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Democratic judges overseeing Florida, Georgia recount efforts

“The federal and state judges charged with making crucial decisions in the vote recount efforts in Florida and Georgia all have ties to the Democratic party” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In Georgia, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, the federal judge in Georgia whose order raised Democratic hopes in the state’s election recount, is also an Obama appointee.Both judges made consequential rulings this week that extended the weekslong recount efforts that have drawn ire from Florida Republicans and President Trump.In Florida, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker and Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen…

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Judge slams Rick Scott for attacking elections

“Rick Scott, to recuse himself from acting in his capacity as governor in supervising the election recount” writes Opinion Writer Covering for washingtonpost.com. As votes were still being counted, Scott asked—but did not order—state law enforcement to investigate two counties, citing no evidence for the investigation.The court noted a series of statements by Scott that might be seen as leaning on election officials to come to the “right” result: Scott “urg[ed]” local law enforcement to be on the lookout for potential fraud. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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U.S. judge temporarily restores White House press pass to CNN’s Acosta

“The judge said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ initial statement that Acosta was penalized for touching a White House staffer attempting to remove his microphone was “likely untrue and at least partly based on evidence that was of questionable accuracy.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked after a contentious press conference with President Donald Trump, saying there should be a due process in place for limiting…

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U.S. judge refuses Russian firm’s bid to dismiss Mueller indictment

“Although Russian officials cannot be extradited to the United States to stand trial, the company hired American attorneys to fight Mueller’s charges” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a Russian company accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor.The ruling on Thursday marked the second time the same judge had refused to dismiss charges against Concord.The indictment says Concord is controlled by…

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Judge tells Florida to allow more time to clear up disputed signatures on some Senate ballots

“The decision by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker came just hours ahead of the Thursday afternoon deadline for elections officials to complete a manual recount” writes Isaac Stanley-becker Is for washingtonpost.com. “Such a violation of the right to vote cannot be undone. ” Scott’s campaign is expected to appeal the decision.Walker’s decision affects Floridians who cast their ballots by mail but whose signatures did not match records maintained by state officials. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Judge expected to extend deadline for Florida recount

“A Leon County circuit judge is poised to extend the recount deadline for Palm Beach County, Fla., to next Tuesday, a new report states” reports washingtonexaminer.com. According to the Palm Beach Post, Judge Karen Gievers is preparing to issue an order that would advance the recount deadline from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Nov. 20.Regardless of what Gievers determines, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher predicts that the order will be challenged in the federal courts by the Florida secretary of State. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Judge could put the squeeze on

“A conservative watchdog group seeking to compel testimony from Hillary Clinton will get a hearing in federal court on the matter Wednesday afternoon” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The watchdog group’s motion additionally seeks to make public audiovisual recordings of the depositions from top Clinton aides and State Department officials, including Abedin and Cheryl Mills. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Judge Rules in Favor of Canadian Bank in Dispute With Crypto Exchange

“In the recent court file, Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court ruled in favor of the bank, agreeing that the owner of the funds is not clearly established” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. A $19.6 million disputed sum between Canada’s largest crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has been handed into the custody of the Ontario Superior Court, per a court document filed Nov. 9.The bank purportedly froze the accounts due to an inability to identify the funds’ owners.In response, QuadrigaCX told the…

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Judge gives Democrats hope in Georgia, orders review of provisional ballots for governor

“A federal judge has given Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor new hope by ordering election officials to review provisional ballots that could get her close to her Republican opponent” reports washingtonexaminer.com. But it does prevent the state from certifying election results before this Friday, providing time for provisional ballots to be examined.Republican Brian Kemp is leading Democrat Stacey Abrams by almost 60,000 votes, and county election officials are expected to finalize their results on Tuesday. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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