“Federal judges do not appoint the president in this country,” U.S. District Judge Pamela Pepper wrote in a 45-page ruling.
“One wonders why the plaintiffs came to federal court and asked a federal judge to do so. After a week of sometimes odd and often harried litigation, the court is no closer to answering the ‘why.’ But this federal court has no authority or jurisdiction to grant the relief the remaining plaintiff seeks.”
Just like her colleagues in Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona before her, Pepper was faced with a lawsuit that was littered with baseless allegations and conspiracy theories, as well as typos and factual inaccuracies — which the judge was only too happy to point out.
Source: The Kraken Is Dead: Sidney Powell’s Final Lawsuit Just Got Dismissed
Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, suggested on Thursday that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, filed a Supreme Court lawsuit attempting to overturn the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in an effort to get a pardon from President Donald Trump. Source: GOP Senator Ben Sasse Suggests Texas AG Looking for Trump Pardon With SCOTUS Lawsuit
The case centered on three men in the Air Force whose rape convictions were overturned in 2018 — including one whose confession the Air Force recorded
— when the top military appeals court affirmed that the five-year statute of limitations existed for military sexual assault before 2006. That decision led to the rape convictions of at least four service members being vacated.
Source: Military can prosecute rape cases from before 2006, Supreme Court rules – CNNPolitics
“We were on set, and I was at the hot chocolate station, and they said go back to your beginning positions,” Hill recently told Inside Edition. “So there was a vehicle moving, and I was walking, and then somebody grabbed me and pulled me back, and I looked up and it was Dolly Parton.”
Source: Actual Angel Dolly Parton Saved Child’s Life On Movie Set
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Georgia’s GOP House speaker on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment under which lawmakers, rather than voters, wold elect the state’s Secretary of State.
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin filed four separate briefs, but common themes emerged among all four. First, the states stressed, Texas’ lawsuit does not fall within the narrow category of cases in which the Supreme Court should exercise its original jurisdiction. Among other things, the states noted, there is another forum to resolve these disputes, as evidenced by the fact that courts around the country have repeatedly considered and rejected similar claims about the 2020 election. And if the Supreme Court were to exercise its original jurisdiction here, the states warned, its docket would be flooded with election-law disputes every four years in perpetuity.
Second, the states told the justices, Texas’ lawsuit is not a viable case because (again, among other things) Texas does not have a legal right to sue, known as standing, because it cannot show that it has been injured. Georgia pushed back against the argument that Texas has standing because it has an interest in the election of the vice president, who casts the deciding vote in the Senate: Texas doesn’t have a special interest in the vice president’s vote, Georgia observed, but in any event its “speculation that the Vice President may one day cast a tie-breaking vote” is not enough to support a lawsuit. Indeed, Georgia notes, during his eight years as vice president, President-elect Joe Biden never cast a tie-breaking vote.
Source: States tell justices to deny Texas request to overturn 2020 election – SCOTUSblog
The lawsuit, brought by Cristina Winsor, a 43-year-old artist and activist, alleged that her arrest and prosecution was part of a larger “pattern and practice” on the part of the NYPD that deprives protesters of their constitutional rights.
Under an unusual arrangement with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Black Lives Matter protesters charged with minor offenses between 2016 and 2018 were prosecuted not by the lawyers from the DA’s office, but by the police department’s own in-house lawyers, empowered by Vance to act as prosecutors. NYPD leadership explained to the Daily News in early 2016 that “too many cases involving people they consider professional protesters are dismissed in summons court, paving the way for a civil lawsuit and settlement with the city.”
Source: Two NYPD Officers Lied In Court About Their Arrest Of A Black Lives Matter Protester. The Manhattan D.A. Cleared Them. – Gothamist