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    A former reality television star with a 'serious' drug problem begged with a court to send her to rehab rather than jail after admitting to throwing a glass at her brother-in-law. Beauty and The Geek runner-up Jordan Finlayson, 31, has faced a string of charges over the past year, including two counts of common assault, an apprehended violence order and possession of identity information with the intention of committing fraud. On Thursday, the ex-NRL cheerleader found herself in front of a judge again, this time pleading guilty to one count of assault at Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney. Jordan Finlayson pleaded guilty to throwing a glass at her brother-in-law after a fight at their Botany home in February when she snuck her boyfriend into his home Finlayson has previously admitted to spending $5000-a-week on drugs while battling addiction - and has now agreed to go to rehab Finlayson had been living with her sister, brother-in-law, their two children and her father at a home in Botany in February this year, according to a police fact sheet viewed by News.  She...
    North Carolina state Sen. Phil Berger is the father of state Supreme Court Justice Phil Berger, Jr. This is part three of a three-part series on North Carolina's Supreme Court. Read part one here and part two here. North Carolina's state Supreme Court currently has a 4-3 Democratic majority. That could change after November. If Republicans gain control of the court, state Sen. Phil Berger, the president pro tempore, will have a direct connection to the majority. His son, Phil Berger, Jr., is an associate justice on the court. The younger Berger has refused to recuse himself from cases involving his father. While the apparent conflict of interest of a father in the legislative branch and a son in the judicial branch of a state's government has come up before, observers say that a Republican majority on the Supreme Court will make the issue much more worrisome, especially given that the elder Berger is set to be a party to lawsuits before the court. "Even when I talk to my friends and family back home who aren't lawyers or don't...
    Authorities testified Tuesday that about 30 pages of hate letters and sketches filled with Satanic symbolism, including the number '666' in blood, were found in Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's cell on May 8. Jean Marque-Puche, a Broward County Jail deputy, testified in Ft. Lauderdale court that Cruz had multiple dark drawings in his cell concerning the February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre where he killed 17 and wounded 17 others. The gruesome drawing showed a stick figure in a classroom shooting another labeled 'teacher' and students, Marque-Puche explained to the 12-person jury. In the letters, it was uncovered the gunman wrote an anonymous person 'sexually humiliated [him] on f****ng Instagram' which is the 'main f****ng reason why [he] shot up Stoneman Douglas,' according to The Palm Beach Post.  Marque-Puche was asked to read one of Cruz's many letters to which he pleads for his family to forgive him for his horrid actions and he would like 'to die a slow and painful death.' Cruz also admitted to writing 666 on the wall with his blood and requested...
    Trey Allen, a candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court, has benefited from a little-known PAC with ties to the Republican state Senate leader. This is part two of a three-part series about North Carolina's state Supreme Court election. Read part one here. The elections for two state Supreme Court seats in North Carolina are of vital importance in 2022. In recent years, the court's 4-3 Democratic majority has served as a bulwark against Republican efforts to gerrymander congressional districts and pass restrictive voter ID laws. If Republicans win either of the two seats in November, they will gain the majority and be able to realize their plans for the state. Campaign cash has poured in to support the state Supreme Court candidates, with most contributions coming from individual donors. But an investigation by the American Independent Foundation uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in dark money contributed to the campaign of Trey Allen, the Republican candidate seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic Justice Sam Ervin IV. Allen so far has raised $540,000 from individual contributors. But an analysis of campaign...
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan, two of the three Democrat-appointed justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, have been warning that public opinion continues to go from bad to worse where the High Court is concerned. According to polls, the Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — which overturned Roe v. Wade after 49 years — is wildly unpopular. Journalist Matt Ford, in an article published by The New Republic on September 26, stresses that the public’s view of the High Court continues to deteriorate. Post-Dobbs polls, according to Ford, show “a clear and unambiguous shift in how the American people perceive the Court since it overturned Roe v. Wade this summer — and a growing willingness to rein in the justices’ ideological shift.” “On June 23,” Ford explains, “Gallup found that only 25 percent of Americans said that they had either a great deal of confidence or quite a lot of confidence in the High Court. That represented a 5 percent drop from the previous low in 2014, as well as a 10 percent decline...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — A larger panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday again blocked California’s first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities, finding that it is trumped by the federal government. A three-judge appellate panel last year rejected the 2019 state law that would have phased out privately run immigration jails in California by 2028. The law would have undermined a key piece of the nation’s detention system for immigrants. California Attorney General Rob Bonta had asked the larger appellate panel to reconsider a ruling. The law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom was one of many efforts to limit California’s cooperation with the federal government as then-President Donald Trump imposed hardline policies on immigration enforcement. But the Biden administration continued the U.S. government’s opposition to the law on constitutional grounds. The 11-member appellate panel said the state law is preempted by the federal government under the U.S. Constitution’s “supremacy clause.” It sent the case back to the trial court for a decision on other legal arguments. The...
