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'A world first' - Boris Johnson to face private prosecution over Brexit campaign claims
A crowdfunded legal case against Boris Johnson for allegedly abusing public trust during the EU referendum campaign is to receive a hearing in court later this month.
policeLies  judicialImpotence  popularism  win 
may 2019 by joeybaker
Ohio's Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Court
A federal court has ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn before the 2020 election.
voterSuppression  judicialStupidity  judicialImpotence  governmentIncompetence  governmentOverreach  endOfTheGOP  win 
may 2019 by joeybaker
Mueller Prosecutors: Trump Did Obstruct Justice
Privately, two prosecutors who were then employed in the special counsel’s office told other Justice Department officials that had it not been for the unique nature of the case—the investigation of a sitting president of the United States—they would have advocated that Trump face federal criminal charges. These DOJ officials made this disclosure to me in part because of what they regarded as Attorney General Barr’s misrepresentations of the Mueller report, and they believed it was important for the public and Congress to know what Mueller’s prosecutors had privately concluded: that a charge of obstruction of justice was indeed merited by Trump’s actions in the Flynn matter.
trumpCorruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire  judicialImpotence 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Judge blocks Wisconsin's Republican-written lame-duck laws
A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans’ contentious lame-duck laws, passed after the GOP lost the governor’s office to the new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
judicialStupidity  judicialImpotence  win  cultureWars 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Court rejects FCC request to delay net neutrality case
A federal appeals court denied the Federal Communications Commission’s request to postpone oral arguments in a court battle over the agency’s decision to repeal its net neutrality rules.
netNeutrality  governmentOverreach  judicialImpotence  judicialIncompetence  win 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad | World news
Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling square
mesopotamia  militaryOverreach  judicialImpotence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations he used it for personal and political benefit
The agreement with the New York attorney general comes amid an ongoing lawsuit against the charity and Trump and his three eldest children, who allegedly allowed “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation.
trumpCorruption  judicialImpotence 
december 2018 by joeybaker
2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The flurry of subpoenas came a day after U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved a brisk schedule for discovery in the case alleging that foreign and domestic government spending at Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel amounts to gifts to the president in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
trumpCorruption  judicialIncompetence  judicialImpotence  win 
december 2018 by joeybaker
'El Chapo' goes on trial this week but his billion dollar drug empire continues under his sons, judge says
“There is no doubt that the defendant and his cartel have the capability, the resources and the will to harm cooperating witnesses and their families, even after they have been relocated,” Federal Judge Brian Cogan has warned.
judicialImpotence  drugProhibition 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Judge: No rejecting mail ballots due to signature mismatch
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials must stop rejecting absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications because of a mismatched signature without first giving voters a chance to fix the problem, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Leigh May ordered the secretary of state’s office to instruct county election officials to stop the practice for the November midterm elections. She outlined a procedure to allow voters to resolve alleged signature discrepancies. Two lawsuits filed earlier this month allege that election officials are improperly rejecting absentee ballots and applications in violation of their constitutional rights.
voterSuppression  win  judicialStupidity  judicialImpotence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments
The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to revoke net neutrality rules last year.
netNeutrality  corporateCorruption  corporateLies  judicialImpotence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
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