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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A former Louisville Metro Police officer is facing a federal criminal charge for firing a pepper ball at a woman shortly before the shooting death of business owner David McAtee at protests in West Louisville in 2020. Katie Crews, 29, was indicted in US District Court in Louisville by a federal …

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of 17 Superior Court judges, including two in Fresno County; five in Los Angeles County; one in Merced County; three in Orange County; one in San Benito County; three in San Diego County; one in San Francisco County; and one in Ventura County. Fresno County Superior …

For 57 years, the Voting Rights Act served as a remarkably effective bulwark against state-level attempts to restrict the right to vote, especially for black and minority voters. But voting rights are under attack in state legislatures across the country, and the Supreme Court appears content to allow those attacks to continue without legal challenge. …

The Supreme Court likes to hide behind its popular mythology as a body of disinterested legal minds above the political fray. The court is not made up of Republicans or Democrats, but rather nonpartisan actors. The judges are akin to baseball umpires, simply calling “balls and strikes” with no interest in the outcome, as Chief …

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Attorney General Jason Miyares’ office has until Friday afternoon to respond to a motion to dismiss the state’s challenge to a federal lawsuit seeking to force another round of elections at Virginia House in November. Attorney Paul Goldman, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, filed a motion Wednesday to …

On Friday, Biden announced that Ketanji Brown Jackson — currently on the federal appeals court in DC — was his nominee to replace retired judge Stephen Breyer, kicking off a confirmation process that could install a black woman on the high court for the first time in US history. . “For too long our government, …

While several federal courts across the country have consistently recognized the rights of transgender students in recent years, this week’s arguments before a full federal appeals court suggest a potential victory for those seeking to limit those rights. A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta to uphold …

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — A federal appeals court on Friday backed investors in a potential class action lawsuit against the promoters of a cryptocurrency that crashed in 2018 after what judges described as a fraudulent scheme. Ponzi. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision of U.S. District Judge for …

It’s time to make your voice heard again. Early voting in Texas begins Monday, February 14 and ends Friday, February 25 for the 2022 primary election, which is Tuesday, March 1. In support of an informed vote, the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle interviewed hundreds of candidates in more than 50 races to make …

SHARE THIS STORY Civil rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch announced her candidacy with Nicholas Kantas for two vacancies as a judge in the Cook County 4th Sub-Circuit election on June 28, 2022. Here is a profile of Raines-Welch. By Ray Hanania Civil rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch …

After previously ruling that mail-in ballot boxes could be used in Tuesday’s spring primary, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a split decision that ballot boxes would not be allowed in the U.S. general election. April. In a 4-3 decision, along with conservative justices Brian Hagedorn, who has sided with liberal justices in the …

The Voter Suppression Bill Senate Bill 1 prompted another lawsuit, this one over an ignored request by the Texas Secretary of State regarding voter purges. Last week, a group of civil rights organizations, including the ACLU and MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), filed a lawsuit in a US district court alleging …

Welcome to the February 7 edition of Dress and Hammerthe Ballotpedia newsletter on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and other court events in the United States Much of the country may be experiencing a cold winter, but the pages of our newsletter are warm this week with bustling court activity, including a big announcement …

By Natalie [email protected] SALISBURY — U.S. Senate nominee Ted Budd and North Carolina Court of Appeals nominee Michael Stading joined Rowan County Republicans on Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming election. Republicans filled two Stringbeans barbecue rooms in Landis on Saturday during the monthly breakfast. Budd currently represents North Carolina’s 13th congressional district and …

SALISBURY, Md- President Biden pledged not only to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court with the retirement of Justice Steven Bryers, but is considering 3 notable black female justices for the position. The frontrunners are United States Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Jackson, California Supreme Court Judge Leondra Kruger and South Carolina …

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballot boxes will continue to be permitted for the state’s spring primary elections. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that drop boxes should be allowed for the Feb. 15 primary to avoid confusion, as mail-in ballots had already been mailed to voters, some with instructions that …

Jan. 28 – CINCINNATI, Ohio – Three Sixth Circuit judges from the United States Court of Appeals will decide whether a former Michigan State Representative for Grand Traverse County can be retried on federal bribery charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris O’Connor told Judges Alice M. Batchelder, John K. Bush and Helene N. White during brief …