    A WOMAN who bought a luxury mansion after she was accidentally paid £6million has told a court she believed her partner had won it. Thevamanogari Manivel, 40, thought it was her lucky day when a cryptocurrency trader mistakenly tranferred the windfall instead of a £60 refund. 6Thevamanogari Manivel, 40, claims she believed her husband had won the cash that she used to buy the £800,000 propertyCredit: Barry Plant 6The mum was ordered to sell the home after Crypto.com launched legal proceedingsCredit: Barry Plant 6Manivel 'gifted' the plush five-bed home to her sister Thilagavathy GangadoryCredit: Barry Plant She was expecting the small rebate from digital currency exchange Crypto.com, but received the seven-figure sum after a staff blunder. The company -which uses actor Matt Damon in its advertising - accidentally entered an account number in the field that was meant to be the cash amount in May 2021. It took the firm seven months to uncover their error during a routine audit when they realised there was a mistake in the forms. But by the time Crypto.com started legal proceedings in February, the mum...
    Pictured: Joshua John Winslet, 27 A young man who pocketed a whopping $22million Powerball windfall before spiraling into a life of drugs, crime and debauchery was mercilessly bullied at school due to physical 'deformities'. Joshua John Winslet was only 22 and living in New Zealand when he learned he was the sole winner of the enormous division one prize in 2017 - but it only took three years for his life to completely unravel. In August 2020, police raided his home in New Port, Adelaide and found 27.3g of MDMA - some of which was found in a bowl in the fridge, near a box of Red Bull - 2.27g of cocaine, along with a Mauser handgun and ammunition in his bathroom. Winslet, now 27, pleaded guilty to supplying MDMA and possessing a firearm without a licence, and was sentenced to three years and nine months in jail, with a non-parole period of 18-months in SA's District Court in August this year. The time behind bars was suspended on a two-year good behaviour bond, with supervision. During sentencing, Judge Heath Barklay detailed the...
    Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema set tempers flaring within her own party once again this weekend when she revealed her support for restoring the 60-vote threshold for all nominations and judicial nominees. She did so at a speech in Kentucky where she was lauded Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who helped stall Barack Obama's nominees and helped confirm a raft of lifetime appointments on the Supreme Court under President Donald Trump. Sinema made the comment even as a substantial number of Democrats are hoping to roll back the filibuster, or at least carve out exceptions for abortion after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. That comes as some strategists are hoping to ride a wave of base outrage over the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court's decision in November elections where they are facing headwinds. 'Not only am I committed to the 60-vote threshold, I have an incredibly unpopular view,' Sinema said during an appearance at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center, named for the senator, 80, who was elected in 1984. 'I actually think we should restore the 60-vote threshold...
    Part one of a three-part series on North Carolina's state Supreme Court election in November. This fall, North Carolina voters will have a chance to decide who controls the state Supreme Court. While state judicial races often get overlooked, they often have huge implications for residents for years to come. Democratic justices currently hold a 4-3 majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court. That could change in November: Democratic Associate Justice Robin Hudson's term expires at the end of 2022, and she is not running for reelection. Democratic Judge Lucy Inman of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and her Republican colleague on the court, Judge Richard Dietz, are running to replace Hudson. Democratic incumbent Supreme Court Associate Justice Sam Ervin IV is facing Republican Trey Allen, the general counsel for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, in his run for reelection. For the past several years, the state's highest court has prevented some Republican lawmakers' ploys from taking permanent partisan control of the state Legislature, including ongoing attempts to gerrymander and disenfranchise many of the state's Black...
    Share this: EDITORS’ NOTE: Artificial Construction Treatment Wetlands have been proposed in north Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek to improve water quality and to prevent sewer overflow. Tunnels have been proposed to offset combined sewer flow (CSO) during heavy rainfall and wastewater, stormwater runoff, but the Wetlands’ would clean the water in the creek along as well as strengthen the borough’s aquatic infrastructure, the Eagle reported in 2020. In 2015, the historic regrowth wetlands due to conservation projects on Brooklyn’s southern coast – the Paerdegat tributary and Jamaica Bay – revitalized green spaces unseen since the onset of European colonization. The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new session on Oct. 3, 2022, with a high-profile case that could fundamentally alter the federal government’s ability to address water pollution. Sackett v. EPA turns on a question that courts and regulators have struggled to answer for several decades: Which wetlands and bodies of water can the federal government regulate under the 1972 Clean Water Act? Under this keystone environmental law, federal agencies take the lead in regulating water pollution, while state and local governments regulate land use....
    CNN anchor Chris Wallace challenged retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer about the effect of “undoing” 50 years of abortion rights, asking “doesn’t that very much shake the authority of the court?” Wallace’s series Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace debuted on HBO Max this week, and the first episode features an in-depth interview with Justice Breyer. Wallace spoke about the erosion in public support for the Supreme Court that has coincided with the Court’s effective overturning Roe v. Wade with a 5-4 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: WALLACE: I want to talk to you about public opinion. You like to quote Alexander Hamilton, who said that the court does not have purse like Congress, does not have the sword like the executive. That it depends on public acceptance for its authority. You talked earlier about public opinion. Look at the Gallup poll, which has measured approval of the courts since the year 2000. In July, the month after Dobbs, 43% approved of the way the Supreme Court does its job while 55% disapprove. That’s the most negative margin in the history of the court,...
