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After 70 Years At Weil, This Senior Partner Is Most Proud Of Helping RBG Become An Appellate Judge

I am particularly proud that many firm partners acted to support the career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the wife of the late Marty Ginsburg, former well-known head of Weil’s premier tax department. I knew through my practice several Senate Republicans, including Orrin Hatch of Utah, chair of the judiciary committee, and arranged for the […]
Tags: Utah, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Orrin Hatch, Weil, Weil Gotshal, Marty Ginsburg, Ira Millstein

R. Kelly sex trafficking trial: Singer’s fate now in jury’s hands

NEW YORK — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. A jury of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex trafficking charges against the R&B superstar Friday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments this week. The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex and mental torment. The witnesses said Kelly subject...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, News, Sexual Assault, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Courts, Human Trafficking, R Kelly, Kelly, National News, Ann Donnelly, Cannick

Gunmen disguised as lawyers shoot murder suspect in courtroom

Today in New Delhi, Jitender Gogi—allegedly involved in 19 murders and attempted murders—appeared in Rohini Court for a hearing. After the court proceedings began though, two men, thought to be lawyers involved in the case, opened fire and killed Gogi. From NDTV: "Two from rival gang opened fire at Jitender Gogi inside the court. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, India, Courts, New Delhi, Crimes, Jitender Gogi, Rohini Court, Gogi From NDTV

Prosecutor Works Two Jobs To Make Ends Meet, Kill People

Everything's bigger in Texas... including the two hats lawyers wear.
Tags: Texas, Law, Death Penalty, Courts, Legal Ethics, Prosecutors

Ufotable CEO Hikaru Kondo Confesses to Tax Fraud

Ufotable, the studio behind the legendary Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer), has been indicted by the Tokyo National Tax Bureau for tax fraud, and on the first day of court, CEO Hikaru Kondo confessed to the crime, while offering apologies and a “deep bow”. The prosecution’s opening statement gave a detailed summary of Kondo’s actions: […]
Tags: Crime, Money, Taxes, International, Courts, Anime, Tax Fraud, Kondo, Ufotable, Hikaru Kondo, Kimetsu no Yaiba Demon Slayer, Tokyo National Tax Bureau

Kristin Smart case: Father, son to stand trial in student’s 1996 disappearance

Associated Press SAN LUIS OBISPO — The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father will face a charge as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, a judge ruled Wednesday. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen said there was probable cause Paul Flores, 44, killed Smart and that Ruben Flores, 80, helped him dispose of her bo...
Tags: Crime, News, Defense, California News, Sport, Soccer, Courts, California Supreme Court, Chester, Flores, Robert Durst, Missing Persons, San Luis Obispo, Inglewood, PAUL, Tribune

Judge mulls fate of some of woman’s claims against Inglewood, mayor

LOS ANGELES — A judge said on Monday, Sept. 20, that he is inclined to trim portions of a lawsuit brought by a former girlfriend and executive assistant of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. — in which the woman sued the city, Butts and two other city officials, alleging she was wrongfully fired in 2019 and that the mayor acted “every bit like a Black Donald Trump.” Related links Judge may throw out most of sexual harassment lawsuit against Inglewood mayor Inglewood treasurer files $10 mil...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, California Supreme Court, Donald Trump, SoFi, Robert Durst, Inglewood, Clippers, Los Angeles Superior Court, LA Rams, LA County, Mariano Florentino Cuellar

Actress Jessica Joan was part of the NXIVM cult. Then, she helped expose it.

Actress Jessica Joan has released a book about her time in the NVIVM sex cult. Jessica Joan Actress Jessica Joan has written a book about her life inside the NXIVM sex cult. The model, once part of NXIVM's secret "DOS" group, later helped bring down leader, Keith Raniere. "The Untouchable Jessica Joan: A Real Life Journey Of Love, Forgiveness And Evolution From The Jane Doe Who Helped Bring The NXIVM Cult To Justice" is out now. See more stories on Insider's business page. For n...
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The Gaslighting Of Stephen Breyer

Recent speeches by Barrett and Thomas were calculated to speak to an audience of one.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Thomas, Barrett, Stephen Breyer

Robert Durst found guilty of murdering best friend Susan Berman

By Daniel Trotta | Reuters A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years. Durst, 78, faces up to life in prison. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham, who oversaw the trial, will set a date for sentencing. The nine-woman, three-man jury had deliberating for seven and a half hours over three days....
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Jan. 6 repeat? Police say they’re ready this time

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting what they call the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 insurrection — about 60 people held behind bars of the more than 600 charged in the deadly riot. The repeated attempts to rewrite the narrative of the violence and panic of the day, and the persistent volatility around the politics of the 2020 election have made i...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Courts, Homeland Security

California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar leaving to head think tank

