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Feds: W. Virginia transgender athlete ban violates the law

By John Raby | Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that the ban violates federal law. The department filed what is known as a statement of interest in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter and LGBTQ interest group Lambda Legal challenging the ban. The DOJ said the law violates Title IX, which...
Tags: Justice, Virginia, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, United States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Connecticut, Kansas, Ncaa, Associated Press, Biden, North Carolina, Doj, Justice Department


Local report on federal compassionate release in Rhode Island raises questions about US Sentencing Commission data

A helpful reader made sure I saw this new reporting about federal compassionate release practices from a local source in the Ocean State under the headline "Federal inmates seeking early release in RI approved 40% of the time in 2020."  Here are excerpts (with a little emphasis added): More than one of every three federal inmates sentenced in Rhode Island who sought compassionate release last year was let go early from prison, according to data from the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island. A ne...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Smith, Rhode Island, Providence, Ocean State, U S District Court, Floyd, Johnston, USSC, William Smith, Burdick, Douglas A Berman, U S Sentencing Commission, US Sentencing Commission, Sentencing Commission


Jury awards more than $1.2 million to Lancaster man beaten by El Monte police officer

A jury has awarded more than $1.2 million to a man assaulted by an El Monte police officer who detained him for having expired car registration tags. Following a three-day trial that began Friday, June 11, in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, jurors returned with their decision late Tuesday after four hours of deliberations, said Kevin S. Conlogue, an attorney for Lee Montes, who suffers from paranoid delusional and bipolar disorder. “I think that the jury spoke up for Lee Montes and ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Motel, U S District Court, Lancaster, Los Angeles Superior Court, Duran, El Monte, Montes, Conlogue, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Pro-Gun Group Files Federal Challenge To Minn. Ban On CCW By Young Adults

Pro-Gun Group Files Federal Challenge To Minn. Ban On CCW By Young Adults BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota, challenging that state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case is known as . Joining SAF are the Minnesota Gun Owne...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Lawsuits, U S District Court, Washington County, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, The Foundation, Gottlieb, John Harrington, Gun Rights News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Alan M Gottlieb, Dan Starry


Trial Begins in 2019 Fatal Shooting on Yakima Reservation

A jury trial of a man accused of murdering a Toppenish woman begins Monday in U.S. District Court in Yakima.
Tags: U S District Court, Toppenish, Yakima Reservation


SAF Court Victory: Judge Says Cal. ‘Assault Weapon Ban’ Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge rules California’s ban on so-called ‘Assault Weapons’, the most popular guns in America is Unconstitutional. iStock-963542560 BELLEVUE, WA — -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation has won a significant court ruling in the case of Miller v. Bonta, which challenged the constitutionality of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” with U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez declaring the state’s statutes regarding such firearms to be unconstitutio...
Tags: Guns, California, America, United States, District Of Columbia, Miller, Benitez, U S District Court, The Foundation, Gottlieb, Heller, James Miller, Gun Rights News, Gun Bans, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Bonta


EDD fraud mess: Judge sides with jobless workers over BofA

A federal judge has ordered Bank of America to unfreeze the accounts of unemployed California workers whose benefits were blocked because the financial behemoth presumed the payments could be linked to fraud. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco, through a preliminary injunction, also blocked Bank of America from automatically freezing payments of unemployment benefits if the accounts are flagged by an automated filter devised to identify potential fraud. The bank froze numerous accounts of ...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Bank, U S District Court, Employment Development Department, BofA, Edd, Cotchett Pitre McCarthy


Judge grants Maxine Waters’ bid for attorneys’ fees from political foe

LOS ANGELES >>  Rep. Maxine Waters is entitled to more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs from the Republican opponent she defeated in the November election as compensation for defending herself against a libel and slander suit dismissed last month on free-speech grounds, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Thursday, May 27. Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco said the $53,590 in attorneys’ fees and costs sought by Waters, D-Los Angeles, was proper and that she is therefore entitled to the entir...
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Navy, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Collins, U S District Court, Capitol, Downey, Superior Court


Rep. Maxine Waters seeks $53k in attorney’s fees from GOP opponent who sued her

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, is seeking more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs from the Republican opponent she defeated in the November election as compensation for defending herself against a libel and slander suit that a judge dismissed last month. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco found April 5 that there was no evidence Waters acted with malice toward her political foe, Joe E. Collins III, who alleged the 82-year-old congresswoman’s campaign materia...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, News, Congress, Navy, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Fox News, Elizabeth Taylor, Collins, U S District Court, Los Angeles Superior Court


Environmentalists call for more care in naval training after 2 whales dragged into port by visiting destroyer

An environmental group is asking the U.S. Navy to re-examine its operations in the Pacific Ocean following the death of two endangered fin whales that appear to have been struck by an Australian naval destroyer during a joint training exercise off San Diego. One of the whales, which had been towed out to sea after it was dislodged from the ship’s hull, washed up Wednesday at Orange County’s Bolsa Chica State Beach. In a letter sent this week to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, th...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Israel, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Military, Hawaii, Gaza, San Diego, Noaa, Pentagon, West Coast, Orange County, Pacific