    Johnny Depp and his London lawyer girlfriend Joelle Rich 'were dating' during his US court battle against Amber Heard in this summer - but 'aren't exclusive', sources connected to the pair claimed.  They added that Schillings lawyer Rich had no role in his legal defence and was not there for business reasons - but that Depp is not looking for a serious relationship at this point in time.  The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 59, won a defamation battle against Amber Heard in June over her 2018 article for The Washington Post, in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.  Heard, 36, was ordered to pay Depp more than $8million in damages.  Sources have now told TMZ that Depp was dating his former attorney Joelle Rich throughout the court case this summer, saying they were 'very much' an item.  Johnny Depp and his London lawyer girlfriend Joelle Rich 'were dating' during his US court battle against Amber Heard in this summer, sources have claimed. The pair are pictured outside Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 26 this year...
    Shaterra Reed Marion was appointed as a judge on the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Memphis, by new Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator Troy Haley the state Department of Labor & Workforce (TDLW) announced Wednesday. “Shaterra Reed Marion will be a welcome addition to the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Memphis. She has the heart of a public servant and, as a judge, I know she will be fair to all parties and reflect the values for which the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims is known,” Haley said. The move comes as Judge Deana Seymour left the bench after a six-year tenure who served on the court since 2016. Judge Seymour recently retired, stepping down from the department on September 1 to focus more on traveling with her family. “Judges play a critical role in ensuring our system works justice for our citizens,” Marion said in a statement announcing her appointment; adding, “In service to this great community, I eagerly look forward to applying the workers’ compensation statutes in a fair and compassionate way to further justice.”...
    A panel of judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that “editorial discretion” is no longer a protected right under the First Amendment—because the judges are upset that Donald Trump was removed from Twitter. I know that sounds impossible, but it’s exactly what happened. “[T]he Supreme Court’s cases do not carve out ‘editorial discretion’ as a special category of First-Amendment-protected expression,” the court said, opening up a pandora’s box of potential mischief. The ruling is fractally wrong in the most frustrating ways. Just to understand any part of why it’s wrong, we could explore multiple layers of wrongness before even getting to why the final pronouncements in this ruling are wrong. (Writing this article is a struggle, as for each paragraph I was tempted to write an entire separate article detailing the underlying wrongness, but we only have so much space.) SO, SO VERY WRONG An astoundingly incomplete list of problems with the majority opinion include: it’s wrong about how the First Amendment works and the extent of what it protects; it gets so twisted up...
    RITA Isbell is the sister of Errol Lindsey, who was murdered by the infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. A new Jeffrey Dahmer documentary is bringing Isbell's brother's case back into the forefront after 30 years. 2Rita Isbell screamed at Jeffrey Dahmer during the 1992 trialCredit: CNN Who is Rita Isbell? Rita Isbell has spent the last 30 years coming to terms with her brother's death, but a new documentary is bringing back painful memories. Her brother, Errol Lindsey, was lured into Jeffrey Dahmer's home where he was drugged, killed, and dismembered. Isbell sat in court in 1991, listening to Dahmer claim insanity, while his lawyers stated he was "out of control" at the time of the murders. Dahmer was declared sane and competent to stand trial and admitted to killing a total of 17 boys and men spanning across ten years. READ MORE ON JEFFREY DAHMERTRAUMATISING Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix show slammed by victim's family for retraumatising them Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive lifetimes in prison in 1992 and was sent to a high-security Wisconsin prison. It was while he...
    During his marathon seven-week libel trial in Fairfax, Virginia, this spring, Johnny Depp was a creature of habit. He would arrive every morning in a large grey SUV with loud reggae music pumping, and exit waving to fans while carrying a notebook and briefcase. In his wake would follow three bodyguards who had been in the car with him — plus a petite and elegant brunette, Joelle Rich. Rich, a 37-year-old married, privately educated London lawyer and mother of two, stayed a few careful paces away from the client at all times. She would then typically join his packed benches of supporters — sitting across from Amber Heard's team, as the sordid and prurient details of the libel trial, brought by Depp against his ex wife, were spilled out. In the evenings, with Johnny, 59, ensconced in the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in McLean, Rich would be among those joining him for nightly dinners at the nearby Palm steakhouse. The Depp party would spend thousands every night on meals which always featured chicken parmigiana and plenty of the best...
    Rudy Giuliani was a no-show at his Manhattan court hearing where a judge ordered him to pay $235,000 in late divorce payments to his ex-wife or be thrown in jail.  Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz passed down his judgment on Friday in the case between Giuliani, 78, and his ex-wife, Judith, 67, who claimed he'd fallen behind on $262,000 owed to her under the terms of their heated 2019 divorce, the New York Post reports.   'If the amount is not paid by that date, I'm going to be forced — unfortunately, because it's not something I want to do — I'm going to be forced to remand the defendant into custody,' Katz said.  The judge noted that because Giuliani wasn't in court or disputed Judith's claims, he ultimately granted the ex-wife's request for the former New York City mayor to fork over a default payment of $225,000, plus another $10,000 for legal fees.  'He clearly has failed to meet his obligations,' Katz said. 'Unfortunately, I'm constrained to find him in contempt.' A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ordered Rudy Giuliani...
    Follow DailyMail.com's live blog for Roger Federer's final tennis match EVER, as he partners with old rival Rafael Nadal for the Laver Cup men's doubles in London... Sportsmail Reporter Host commentator 21:09 Good time for a nap before the Federer match... Roger Federer looks in good spirits as he waits to play in his final match, while Novak Djokovic is a bit sleepy... 21:01 De Minaur takes a 2-1 lead The Aussie takes a 2-1 lead in the second set after beating Murray in a deuce. Team Worlds Alex de Minaur returns a ball to Team Europes Andy Murray during a match on day one of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) 20:52 Murray takes the first set Murray won a long first set 7-5 and now leads the second 1-0, but Federer's match is at risk of not being played due to the O2 Arena's curfew. 20:38 Roger...