Members of the Harvard community and leaders of higher education and civil rights organizations expressed surprise and dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to take up a case challenging the anxious admissions policies of race at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. President Larry Bacow said in an email to the Harvard …

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WIAT) – The state of Alabama appealed a federal judge’s order blocking the execution of Matthew Reeves later this month. In a court document filed Monday, state attorneys called U.S. District Court Judge R. Austin Huffaker’s decision “clearly wrong” and said the court “abused its discretion” in deciding that death row inmate Matthew …

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it would file lawsuits alleging that Harvard University, a private institution, and …

Woman identified as Pauline Bauer inside the Capitol rotunda (via FBI). The owner of a Pennsylvania pizzeria who was filmed ordering the police to “bring Nancy Pelosi outside” to the crowd of donald trump Supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6 lost her bid to overturn a judge’s ruling that she would be detained …

By Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) — The judge overseeing a settled lawsuit against convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell must now decide whether the identities of those named in the lawsuit will be revealed. The decision stems from a 2015 defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed that Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted her when …

Learn more about KSATs Page Vote 2022. See the Democratic ballot here. The 2022 primary election in Texas will take place on March 1. Early voting begins February 14. Several consecutive nominations for federal, state and county office are up for grabs, including Congress, Texas Governor, Bexar County Judge and District Attorney. The following list …

In November, Presiding Judge Maria Musti Cook again refused to drop the criminal case against former South West Regional Police officer Stu Harrison. Watch: Former South West Regional Police officer meets man at bank This cellphone video shows the meeting between former Southwest Regional Police officer Stu Harrison and Ryan Smith inside a bank in …

YOUNGSTOWN – A murder case that featured unusual twists involving two defendants – convicted of two Youngstown murders in June and November 2018 – produced an appeals court decision affirming the conviction and sentence of Stephon Hopkins. The Youngstown 7th District Court of Appeals determined the identification of Hopkins and co-defendant Brian Donlow Jr. as …

Adding another major religion and public education case to its roster, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from a former public high school football coach in the state of Washington who was removed from his position for praying in the field in defiance of his supervisors. The case of Joseph …

Wedding photographer Emilee Carpenter is appealing a New York federal judge’s decision that her attorneys say compels the evangelical Christian to create photo exhibits for same-sex weddings. “It’s about free speech. And I believe all artists should be free to choose the messages they promote,” Ms Carpenter, 27, told The Washington Times. Attorneys for the …

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal During his 47-year career as a New Mexico lawyer, former state lawmaker Victor Marshall called a state attorney general on alleged conflict of interest, filed a whistleblower complaint aimed at exposing state investment programs and advocated for legislative ethics and campaign reform. But his attempt to brand a respected pro …

Today Governor John Bel Edwards took the historic action of signing Louisiana’s first posthumous pardon of Mr. Homer A. Plessy, who was convicted of violating the Louisiana Separate Car Act of 1890, whose purpose was to ensure racial segregation as a means of promoting white supremacy. Governor Edwards was joined by descendants of Homer A. …

An appeals court has ruled in favor of the Terrebonne parish government in its lawsuit against District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. in a state agency investigation into possible environmental damage caused by oil companies. Governor John Bel Edwards, Attorney General Jeff Landry and several other parishes are suing energy companies that accuse the drilling of …

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden makes two final federal judicial appointments this year as he crowns his first year in office with 40 senior judges, the highest number since Ronald Reagan was president. Nancy Gbana Abudu, her candidate for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the Deep South, would …

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Donald J. Trump that sought to prevent Congress from obtaining his tax returns, ruling that the law gives the chairman of a House committee broad authority to ask for them despite Mr. Trump’s status as a former president. In a 45 page reviewDistrict …

Eric Carr’s legal life has taken many avenues with his eye always on a position he now seeks – to serve as a judge. Carr, 48, of Elizabethtown, is hoping to replace circuit judge Kelly Mark Easton, who is stepping down from the local bench after more than 20 years. He applied for a position …

