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    GABBY Petito's dad shared a poignant Thanksgiving update after the family's legal win against Brian Laundrie's parents. Joseph Petito shared a photo of the sky with the sun glowing behind the clouds over farmland. 5Gabby Petito's father shared a poignant photo on his Instagram account for ThanksgivingCredit: Instagram/ Joseph Petito 5Joseph Petito reminded people to take photos of their loved ones to 'cherish the memories'Credit: Instagram/ Joseph Petito 5His daughter Gabby [left] was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie [right] last summerCredit: Instagram "Happy Thanksgiving to everyone her [sic] on #instagram and remember to take those pictures so you can cherish the memories," read the caption. Comments under the post were mostly holiday wishes to Joe and the rest of Gabby's family while others shared their own experience of losing loved ones. "Sending so much love and light to your family! I lost my husband 5 1/2 years ago so I understand how important it is to take those pictures," wrote one person. "Happy Thanksgiving to the Petito family and friends," wrote another. "May Gabby's memories comfort you and shine...
    When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many Democratic strategists were hoping that the abortion issue would be their salvation in the 2022 midterms. But Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont believes that while reproductive rights are certainly important, Democrats have not spent enough time talking about the economy and inflation. Countless Republican candidates, meanwhile, have made inflation one of their main issues, claiming that President Joe Biden is to blame for inflation in the United States — and liberal economist Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column, has vigorously defended Biden’s economic record, citing the the COVID-19 pandemic as a major cause of inflation and noting that unemployment rates have been historically low under Biden. Some recent polls find that voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on the economy. But Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf, in an article published by Verdict.Justia.com on November 7 — the day before the 2022 midterms elections — stresses that voters are misguided to think that Republicans will lower...
    President Joe Biden on Thursday said he expects to overcome the legal challenges to his plan for student loan debt relief - claiming checks will be sent out before mid November. The president was asked during a NewsNation interview about the scheme, which on Friday was blocked by a federal judge in St Louis, Missouri. 'We're going to win that case,' Biden said. 'I think in the next two weeks you're going to see those checks going out.' The Missouri federal court said they needed more time to rule on an emergency request by six Republican-led states to block the policy. The plan, announced in August, was designed for people who had taken out loans to pay for college. Friday's decision delays distribution of up to $20,000 in debt relief for more than 40 million eligible borrowers. About 22 million people have already applied for debt relief since the application opened on October 14.  Joe Biden on Thursday night said he expects to overcome the legal challenges to his plan for student loan relief The Biden administration had promised not to...
    COLEEN Rooney is celebrating her bumper payout from Rebekah Vardy by spending a fortune at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Coleen, 36, and her family — including football ace husband Wayne — have flown to Dubai to holiday at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. 4Coleen Rooney - pictured here leaving Court - is splashing out on a luxurious family holiday following her Wagatha libel case winCredit: Getty 4Coleen, pictured on holiday with her family in the summer, has flown to Dubai and is staying at a five-star hotelCredit: Eroteme 4The Rooneys are staying at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, where a suite costs thousands of pounds per night The oceanfront hotel is one of the poshest and most exclusive in the Middle East. A top suite costs many thousands of pounds per night. A High Court judge ordered Becky to pay Coleen £1.5million after she lost her “Wagatha Christie” libel case against Rooney in July. A first down payment of £800,000 is due next month. A source said: “Coleen’s clearly decided to put it to good use and relax...
    A federal judge on Thursday, under seal, ruled a former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence cannot invoke executive privilege and must testify before a grand jury in a criminal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. “Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled that former Pence chief of staff Marc Short probably possessed information important to the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol that was not available from other sources,” The Washington Post reports, citing people familiar with the matter. That sealed decision “could clear the way for other top Trump White House officials to answer questions before a grand jury,” without being able to claim executive privilege. Marc Short reportedly testified on Thursday after the judge’s ruling, and was filmed later in the day leaving a federal courthouse. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, commenting on the judge’s ruling, says, “Trump just found out the hard way that trying to delay grand jury proceedings is very difficult to do.” “His privilege arguments were clear losers under existing law,...
    Appearing on MSNBC's "The Katie Phang Show," former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade claimed that Donald Trump's actions following the search at his Mar-a-Lago resort that led to the discovery of boxes of stolen documents have made it difficult for the DOJ to not file charges against him. Speaking with the host, McQuade stated that the search of Mar-a-Lago likely would have gone unnoticed if Trump hadn't taken to social media to announce it and that has put the DOJ on the spot to follow up with criminal indictments. Adding to that, she suggested he is not listening to his lawyers. With host Phang stating it was "put up or shut up time" for Trump to make a solid case for keeping the documents, McQuade said it may be too late. "So often Donald Trump's defense is to win the court of public opinion, to win the news day; he's thinking about today," she explained. "He's not really thinking about tomorrow and most lawyers will tell their clients not to say anything. because whatever you say can be used against you....