    ABC "Dancing With the Stars" “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Cheryl Burke is opening up about grieving her divorce from her now ex-husband Matthew Lawrence. Burke has been open with fans about her divorce proceedings, and she recently spoke with Yahoo! Life about everything that has been happening and why she has chosen not to date at the moment. Burke and Lawrence met in 2007, and they dated for one year before splitting up. Then, the two reconnected and reconciled in 2017. In 2018, the two got engaged before getting married in May 2019. Burke filed for divorce in February 2022 after almost three years of marriage, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly at the time.Burke Kicked Matthew Lawrence Out of the House View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cheryl Burke (@cherylburke) During the interview, Burke opened up about why she has wanted to work on herself during her time alone following her divorce. “It’s just me and my Frenchie,” Burke told Yahoo! Life. “I’ve been sober now for four years, and with that...
    A protestor has set himself on fire on a tennis court just before Roger Federer is due to play his last ever match at the 02 in a shocking incident.  The climate activist set his right arm alight in the middle of the court to protest the use of private jets in the UK. The 20 year-old protestor, named Kai, is a member of the End UK Private Jets group, which claims that 'carbon emissions in 2022 are genocide.' Tennis legend Roger Federer is due to play the final match of his legendary career at the Laver Cup in London on the court later today. Yesterday, tennis icons Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic all played on the same court with Federer in a doubles match at the tournament. The climate activist ran onto the court at the 02 Arena in London and set his arm on fire  The man, named Kai, seemed distressed but his arm did not seem to be harmed by the fire  Security were finally able to drag the man away to allow the match...
    Welcome to Part III of my four-part interview with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch. Parts I and II can be found here and here. They comprised the first half of a conversation that lasted nearly 70 minutes and mostly dealt with how the addition of star center Rudy Gobert will affect the offensive and (especially) defensive schemes the Wolves will deploy in the 2022-23 season. This second half – including today’s column and the one that will run Saturday –focuses more on specific players and personnel, their growth and compatibility. And it addresses how Finch’s own standing and responsibilities within the organization have changed with the hiring of President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly and his bountiful staff. MinnPost: Have you thought much about combinations of players you want together on the floor in rotation? It seems like Ant (Anthony Edwards) and KAT (Karl-Anthony Towns) and Kyle Anderson form a natural trio and Rudy and DLo (D’Angelo Russell) and Taurean Prince would work well together just in terms of floor spacing and skill-set fits. Chris Finch: A little bit....
    Newly retired liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said he was 'very, very, very sorry' to be on the losing side of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade.  'And you say did I like this Dobbs decision? Of course I didn't. Of course I didn't,' he said in an interview with CNN's Chris Wallace for an interview to air Sunday night. 'Was I happy about it? Not for an instant. Did I do everything I could to persuade people? Of course, of course. But there we are and now we go on. We try to work together.' He warned his Supreme Court colleagues that overly rigid decisions 'will come around and bite you in the back.'  'Because you will find something you see just doesn't work at all. And the Supreme Court, somewhat to the difference of others, has that kind of problem in spades,' Breyer said.   Dobbs overturned nearly 50 years of precedent, with the conservative justices writing that the implicit 'right to privacy' in the Constitution didn't exist, throwing decisions about abortion laws back to the...
    The lawyer who is reported to be in a ‘serious’ relationship with Johnny Depp was pictured alongside him during his libel battle at London’s High Court more than two-years-ago.  Joelle Rich, 37, who was representing the Pirates of the Caribbean star, was repeatedly seen only inches away from him as they emerged together from the court.  Images taken at the time showed them smiling, chatting and looking relaxed in each other’s company during the actor’s ill-fated court battle in July 2020.  It is not known when their relationship started, but the pictures show they appeared to be on friendly as well as professional terms when Depp, 59, was trying to sue The Sun newspaper for describing him as a ‘wife beater’ in an article.  The lawyer who is reported to be in a ‘serious’ relationship with Johnny Depp was pictured alongside him during his libel battle at London’s High Court more than two-years-ago Joelle Rich, 37, who was representing the Pirates of the Caribbean star, was repeatedly seen only inches away from him as they emerged together from the court...
    London (CNN)The United Kingdom may be re-emerging from a self-imposed lockdown, which saw businesses across the country close in a sign of respect for the Queen's funeral on Monday, but the royal court continues to grieve.That's because shortly after the late monarch's death, King Charles III asked the family and royal households to observe another week of mourning after the state funeral.As a result, most of the public engagements expected of the senior royals have been canceled. A handful have gone ahead but these have largely been opportunities for the Windsors to acknowledge some of the parties involved in the ceremonial arrangements of the last fortnight.For example, the Prince and Princess of Wales surprised volunteers at Windsor's Guildhall on Thursday to express their gratitude for helping with the crowds that turned out to pay their respects. Separately, Princess Anne visited Portsmouth Naval Base to thank navy personnel for the part they played in the funeral procession.Just a day after laying his mother to rest, Charles III turned his attention to government matters and picked up where the late Queen had...
