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Judge sees ‘gaping holes’ in Trump lawyer bid to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit

“But the judge told Cohen’s lawyer Brent Blakely that “there’s some gaping holes” in the request for a stay” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. At a hearing in Los Angeles federal court, U.S. District Judge James Otero said he needed more time to review Cohen’s and Trump’s request to put Daniels’ case on hold for 90 days. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Washington lawmakers violated state Constitution when rewriting police deadly force laws, judge says

“Judge Christine Schaller said state lawmakers acted improperly when they passed an amendment to Initiative 940 before actually approving the initiative itself” writes Joseph O’sullivan for seattletimes.com. With an initiative to the Legislature, lawmakers have three choices.Those changes came from a last-minute agreement between the backers of I-940 and several law enforcement groups, many of which had opposed changes to the law. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Eli Manning counterfeit memorabilia lawsuit will go to trial, judge rules

“Manning had a contract with Steiner Sports to provide authentic equipment worn by him” writes Des Bieler Writes for washingtonpost.com. Next month could bring an even bigger headache for the veteran quarterback, as a New Jersey judge ruled Thursday that a trial, scheduled for May 14, will go forward in a lawsuit in which Manning is accused of participating in a scheme to defraud memorabilia collectors.Two other collectors who had filed separate suits joined forces with Insberg, who also named Giants co-owner John Mara, equipment manager John Skiba and memorabilia…

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U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana ‘selective’ abortion law

“Thursday’s decision was the second from a federal appeals court in two days favoring Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights advocates” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. By a 2-1 vote, the appeals court also struck down a separate provision essentially requiring abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same manner as human remains.The 7th Circuit decision upheld a September 2017 permanent injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt against the Indiana law. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Judge rules HHS broke law in cutting off teen pregnancy funds

“A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration broke the law when it cut off grants to programs that aim to prevent teen pregnancy” writes Alex Brandon Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. The administration said it did not find the programs, created under the Obama administration, to be effective, and has advocated for programs that promote abstinence.”The court’s decision today is a rebuke of the Trump administration’s effort to kill a program that is working effectively to lower teen pregnancy rates,” said Sean Sherman, a lawyer at Public Citizen Litigation Group,…

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump in challenge to sanctuary cities

“A panel of three Republican-appointed judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction issued by a federal district court judge in Chicago” writes Haven Daley Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. A federal appeals court on Thursday delivered a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on sanctuary cities, by upholding a nationwide injunction that blocked the Justice Department from denying funding to jurisdictions that fail to cooperate on immigration matters.”Nationwide injunctions allow a single federal district judge to set policy by ordering relief outside the scope…

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Judge to rule on bid to dismiss criminal case against Missouri governor

“Louis judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a request by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ lawyers to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy case brought against the politician in connection with an admitted extramarital affair” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Gardner also argued that the defense’s bid for dismissal and its accusations of misconduct against her were unwarranted “diversionary tactics” with no bearing on the case. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Trump’s ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

“The other indictment, in Alexandria, Virginia, charges Manafort with bank fraud and filing false tax returns, among other offenses” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The hearing gives Manafort a chance to seek dismissal of charges in an indictment against him in Washington before the case can go to trial in September.During this month’s hearing, Jackson tore into Downing’s legal arguments, at one point exclaiming that she did not understand what was left of his case.Manafort is hoping to convince the judge that the Washington indictment should be tossed because…

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Judge finds Kansas’ Kris Kobach in contempt of court

“(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state’s disputed proof-of-citizenship voter registration law while the court weighed its legality” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Kobach is the front-running Republican candidate for Kansas governor, despite ongoing legal battles over the voter registration law he has sought to enforce as the state’s top election official. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Judge orders NYCHA to inspect thousands of apartments for lead paint

“Walden argued that NYCHA failed to check whether over 10,000 apartments with children living in them may have lead paint between 2012 and 2017” reports nypost.com. But Walden noted– and the judge agreed– that older children can also suffer serious health consequences from lead exposure.A Manhattan judge has ordered NYCHA officials to inspect thousands of apartments for lead paint within 90 days or face cross-examination by lawyers for tenants about the agency’s failings. “She rocks,” said an elated Andrew Jackson Houses resident Danny Barber, applauding Tuesday’s ruling by Manhattan Supreme…

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