Posts filtered by tags: U.S. District Court[x]


DOJ Attorneys Push Back On Restraining Order Supporting Journalists In Portland

The Department of Justice is pushing for a court order protecting journalists from arrest during the months-long Portland protests to be lifted, claiming that some of those engaged in violence have used the order to “masquerade” as members of the press. U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, with a group of DOJ attorneys, submitted a filing Thursday contesting the temporary restraining order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon that blocks federal authorities from tar...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington Post, Oregon, Politico, Dhs, Williams, Aclu, Protests, Portland, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Simon, U S District Court

Trump Admin In Talks With Oregon Governor To Pull Federal Forces From Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The official stressed to The Associated Press that the talks with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown are in the early stages and there is no agreement. The official was...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Oregon, White House, Iraq, Atlanta, Ap, Aclu, Wheeler, Portland, Army, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Customs

U.S., Oregon in talks about pulling federal agents from Portland

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY and JONATHAN LEMIRE PORTLAND, Ore.  — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The official stressed to The Associated Press that the talks with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown are in the early ...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Media, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Oregon, White House, Iraq, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Aclu, Wheeler

[UPDATED July 28] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued [on Tuesday, July 21], doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocate...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, West Virginia, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives

Bill collector ordered to pay NY man for unwarranted tax collection efforts

Yes, people should pay their bills. Sometimes, though, things happen. Just look at the financial crises the coronavirus pandemic has created for individuals. And yes, in some limited cases turning over way past-due bills to a private collection agency is appropriate. Note the use of the word limited. Full disclosure. For the most part, I hate bill collectors. I've helped family members who were in financial straits deal with them. While things worked out in our favor, those agencies' employees ...
Tags: New York, Taxes, Congress, Court, Bill, Irs, Morris, U S District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Internal Revenue Service, Uncle Sam, District Court, Romano, Nov, The IRS, ECF

Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law

“Texas is investigating Facebook for possibly running afoul of state laws on the collection of biometric data, according to June documents uncovered by a tech watchdog group,” reports Ashley Gold at Axios. And the attorney general of Texas may just be on to something. Facebook users in Illinois recently secured a major settlement over the issue of biometric data collection. Excerpt: The Texas AG is investigating Facebook for possibly violating its Texas Deceptive Trade Practices — Consumer Pr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Business, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Justice, Law, Social Media, US news, Tech News, Illinois, Biometrics, U S District Court

Trump files new challenge to tax returns subpoena

Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday filed a new challenge to the Manhattan District Attorney’s subpoena for the president's tax returns, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court said the president was not immune from state criminal probes. From Reuters: In a second amended complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Trump’s lawyers argued that the subpoena was “wildly overbroad” and was issued in “bad faith” and amounts to “harassment.” Trump, who is seeking re-election on Nov. 3, has fought to keep...
Tags: Post, Legal, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, White House, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, U S District Court, Vance, Nov

Oregon AG Warns Of Portland’s Cautionary Tale: ‘It Could Be Happening In Your City Next’

Oregon’s attorney general Ellen Rosenblum warned Friday that clashes seen in Portland between protesters and federal agents who were dispatched to quell them, “could be happening in your city next.” The cautionary comments, shared in an interview with The New York Times, come after Rosenblum failed to secure a restraining order on Friday afternoon against federal agents who reports say have been driving around in unmarked vehicles in unidentifying camouflage fatigues and masks. Rosenblum’s order...
Tags: News, Oregon, New York Times, Portland, The Times, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, U S District Court, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon AG, Rosenblum, Ted Wheeler

IL FOID Card Fiasco: SAF, ISRA Sue Over Delay of Government Permission Slip Approvals

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! IL FOID Card Fiasco: SAF, ISRA Sue Over Delay of Government Permission Slip Approvals USA – -( For the second time this year, the Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) have joined forces in a federal lawsuit against the Illinois State Police over firearms issues, this time asking the court to force the agency to comply with state law on delivering Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards wit...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, Oregon, US, America, City, Chicago, New Jersey, Illinois, Nra, U S District Court, McDonald, Illinois State Police, State Police

Chinese researcher who took refuge in San Francisco consulate in U.S. custody, officials say

A Chinese researcher who took refuge from U.S. authorities at China's consulate in San Francisco is now in American custody and is expected to appear in court on Monday, U.S. Justice Department officials said. According to court filings in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week, Juan Tang, who worked at the University of California, Davis, falsely claimed on her visa application that she had not served in the Chinese military.
Tags: News, China, San Francisco, U S District Court, University of California Davis, U S Justice Department, Juan Tang