    (CNN)No judge would put it this crudely, but the court system is effectively telling Donald Trump to put up or shut up about his wild claims and outlandish defenses over his hoarding of classified information at his Florida resort.The case has taken a turn against the former President and towards the Justice Department in recent days, suggesting that the classic Trumpian legal strategy of delay, denial and distraction is not working as well as usual.In a sign of the how quickly Trump's position may be eroding in this particular drama, several Republican senators took the unusual step of criticizing his handling of the documents on Thursday, despite his firm hold over their party.In the latest developments, a third-party judge acting as a special master Thursday gave the Trump legal team until the end of next week to formally declare whether they believe his claim that the FBI planted incriminating evidence at Mar-a-Lago during a search last month. This came a day after an appeals court delivered a blow to Trump by ruling that his team had failed to show evidence...
    The Hamptons hit-and-run driver who mowed down an 18-year-old man could finally be chucked in jail in the coming weeks, the victim's lawyer has told DailyMail.com. Daniel Campbell, 20, could get 90 days in prison for striking and killing  Devesh 'Devu' Samtani in Amagansett on August 10, 2021, attorney Benjamin Brafman said. He told how the devastated family were hopeful the sentence will be brought down on the defendant next month. It comes less than a month after DailyMail.com revealed Campbell had a string of previous driving offences before mowing down Samtani. They included speeding tickets days before the fatal crash, a head-on collision and even having his license stripped from him. Samtani had been walking along Old Stone Highway with his cousin Kabir Kurani, 18, and their friends trying to get service to get an Uber back home. But he was hit by Campbell - driving a Honda Pilot packed with nine passengers - so hard he flew 6ft into the air, with his shoes flying off his feet. Campbell allegedly then drove off and left the economics student to die on the...
    Immediately following the execution of the search warrant at Donald Trump's resort in Palm Beach, Florida, both the former president and his allies began alleging that the FBI "likely" or "could have" been there to "plant" evidence against him. "Planting information anyone?" Trump said on his social media site attacking the FBI. Fox News host Jesse Watters similarly asked the question on his show on Aug. 9. "What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence," he claimed. Two days later, Watters was saying, it wasn't so much planting evidence as Trump wanted to take home some reminders of his time in the Oval Office. Even Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News that no one is certain that the FBI wouldn't "put things in the boxes to entrap him." By September, Trump was recycling the same tune on his social media. "They leak, lie, plant fake evidence, allow the spying on my campaign, deceive the FISA Court, RAID and Break-Into my home, lose documents, and then they ask me, as the 45th President of the United States, to trust...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Courts in the United Arab Emirates have been granted the authority to enforce British legal rulings in several categories of cases, in a landmark decree by the UAE's Ministry of Justice. The change applies to all court rulings for non-criminal civil, financial and marital cases and is already in affect. It represents a significant step-up in cooperation between the UAE and the U.K., longtime partners in trade, diplomacy and defense. Dubai, the UAE's commercial capital, has for years been seen as a sort of "safe haven" for people smuggling money or avoiding various sentences in other countries, as the UAE would not confiscate money owed in a U.K. civil case ruling. This was due to what the UAE described as a lack of "reciprocity," as the U.K. generally did not enforce UAE court rulings. The new ruling announced Wednesday will, in principle, make it no longer possible for those sentenced in civil cases in the U.K. to flee to the UAE and avoid paying debts. Some legal experts predict a surge in cases by creditors...
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni Thomas will speak with the January 6 committee, a new report reveals. The House panel probing the Capitol attack has come to an agreement with Thomas after months of speculation over whether she would comply with the Democrat select committee. Thomas will be interviewed by the panel in coming weeks, a source close with the panel told CNN Wednesday evening. Ginni Thomas (pictured) has reached a deal to be interviewed  by the January 6 committee, a new report revealed Wednesday evening Thomas is married to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas News that the panel wanted to speak with Thomas after it was revealed the committee was in possession of email correspondence between her and Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman. They also had text messages between Thomas and Mark Meadows, who at the time of the exchange of messages was Chief of Staff to Trump. These messages showed Thomas urging Meadows to continue the fight to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Thomas is the wife of one of the most conservative justices...
    New York Knicks newcomer Jalen Brunson has confirmed his engagement to long-term girlfriend, Ali Marks, as the couple shared photos of the romantic proposal on their high school basketball court.  The 26-year-old former Dallas Maverick posted two close-up pictures of himself and Marks along with the caption 'Forever', as his future wife showed off her glittering new ring. Marks, who is a physical therapist, 'dog mom' and recent graduate from Northwestern University, additionally shared two behind-the-scenes pictures of the proposal in the gymnasium of Stevenson High School, where she and Brunson first met, in Illinois.  Jalen Brunson and long-term girlfriend Ali Marks announced their engagement on Tuesday The romantic proposal took place at Stevenson High School - where Marks and Brunson met The couple are high school sweethearts and an old snap of them going to prom together was shown on a big screen inside the gymnasium Brunson, who is pictured on one knee proposing on the gym's basketball court like a true player, has been recently inducted into the school's Hall of Fame, according to The New York Post....
    by Judge Matt Lynch   On November 8, 2022, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to amend the Ohio Constitution in a way that supports and promotes public safety. Issue 1, the “Ohio Determining Bail Amount Based on Public Safety Amendment” will add the following language to the Constitution: “When determining the amount of bail, the court shall consider public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, and a person’s criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the general assembly may prescribe.” The proposed amendment strikes a balance between the competing interests behind the granting of bail: preserving the accused’s presumption of innocence against the community’s need for public safety. In determining the amount of bail, it should be obvious that public safety is a necessary consideration. In fact, it is already the law of Ohio that, when granting bail, a judge must release the accused “on the least restrictive conditions that … will reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance in court” and “the protection or safety of any person or the community.”...