Woman in sham marriage, discovered during probe into 2015 San Bernardino massacre, gets probation

Russian-born Mariya Chernykh was sentenced to three years of probation and no jail time on Monday, May 17, for her role in a sham marriage intended to gain her permanent U.S. residency – a scheme discovered during the investigation into the 2015 San Bernardino massacre that left 14 dead. Chernykh appeared in U.S. District Court in Riverside, where in January 2017 she pleaded guilty to conspiracy, perjury and two counts of making false statements. The status of Chernykh’s immigration case was unc...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Ontario, San Bernardino, Tashfeen Malik, Syed Rizwan Farook, U S District Court, Riverside, Corona, Inland Regional Center, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Marquez, U S Citizenship and Immigration Service, Redlands, Mariya Chernykh


Gang members arrested in Beverly Hills outdoor restaurant robbery

LOS ANGELES — Three gang members have been arrested on federal charges alleging they committed an armed robbery at a Beverly Hills restaurant’s crowded outdoor dining area in which a customer was held at gunpoint, another was struck by gunfire, and a $500,000 watch was taken, authorities said Wednesday. The complaint, made public on Tuesday, charges the South Los Angeles residents — Malik L. Powell, 20; Khai “Cameron Smith” McGhee, 18; and Marquise A. Gardon, 30 — with one count of conspiracy to...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, U S District Court, Powell, Richard Mille, South Los Angeles, McGhee, North Canon Drive, Il Pastaio, Brighton Way, Beverly Hills Police Department, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety


Minute-by-Minute: Sentencing for Clarksburg VA serial killer Reta Mays

Minute-by-minute UPDATES from U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, W.Va.: -8:54 a.m. Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Reta Mays was led into...
Tags: U S District Court, CLARKSBURG W Va, Clarksburg VA, Reta Mays


Hawaii worries, but gets a grip on coronavirus, Honolulu can't find workers, Maui loosens COVID-19 rules, Big Island construction through the roof, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Tourists view Diamond Head from Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii tops nation in worrying about COVID-19. Roughly 80% of Hawaii residents worry about COVID-19 daily, giving the state the No. 1 worry rank in a new nationwide report from SafeWise. The survey showed that on average only 62% of Americans worried about the pandemic each day, said Andrea Harvey, SafeWise’s outreach director. Star-Advertiser.Daily case counts remain steady as Hawaii leads way for adult vaccinations. Although...
Tags: Travel, Navy, China, Hawaii, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, South China Sea, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court


Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in Case Involving 58 Firearms Stolen From Gun Store

Maryland shut down an important part of a recent gun bill. IMG NRA-ILA DAYTON – -(AmmoLand.com)- Three Dayton men have admitted in federal court that they conspired to steal 58 firearms from Target World in Sharonville in June 2018. Lamont Hancock, 22, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Dayton yesterday afternoon. Miyauhn Vineyard, 21, pleaded guilty in January 2021 and Michael Sanford, 26, pleaded guilty in February 2021. According to court documents, on June 17, 2018, the co-conspirat...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, United States, Ohio, Department Of Justice, U S District Court, Dayton, IMG, ATF, Southern District of Ohio, Shooting Industry News, Sharonville, Michael Sanford, Target World, Lamont Hancock, Miyauhn Vineyard


Google selling users’ personal data despite promise, lawsuit claims

Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises its hundreds of millions of users that it ‘will never sell any personal information to third parties’ and ‘you get to decide how your information is used.’ These promises are false,” the lawsuit claims, quoting a 2019 New York Times op-ed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “In fact, Google monitors its consumers’ digital footpri...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Congress, California, Youtube, Sport, Data, Soccer, New York Times, Mountain View, San Jose


In George Floyd’s death, federal grand jury indicts 4 ex-cops on civil rights charges

By AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin is charged with violating Floyd’s right to be ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Biden, Lapd, Social Justice, Justice Department, Nelson, U S District Court, Floyd


United States: First Lawsuit Under The Newly Minted COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

On Thursday April 15th, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri...
Tags: News, United States, U S District Court, U S Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


City officials try pushing back on court order restricting LAPD use of projectile weapons

City of Los Angeles officials tried pushing back Friday, April 23, against a judge’s order that restricts the use of less-lethal weapons often used by police officers during protests. A temporary restraining order granted Monday restricts how officers can use less-lethal weapons, which fire rounds made of hard foam and rubber and have caused controversy after some people were badly injured by them during last year’s protests over George Floyd’s death. LAPD Chief Michel Moore has said that office...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lapd, U S District Court, Sharpton, LA County, Mike Feuer, Consuelo Marshall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Apple Must Face Lawsuit for Telling Consumers They Can 'Buy' Movies, TV Shows

If possession is nine-tenths of the law, what happens when possession gets slippery? From a report: That's a question for a federal courtroom in Sacramento, California, where Apple is facing a putative class action over the way consumers can "buy" or "rent" movies, TV shows and other content in the iTunes Store. David Andino, the lead plaintiff in this case, argues the distinction is deceptive. He alleges Apple reserves the right to terminate access to what consumers have "purchased," and in fac...
Tags: Apple, Tech, U S District Court, Sacramento California, Andino, John Mendez, David Andino


