Judge orders conservative tricksters who made robocalls targeting black voters to call back, admit election interference
A judge ordered two notorious conservative tricksters who made a barrage of robocalls to deter black voters from casting ballots to call them back — and admit interference in the presidential election.Judge Victor Marrero compared Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s campaign of “electoral terror” to the darkest days of the Ku Klux Klan.He ordered the two to prove they’d made the follow-up robocalls by Thursday at 5 p.m. or face contempt of court charges.“The means defendants use to intimidate voters, though born of fear and similarly powered by hate, are not guns, torches, burning crosses, and other...
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Judge reduces rapist’s life sentence to 10 years because he’s a first offender
Johannesburg - A rapist’s life imprisonment sentence has been reduced to 10 years on the grounds that police never arrested his accomplice and that he was a first-time offender.Judge Maake Francis Kganyago ruled in the Polokwane High Court last week that a lower court misdirected itself by handing Costa Thabalesoka Shai a life term.Shai took to the high court to appeal against both the conviction and sentence he received at the Phalaborwa Regional Court in January last year.Magistrate PD Nkuna found him guilty as charged for the rape of a woman who was walking home at about 11pm on December 15...
Rush to Judge BDS as Antisemitic is Naive
The haste to silence critiques of the apartheid regime of Israel and resort to scurrilous allegations of “antisemitism” comes ironically during the week when South Africa remembers the 43rd anniversary of Black Wednesday.It indeed was a dark day associated with the evil system of apartheid when media freedom took a severe beating. Not only were newspapers outlawed and highly regarded black editors and journalists detained, the apartheid knife sliced through people’s rights to express themselves.43 years later though, while most South African citizens are able to celebrate media freedom post-19...
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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...