Federal judge strikes down challenge to Hawaii quarantine law, Category 3 Hurricane Douglas approaches islands, Hawaiian airlines flight attendant dies of COVID-19, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Federal courthouse in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News U.S. District Court judge rules against visitor’s challenge to Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine. U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake has ruled against a South Carolina visitor whose family is challenging Gov. David Ige’s 14-day travel quarantine. Star-Advertiser.South Carolina man’s legal challenge to Hawaii’s traveler quarantine is denied. For a second time, a federal judge has rejected arguments against the state’s mandatory traveler quara...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Boe, Miami, Kim, DOE, South Carolina, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Big Island Candies, Douglas, Maui, Honolulu, U S District Court

SAF, ISRA File Fed. Lawsuit Demanding Illinois State Police Stop FOID Card Delay

SAF, ISRA File Fed. Lawsuit Demanding Illinois State Police Stop FOID Card Delay BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force the Illinois State Police (ISP) to comply with the mandated 30-day requirement to issue a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card if the applicant meets all qualifications. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,...
Tags: Guns, US, Chicago, Illinois, Bradley, U S District Court, Illinois State Police, The Foundation, Phoenix Ariz, Goldwater Institute, Illinois State Rifle Association, Illinois State Police ISP, Alan Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation, Richard Pearson, Gun Rights News

Judge denies effort by Harvest churches to cancel coronavirus restrictions

A federal judge on Monday, July 20, turned down a bid by the Harvest church ministries for an immediate halt to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order preventing various group-worship activities, including singing and chanting during services, as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The court did set Aug 3 for filings for a possible preliminary injunction. Lawyers for Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry were denied a temporary restraining order because they had not properly noti...
Tags: News, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, PPP, Taco Bell, Gavin Newsom, Mat Staver, U S Supreme Court, U S District Court, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

Federal Judge’s Home Attacked By Gunman, Son Of Judge Killed In Shooting

A gunman shot the son and husband of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas in their home in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday night, leaving her son dead and her husband in critical condition. The suspect, who is still at large, entered the judge’s home dressed as a FedEx delivery worker, according to the New Jersey Globe. Salas’ son, 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, was fatally shot, while criminal defense attorney Mark Anderl, her husband, is currently hospitalized under critical but stable co...
Tags: News, Obama, Fbi, New Jersey, Federal Judges, U S District Court, New Brunswick New Jersey, Latina, Salas, Phil Murphy, Cristina Cabrera, Esther Salas, District Court of New Jersey, Mark Anderl, Daniel Anderl, New Jersey Globe

U.S. sues in LA to recover $104 million in embezzled Kuwaiti funds — money financed real estate and luxury purchases

LOS ANGELES  — The U.S. Justice Department has filed a series of lawsuits seeking to recover at least $104 million in funds allegedly embezzled by former officials in Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense. The seven lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claim the laundered funds were used to purchase real estate, including a hilltop property in Beverly Hills that was once listed on the real estate market for $1 billion, a private jet, a yacht, sports cars and memorabilia of boxer Manny Pac...
Tags: News, California, La, Theft, Court, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Manny Pacquiao, Times, Sabah, Los Angeles Times

Men’s Rights Lawyer Eyed in Shooting of NJ Judge’s Family

The gunman who shot the husband and son of a federal judge in New Jersey is believed to be a lawyer and men’s rights activist who was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound hours later, two law-enforcement sources told The Daily Beast.Roy Den Hollander was discovered in the upstate New York town of Rockland, the sources said. He had a case—a challenge to the military’s male-only draft—pending before U.S. District Court of New Jersey Judge Esther Salas, according to court docume...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, California, Washington Post, Washington, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Abc News, Teresa Giudice, New York Daily News, Trump, Real Housewives, Joe Giudice, U S District Court, Catholic University

Feds, revving up machinery of death, complete third execution of week

As reported in this Fox News piece, a "drug kingpin from Iowa was executed on Friday afternoon, after he was convicted of murdering two young women and three adults, marking the third time this week that a federal inmate has been put to death after a 17-year capital punishment hiatus." Here is more: Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman Kerri Kupec issued the following statement after the execution was carried out. “Today, Dustin Lee Honken was executed at USP Terre Haute in accordance with t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Arkansas, Ford, Iowa, Kansas, Fox News, Associated Press, Duncan, Lee, U S District Court, Mark Bennett, Jennifer Long, Department of Justice DOJ, Kandi, Douglas A Berman

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis and four officers over his death

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump filed the suit seeking monetary damages on behalf of Floyd's children and siblings with the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, calling the case "the tipping point for policing in America." "It was the knee of the entire Minneapolis Police Department on the neck of George Floyd that killed him," Crump said.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, America, U S District Court, Floyd, Crump, Ben Crump, Minneapolis Police Department, George Floyd