    A conservative think tank has filed a legal complaint against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan over allegations they spent $500 million to help Joe Biden win the 2020 election.  Chan and Zuckerberg are cited in one of two complaints filed with the Internal Revenue Service by the Center for Renewing America (CRA), a conservative nonprofit run by former deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought.  According to FOX Business, the complaints filed with the IRS allege that the high ranking Facebook officials attempted to sway the 2020 presidential election in favor of now President Joe Biden with $500 million funneled through nonprofit, tax-exempt voting rights groups.  CRA says the donations should have been eligible for taxation, because they were used for electioneering.   CRA also filed a second complaints against the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) and National Vote at Home Institute (NVAHI), claiming that they played a major role in the scheme to help now President Biden win the vote.  Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla...
    Erika Jayne declared that it was 'a good day' on Wednesday after a court ruling declared the reality star had 'no knowledge' of alleged financial crimes by her estranged husband Tom Girardi. The 51-year-old reality star while out buying flowers and fresh fruit at a farmers market in Los Angeles told DailyMail.com exclusively, 'It's a good day.' Erika was asked if she felt vindicated by the court ruling and she replied, 'Yes, I do'. Good day: Erika Jayne declared that it was 'a good day' on Wednesday after a court ruling declared the reality star had 'no knowledge' of alleged financial crimes by her estranged husband Tom Girardi When asked to address her detractors, Erika responded, 'All I asked for was some time and some understanding. And today is a good day.' Erika kept it casual while shopping at the afternoon Larchmont Farmers Market. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Erika Jayne scores MAJOR win in $5M fraud lawsuit as court... Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi's vintage Steinway, first... Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills: Sutton...
    OAKLAND — A group of homeless plaintiffs won $250,000 from the city after settling a lawsuit that accused officials of improperly evicting their East Oakland encampment. The city also agreed to tweak its controversial encampment management policy, promising to give more notice to residents before clearing camps, and to take bad or dangerous weather into account before going through with encampment removals. The City Council approved the settlement Tuesday morning in a unanimous vote, with Councilmembers Treva Reid and Loren Taylor absent. “We are pleased to have resolved this longstanding litigation and welcome the opportunity to move forward,” City Attorney Barbara Parker said in an emailed statement. The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed in 2018 by residents living in an encampment community at Edes and South Elmhurst avenues, which included women and families who didn’t feel safe in other camps. Residents of the camp, dubbed the Housing and Dignity Village, originally sued in an attempt to stop the city from clearing the camp and displacing more than a dozen people. Their efforts were unsuccessful, and a federal judge allowed the...
    Fight, Mr. President. Fight. The White House is still apparently paralyzed over whether or not to declare a public health emergency over abortion access, something President Joe Biden has explicitly said is on the table. His “top aides” are apparently conflicted. Outside legal advisers, according to The Washington Post’s reporting, are giving him the worst reason of all for not doing it, warning “that an emergency declaration would face inevitable legal challenges, potentially giving conservative judges an opportunity to cut back on the administration’s emergency authority.” Meanwhile, those lawsuits are coming anyway. On Thursday, Texas filed suit against the administration for its new rules requiring abortions be provided in medical emergencies to save the life of the pregnant person. Read that again: Texas is trying to block the federal government from requiring hospitals to save the actual lives of living, breathing, functioning humans. Like the 19-week-pregnant woman whose water broke and whose life was threatened with an ensuing infection, just hours later. Dr. Mae-Lan Wang Winchester, an OB-GYN in Cleveland, had to call her lawyer to make sure it would be okay to end that...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel trial, which generated intense interest for two months earlier this year as a livestreamed, no-holds-barred soap opera featuring one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, is not fading away quietly. Earlier this month, Heard’s lawyers filed a 51-page motion asking Judge Penney Azcarate to set aside the jury’s verdict, which gave $10 million to Depp and $2 million to Heard on competing defamation claims. The motion cites multiple reasons that the verdict is untenable, from the surprising decision to declare both sides victorious to one extent or another, to a bizarre case of mistaken identity with one of the jurors. Among the issues raised: WHY $10 MILLION? Depp sued for $25 million in Fairfax County after Heard wrote a 2018 op-ed piece in The Washington Post about domestic violence in which she referred to herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” The article never mentioned Depp by name, but his lawyers said several passages in the article defamed him by implication by referring to highly publicized abuse allegations she made...
    OAKLAND — An Alameda County judge has ruled that 2020’s Measure C — a half-cent sales tax measure that would provide $150 million annually for pediatric health care, early education programs and affordable child care — can go into effect, following two years of legal debate. However, opponents of the Alameda County measure say they intend to appeal the decision, and an appeal could still keep the tax money from being spent. The tax has been collected since last July, but the funds are being held in escrow pending the outcome of the legal challenge, according to county reports. “As a society, we have failed to fully fund early care and education for decades to the detriment of providers, the workforce, and families,” Kristin Spanos, chief executive officer of First 5 Alameda County said in a statement Thursday. “The pandemic has made the challenges even more acute and worsened inequities that have harmed low-income and families of color for too long. These public resources are needed now more than ever to support and strengthen our county’s early childhood system, particularly...