    A group of unlawful migrants that Ron DeSantis sent to Martha's Vineyard is suing the Florida governor for allegedly exploiting them.  The plaintiffs allege the governor trapped them in a 'premeditated, fraudulent, and illegal scheme centered on exploiting [the migrants] for the sole purpose of advancing their own personal, financial and political interests.'  DeSantis arranged for 50 migrants to be flown out to Martha's Vineyard, a wealthy island off Massachusetts last week, in a move that set off a firestorm in the political war over immigration.  A group of unlawful migrants that Ron DeSantis sent to Martha's vineyard are suing the Florida governor for allegedly exploiting them Migrants, who arrived on a flight sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard The plaintiffs, three migrants and one immigration group, said in a court filing the migrants fled crime-riddled Venezuela and upon crossing the border immediately surrendered themselves to immigration authorities. They said they have been authorized to remain in the U.S. until their...
    The Portuguese ex-police chief who probed the disappearance of Madeleine McCann said her parents are 'still suspects' as he gloated over his court win today. Goncalo Amaral laid into Gerry and Kate in a radio interview in his native country after learning they had lost the latest round of their libel battle against his 2008 book. The couple had taken him to the European Court of Human Rights after years of litigation in his homeland over Truth of the Lie, which accused them of covering up Madeleine's 'accidental' death in their Praia da Luz holiday apartment in May 2007. The McCanns reacted to their court defeat by admitting they were 'naturally disappointed' at the decision but insisting they had no regrets about pursuing their long and arduous legal battle. They said it meant the focus was now 'rightly' on the search for Madeleine and her abductors. Hours later, Amaral was on Portuguese radio, insisting: 'Today the court referred once again to an important question. 'The couple are suspects, were suspects and remain suspects. Nothing else happened to the contrary.' The Portuguese ex-police chief...
    A new surveillance video shows several pro-Donald Trump operatives handling voting machine technology at a local elections office for hours, which raises questions about how those machines were breached that very day. The Coffee County Elections office has been under scrutiny ever since footage emerged on Jan. 7, 2021, when it was visited by Cathy Latham, Paul Maggio, and Scott Hall. Latham is the former Republican chairwoman of Coffee County who is currently being investigated for her role as a fake elector who falsely claimed that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. Maggio was part of a tech firm hired by Sidney Powell to perform reported data extraction, and Hall is a Trump-supporting bail bondsman who Latham led to the Coffee County office along with Maggio. Latham is under fire over her court-filed claims that she “didn’t go into the office,” and the new video is likely to add to her woes as it shows her and her entourage inside the restricted area of the Coffee County elections office for hours. During this time, her team was seen working...
    (CNN)An Arizona Superior Court judge could rule as early as Tuesday on whether a 1901 ban on nearly all abortions in that state can be enforced, a court case that has created confusion about the current law in Arizona and could energize female voters to turn out in greater numbers in the state's hotly contested US Senate and governors races.The case, which is likely to see an appeal whichever way the ruling goes, gets to the issue of how restrictive abortion law should be in Arizona, a swing state that President Joe Biden carried by fewer than 11,000 votes. It's a controversial topic that has divided Republicans in Arizona and is reflective of a pitched debate nationwide in the wake of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in late June, with many GOP-led states passing increasingly restrictive measures that run the risk of alienating moderate voters.Earlier this year, before that US Supreme Court decision, the Arizona Legislature passed a law outlawing abortion after 15 weeks, which was signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and was slated to take...
    (CNN)An obscure legal theory promoted by allies of former President Donald Trump during the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election will soon have its day before the Supreme Court. With the midterm elections -- and 2024 presidential rumors -- serving as a backdrop, the Supreme Court will start a new term next month and take up a voting rights case that could fundamentally change the landscape of election law by turning a dispute over gerrymandering and congressional districts into one that could hypothetically change the way American elections are decided. Voting rights groups fear that the case could lead to the ability of rogue state legislators to act unchecked when it comes to rules concerning federal elections such as the drawing of district lines, early voting rules and voter ID requirements. And a group of chief judges from around the country are worried as well. Analysis: Supreme Court justices respond to public criticism with distance and denial"This case could unsettle almost every aspect of federal election administration," Allison Riggs, chief counsel for voting rights for the Southern Coalition...
    Donald Trump's lawyers have for the first time admitted that the former president could face criminal prosecution for his actions with the Mar-a-Lago document stash. In a letter to Raymond Dearie, the special master - independent adjudicator - appointed to oversee the FBI investigation into the documents, Trump's team on Monday outlined concerns about the inquiry. Trump's lawyers wrote that they do not want Dearie to force Trump to 'fully and specifically disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the District Court's order' - a statement indicating that Trump or his aides could be criminally charged. The FBI are investigating how more than 300 classified documents ended up in Trump's Florida estate, and why they were removed from the White House when he left, rather than handed over to the national archives. Donald Trump is seen on Saturday at a rally in Ohio. On Monday his lawyers wrote to the special master, Raymond Dearie, to set out their requests for the investigation into the Mar-a-Lago documents Raymond Dearie, a veteran...