CHARLESTON – The first candidates for nomination for seats on the new West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals include former circuit judges, family court judges, prosecutors, public defenders, lawyers and even a disgraced former social security judge. Gov. Jim Justice’s Vacancies Advisory Board met behind closed doors on Thursday and Friday to consider 29 candidates …

Parents who brought the lawsuit claim that the order “unlawfully forces parents … to choose between their child’s education and their child’s health and safety.” The parents claim the provision also violates two federal laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. In September, a federal district court judge ruled that South Carolina …

Yesterday, a federal judge appeared ready to block the Biden administration’s draft metric to calculate the societal damage from greenhouse gas emissions. During a hearing, Judge James Cain Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana asked whether President Biden overstepped legislative and constitutional powers in ordering federal agencies to apply …

Here’s a vacation story you might not have heard of. After watching Nativity scenes across the county and country, removed from public property for the past four decades, I wondered how I had continued to see a Nativity scene in Scarsdale in December before Christmas. And next to the Nativity is a sign: “This manger …

When should the deeply held religious beliefs of a Supreme Court judge require disqualification, that is, that the judge is not involved in a particular case? A difficult question, of course, but that Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettPence requests that Roe v. Wade sent to ‘history’s ash heap’ ahead of Supreme Court abortion ruling …

Even for the hectic world of politics, attorney Ozzie Fumo’s flippant slander of a former political foe and sitting judge is beyond pallor. Last year, Mr. Fumo, who previously sat in the assembly, ran to the Nevada Supreme Court. Voters wisely chose Douglas Herndon instead. Mr. Fumo is now a candidate for the post of …

YOUNGSTOWN – A Mahoning County Common Plea Magistrate has rejected an attempt by a Green Township farmer to prevent Mill Creek MetroParks from trying to acquire a right of way on his property to build the final phase of the MetroParks bike path. Specifically, Michael and Barbara Cameron, whose farm near Washingtonville Road includes a …

By Carolina Bolado (Nov 24, 2021, 4:38 p.m. EST) – The Florida Supreme Court recommended the addition of a sixth Florida appellate district on Wednesday and certified the need for six additional appellate judges to rectify what the High Court considers Jacksonville judges to be underrepresented on the appeals bench. The Supreme Court adopted the …

Occupational groups challenge payment provisions of CFPB’s 2017 rule on last salary / automatic title / high rate installment loan (2017 rule) submitted their opening brief with the fifth circuit. The trade groups have appealed to the Fifth Circuit of the final judgment of the district court granting the CFPB summary judgment motion and suspending …

Healthcare providers who have treated patients injured by fire and explosion at an ExxonMobil chemical plant near Houston must disclose information about what they billed others for the same services, the Supreme Court has ruled from Texas. In an unsigned notice published on Friday, the high court overturned the decisions of the 14th District Court …

Calling it the “last and best chance to close this refuge,” a group opposed to the use of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons manufacturing site as a wildlife refuge open to hikers and cyclists took their case to court. federal appeals court Friday. The lawsuit, filed by the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center …

By Tierney Sneed, CNN More than a decade before he was handed the criminal contempt case against Steve bannon, Judge Carl Nichols was a leading Justice Department attorney deeply involved in defending sweeping arguments for protecting a former presidential adviser from congressional testimony. Nichols – who was appointed to the bench in 2019 by former …

ANALYSIS OF THE ARGUMENTS By Amy Howe November 8, 2021 at 19:42 Ahilan Arulanantham argues on behalf of three plaintiffs who allege religious discrimination in FBI v. Fazaga. (Art link) The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Monday at Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga, a lawsuit filed by three Muslim Americans alleging that the …

The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case involving three Muslim men from California who accused the FBI of illegally monitoring them in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The country’s highest court has been called on to decide whether to allow the men’s trial to proceed despite opposition from …

Nov. 4 (Reuters) – Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to challenge a Tennessee law that restricts the participation of transgender students in school sports, arguing it is unconstitutional and discriminatory. “Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee law prohibiting transgender youth …

TALLAHASSEE – An appeals court reported on Friday it believed school officials in Alachua and Duval counties violated state law by forcing students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and ordered the lower courts to deal with the matter expeditiously. A panel of three judges from the 1st District Court of Appeal did not …