    Getty Former Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean kneels before a game in 2020. The Eagles took him in the third round. The confidence is oozing through the walls at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. The Eagles believe they have enough talent to win the NFC East, perhaps enough to go on a championship run. That journey begins on July 26 when rookies and veterans report to training camp. Rookie linebacker Nakobe Dean plans to be one of the first guys in the building. He’s ready to pick up where he left off in college after leading Georgia to the national title in 2022. The 5-foot-11, 231-pounder recently told Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro that he plans on winning multiple Super Bowls in Philly. And he’ll do “anything legal to win.” “I will do anything legal to win,” Dean told Spadaro, via John Clark. “I’m ready to get to work and show the Eagles why I was a great pick. The number one job is to win the Super Bowl. I plan to bring a couple of Super Bowls to...
    GABBY Petito's dad has posted a cryptic message about the "truth" after a major win in the legal battle with Brian Laundrie's parents. Joseph Petito posted the tweet after a judge denied the Laundries' motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit that had been filed against them by Petito's family. 3A judge has ruled in favor of the Petito familyCredit: momandpaparazzi.com/Splash News for The US Sun 3The judge denied the Laundrie's motion to dismiss the civil lawsuitCredit: Fox News 3Joseph Petito shared a cryptic tweet after the rulingCredit: Twitter/@josephpetito Petito shared a tweet from JB Biunno containing a document with the ruling from the Sarasota County, Florida judge. "The truth will be revealed," Petito wrote as a hashtag in the tweet, along with "#justiceforGabby #GabbyPetito." In addition to denying the Laundries' motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the document states, "Today's ruling does not determine what happened to Gabby Petito." "It determines only whether Gabby Petito's parents (the Plaintiffs) stated a valid claim against Brian Laundrie's parents (the Defendants)." READ MORE ON PETITO-LAUNDRIEJUSTICE FOR GABBY 'Touching tribute' to Gabby Petito on set...
    GABBY Petito's parents earned a massive victory in their legal battle against Brian Laundrie's family after a judge decided to move forward with the case. In his ruling, Judge Hunter W Carroll wrote that the Laundries' statement by their attorney "in the context of the unique facts of this case is objectively outrageous." 1A Florida judge has denied the Laundries' request to dismiss a civil suit filed by Gabby Petito's parents 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.
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the Summit of the Americas.Evan Vucci/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.On the day the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and did away with the 1973 precedent establishing the constitutional right to an abortion, the far-right Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro published an official statement in English: “Brazil defends life from its conception and strengthens family ties.” In some ways, this assertion was not surprising. In 2020, Brazil joined more than 30 countries—including Poland, Hungary, and Saudi Arabia—and signed the “Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family.” This was an anti-abortion initiative that had been initiated by the Trump administration, but, to the discontent of several Republican senators, from which President Joe Biden has since withdrawn. “The United States, along with our like-minded partners,” the declaration stated, “believes strongly that there is no international right to abortion.” With the recent Supreme Court decision jettisoning the constitutional right to an abortion, the United States has now joined a...
    "Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrants families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2020." Civil rights advocates said in a letter to the Biden administration last year that federal immigration officials have consistently set up roadblocks making it just about impossible for detained immigrants to access legal help. New key findings from a comprehensive report looking at more than 170 immigration detention facilities continue to confirm that. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials “have systematically restricted basic modes of communication between attorneys and detained immigrants,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says. In many cases, officials simply refused to answer the phone, the report revealed. ”At 20 percent of the detention facilities called by researchers, no one ever picked up the phone or operators refused to answer basic questions about attorney access.” RELATED STORY: ICE lies again, this time claiming to Congress that detained people have had ‘unabated’ legal access Researchers said in the “No Fighting Chance: ICE’s Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers”...
    BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s highest court on Wednesday backed a far-right party’s complaint against former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments that the election of a state governor with the party’s support was “inexcusable” and must not be allowed to stand. The Federal Constitutional Court found that the comments, made by the then-chancellor in 2020, violated Alternative for Germany’s right to equality of opportunities. Merkel’s comments during an official visit to South Africa and later posted on her and the government´s websites, came a day after the surprise election of Thomas Kemmerich, a member of the pro-business Free Democrats, as governor of the eastern state of Thuringia. Merkel’s Party Join Forces with Populist AfD for First Time to Oust Thuringia Leftist Minister-President https://t.co/gT2AO5qvNG — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 6, 2020 Kemmerich narrowly defeated a left-wing incumbent after Alternative for Germany representatives in the state legislature voted for him instead of AfD’s own candidate. His election was a major embarrassment for Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union, which also had backed Kemmerich. Merkel vented her displeasure during a news conference in South Africa, saying...
    Legal experts are sharing their opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court investigation into the Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak and the daunting situation clerks are faced in the midst of it. In short, it appears to be a "no-win" situation. According to CNN, many legal experts agree that the leak is "likely not, by itself, a crime," despite the controversy it has caused. Speaking to the news outlet, Liz Hempowicz, the director of Project On Government Oversight, said, “These clerks are in a no-win position right now." Hempowicz added, “What lawyer would advise anyone to hand over personal information like this and cell phone records like this without the advice of an attorney?” Catherine Fisk, a University of California, Berkeley School of Law professor of employment law, also expressed concern about clerks and the role they play when it comes to having access to information. “The clerks are probably the most vulnerable workers who had access to that information in the building because their career could be dramatically affected by how they chose to respond,” Fisk told...
