Judge Strikes Down New Trump Rule Cutting Off Food Stamps For 700,000 Americans
On Sunday, a federal judge struck down a Trump administration order to take away food stamps from more than 700,000 American families.The judge commented on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture was “icily silent” about the rule and its effect on families throughout the nation.In a 67-page ruling, Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote, “The final rule at issue in this litigation radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving states scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”He ruled that the agency failed to explain how the rule...
A New Judge At The Expense Of COVID Relief
What’s At Stake for Small Businesses with another Conservative Supreme Court Confirmation?Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and morePress Call - Monday - 2pm ET - RegisterSenate Wants A New Judge At The Expense Of COVID ReliefOn the Senate Judiciary barreling through a new judge at the expense of COVID relief for small businesses, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:"Rather than take action to provide immediate relief and recovery for small businesses, ailing state budgets, people and their families, President Trump and the Republican-controll...
Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss 3 Rape Charges Against ‘That ’70’s Show’ Star Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson, best known for his role as Steven Hyde in the sitcom That ’70s Show, has been charged with raping three women. During a court proceedings this week, the judge ruled against the defense team’s arguments about the cases exceeding the statute of limitations, ensuring the case would continue.Masterson has been charged with at least three counts of rape that allegedly occurred between 2001 and 2003. The alleged victims choose to remain anonymous though two have been identified as at least 23 at the time, while the other was 28 when the rape reportedly occurred. One alleged victim h...
Judge In Kennedy Agyapong’s Contempt Case Not Transferred – Judicial Service
The Judicial Service of Ghana has dismissed media report that the judge in the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, has been transferred.A Ghanaweb report on Thursday, October 15, 2020, had indicated that the judge, His Lordship Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni had been transferred to Ho in the Volta Region.But the Judicial Service in a statement signed by its Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, said the Ghanaweb’s “publication is totally false and without foundation whatsoever.”According to the statement, “His Lordship Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni is still at post at...
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Judge Removed From Ken’s Case
Ken AgyapongThe Supreme Court has said a High Court Judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, cannot sit on the contempt case against the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, due to complaints of bias and procedural irregularities.The five-member panel presided over by Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, therefore, ordered that the quasi-criminal case against the NPP MP be transferred to another High Court for trial after hearing the MP’s application against the judge yesterday and issuing the order of prohibition.Latest DevelopmentWith the Supreme Court prohibition in place, al...
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AG Takes Over Ken’s Case Against Judge
Ken AgyapongThe Attorney General’s Department has been directed by the Supreme Court to take over an application for certiorari and prohibition brought against an Accra High Court judge by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.Lawyers for the MP filed the application seeking to prohibit Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni from hearing a contempt case brought against him for comments he made against the judge.The case was originally scheduled for yesterday but could not be heard as the processes were not served on the Office of the Attorney General which usually acts a...
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Judge allows Britney Spears to expand legal team in conservatorship battle
The singer is trying to wriggle free from the control of her father, Jamie Spears, who has been in charge of her financial and welfare affairs for 12 years, and now she has been given permission to bolster her group of representatives.Jamie filed paperwork last week (ends09Oct20) contending the petition was unnecessary, insisting expanding her team would cost her too much money, but Britney's top lawyer, Samuel Ingham, responded, "The only way to assure that Britney's voice is heard will be for her to have qualified litigation counsel available in order to place her on a level playing field wi...
Judge to set new R. Kelly trial date after virus delays
Chicago (AFP) - The singer R. Kelly should learn when he will stand trial on sexual assault charges before the end of the year after delays caused by Covid-19, a judge said Tuesday. Kelly's trial had been originally due to begin on Tuesday in Chicago but was postponed when several witnesses reported problems travelling to the Midwestern city from out of state.At a hearing at a federal court, District Judge Harry Leinenweber said he expects to set a new trial date for Kelly on December 16.Kelly did not appear at the hearing, which was held by phone Tuesday. While Kelly's attorney and prosecutor...
Judge considers Trump campaign lawsuit based on his claim that 'bad things happen in Philadelphia'
PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s campaign challenged Philadelphia’s new satellite election offices in court Tuesday, arguing that its representatives should have the right to observe what happens inside the locations where voters can request and submit mail ballots.Trump campaign lawyer Linda Kerns accused the City Commissioners, who run elections, of twisting Pennsylvania state law to open the satellite offices and allow voting to happen outside of public view.“No one’s asking to interrupt the process,” Kerns said. “All we’re asking to do is to shine a light on it.”The Trump campaign s...
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Judge tells Rochester mayor she'll get no special treatment if convicted on campaign finance, fraud charges
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, a onetime rising star in the Democratic Party who faces corruption charges that could end her career — and land her behind bars — appeared in a Monroe County courtroom Monday to plead not guilty to all charges.Warren, 43, is accused of bypassing campaign contribution limits when she successfully ran for reelection as mayor in 2017.Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone will preside over her case in Monroe County to possibly avoid any judicial ties to the mayor.“In my 14 years on the bench, I’ve never told my administrative judge ‘no,’ so here I am in ...
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