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lit torches thrown at counter-protesters and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer pushing down his car into a crowd, killing one woman and injuring dozens more. The …

The family of Elie mcclain settled a federal civil rights lawsuit two years after McClain was killed during an encounter with police. The city of Aurora, Colorado, and McClain’s family settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount on Monday, KUSA-TV reports. It happened more than a year after the family filed a lawsuit in U.S. …

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Monday, October 18, 2021. The Biden administration asks the High Court to block Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the constitutionality of the measure is played out in the courts . The law has been in force since September. (AP Photo / J. Scott …

A Texas judge this week strongly recommended that a convicted murderer on death row be granted a new trial because of the blatant racism and anti-Semitism she says the trial judge displayed. The recommendation, issued Monday by Justice Lela Mays of the Dallas County Criminal District Court, paves the way for an appeals court to …

YOUNGSTOWN – A dispute between Mahoning County District Attorney Paul Gains and attorney Martin Desmond, who challenged Gains for his work in 2020, peaked on October 27. That’s when an appeals court panel sitting by subpoena from the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in Toledo over whether Desmond’s communications with his attorneys are a fair …

Updated October 6, 2021 at 10:50 p.m. ET A federal judge has blocked enforcement of Texas’ controversial new abortion law, granting an emergency Department of Justice request. The ministry applied for the preliminary injunction just days after having sued Texas for its new abortion law. Known as SB 8, the law prohibits almost all abortions …

By Jeannie O’Sullivan (Oct 5, 2021, 8:49 p.m. EDT) – The Third Circuit sent a strong message on Tuesday that the new judge presiding over a lawsuit by Citizens Bank mortgage officers should address certification de- class allegations before starting the class claims trial, warning that the contrary approach contravenes the rules of the Court …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Janessa Sambola-Harris, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, Acting President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the statement below applauding the Senate vote to confirm Lauren King in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington: “The judiciary must reflect the diversity of our nation and …

In this month’s federal court recess tally, Ballotpedia tracked Article III court appointments, confirmations and vacancies from September through October 1. Ballotpedia publishes the federal judicial vacation count at the beginning of each month. STRONG POINTS Vacant jobs : There have been four new vacancies since the August 2021 Report. There are 81 vacancies out …

Welcoming the new Indiana lawyers on Friday, Chief Justice Loretta Rush said the course represented a series of firsts for the state legal profession – they were the first to be admitted in a ceremony in person in two years and were the first to take the Bar Exam uniform. Remarks from judicial officials at …

The United States Supreme Court’s tenure that begins Monday is not just about abortion. It only looks that way. The explosive issue promised to be high on the agenda even before the court let Texas start banning abortion after six weeks pregnant a month ago. The court will consider a Mississippi case that could curtail …

BOSTON (SHNS) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday offered to fill two vacancies on the bench, bringing in a former Suffolk County prosecutor and a Boston defense attorney for seats on the court bench in district. Zachary Hillman, who worked for more than eight years in the appeals unit under the direction of Suffolk County …

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – Almost three weeks after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order against Western Michigan University for its COVID vaccine requirement, WMU administrators are appealing the ruling. In a case filed Monday, legal counsel representing the directors of the WMU responded to the ruling of United States District Court Judge Paul …

What We Know About Sexual Abuse in Ohio State At least 177 Ohio State University male students, almost all athletes, have been sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Richard Strauss, a 232-page investigative report produced for OSU broadcasts. The abuse took place from 1979 to 1997. Cincinnati Applicant Mike Schyck was coaching his high school …

(CNN) – The Supreme Court will hear a case over an abortion law in Mississippi on Dec. 1, the court said on Monday, registering one of the most important cases of the period in which judges are asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal …

Municipality: Cayuga County Position Sought: Cayuga County Substitute Court Judge Political party (s): Democrat, Working families Family Information: Maggie (Johengen) Susman – Wife; Bodin Susman (5) – Son; Ruby Susman (3) – Girl Previous Professional and Political Experience: Owner / Attorney at Susman Law Firm: Auburn, NY. The focus of the practice is the work …

