Judge rejects Trump effort to toss lawsuits accusing him of Jan. 6 conspiracy

Judge rejects Trump effort to toss lawsuits accusing him of Jan. 6 conspiracy

The ruling leaves Trump’s inner circle — and possibly the former president himself — vulnerable to another corridor of deposition subpoenas and document demands. The ruling also declares Trump potentially liable for conduct while he was the sitting president, a rare and momentous legal decision. “To deny a President’s immunity from civil damages is no … Read more

Judge rejects Oath Keepers founder’s bid for release

Judge rejects Oath Keepers founder’s bid for release

“Even advocating for violence by itself is not unlawful unless it calls for immediate action,” said Mehta, an appointee of President Barack Obama. “But Mr. Rhodes is not being accused of just speaking. … If anybody thinks this is about speech, they are mistaken.” Rhodes is charged with being the ringleader of a conspiracy to … Read more

Judge to toss Arkansas redistricting case unless DOJ joins

Judge to toss Arkansas redistricting case unless DOJ joins

The US Department of Justice seal is shown. | Samuel Corum/Getty Images by Associated Press 02/17/2022 09:16 PM EST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge said Thursday he’s dismissing a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ new state House districts as diluting the influence of Black voters, unless the Justice Department joins the case as a plaintiff. … Read more

If history is any judge, this could be the last of Kamila Valieva on an Olympic stage

If history is any judge, this could be the last of Kamila Valieva on an Olympic stage

Crushing scenes of Kamila Valieva, in tears Thursday after a disastrous long program that took her out of medal contention, might be the last image Olympics fans will have of the talented Russian figure skater. At age 15, Valieva could already be on the downside of her career — doping scandal aside — as she … Read more

Manhattan judge gives alleged teen robber wake up call

Manhattan judge gives alleged teen robber wake up call

New York City is sick and “tired” of violent teens — and so is this Manhattan judge. A fed-up jurist unloaded on an alleged teen robber Monday — two days after another judge threw him behind bars to teach him a lesson. “We’re tired. New York City is tired,” Acting Supreme Court Justice Stephen Antignani … Read more

Federal judge halts Biden admin from using social cost of carbon

Federal judge halts Biden admin from using social cost of carbon

A federal judge is barring the Biden administration from using the social cost of carbon put into place on Jan. 20, 2021. The decisionissued Friday, affects the interim figure in place now, as well as an updated metric expected to be issued later this month. Driving the news: The social cost of carbon is a … Read more

Police begin to remove protesters blocking Canada-U.S. bridge hours after judge ordered truckers to go home

Police begin to remove protesters blocking Canada-U.S. bridge hours after judge ordered truckers to go home

Canadian police moved in to remove protesters blocking the entrance to the Ambassador Bridge between the United States and Canada early Saturday. Less than 24 hours after a judge ordered them to leave the police in Windsor Ontario tweeted that it had “commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge,” which connects the Canadian city … Read more

Sidney Powell asks for sanctions order to be reversed, saying the judge unfairly portrayed her team as ‘dangerous lunatics’

Sidney Powell asks for sanctions order to be reversed, saying the judge unfairly portrayed her team as ‘dangerous lunatics’

Sydney Powell.AP Photo/Ben Margot, File A judge slammed Powell last August for abuses of the legal system in her failed election-fraud cases. Powell asked a court to reverse the punishment against her in a Monday filing. She said the judge had portrayed her team as “overwrought, dangerous lunatics.” Sidney Powell, the pro-Trump lawyer who was … Read more

The Great British Menu: how new judge Nisha Katona rose to TV fame – and what she did before becoming a chef

The Great British Menu: how new judge Nisha Katona rose to TV fame - and what she did before becoming a chef

The Great British Menu returns to our screens tonight (1 February) with a new set of judges putting the contestants through their paces. The farewells will include former judges Oliver Peyton, Rachel Khoo and Matthew Forte, replaced by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, comedian Ed Gamble and Nisha Katona, chef, author and founder of Mowgli street … Read more