    HITCHHIKER Colleen Stan's horrifying abduction during which she was allegedly raped, enslaved, and tortured by a sick couple has been shared in a new film and two-part documentary. The documentary, entitled The Girl in the Box: The True Story, is set to premiere on Monday and tells the true crime story of Colleen Stan and her kidnappers, Cameron and Janice Hooker. 6Addison Timlin portrays Colleen Stan in Girl in the Box: The True StoryCredit: Paramount+ 6Colleen Stan also appears in the documentary discussing her ordealCredit: A&E Crime Central 6Stan was abducted and raped while hitchhiking in 1977Credit: A&E Crime Central The documentary, which goes hand-in-hand with a film called The Girl in the Box, is told from Colleen's perspective and features the now-64-year-old sharing her ordeal in her words. In 1977, Colleen, who was 22 years old at the time, was hitchhiking on her way to Oregon from California when the couple offered her a ride. The Hookers then abducted her at knifepoint, court documents allege. Colleen was gagged, blindfolded, and handcuffed, with her head encased in a specially-made "head...
    Sacramento —  Sherri Papini disappeared from her Northern California neighborhood in November 2016, but she made it home in time for Thanksgiving. Missing for 22 days, Papini reappeared bruised, branded and emaciated. Her blond hair was sloppily cut. She claimed two Latinas had kidnapped her at gunpoint and held her captive before having a sudden change of heart and releasing her. Papini could not immediately recall many details from the ordeal and initially refused to talk with police. But less than a year after his wife returned home, Keith Papini contacted a federal agent. It was March 2017. His wife had had a breakthrough; she remembered that the room where she was held had orange carpet. More details about her ordeal came about during therapy sessions. Her husband relayed the information to investigators, according to court documents which were filed during the race to find Papini’s kidnappers. California Sherri Papini should serve 8 months for faking her kidnapping, prosecutors say Sherri Papini, the Northern California woman whose faked kidnapping sparked a massive search, should serve eight months in prison, prosecutors...
    Another week, another totally bonkers ruling out of a federal court in Texas. Earlier this month, Judge Reed O’Connor (the same judge who tried overturning the entire Affordable Care Act in 2018 before we being overruled by the US Supreme Court) decided that employers do not have to offer insurance plans that cover PrEP (drugs that prevent the spread of HIV) if they have religious objections. Apparently providing healthcare to the poor, the sick and the vulnerable can be anti-Christian. Who knew? Kidding – those of us who need reproductive healthcare have known for a while. Republicans have been trying to dismantle Obamacare since 2010 with all kinds of bogus challenges. They have failed in Congress multiple times. The Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality (obviously that could change with the current court, but Roberts sided with the liberal wing to uphold the ACA in 2012). Unfortunately Republicans keep chugging like the evil engine that could and the ACA has been challenged almost 2,000 times through litigation. READ MORE: Religious university shutters all student clubs rather than recognize one LGBTQ...
    Getty Danny Green #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers. During their Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers season was not the only casualty. Danny Green picked up a nasty knee injury that resulted from an awkward fall from Joel Embiid. Green left the game after just three minutes of play and it was later announced that he had sustained a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. There was concern that this could be a threat to his career, but just three and a half months since he underwent surgery, Green already finds himself back on the court. The doctor gave us the ok to get that jumper back on auto-pilot. Last two seasons Danny Green shot 40% from 3PT. Feels good to get back in the gym with my guy @DGreen_14 ????. Big season coming up. -Stay locked in!???? #NBA #LethalShooter pic.twitter.com/ot7fxLyvgg — Lethal Shooter (@LethalShooter__) September 1, 2022 Famed shooting coach Chris Matthews posted a video on Twitter on August 31 of the shooting guard and small forward practicing three-pointers. “The doctor gave...
    With 2022-23 marking the Miami Heat’s 35th season, the Sun Sentinel is unveiling a series of “5 at 35″ reflections from staff writer Ira Winderman, who has covered the entirety of the franchise’s 3 1/2 decades. After opening the series with a look at the five greatest games in the team’s history, today we look at the franchise’s five greatest moments, taking the focus off the court. 1. April 22, 1987: For more than two decades, there were the Miami Dolphins and nothing else when it came to top-tier professional sports in South Florida. Then, 11 months after NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and theatrical producer Zev Bufman announced intentions to try to bring an NBA team to the market, Commissioner David Stern announces the league’s expansion to Miami, Charlotte, Minnesota and Orlando, with the Heat and Charlotte Hornets to open play in 1988, and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic in 1989. Formal acceptance is achieved on Dec. 24, 1987, when Miami reaches the mandated figure of 10,000 season tickets at the still-being-built Miami Arena. 2. Sept. 2,...