    On Saturday morning, Jeff Walker woke his 15-year-old daughter Harleigh up with some news. In return, “she gave me the biggest hug,” Jeff told The Daily Beast. Late Friday night, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a temporary injunction on a new Alabama law that made it a felony for doctors and parents in the state to provide gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender youth under 19, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Judge Burke left in place a provision banning gender-affirming surgeries on trans minors. Another part of the law left intact by Judge Burke insists that teachers and school officials tell parents if a child discloses to that official or staff member that they feel they are transgender. On Saturday, trans teenagers, their parents, and doctors were both celebrating, while also eyeing the injunction cautiously as a momentary reprieve; Governor Kay Ivey said it was a “temporary legal roadblock,” while the state attorney general indicated he would appeal. For now, trans teens, their doctors, and their supporters are celebrating a rare moment of victory. The...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is enthralling conservatives, while incensing his critics, in a political landscape where left and right are no longer defined by policy substance. Debates on tax rates, the social safety net, or how big the Pentagon budget should be are mere trifles compared to what truly animates the body politic—which is dumb culture war battles. These days, politics is increasingly distilled down to fights between feuding tribes on Twitter, focused on the culture war outrages of the day. DeSantis has proven deft at wading into these fights and pushing legislation squarely at the heart of them. Potentially the most cynical player we’ve seen on the national political stage in a long time, DeSantis has made a clear calculation: No matter whether these laws live or die in the courts, he can—at least short-term, and at least among his most hardened base—turn culture war legal losses into political wins. Last year, DeSantis moved against social media companies, pushing a law that is almost certainly unconstitutional, and not compatible with the First Amendment. More recently, he championed Florida’s...
    A family court judge has ruled that a couple whose adult son who was born through surrogacy in the US are his legal parents under English law, in what has been described as a 'groundbreaking' and 'important victory'. Solicitor Jade Quirke, based with law firm Russell-Cooke, said Mrs Justice Theis's ruling is the first of its kind, adding that no such ruling had been made in relation to an adult child before.  In a written ruling published online after a private family court hearing in London, Mrs Justice Theis said the people involved could not be identified in media reports of the case.  Referring to the couple as Mr and Mrs X and to their son as Y, the judge said the couple's son was born in America in 1998 after they made a surrogacy arrangement there.  The couple visited the surrogate mother in the US during her pregnancy and returned to the UK when their son was a few days old. However, the couple only realised last year that they were only their son's legal parents under US law, and made an application for a parental...
    Cardi B received good news in her ongoing legal battle against YouTube blogger Tasha K Monday, as a federal judge in Atlanta ordered Tasha K to remove clips and social media posts that a jury in January deemed 'false and defamatory.' The judge ordered Tasha K, 40, to remove the posts within a five-day period, Rolling Stone reported Monday. The blogger, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, was forbidden by the court to post or repost any allegations linking Cardi B, 29, to drug use, prostitution, marital infidelity, or sexually transmitted diseases, according to the outlet. The latest: Cardi B, 29, received good news in her ongoing legal battle against YouTube blogger Tasha K, 40, on Monday, as a federal judge in Atlanta ordered Tasha K to remove clips and social media posts that a jury in January deemed 'false and defamatory' The New York native, whose full name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, on January 24 was victorious in a $4 million defamation suit against Tasha K in a Georgia federal court. Last month, she sought the injunction over the posts...
    China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday celebrated the end of Chinese telecom giant ZTE’s probation in the United States as an “inspiring” victory for Chinese Communism against the American legal system, and urged more Chinese companies to take advantage of U.S. courts to wage lawfare against American trade policy. ZTE made a plea deal in 2017 for charges of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. The deal included paying almost $900 million in fines and accepting five years of monitored probation. ZTE was accused of some fishy activities during those five years, but on Tuesday a U.S. District Court judge decided not to treat a pending case of visa fraud as a probation violation, clearing the way for ZTE’s probation to end on schedule on Wednesday. The ZTE logo is seen on an office building in Shanghai on May 3, 2018. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) The Global Times could scarcely believe the U.S. would allow its own court system to be used as a weapon against government policies. Since undermining U.S. and European sanctions as an instrument of international relations is a...
    Owner Jim McIngvale, center, talks with people inside his Gallery Furniture store which opened as a shelter Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Houston.David J. Phillip | AP Jim McIngvale, better known as "Mattress Mack," has made history with a $5 million dollar wager on the Cincinnati Bengals, the single-largest legal sports bet ever. The previous record was set with a $4.9 million bet on the Super Bowl in 2002. The single moneyline bet was made on the Caesars Sportsbook app in Lousiana, which launched mobile sports gambling on Jan. 28. Last week, McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, drove across the Texas border into Louisiana to make a $4.5 million dollar bet on the Bengals. If the Cincinnati team wins – the businessman will collect $16.2 million. McIngvale is known for making multi-million dollar bets on big games. But he lost a $3.25 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series last year, as well as his $6 million bet on Alabama to win the college football championship. Mack told CNBC in an interview that...