Apple Faces Lawsuit for Misleading Consumers on Movie and TV Show “Purchases”

Many an Apple consumer has had a rude awakening when they’ve discovered that their iTunes movie or TV purchases had suddenly disappeared. Owing to licensing issues or regional rights, Apple could delete previous purchases from a user’s library without warning. Naturally, this has earned Apple the ire of people who used their hard-earned money to “buy” these movies or shows, but Apple is insisting that it has not misled consumers on these “purchases.” However, they’re now facing a lawsuit over t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Lawsuit, Movies, Law, U S District Court, Sacramento California, Andino, Mendez, Business and Industry News, John Mendez, David Andino


LAPD ends use, for now, of hard-hitting projectile weapon after court order

A judge this week placed heavy restrictions on a pair of notorious projectile weapons the Los Angeles Police Department used to quell recent protests, prompting Chief Michel Moore to ban one of the launchers from being deployed in most crowd control situations, for now. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall partially granted a temporary restraining order to activists with Black Lives Matter, who are suing the city over LAPD’s response to protests last May and June following the ...
Tags: News, Protest, California, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, BLM, Marshall, U S District Court, Moore, Chino, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Norco


First public plea deal struck by Capitol rioter, who agrees to cooperate and to reported guideline range of 41 to 51 months in prison

As reported in this Fox News piece, headlined "Capitol rioter takes first public plea deal, agrees to cooperate with authorities: sources," the first big plea in the Capitol riot cases has been announce by the Justice Department. Here are the basics with a few points highlighted: An alleged member of the Oath Keepers militia group who was "among the first five or six" rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6 is the first person to agree to take a plea deal, Fox News has learned. Jon...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Indiana, Fbi, Fox News, U S District Court, Capitol, John P Carlin, Electoral College, U S Capitol, Schaffer, United States Capitol, Mehta, Douglas A Berman, Columbus Indiana


Apple Wins New Trial in $506 Million Patent-Damages Award

A federal judge tossed a $506.2 million damages award against Apple after ruling the iPhone maker should have been able to argue that patent owner Optis Wireless Technology was making unfair royalty demands, though he refused to throw out the liability finding. From a report: Optis and its partners in the case, PanOptis Patent Management and Unwired Planet, claimed that Apple's smartphones, watches, and tablets that operate over the LTE cellular standard were using its patented technology. U.S. ...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Tech, U S District Court, Rodney Gilstrap, FRAND, Optis Wireless Technology, PanOptis Patent Management, Intel Corp Apple


Man Charged With Making Violent Threats Against US Judge

A southern Illinois man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago.
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United States: M.D. Florida District Court Upholds TTAB Decision Affirming Section 2(d) Refusal Of VIVE HEALTH For Retail Medical Suply Services - Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

On cross-motions for summary judgment in this civil action for review under Section 1071(b) of the Trademark Act, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida upheld the TTAB's...
Tags: Florida, News, United States, U S District Court, Wolf Greenfield, D Florida District Court


Biden to create bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform

President Joe Biden will issue an executive order to create a commission to study potential reforms to the Supreme Court, the White House announced on Friday. The announcement fulfilled a campaign promise by the president, who last fall proposed the idea of a commission after he declined to endorse efforts by liberals to expand the Supreme Court – efforts that Justice Stephen Breyer criticized in a speech on Tuesday at Harvard Law School. In its statement, the White House indicated that the com...
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Judge Says DEA, TSA Can Continue To Be Sued For Stealing Cash From Airline Passengers (techdirt)

The DEA's love for taking cash from travelers has gotten it sued. Again. In August 2019, DEA agents -- working with TSA agents -- took more than $80,000 from Rebecca Brown, who was carrying her father's (Terry Rolin) savings through an airport on her way home to put it in a bank account he could use to pay for dental work and truck repairs. Working under the assumption that the mere existence of cash is illegal, the DEA and TSA lifted the cash from Rebecca Brown, claiming it was "suspicious." ...
Tags: News, Rebecca, Tsa, DEA, U S District Court, Institute for Justice, Iqbal, Tim Cushing, Plaintiffs, Ashcroft, Twombly, Institute of Justice, Rebecca Brown, Marilyn Horan, Bell Atlantic Corp, Terry Rolin


Lawsuit filed against USDOT over state’s handling of I-5 Rose Quarter expansion

Flyer for Friday’s rally on North Mississippi Ave.(Photo: No More Freeways) “This lawsuit is our mechanism to try to force ODOT to answer to the community’s concerns.”— Aaron Brown, No More Freeways A lawsuit launched today against the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration by a trio of Portland-based community advocacy groups seeks to force the agencies to declare that the State of Oregon’s I-5 Rose Quarter project is in violation of federal laws...
Tags: Texas, Oregon, US, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Eis, U S District Court, Usdot, North Mississippi, ODOT, NEPA, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission


Judge grants restraining order on Lil Nas X collaborated 'Satan Shoes,' puts end to planned giveaway

U.S. District Court Judge Eric Komitee has granted Nike a temporary restraining order that is meant to stop American art collective...
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