Lawyer suing California over school closures says order unconstitutional, takes away ‘fundamental right’

The lawyer behind the federal lawsuit against an order by California Gov. Gavin Newsom mandating most of the state’s schools remain closed says that the action is meant to restore students’ “fundamental rights” allegedly taken away by the governor. Newsom’s plan, announced in mid-July, requires a county to be off the state’s “monitoring list” for 14 days in order to […]

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Lawyer: Michael Cohen has offer to be a political consultant

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to work on the committee’s behalf, attorney Danya Perry told U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in a letter aimed at […]

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John Legend Shades ‘Reckless’ & ‘Misinformed’ People Planning To Vote For Kanye West

John Legend shared an article that claims the GOP lawyer who helped Kanye West get on the Wisconsin ballot in the presidential election is also working for Donald Trump and called out anyone who’s voting for him. John Legend, 41, is not impressed with the people planning to vote for Kanye West, 43, in the […]

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Robert Gnaizda, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 83

Robert Gnaizda, a lawyer whose deft powers of persuasion in defending the civil and economic rights of the poor and minority groups often rendered messy and costly lawsuits against their adversaries a needless last resort, died on July 11 in San Francisco. He was 83. The cause was listed as a heart attack. His son […]

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Officials: Men’s rights lawyer killed attorney in California

Authorities believe a men’s rights lawyer shot and killed a fellow attorney in California in the days before he attacked a federal judge’s family in New Jersey and committed suicide, officials announced Friday. Roy Den Hollander, 72, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush shooting that […]

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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison again

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer was released Friday after a judge ruled that he had been sent back to prison from home confinement as retaliation for his plan to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election. Michael Cohen walked out of a federal prison in New York on Friday afternoon, a day […]

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FBI links men’s rights lawyer to N.J., California killings

Federal investigators have unspecified evidence linking the killing of a men’s rights lawyer in California to the suspect in the ambush shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press July 22, 2020, 6:38 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — Federal investigators […]

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Lawyer for Epstein’s ex-girlfriend seeks gag order in case

A lawyer for financier Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend has asked the judge presiding over her case to impose a gag order on lawyers to protect her chance of a fair trial By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press July 22, 2020, 1:50 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — A lawyer […]

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‘Men’s rights’ lawyer eyed in shooting of NJ judge’s family

A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead in the Catskills of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is considered the prime suspect in the shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey, the FBI said Monday. Roy Den Hollander, who received media attention including appearances on Fox News and Comedy Central for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements […]

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Ex-Trump fixer Cohen returned to prison where sentence began

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his attorney said Friday. The move late Thursday came hours after federal authorities said […]

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Michael Cohen: 5 Facts About Trump’s Lawyer Heading Back To Prison For Violating Terms Of Early Release

President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is about to go to jail — again. The former fixer is returning to prison just two months after his release to home confinement. Here’s what you need to know. UPDATE, 7/9/20, 4:42pm ET: Michael Cohen was taken into federal custody after violating the terms of his early release […]

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Suit over sex abuse at Kansas VA hospital goes to trial

A lawyer says a lawsuit against a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas where a former physician assistant molested countless patients involves “the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the VA.” By The Associated Press July 7, 2020, 6:55 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KANSAS CITY, Kan. — […]

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Elite Boies law firm approved for up to $10 million in PPP aid

By Caroline Spiezio (Reuters) – An elite law firm founded by trial lawyer David Boies was approved for up to $10 million in federal aid under a loan program designed to help struggling businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration. Boies Schiller Flexner, a top U.S. law […]

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Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction

In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his deposition was “perhaps […]

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Cosby invokes systemic racism as he fights #MeToo conviction

In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in July 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his deposition was “perhaps […]

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Mexican labor activist’s arrest sends ‘wrong signal’ under North America trade deal

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Susana Prieto, a lawyer and labor activist, advises employees of an Electrocomponentes de Mexico factory during a protest to halt work amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez 2/4 By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – As the new North America trade deal takes effect […]

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How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

WASHINGTON — Sidney Powell, a firebrand lawyer whose pugnacious Fox News appearances had earned her numerous private phone conversations with President Trump, sent a letter last year to Attorney General William P. Barr about her soon-to-be new client, Michael T. Flynn. Asking for “utmost confidentiality,” Ms. Powell told Mr. Barr that the case against Mr. […]

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Family’s lawyer continues her own investigation for McClain

The lawyer for the family of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after being stopped by suburban Denver police last year because he was “being suspicious,” said Friday she and McClain’s relatives will continue conducting their own investigation of an official inquiry that cleared three white police officers of wrongdoing. Mari Newman told The […]

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Rudy Giuliani says Trump may have fired US attorney over ‘bullsh–’ investigations: report

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he hasn’t yet been told why the president – or Attorney General William Barr – fired a top federal prosecutor in New York. But Giuliani – a 1980s predecessor of fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in the Southern District of New York – told an interviewer that “bullsh–” investigations […]

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Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who has argued many Trump positions before Supreme Court, leaving DOJ

Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the head lawyer for the federal government who has been at the forefront of defending the Trump administration’s legal positions, announced on Wednesday he would leave his post in early July. The solicitor general is a powerful position, one previously held by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, failed Supreme Court nominee […]

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U.S. unions urge Mexico to defend workers’ rights after labor advocate’s arrest

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Susana Prieto, a lawyer and labor activist, gestures during an interview with Reuters at the Paso del Norte international border crossing bridge in Ciudad Juarez By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Pressure is growing for Mexican authorities to release prominent labor lawyer Susana Prieto, arrested a week ago at […]

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Did elite David Boies law firm get a pandemic bailout? It’s a secret

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Lawyer David Boies speaks to reporters outside the courthouse after a bail hearing in U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case in New York City 2/2 By Caroline and Spiezio (Reuters) – When the U.S. government announced a multibillion-dollar bailout of struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of […]

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The Rising Trump Lawyer Battling to Reshape the Electorate

As victory laps go, it was remarkably low-key. In the summer of 2013, a young lawyer named William Consovoy appeared on a Brookings Institution panel to discuss his leading role in a recently decided voting-rights case. Just days earlier, the Supreme Court had ruled that certain states, particularly in the South, would no longer need […]

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