    Police in Australia pepper-sprayed and clashed physically with a mob of supporters of tennis champion Novak Djokovic on Monday evening in Melbourne after the crowd began blocking car traffic and standing on a vehicle they appeared to believe carried Djokovic. Djokovic, the reigning Australian Open champion and tied for most Grand Slam victories in men’s tennis history, attempted to enter Australia last week to prepare for the tournament, which begins next week. Border Force agents detained him and forced him into a migrant detention facility on the grounds that he had not received a Chinese coronavirus vaccination. Djokovic has publicly opposed the novel vaccine products and reportedly entered the country with a medical exemption issued by the federal government. A judge overturned his detention and restored his visa on Monday, arguing that Border Force did not give Djokovic any time or proper ability to challenge the revocation of his visa. Australia has a vaccine mandate in place for foreigners but claims to issue medical exemptions when necessary. Fans protest in Flinders Lane on January 10, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Judge...
              by Casey Harper   A group of Navy SEALs obtained a victory in their legal battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could have broad implications for all branches of the military, but they still face a rocky path ahead. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the service members, who argue their requests for religious exemption from the vaccine mandate was unfairly denied. That ruling comes ahead of the beginning of oral arguments Friday for the Biden administration’s other vaccine mandates for private employers. “The Navy servicemembers in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect,” the ruling reads. “The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.” The legal battle began when Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced in August that all U.S. service members would be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden administration’s mandate, however, has left many...
    The lawyer representing a group of unvaccinated Navy SEALs said a recent judicial victory should send a message to the Department of Defense that it doesn’t have “the right to just walk all over somebody else’s constitutional freedoms.” Mike Berry, a lawyer with the First Liberty Institute, is representing a group of roughly three dozen SEALs who wanted a religious exemption for the coronavirus vaccine, which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin mandated for all DOD personnel in August. Judge Reed O’Connor’s Monday ruling should inform the Navy that it is “no longer allowed to continue with its punitive and adverse actions that it's [taken] against our clients with impunity," Berry told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. "The Navy service members, in this case, seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect," O'Connor wrote in a filing on Monday. "The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution." THE SEVEN BIGGEST MILITARY STORIES OF 2021 At...
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday accused Democrats of stealing elections by using completely legal methods of registering and convincing potential Democratic voters to support them. Writing on Twitter, Paul linked to an article published by The American Conservative that detailed how Democrats flipped Wisconsin back to their side in the 2020 presidential election after narrowly losing it to former President Donald Trump in 2016. "How to steal an election," Paul commented, before quoting from the article that Democrats' plans involved "seeding an area heavy with potential Democratic votes with as many absentee ballots as possible, targeting and convincing potential voters to complete them in a legally valid way, and then harvesting and counting the results." Paul's complaints about Democrats using legally valid methods to win elections drew immediate hackles from some of his Twitter followers. "Convincing potential voters to cast legal ballots is the how you win elections in a democracy," commented CNN reporter John Harwood. "They really believe it's a scandal to help legal voters who might oppose them to participate in democracy," wrote Georgetown University political scientist...
    The daughters of an Oregon pawn broker who was murdered earlier this year by a prostitute finally reached a settlement in a legal battle that claimed two lawyers have cut them out of his over-$10million will. Jimmy Pearson apparently drafted the new will about eight months before he was found fatally shot in his bedroom at his $2million mansion in the Oregon town of Milwaukie. In the will, his two daughters Tawnya, 33, and Sarah, 36, were cut out. In their place - lawyers Ken Bauman and Johnathan Haub, who had done legal work for Pearson in recent years.   Ironically, in the early 1990s, Haub prosecuted Pearson for selling weed, long before it was legalized in Oregon. Pearson served nearly four years in prison for selling the drug and penalized in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.      Pearson was fatally shot on March 1 by Nistasha Tate, 24, at his mansion. She pleaded guilty Thursday and was given a life sentence.    Jimmy Pearson (pictured center), seen here with daughters Tawnya (left) and Sarah. Jimmy was killed on March 1...
    Following the 2020 presidential election, attorney Jenna Ellis worked closely with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other members of then-President Donald Trump’s legal team and aggressively promoted Trump’s false, totally debunked claim that the election was stolen from him because of widespread voter fraud. Politico is now reporting that Ellis, in two legal memos, claimed that then-Vice President Mike Pence could refuse to count the presidential electors in states that now-President Joe Biden won. According to Politico reporters Betsy Woodruff Swan and Kyle Cheney, “The memos from then-Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis, which contain widely disputed legal theories about Pence’s ability to stop a Biden presidency, underscore Ellis’ promotion of extreme arguments that she promulgated amid Trump's effort to reverse the election results. Her actions have remained largely below the radar as House investigators probe Trump’s inner circle.” The first memo, Swan and Cheney report, was written on December 31, 2020, and the second was written on January 5 — the day before Congress counted the electoral votes for the presidential election and certified Biden’s Electoral College victory....
    Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday placed the first legal sports bet in Maryland, calling it a “win-win” because he wagered on two teams that play in the state — the Ravens and the Washington Football Team — to meet in the Super Bowl. But his longshot-of-longshots $50 parlay wasn’t a winner for the governor, who called Washington the “Redskins” — a name the team dropped before the 2020 season following complaints by activists and corporate sponsors that it disparaged Native Americans. Hogan made the bet at MGM National Harbor, which became the first Maryland casino to open sports betting after being approved by state regulators. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland both plan to launch their sportsbooks with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Friday. Hogan, a Republican, is seen holding up his betting slip at the Prince George’s County casino in a clip shown on the Twitter feed of The Recount, a video journalism site. The governor is asked by casino host Malik Husser whom he bet on. “This is a win-win for Maryland. This is...
    Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday placed the first legal sports bet in Maryland, calling it a “win-win” because he wagered on two teams that play in the state — the Ravens and the Washington Football Team — to meet in the Super Bowl. But his longshot-of-longshots parlay wasn’t a winner for the governor, who called Washington the “Redskins” — a name the team dropped before the 2020 season following complaints by activists and corporate sponsors that it disparaged Native Americans. Hogan made the bet at MGM National Harbor, which became the first Maryland casino to open sports betting after being approved by state regulators. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland both plan to launch their sportsbooks with ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Friday. Hogan, a Republican, is seen holding up his betting slip at the Prince George’s County casino in a clip shown on the Twitter feed of The Recount, a video journalism site. The governor is asked by casino host Malik Husser whom he bet on. “This is a win-win for Maryland. This is...
    A federal court ordered Wednesday that a special master be appointed to review materials seized by the FBI during raids against Project Veritas last month. The special master will determine whether evidence seized by the FBI in raids against Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and two former Project Veritas employees can be used by prosecutors in a case involving the alleged theft of Ashley Biden’s diary. Judge Analisa Torres granted Project Veritas’ request that a special master be appointed, but declined to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct an investigation to determine whether information about the raid was leaked to The New York Times. The FBI carried out the raids as part of an investigation into whether the diary of Ashley Biden, the now-40-year-old daughter of President Joe Biden, was stolen last year. The diary was handed over by sources to Project Veritas in September 2020, but the organization declined to publish its contents and instead turned it over to law enforcement. Project Veritas denies any involvement in the original procurement of the diary, insisting that it was...
    Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe scored a crucial legal win on Wednesday, when a federal judge ordered that a “special master” be appointed to review data from O’Keefe’s cellular phones, seized by the FBI in a November raid on his home. Last month, the FBI raided O’Keefe’s house, ostensibly looking for information about the alleged theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden, in 2020. O’Keefe says that Project Veritas obtained the diary legally but declined to publish its contents, and contacted law enforcement. (Portions of the diary were leaked and published, though it is not clear that Project Veritas had any connection to the leaks or to the publication.) O’Keefe went to federal court to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop extracting information from his phones, and the judge ordered the DOJ to comply, pending a decision about the appointment of a special master to screen out materials that might be privileged and therefore unavailable to law enforcement, such as O’Keefe’s communications to his attorneys. Subsequently, the New York Times began publishing...
    From his faux Resolute Desk at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump can still wield a wrecking ball that damages the congressional investigation of the insurrection—even if he loses his ongoing battle in the nation’s highest courts. Lawyers widely expect Trump will, indeed, fail at his attempt to assert “residual” executive privilege to keep damning documents shielded from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. But constitutional scholars warn that judges appear poised to give him a slight opening that could severely delay congressional investigators and give resistant witnesses legal ammunition in their own court fights. The potential delays matter even more now that tight-lipped Trump loyalists are stacking up, with news in recent days that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and ex-Assistant Attorney General Jeff Clark have put themselves on the same “contempt of Congress” path of martyrdom as Steve Bannon for relying on the ghost of Trump’s executive privilege to defy subpoenas and refuse to testify. The fate of all their cases essentially rests on what happens in Trump’s Republic-shaking battle of power, legal...
    (CNN Business)Sandy Hook families suing InfoWars founder Alex Jones have won a case against him after a judge ruled against Jones who has failed to comply with the discovery process.Jones and entities owned by him were found liable by default Monday in a defamation case against them.Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis cited the defendants' "willful noncompliance" with the discovery process as her core reasoning behind the ruling. She specifically noted that they had not turned over financial and analytics data requested multiple times by the Sandy Hook family plaintiffs."All the defendants have failed to fully and fairly comply with their discovery obligations," Bellis said at the virtual hearing.Judge Bellis said that she had held off scheduling Monday's sanctions hearing "in hopes these problems would be corrected" by the Jones defendants. Read More"While the families are grateful for the Court's ruling, they remain focused on uncovering the truth. As the Court noted, Alex Jones and his companies have deliberately concealed evidence of the relationship between what they publish and how they make money," said Chris Mattei of Koskoff, Koskoff &...
