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Justice Department asks judge to allow children to be detained with parents for longer than 20 days

“The Justice Department on Thursday asked a federal judge to modify the Flores settlement, which would allow undocumented families to be detained together for longer than 20 days” reports washingtonexaminer.com. It required immigration authorities to release children from immigration detention after 20 days. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Meek Mill in Court for New Face-Off with Judge to Get New Trial

“New Face-Off with Judge for Freedom Meek Mill in Court for New Face-Off with Judge to Get New Trial 12:40 PM PT — The hearing is over, and Judge Brinkley did not make a ruling on Meek getting a new trial” reports tmz.com. Before he went into court for the hearing, Meek addressed a crowd of supporters rallying outside the Pennsylvania courthouse. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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White nationalist Jared Taylor can sue Twitter for banning him, judge rules

“Jared Taylor, founder of white nationalist publication American Renaissance, can proceed with a lawsuit against Twitter” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. Taylor sued Twitter in February, alleging that the company had violated civil rights and contract law by banning two of his accounts.Even so, this limited win contrasts with another recent legal ruling, where a judge dismissed writer Charles C. Johnson’s claim that Twitter had suppressed his free speech rights.Twitter argued that Taylor’s complaint violated California’s anti-SLAPP law, which penalizes malicious lawsuits meant to suppress speech.Yesterday, California judge Harold Kahn…

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Trapped at the Border? Hope For a Female Judge.

“Male judges there denied asylum 80 percent of the time and female judges did 35 pecent of the time” writes Tim Alberta for politico.com. Female judges appointed by a Republican president decided in favor of the plaintiff 29 percent of the time, versus 21 percent for Republican-appointed male judges.Female judges appointed by a Democratic president decided in favor of the plaintiff 43 percent of the time, compared with 30 percent for Democratically-appointed male judges.If you’re a migrant seeking asylum in the United States, hope for a female judge.In the sample…

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Paul Manafort Going to Jail After Judge Revokes Bail

“Paul Manafort Going to Jail After Judge Revokes Bail President Trump’s former campaign manager will be behind bars after being indicted — again — which violated his bail for previous money laundering and tax law violations” reports tmz.com. Paul Manafort was sent to jail by a judge Friday after being hit with new charges last week of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice by special counsel Robert Mueller.That was enough for the judge to revoke his bail and lock him up until his trial in July.Mueller alleges Manafort tried…

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Six current and former Fitbit employees have been charged in a federal indictment for possession of stolen trade secrets from now bankrupt rival Jawbone

“The indictment states that the six employees were former Jawbone employees who received the trade secrets after leaving the company, violating confidentiality agreements they had signed with Jawbone” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. US federal prosecutors charged six former and current Fitbit employees in an indictment filed yesterday for possession of stolen trade secrets from the company’s former rival Jawbone, as reported by The Associated Press.Former wearables maker Jawbone initially sued Fitbit for “systematically plundering” trade secrets, including over 300,000 confidential files, but a judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor.The Fitbit…

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AT&T closes $85-billion deal to acquire Time Warner

“AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its $85-billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner Inc after U.S. antitrust regulators indicated they would not seek a delay” writes David Shepardson for theglobeandmail.com. The Justice Department still has 60 days to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, even though the deal has closed.AT&T was sued by the Justice Department, but won approval from a judge to move forward with the deal on Tuesday following a six-week trial.The Justice Department had argued the deal would…

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AT&T closes its massive $85 billion deal for Time Warner

“AT&T was sued by the Justice Department, but won approval from a judge to move forward with the deal on Tuesday following a six-week trial” writes David Shepardson for businessinsider.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T, the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its $85 billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner after it reached an agreement with US antitrust regulators.The Justice Department had argued the deal would harm consumers. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Judge rules in favor of $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger

“The lawsuit has now been rejected by a District Court judge, allowing the deal to go ahead without any further conditions” writes Scott Scrivens for androidpolice.com. Donald Trump promised to contest the deal if he was voted into office, and sure enough, the Justice Department sued in an attempt to block the deal on antitrust grounds.AT&T had already stated post-merger plans to split into separate telecom and media entities, but this wasn’t enough to dissuade the government’s legal challenge. This ruling could also pave the way for other similar deals,…

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