Longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial
Today is Monday, the 171st anniversary of the illustration of Uncle Sam. Here are some other news items. — World’s longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial. — Georgia needs more prosecutors and public defenders. — Medical director of pregnancy centers opposed to abortion seeks enforcement of 1864 Arizona law. — Prosecuting Donald Trump for Stormy […]
Who remembers Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti?
Today is Monday, the 47th anniversary of the premiere of the scandalous and short-lived television series “Hot l Baltimore.” Here are some other news items. — Porn star Stormy Daniels will be a witness for the prosecution against attorney Michael Avenatti. — Virginia’s new attorney general fires state universities’ chief lawyers. — Testimony via Zoom [&hel[...]
Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike
NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned Friday by a federal jury in Manhattan following a three-week trial in which prosecutors said Avenatti threatened to use […]
Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Monday. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is certain to be further appealed; lawyers for the president promised to do so and the […]
Judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns
NEW YORK — A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all criminal investigations is at odds with the Constitution. But an appeals court blocked the handover of the documents for now. At issue […]
Commutation for killers draws diverse reactions
Welcome to Monday, the 25th anniversary of the television premiere of “The X-Files.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — California Gov. Jerry Brown draws praise and scorn for commuting 20 murderers’ sentences. — Trump’s legal team forgoes legal claim against Stormy Daniels. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration was tardy [&[...]
Inside catch and kill: Cohen, a porn star and ‘Individual 1’
His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1.
Can crowdfunding level the legal playing field?
Porn star Stormy Daniels wants help with legal expenses after filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump – costs that are likely to climb to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Trump loses initial bid to review Cohen records seized by FBI
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump suffered a setback as a federal judge rejected his initial request to keep prosecutors from reviewing evidence seized last week from his longtime personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said Monday she was open to appointing an impartial “special master” to review the seized materials before they’re handed […]
Stormy Daniels set for court as lawyers argue over FBI raid
President Donald Trump's personal attorney is set to appear in federal court to argue over evidence found during a recent FBI raid, and porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer says she'll be there.