    Amber Heard was all smiles Saturday while taking her infant daughter, Oonagh, for a stroll in North London. The “Aquaman” star, 35, wore a sleeveless white blouse and blue jeans during the mother-daughter outing, with the pair being joined by friend Eve Barlow. Heard wore a sleeveless white blouse and blue jeans while out with pal Eve Barlow. TheImageDirect.com Heard quietly welcomed Oonagh via surrogate in April and chose the middle name Paige after her late mother. The “Drive Angry” star opted to go the surrogacy route after being told she would never be able to carry her own baby, friends revealed at the time. Heard welcomed her daughter via surrogate in April. TheImageDirect.com A source who knows the star told us: “Oonagh is absolutely gorgeous, and Amber is besotted. She always knew that she wanted to be a mom, and this is her greatest wish come true. She’s so grateful to the wonderful woman who helped bring Oonagh into her life. “The most important thing for Amber is that she’s open about Oonagh’s birth,” the source continued. “There...
    Your Everything Guide To September’s NYFW Schedule Samson: Why the Angels should shut down Mike Trout during another lost season ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC have gained a huge court decision that could imperil the ongoing viability of Locast, a much-hyped digital app that streams over-the-air television stations. On Tuesday, a New York federal court granted partial summary judgment to broadcasters in this closely-watched copyright case. Locast has helped cord-cutters by providing digital access to local stations without a cable or satellite subscription. It’s like Aereo, a similar streamer that lost big at the Supreme Court, except for one key fact that Locast hoped would help save it from copyright liability. The operators of Locast have presented it to the public for “free.” Under § 111(a)(5) of the Copyright Act, a nonprofit organization is allowed to operate a secondary transmission service. But in the summary judgment round, broadcasters questioned whether it was really free given that the service solicits donations from its users. For those who don’t pay $5 a month, service is interrupted a few times every hour. In...
    Did the U.S. Supreme Court strike a blow for privacy and free speech last week or undermine California’s justifiable effort to require a controversial (and conservative) political organization to reveal its donors? After numerous battles in lower courts, the Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin that reflected its ideological division, sided with Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit organization founded by industrialists David and Charles Koch, and other non-profit organizations. Federal law requires such organizations to file income tax returns and list their major donors, but California law requires only that they provide copies of their tax returns to the state Department of Justice, which oversees charitable groups. However, beginning with former Attorney General (and now Vice President) Kamala Harris, the California Department of Justice began demanding that organizations also disclose their donors. Americans for Prosperity sued, alleging that the demanded filings violated their donors’ constitutional rights and, if disclosed publicly, would subject them to harassment. Advocates of the disclosure requirement countered that the information was needed to combat fraud and the flow of so-called “dark money” into political campaigns, particularly after...
    More On: Coronavirus Fauci finally admits COVID-19 may have come from a ‘lab leak’ after his emails exposed Sen. Paul: Fauci emails prove he knew of Wuhan gain-of-function research Flipping Fauci: Emails show he constantly changed mind on wearing masks to fight COVID Fauci emails all the more reason for US to get to bottom of COVID origins The state of California has reached settlements in two cases that challenged restrictions on religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic and will pay over $2 million in legal fees to two churches, according to a report. The Golden State has also agreed that any restrictions it orders for church gatherings won’t be greater than those it imposes on retail businesses, Fox News reported. San Diego area South Bay United Pentecostal Church and Kern county Catholic priest Father Trevor Burfitt separately sued Gov. Gavin Newson for barring indoor religious gatherings while stores and public transit were able to operate at limited capacity, the outlet reported. South Bay United’s case moved all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court where it won...
    BRAD Pitt is "delighted' to have won joint custody of his kids in his bitter legal battle with ex Angelina Jolie - but is not "resting on his laurels yet," a source told The Sun. The drawn-out divorce and custody battle has been "hell on earth" for Brad, and he is "on guard" against any further legal attacks from his ex, the insider added. 8Brad has won joint custody of his kidsCredit: The Mega Agency The Fight Club star won a major victory over Angelina on Wednesday, with a judge in Los Angeles dismissing her claims about his behavior and granting him joint custody of their five younger children. "This whole experience for Brad has been hell on earth from beginning to end, and he’s not resting on his laurels just yet," he said. “He knows Angelina will continue to fight him with everything she’s got, not just by appealing the judge’s ruling, but pulling out every other dirty trick she can think of to make him look like the bad guy, and her the victim. “So he...
                        Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line who discussed where he was at in the process of putting the referendum on the July 27 ballot and fake grassroots citizen action group opposition. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line now by our good friend Jim Roberts, the man behind the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act. Jim, bring us up to speed on the twists and turns of the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum. Roberts: Every week brings a new story, I have to admit. I appreciate you letting me come on this morning. The status now is the lawsuits have been filed by Metro trying to derail and stop the people from voting on this. The Nashville Business Coalition is a political action group that promotes pro-business candidates. They’re not even representing the voters...
