assumed and real identities reached retirement age, he began collecting double social security checks. Under the child's name, he collected $12,509.60 in retirement benefits between 2017 through 2020 along with an additional $1,200 check under the CARES Act, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Sweet told The Oregonian.   Under the deceased child's name, Robert Lizarraga, 70, collected $12,509.60 in retirement benefits between 2017 through 2020 along...