A California Supreme Court judge said Thursday he would leave after next month to lead an international think tank, giving Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom his second High Court appointment. Judge Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will become the new president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after leaving court on October 31. Newsom “looks forward to reviewing …

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a panel ruling and upheld Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which seeks to ban a specific type of method of dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion. In a plurality decision, circuit judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Don Willett wrote that the United States Lower District Court …

President BidenJoe BidenCuomo’s senior assistant resigns Berlin nightclubs participate in COVID-19 pilot Project Lead pipe replacement funds in bipartisan deal sparks skepticism MORE and Senate Democrats are quickly starting to push nominees to the bench, overtaking elders President TrumpDonald Trump’s ally Trump who backed calls to quash the election is making an offer for Lieutenant …

An appeals court ruled that New Orleans’ 911 system must turn over the financial records that the city’s inspector general had requested to determine whether the call center and its leaders were using public resources properly. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a ruling upholding a ruling. Orleans Civil District Judge Nakisha …

This column discusses recent decisions of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. This article discusses two recent class action decisions. The first is the decision of Senior District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn granting preliminary approval of a proposed $ 65 million settlement with three of the four defendants …

Women judges past and present from across the state will come together this month at an Indiana State Bar Association event to reflect on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. ISBA will celebrate the 100e anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States at the “Indiana’s Bench and Bar Celebration of the 19th …

South Dakota waives payday loans with governance on Dollar Loan Center Dollar Loan Center reopened its Sioux Falls and Rapid City stores the other day with loans that opponents say were developed through a ‘legal loophole’ The dollar which is the old loan on the part of West 41st Street and Hawthorne Avenue. (Photo: Jeremy …

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer, who recently pleaded guilty to his involvement in the Jan.6 Capitol riot, was apparently assaulted with human excrement while behind bars. Schaffer’s lawyer recently gave details of the alleged incident, saying Schaffer also received death threats while locked up. Schaffer became one of the faces of the attempted insurgency after …

File photo A federal civil rights complaint has been amended to include Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan as a defendant. The complaint alleges that a woman told Flanagan that Constable Gene Grimm was forcing her to commit a sexual act on him by threatening to take children away from him and that Flanagan did nothing …

LANSING – The Michigan Court of Appeals dismissed the case of a former Michigan State University football staff member after his attorney failed to file a brief to justify an appeal. Curtis Blackwell II, former director of college advancement and performance and camp director for the Spartans, sued retired head coach Mark Dantonio, former MSU …

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX – A federal judge has rejected an offer from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to force the federal government to take over and deport more people who are here illegally and to do so faster. In a 21-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton agreed with Brnovich that …

An appeals court upheld the City of Richmond’s decision to fire a former police officer who was part of a 2016 sexual exploitation scandal involving an 18-year-old sex worker. In a June 30 decision, a three-judge panel concluded that the dismissal of the officer, Lt. Andre Hill, was “harsh” but “within a reasonable range of …

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis prevented cities and counties from requiring people to wear masks in early May to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped the legal battles over mask warrants. Alachua County attorneys last week asked the 1st District Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling in a case regarding the …

Former Supreme Court Justice Tzvi Tal, who oversaw the trial of Nazi guard John Demjanjuk and headed a committee to regulate the delay of military service for ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students, died on Tuesday at the age of 94 years old. Justice said in a statement that Tal’s funeral would begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in …

Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a Supreme Court justices group photo in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. The United States Supreme Court on Monday overturned an appeals court ruling advancing a class action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs during the 2008 financial crisis, giving the bank another opportunity to argue that generic selfish statements …

Just a week ago, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded a Special Mention to Darnella Frazier, who, at 17, thought about using her cell phone to film the scene she stumbled upon in Minneapolis – a policeman holding a black man with a knee to his neck. The man, of course, was George Floyd, and his …

A state judge dismissed a conviction for murdering a black man this week, after Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams agreed with defense attorneys who said there had a 1 in 1000 chance that prosecutors would accidentally knock 12 black people off their client’s jury roll. The concession ended a hearing before Judge Rhonda Goode-Douglas …