    Loading the player... Michael Jackson’s estate has scored a legal victory in a years-long battle with the IRS over the value of the late singer’s assets and image at the time of his death.  As theGRIO previously reported, the dispute centered on Jackson’s image, as well as his recording legacy. The estate said the taxable value of the singer’s image and likeness was $2,105 — while the IRS said it was more like $434 million. The estate’s stake in Jackson’s recording assets was valued at $469 million by the IRS but was not included in the 2009 estate filing.  Read More: Michael Jackson estate wins victory in Wade Robson sexual abuse lawsuit Essentially, the estate said Jackson’s legacy is worth considerably less than the tax agency believes it is. On Monday, U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes issued a more than 250-page ruling that put the figure at $111 million, per The Hollywood Reporter. Getty “From the time he was a child Michael Jackson was famous; and there were times in his life, testified his executor, when he...
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s defense team is likely to appeal his three convictions for killing George Floyd, but legal experts say the odds of success are incredibly slim. Chauvin was convicted of both second and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on June 25, after which point his defense will have ninety days to file an appeal. Legal experts have debated multiple potential lines of argument for appeal and television pundits, including Judge Peter Cahill’s refusal to change the trial’s venue, possible civil unrest that might’ve occurred if Chauvin wasn’t found guilty and potentially inflammatory comments made by people like Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters. Experts say that the venue challenge will almost certainly be rejected. It’s unlikely that a pool of potential jurors anywhere in the state of Minnesota could have avoided the intense media coverage and civil unrest that surrounded the case. “If they were to overturn the conviction and send it back to the trial courts to be retried in a different venue, it would be even more difficult now...
    Members of former President Donald Trump’s legal team criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for trying to overturn the election results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. The Daily Caller spoke with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, who were both members of Trump’s legal team and fought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Both slammed Pelosi’s efforts to overturn the election where Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated Democrat Rita Hart by six votes, in what was the closest congressional election since 1984. Hart has been pushing Democrats on the House Administration Committee and on the floor to overturn Iowa’s certification of the election and seat her, which has picked up support from Pelosi. “Pelosi’s actions are, yet another, indication of the Democrat Party’s desire for a one-party America. Further demonstrated by President Joe Biden’s remark that he has ‘no idea if there will be a Republican Party’ in 2024. What else do we need to figure out their agenda?” Giuliani told the Daily Caller. Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Pennsylvania...
    The Andy Warhol Foundation drew a big legal setback on Friday. An appeals court reversed a case the foundation previously won over a series of Prince images by Warhol. Back in 2017, the Warhol Foundation preemptively sued noted rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith after she notified the foundation of a potential copyright issue stemming from a photo of Prince she snapped in the ’80s. Warhol allegedly used the image to inspire a series of silkscreen artworks. The foundation sued Goldsmith to argue Warhol’s Prince pics fell under fair-use law. Goldsmith countersued, but her case was dismissed in federal court. But on Friday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that: “We conclude that the district court erred in its assessment and application of the fair-use factors and that the works in question do not qualify as fair use as a matter of law.” The ruling added, “We likewise conclude that [Warhol’s Prince works] are substantially similar to the Goldsmith Photograph as a matter of law.” With the decision reversed, Goldsmith’s case can go on once again. In...
    Former President Donald Trump congratulated Project Veritas Tuesday after a favorable ruling in its ongoing defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.  A New York judge denied the paper's motion to dismiss the suit by the right-wing guerilla news outlet over the Times' portrayal of Project Veritas' reporting on alleged voter fraud in the congressional district represented by Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. last fall.  Times reporters Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu described Project Veritas' reporting as "deceptive," "false," and "with no verifiable evidence."  "The facts submitted by Veritas could indicate more than standard, garden variety media bias and support a plausible inference of actual malice," Supreme Court Justice Charles Wood wrote in his ruling last week. "There is a substantial basis in law to proceed to permit the plaintiff to conduct discovery and to then attempt to meet its higher standard of proving liability through clear and convincing evidence of actual malice." FACEBOOK EXEC RECORDED SAYING COMPANY 'TOO POWERFUL,' SHOULD BE BROKEN UP AND ZUCKERBERG REMOVED AS CEO Wood elaborated, "If a writer interjects an opinion in a news article (and will seek to claim legal protections as opinion)...
    Nobody discovers America if they say that Ernesto de Hannover is a character whose life in recent years could be defined as gruesome. His excesses with alcohol, his voluntary exile, his broken marriage with Carolina de Monaco (who nevertheless does not divorce for an important reason) or his disputes with his children have been the constant of his appearance in the news. And, of course, his troubles with justice. In just a couple of weeks, the still brother-in-law of Alberto de Monaco must, at the request of the Austrian Prosecutor’s Office, sit on the dock for the riots he caused last summer, including an altercation with the Police charged with a baseball bat just a week after he threatened several officers with a knife (and having entered a psychiatric hospital in between). But as they point out from Vanitatis, and despite the fact that at the age of 67 he could spend three years in prison (as requested by the prosecution) for his 2020 crimes, Ernesto de Hannover has proposed to make an even more difficult and face another trial...
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