Archive for the ‘Law and Courts’ Category

December 1st, 2020 - 7:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

BREAKING NEWS — Court records reveal FBI probe of pardon bribery scheme

Not much is known right now, beyond what CNN reported (here): “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal c[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 7:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Barr’s farcical “no widespread fraud” announcement

“Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election,” the Associated Press reported on December 1, 2020. “Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agen[...]

November 30th, 2020 - 7:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Should Trump’s lawyers be disbarred?

Trump’s efforts to overthrow the election are making a lot of people angry, among them Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), who sent letters to the bar associations of Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania seeking the disbarment of 23 lawyers including Rudy Giuliani. (Read story here[...]

November 28th, 2020 - 7:49 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Will Trump be prosecuted?

For starters, given the near-equal division of the country between Republicans and Democrats, it may be tough getting a jury to convict him, regardless of what the evidence is, or how justified the prosecution is. In addition, federal charges — most likely for obstruction and/or perjury —[...]

November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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November 24th, 2020 - 9:30 am § in Health, Law and Courts

Can a corporation get the death penalty?

“Purdue Pharma is expected Tuesday to plead guilty to federal conspiracy and kickback charges and acknowledge that its aggressive marketing of opioids over the last three decades helped propel an addiction crisis that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans,” ABC News reported on Novem[...]

November 22nd, 2020 - 11:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

You’re fired! Trump lawyers disavow conspiracy theory nutcase lawyer

Attorney Sidney Powell (photo) claims software created by Hugo Chavez, a Venezuelan dictator who died 6 years ago, changed Trump votes to Biden votes, and promised to “blow up” Georgia with a “biblical” lawsuit. Powell even attacked rightwing Fox host Tucker Carlson when he questioned her cl[...]

November 21st, 2020 - 12:02 pm § in Law and Courts

Gun rights don’t exist near a badge

There’s an exception to the Second Amendment: It doesn’t apply in the presence of police. When the cops come, having a gun gives them a license to kill you, even if you’re 100% innocent. Even in your own home. If a cop sees you have a gun, you not only have no gun rights, you [&hel[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 4:27 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Judges toss more Trump lawsuits

Judges in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia rejected more election lawsuits by Republicans and the Trump campaign on Thursday, November 19, 2020, CNN reported, adding that “nearly no viable post-election cases remain.” Read story here. In Arizona, a state judge threw out a lawsuit that[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 12:35 pm § in Law and Courts

Kenosha killer used $1,200 stimulus check to buy AR-15

Teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, 17 (mugshot, left), who is awaiting trial for shooting three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, told the Washington Post he bought the gun “with money from a government stimulus check, using a friend to make the purchase because he is too young to buy a firearm.[...]