    Smiling shyly at the camera and panning to a sleeping Trevor Bauer: This is the woman who accused the LA Dodgers pitcher of sexual assault seen in his bed the morning after the second alleged attack. Lindsey Hill, 29, claimed the encounter left her battered and bruised when she sued for a domestic violence restraining order in June 2021. In her application, she said Bauer had punched her in the face during sex leaving her with a split lip and had also left her face scored with 'scabbed' fingernail scratches 'that covered my entire cheek and chin'. But the new video appears to throw doubt on her claims – with Hill appearing unhurt and smiling in the clip. Scroll down for video  New video has emerged showing a smiling Lindsey Hill alongside LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer as he sleeps in bed, the morning after she claims he allegedly assaulted her during sex Hill, 29 - who last year accused the baseball player, 31, of becoming violent during their two sexual encounters in April and May 2021 - can be...
    "It’s unfortunate that the judge’s ruling today does not square with his vague April decision,” he added. ACLU attorney Malita Picasso expressed outrage at the statement by Brereton. “It’s shocking that after this morning’s hearing the department would allege there was any lack of clarity in the court’s ruling from the bench,” Picasso said. “It was very clear that Judge Moses expressly required a reversion to the 2017 policy, and anything short of that is a continued flagrant violation of the court’s order.” Here's more about the Montana fight over gender: Montana judge blocks anti-trans birth certificate rule www.youtube.com
    Rafael Nadal saluted his long-time rival Roger Federer and said news of his retirement is 'a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world'.  Federer announced on Thursday that he will retire from the sport at the age of 41, with the last tournament of his illustrious career to be the Laver Cup in London, scheduled to be held at the O2 Arena next weekend. Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, has enjoyed numerous duels with Federer over the years, with thrilling finals and agonising defeats at the hands of the Swiss. Along with Novak Djokovic they have proven a dominant 'Big Three' in men's tennis and news of Federer's retirement led to Nadal penning an emotional tribute.   Rafa Nadal (left, pictured in 2006) paid tribute to long-standing rival Roger Federer on Twitter Writing on Twitter, Nadal described it as a 'sad day' for him and the rest of sporting world RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next MIKE DICKSON: Roger Federer graced tennis with unrivalled... 'The end of a magnificent era... you changed the...
    A Russian analyst who was charged with lying to the FBI about the infamous Steele dossier had been a paid informant for the bureau, a court filing claimed on Tuesday. Igor Danchenko was allegedly recruited as an FBI mole in March 2017 - about three months after the bureau began investigating him and the gossip-filled dossier he helped create. It's also more than four years before he was indicted for lying to federal investigators about information he gave to former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele used information from Danchenko, among other sources, to compile a dossier with sordid details that accuse Donald Trump of being in Vladimir Putin's pocket. The dossier was used to launch the FBI's investigation of the Trump 2016 campaign's alleged links to Russia, known as Crossfire Hurricane. Much of the dossier has since been debunked.  In late 2021, Danchenko pleaded not guilty to five counts of making false statements to the FBI relating to sources for the material that wound up in the dossier. His charges were announced by Special Counsel John Durham, who former Attorney General Bill...
    When Ronald Reagan nominee and far-right U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia died in March 2016, then-President Barack Obama clearly had no intention of nominating someone as liberal as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Obama made a concerted effort to meet GOP senators halfway, nominating a decidedly centrist, middle-of-the-road Democrat: Merrick Garland, who is now U.S. attorney general under President Joe Biden. But then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to that olive branch by refusing to even consider Garland. McConnell invoked what he called the “McConnell rule,” declaring that it was wrong to consider a Supreme Court nominee during a presidential election year. But four years later, during the 2020 presidential race, he rammed through far-right Donald Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett following Ginsburg’s death. That time, the “McConnell rule” didn’t apply. And in 2022, Barrett was among the five GOP-appointed justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — making abortion one of the top issues in the 2022 midterms. The Dobbs decision has angered millions of voters in the United...
    As the order is under seal, it is unclear whether the calculation took into account the $4.8 million sent by the communist Chinese-affiliated CEFC China Energy company to a entity controlled by Biden and his uncle James Biden. Roberts' lawyer, Clint Lancaster, suggested that Biden's efforts to pay less might prove costly. "Ultimately, this is going to require us to look deeply, more deeply, into Hunter's finances."Before Biden's fight to pay less, he fought not to pay at allBiden reportedly first met Roberts at the Mpire Gentlemen's Club in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a stripper. Shortly after breaking up with his dead brother's wife, Biden got Roberts pregnant. The NY Post reported that Roberts — whom Biden claimed he had "no recollection" of meeting — had been on the payroll at the first son's now-defunct law firm Owasco PC during her pregnancy. After Roberts gave birth to the child, named Navy Joan, Biden promptly had Roberts kicked off the firm's health insurance plan. Biden denied being the father (a paternity test later proved his parentage "with near...
    ABC "Dancing With the Stars" pros “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Cheryl Burke has reached a settlement in her divorce from her now ex-husband Matthew Lawrence. Burke and Lawrence met in 2007, and they dated for one year before splitting up. Then, the two reconnected and reconciled in 2017. In 2018, the two got engaged before getting married in May 2019. Burke filed for divorce in February 2022 after almost three years of marriage, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly at the time.Burke & Lawrence Settled Their Divorce Quickly View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cheryl Burke (@cherylburke) According to Us Weekly, Burke and Lawrence were able to settle their divorce so quickly because they are honoring their prenuptial agreement. In the prenup, according to Us Weekly, the two agreed that Burke would keep all money earned from “Dancing With the Stars,” residuals, and money earned from the QVC network. Lawrence can keep all of his earned royalties, and neither of them will pay any spousal support. According to The Blast, this is not...