Judge Halts Planned Federal Execution Of Inmate Who Suffers From Dementia

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution after a 17-year hiatus. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, was scheduled for execution Wednesday at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death Tuesday after his eleventh-hour legal bids failed. U.S. District Judge T...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Arkansas, Death Penalty, Associated Press, Kansas City, Justice Department, Death Penalty Information Center, Napoleon, Kansas City Kansas, Mark Sherman, Lee, U S District Court, The Supreme Court, Dunham

United States: U.S. District Court Rejects Preemption Defense On Escrow Account Interest Payments - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied the assertion by a national bank.
Tags: News, Maryland, United States, U S District Court, Cadwalader Wickersham, Taft LLP

Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

George Floyd's family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. The lawsuit came the same day that members of a city charter commission took public comments on a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. The civil rights lawsuit, filed ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, U S District Court, Floyd, Ben Crump, Minneapolis Police Department, George Floyd

US Conducts First Federal Execution Since 2003 After Late Night SCOTUS Decision

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who was convicted of killing an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution came over the objection of the victims’ family. Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. “I didn’t do it,” Lee said just before he was executed. “I’...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Indiana, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Death Penalty, Oklahoma, Justice Department, Sarah, Nancy, Lee

ROSS Asks Court to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit, Decrying It As A Monopolistic Tactic

After legal research goliath Thomson Reuters sued legal research startup ROSS Intelligence on May 6, alleging that it stole content from Westlaw, ROSS responded with a vow to fight the lawsuit, denying it did anything wrong and portraying the lawsuit as an anticompetitive tactic by TR to squelch an up-and-coming competitor. UPDATE: Thomson Reuters issues statement in response to ROSS’s motion to dismiss. Today, ROSS filed its first formal response to the lawsuit, filing a motion to dismiss in th...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Washington, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Delaware, Thomson Reuters, Ross, Cto, U S District Court, Westlaw, Plaintiffs, ROSS Intelligence, Crowell Moring LLP, Andrew Arruda

New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview

Newly released documents in the Michael Flynn case include a January 2017 DOJ draft memo that states “FBI leadership” decided against showing Flynn transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador in the White House interview that led to his guilty plea.The DOJ document, dated January 30, 2017, along with a batch of handwritten notes from DOJ and FBI officials describing Flynn’s White House interview with former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI agent Joseph Pientka on January 24, 2017, shed fu...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fisa, Kremlin, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Bureau, U S District Court, Sidney Powell, Flynn, Powell, D C Circuit

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls for him to sexually abuse and said she deserves bail, citing the risk she might contract the coronavirus in jail. Maxwell, 58, filed her request in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, eight days after being arrested in New Hampshire, where authorities said she had been hiding at a sprawling property she bought while shielding her identity. A spokesman for ...
Tags: News, New Hampshire, Maxwell, Manhattan, U S District Court, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Audrey Strauss

DC judge asks for full appeal review of Flynn dismissal

The U.S. District Court judge who oversaw the criminal case of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has requested a full appeals court review after a three-judge panel ordered him to dismiss it.
Tags: Dc, Donald Trump, U S District Court, Flynn, Michael Flynn

Game Over: Judge Tosses GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against rival Fiat Chrysler is dead in the water after a federal judge dismissed the case on Wednesday. The move comes after GM appealed U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman’s order that the CEOs of the battling automakers should meet in private and hash out a resolution themselves. The General won half […] The post Game Over: Judge Tosses GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Crime And Punishment, U S District Court, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Racketeering, Paul Borman, GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

One Federal Agency Was Suing Him for Fraud. Another Paid His Company Millions for Masks.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Desperate to acquire masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, two federal agencies gave nearly $20 million in contracts to a newly formed California company without realizing it was partly run by a man whose business activities were under sanction by the Federal Trade Commission, court records show...
Tags: Google, News, California, New York City, Va, Cardiff, White, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, U S District Court, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedi, John Light, Bentley Porsche, VPL

Music instructor who gave semen-tainted flutes to students sentenced to 18 years in prison

An international music program founder who distributed semen-tainted flutes to five elementary school girls in Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to six counts of lewd acts against children. “There is no place in our society for crimes against children...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Crime, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Courts, Sonora, Local News, Orange, Child Sex Abuse, Ventura

MIT, Harvard Sue Admin Over Plans To Boot Int’l Students With All-Online Course Loads

Harvard and MIT sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, arguing that a rule change barring international students from taking an all-online course load would have disastrous effects. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the rule Monday with just weeks to go before college students begin the fall semester. And, since many colleges have transitioned to an all- or mostly-online classes, thousands of visa-holding students could be forced to quickly transfer to schools holdin...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, US, Dhs, Cnn, Mit, Harvard, United States, Ice, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Executive Branch, Trump, U S District Court, Customs Enforcement, Ken Cuccinelli