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — A California Supreme Court justice said Thursday that he will leave after next month to head an international think tank, giving Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom his second appointment to the high court. Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will become the new president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after departing the court on Oct. 31. Newsom “looks forward to considering several highly qualified candidates” in coming months, hi...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Mexico, California News, Sacramento, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Courts, Associated Press, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Judge throws out former Industry councilman’s corruption lawsuit

A former City of Industry councilman plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that effectively threw out his lawsuit accusing the city’s staff and its elected officials of sweeping corruption, according to his attorney. In the ruling earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Jon R. Takasugi determined the case was too vague and did not sufficiently “identify specific provisions of the law being violated by City Defendants’ alleged illegal conduct.” Takasugi did not grant former Councilman Abraham Cruz th...
Tags: News, Office, Southern California Edison, Sport, Industry, Soccer, Courts, Kpmg, City Council, Philips, Local News, Rikers Island, Haiti, Cruz, Perez, Los Angeles County

Organizers to start new drive to recall LA County DA George Gascón

Facing the unlikelihood of collecting the needed 580,000 petition signatures before a looming Oct. 26 deadline to force a recall election, organizers trying to oust Los Angeles County District George Gascón announced Thursday the formation of a new committee and a restart of their efforts. The new committee, named Recall District Attorney George Gascón, will start gathering petition signatures from scratch next month and focus on increased fundraising. “The reset will allow Recall District Attor...
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Chaos reigns at NYC’s Rikers Island jail during pandemic

By Michael R. Sisak | Associated Press NEW YORK — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not just inmates and advocates saying that. City officials, including the mayor, admit there are serious problems. One jail watchdog called it “a complete ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Crime, News, NYC, New York City, City, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Rikers Island, De Blasio, Trump

Justice Stephen Breyer Is NOT A Fan Of The Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’

Tell us how you really feel, Justice Breyer.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Stephen Breyer, Shadow Docket

Lawsuit claims teen was stomped and beaten by Baldwin Park police

A teenage boy was allegedly beaten and stomped on so severely by a pair of Baldwin Park police officers that he had their shoe prints on his pants and numerous abrasions on his legs when he went to the hospital following a 2019 confrontation, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Anthony Romero of Glendora, who was 16 at the time, is suing the city of Baldwin Park, along with Officer Ryan Felton and Sgt. Joseph Meister, for excessive force. He is seeking unspecified damages. The B...
Tags: News, Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Soccer, Chrysler, Courts, U S District Court, Los Angeles County, Romero, Felton, Estrada, Meister, Baldwin Park, GLENDORA, Ryan Felton, Anthony Romero

Update: Haiti prosecutor replaced after seeking to charge PM

By Evens Sanon and Danica Coto | Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a recent major earthquake. The request filed by Port-au-Prince prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude, who was fired by Henry, came on the same d...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Sport, World news, Soccer, Claude, Courts, Associated Press, University Of Virginia, Haiti, Ministry Of Justice, Port Au Prince, Henry, Jovenel Moise, National Police

Book: General was worried Trump would ‘go rogue’ after Jan. 6

By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart | CNN Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took top-secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deepl...
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My Interview With Justice Stephen Breyer

The real reason he won’t die while on the Court.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Satire, Stephen Breyer, LawProfBlawg

Judge Who Allegedly Ate Evidence Against Him Died By Apparent Suicide Before FBI Could Arrest Him

After the allegations of hidden recordings of minors surfaced, the judge allegedly ate the memory card believed to contain evidence against him.
Tags: Law, Fbi, Deaths, Courts, Legal Ethics, State Judges, Child Endangerment, Johnathan Gray Newell

‘The First’: Sandra Day O’Connor Finally Gets Her Own Documentary Treatment

Get to know the first woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court.
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Women's Issues, Sandra Day O'Connor, The Jabot

We’re Not ‘Partisan Hacks,’ Says Partisan Hack At Partisan Event

Amy Coney Barrett murders irony with Mitch McConnell looking on.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Mitch McConnell, Gabe Roth, Amy Coney Barrett

Morongo, 3 other tribes ask U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and four other tribes from across the nation have joined the federal government in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law that gives adoption preference for American Indian children in state foster care to American Indian families. In a petition filed Sept. 3, the tribes are essentially requesting that the high court leave intact the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law enacted in 1978 amid a trend that saw an “alarmingly high percentage” of American In...
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Feds cite ‘seditious conspiracy’ in warrant for lawyer’s phone

By Katelyn Polantz | CNN Federal prosecutors cited seditious conspiracy as a crime under investigation in a recent search that appears to be related to the US Capitol riot probe, according to a court document supporting the search. The move, made known through the iPhone search of the Oath Keepers-linked Texas lawyer Kellye SoRelle, again raises the possibility that the Justice Department could be considering use of the provocative charge. Sedition has not been used against any of the more than ...
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