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Italian protests over men cleared of rape because woman was 'too masculine'
Judges said alleged victim’s story was not credible enough because she was unattractive
sexism  judicialStupidity  popularUnrest  judicialIncompetence 
8 days ago by joeybaker
Supreme Court of Canada says bankrupt energy companies must clean up old oil, gas wells before paying off creditors
Though centred in Alberta, the decision sets a precedent across Canada, empowering provincial governments to stop defunct companies from off-loading their messes onto other companies or the public.
corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  judicialIncompetence  win 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
New York Convicted a White Supremacist as a Terrorist for the First Time, and it’s Exactly What 2019 Needs
New York State just called out white supremacy for what it is – terrorism. In 2017, then-28-year old James Harris Jackson traveled to New York and prowled the streets for several days in search of black victims to “start a race war.” To further Jackson’s violent agenda, he fatally stabbed Timothy Caughman with a sword.
racism  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  theTerrorismExcuse  win 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal, the first major U.S. regulatory action in company’s crisis
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, “likes” and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site’s users without their permission.
informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct  judicialIncompetence  win 
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
ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government impose criminal liability on correctional facility staff who have sexual contact with people in their custody. These laws recognize that any sexual activity between detainees and detention facility staff, with or without the use of force, is unlawful because of the inherent power imbalance when people are in custody. Yet, one immigration detention center is trying to avoid responsibility for sexual violence within its walls by arguing that the detainee “consented” to sexual abuse.E.D., an asylum-seeker and domestic violence survivor from Honduras, was sexually assaulted by an employee while she was detained with her 3-year-old child at the Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania. At the time of the assault, E.D. was 19 years old.She filed suit against the detention center and its staff for their failure to protect her from sexual violence, even though they were aware of the risk. The record in the case, E.D. v. Sharkey, shows that her
governmentOverreach  governmentIncompetence  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  judicialIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
New York state judge rejects Trump claim that he can't be sued because he's president
In her ruling Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down an argument from the Trump family’s attorneys that the case should be dismissed because the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution suggests “a sitting president may not be sued.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
oligarchy  trumpAristocracy  judicialIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Trump-appointed judge upholds special counsel Mueller's authority
A federal district judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump has upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment and constitutional authority in the special counsel’s case against Russian social media propagandists.
trumpAristocracy  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Judge rules that Trump administration has been wrongly detaining asylum seekers
A federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration has been barring wrongly detaining asylum seekers who have shown that they have a “credible fear” of returning to their home countries.
judicialIncompetence  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  racism  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker

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