judicial system


Attorney General Sessions: Justice Department Has 27 Open Investigations Into Leaks

  DOJ Has 27 Leak Investigations Open Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday that the Justice Department has 27 open investigations into leaks. “We had about nine open investigations of classified leaks in the last three years,” Sessions said. “We have 27 investigations open today. We intend to get to the bottom of these leaks. I think it…has reached epidemic proportions. It cannot be allowed to continue and we will do our best effort to ensure it does not continue.” President Donald Trump has beenRead More

Manafort Indictment Shows That FBI’s Mueller Is A Fraud

  OP-ED Manafort Indictment Shows That Mueller Is A Fraud Peter Flaherty President, National Legal and Policy Center More than anything else, the indictments of Paul Manafort and his partner Rick Gates demonstrate the fraudulent nature of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The probe has little to do with Russian interference in last year’s election. Instead, it is calculated to protect Mueller and a cabal within the FBI and Justice Department who covered up crimes by Hillary Clinton because they believed it was likely that she would be elected president.Read More

Appeals Court Says World War I ‘Peace Cross’ Violates Constitution

RICHMOND, Va. – (AP) – A federal appeals court has found that a towering cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old monument known as the Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ amounts to government sponsorship of a particular religion. The court overturned a 2016 ruling that said it was meant mostly as a secular commemoration of World War I. The American Humanist Association said the 40-foot (12-meter) tall crossRead More

Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

  Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term Thomas Phippen Reporter President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, wellRead More

California Will Have Harsher Penalty For Pronoun Violations Than For Knowingly Spreading HIV

  California To Have Harsher Penalty For Pronoun Violations Than For Knowingly Spreading HIV Peter Hasson Contributor Beginning in 2018, California law will have harsher penalties for health care workers who address a senior transgender patient with the “wrong” pronouns than for people who knowingly infect others with HIV. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday lowering the maximum penalty for knowingly infecting or exposing a person to HIV to six months in prison — down from a maximum of eight years. Also last week, Brown signed legislation allowingRead More

DOJ Decides NOT To Prosecute Former IRS Executive Lois Lerner For Targeting Conservative Groups

  Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook Chuck Ross Reporter The Justice Department says it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois Lerner for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. In a letter to top Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Attorney General Kevin Boyd said that after a careful review of the case, DOJ will not pursue charges against Lerner, who oversaw the IRS division that reviewed tax exempt organizations. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigationRead More

EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutors Eyeing Wasserman Schultz In Laptop Probe

  EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutors Eyeing Wasserman Schultz In Laptop Probe Luke Rosiak Investigative Reporter 11:14 PM 09/07/2017 Prosecutors have given Imran Awan a copy of the hard drive of a House laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to keep law enforcement from looking at, court filings show, suggesting prosecutors intend to bring charges related to the underlying cybersecurity and theft probe. The hard-drive copy was included in discovery even though Wasserman Schultz has said the laptop contains House information on it and is a government-paid work laptop, and even thoughRead More

Farmer Forced To Pay $1 Million Settlement After Feds Took Him To Court Over Plowing His Land

  Farmer Forced Into $1 Million Settlement After Feds Took Him To Court Over Plowing His Land Tim Pearce Energy Reporter California farmer John Duarte settled with the federal government Tuesday, ending a nearly five-year enforcement action started after he was fined for plowing over federally protected vernal pools on his land, according to a Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) press release. Under the settlement, Duarte has agreed to pay a $330,000 civil penalty, buy $770,000 worth of “mitigation credits” to offset damage to the environment, and restore the land asRead More

Loretta Lynch Used Alias ‘Elizabeth Carlisle’ To Hammer Out Talking Points About Tarmac Meeting With Clinton

  Here Is The Alias Email Account Loretta Lynch Used As Attorney General Chuck Ross Reporter Like her predecessor, Eric Holder, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used an email alias to conduct government business, The Daily Caller has confirmed. Several of Lynch’s emails were included in 413 pages of DOJ documents provided to the conservative groups Judicial Watch and the American Center for Law and Justice. Both groups had filed lawsuits for records regarding Lynch’s controversial meeting with President Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport last June 27. Using theRead More

Dershowitz: Mueller’s Jury Pool’s ‘Ethnic And Racial Composition’ Stacks Deck Against Trump

  Dershowitz: ‘Ethnic And Racial Composition’ Of Mueller’s Jury Pool Stacks Deck Against Trump Chuck Ross Reporter Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to impanel a grand jury in Washington, D.C. will prove “very unfavorable” to President Trump, in part because of the “ethnic and racial composition” of jury members, says constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz. “I think it’s a tactical move designed to send a message that if the prosecutor decides to prosecute, he will have a real advantage with the jury pool where the case will be held,” Dershowitz saidRead More