#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Tennessee #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Police #Incarceration #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Discrimination #Racism #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #NoPoliceAtPride
"A court-ordered financial auditor has caught Donald Trump quietly moving $40 million from the Trump Organization into a personal bank account—seemingly so the former president could pay his whopping $29 million tax bill. Trump isn’t supposed to be moving any money around without alerting Barbara S. Jones, a former federal judge in New York tasked with babysitting the Trump Organization for its relentlessly shady business practices."
comprehensive overview by jess o'thomson at 'trans writes' of the case set forth by prosecutors against brianna ghey's murderers. strong CW. will haunt you.
#briannaGhey #trial #transwrites
#Boy and #girl #OnTrial at the #Manchester #CrownCourt over #fatal #stabbing of #Brianna in a #Cheshire #park in February. It has also been revealed that her murder was preceded by a failed #poisoning attempt.
A$AP Rocky Must Stand Trial On Charges He Fired Gun at Former Friend, Judge Rules
#EliseStefanik is a motivated #liar who is trying to leverage her position in #Congress to interfere with the lawful civil #trial against the #TrumpOrg. The #AppellateCourt did not "smack down" Judge #Engeron's #gagOrder. They simply ordered an administrative stay while they evaluate the situation; a standard procedure when there's a #dispute. They haven't in any way ruled on the merits. Stefanik knows this, and she knows she has no authority over the matter.
That was not what he was saying.
Most of the discussion was about how Google's Quality Rater system generates a lot of data (IS data) used in machine learning experiments (over half a million) -AND- how Google also uses query log data (going back 18 months and more recently 13 months) to train machine learning models (sometimes with the IS data, sometimes not).
There was some other discussion about how various algorithms select documents and then refine the selection sets, as well as how some algorithms score the documents (all in response to queries).
And there was some other incidental stuff.
All of this was pretty much well documented in the public domain already, except for some algorithm/system names.
Alleged Arson: NLC strike stalls arraignment of Lebanese national
Corporate #lawyers insisted that it be kept a secret, but a witness on the stand in the #Epic v. #Google #trial blurted it out anyway: Google pays Apple 36% of search revenues generated in Safari, a spectacularly high cut that makes it look like Google will pay anything to maintain a position of market dominance.
- Revenue sharing amount was supposed to remain confidential
- Google witness disclosed number during #antitrust trial in DC https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-11-13/apple-gets-36-of-google-revenue-from-search-deal-witness-says
In a San Francisco courtroom, #PaulPelosi, the husband of Rep #NancyPelosi, spoke for the first time publicly about the brutal attack last year that left him hospitalized for days w/a cracked skull. The #testimony came during the federal #trial of #DavidDePape, who has been accused of bludgeoning #Pelosi as he sought out Speaker Pelosi.
I see the word 'perjury' being thrown around here, mainly with the words 'Donald Trump Jr.'. Although it is a civil trial, perjury can still be prosecuted. Penalty is a prison term. Has to be, if you think about it. If it's not prosecuted, what the hell does taking the oath mean? (Edit: I'm not a lawyer but I did spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express.) 😅
#MorrisLeonardDeale was found #guilty after a three-week #trial in the #DistrictCourtofWesternAustralia, after being accused of #unlawfully and #indecently #assaulting the #complainants over a period of #years, ABC News Australia reported.
Kise: “There's no demonstration of a [connection] between the purported ill-gotten gains & the defendants' (conduct).”
#Trump defense begins Mon.
Today, just motions.
1. Trump seeks a “directed verdict;” a ruling saying the AG failed to back up her claims. (doomed)
2. NYAG seeks to bar 3 of 4 Trump experts for relevancy.
*Weisselberg may be recalled.
In the end he was acquitted - but there was a cooperation deal.
Anthony Pisano Convicted of 2017 Triple Homicide
Photo by Patty Sullivan, AK Dept. of Law: Pictured Left to Right: Co-Counsel Krystyn Tendy with the Office of Special Prosecutions, Anchorage District Attorney Brittany Dunlop, and at the defense table defendant Anthony Michael Pisano with defense attorney Michael Branson. Defense...
#pisano #trial #guilty #anchorage #alaska #triple #murder
Unlike her father & her brothers #EricTrump & #DonaldTrumpJr, #Ivanka is no longer a defendant in #NYAG #LetitiaJames’ lawsuit. James alleges that #Trump’s asset values were fraudulently pumped up for years on #financial statements that helped him get #loans & #insurance.
#Now it’s #Ivanka Trump’s turn to face questioning in the #civil #fraud #trial that is publicly probing into the family business. #Trump’s eldest daughter, who has been in his inner circle in both #business & #politics, is due on the stand Wed, after trying unsuccessfully to block her #testimony.
The Art of the Bluster
“it went about as you might expect: the belligerent vitriol, bravado, grievance, and insults; the filibustering, logic-rapes, tangents, boorishness, bullshit, and, of course, the lies. Trump seethed and exploded.
As always, he played the alpha victim.”
11-6-23 Nicole Sandler Show — Trump Testified Testily Today
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I tried to keep the title of today's episode light, though I'm feeling anything but. Yes, I was glad to hear that TFG was compelled to testify today, but it was more of the same from this teflon turd who gets away with crap that would find anyone else displaying the same juvenile lack of decorum bound and gagge
#NicolesBlog #fraud #LisaGraves #NY #trial #Trump
🧵THREAD will start here 1/…
>>Note: I’ll have to stop early due to Dr appt but will add what I miss when I return.
As always, I can’t reply during live-thread of multiple reporters. Plz remember to preface q’s w “Not for Laffy” or something similar since I’m too distracted to answer. Others can for me. TY.
…live from the courtroom. #legal
#Judge Lewis Kaplan, who presided over the #SBF trial, just ordered protective measures for the #jury in Trump's upcoming #EJeanCarroll #civil #trial (aka #Carroll2) due to the “strong likelihood of unwanted media attn to the jurors, #influence attempts, &/or #harassment or #worse by #supporters of Mr. Trump [&/or by Mr. Trump himself.”
“Defendants' #FirstAmendment arguments in opposition to the imposition are wholly unpersuasive. This #GagOrder is as narrowly tailored as possible to accomplish its purpose, which is to protect the #safety of my staff & promote the orderly progression of this #trial. …I will not tolerate, under any circumstances, remarks about my court staff. The #threat of, & actual, #violence resulting from heated political rhetoric is well-documented.
Aus dem Gerichtssaal - Iuventa Crew - Solidarity at Sea
Das Strafverfahren geht in eine entscheidende Phase.
"Am 13. Oktober nahmen die Angeklagten die Möglichkeit wahr, sich direkt an das Gericht zu wenden. Ihre Stimmen, Erinnerungen und Argumente wurden zum ersten Mal seit Beginn der Ermittlungen gegen sie vor sieben Jahren zum Gegenstand des Verfahrens.
Die Aussagen der iuventa-Crew machen deutlich, dass die Staatsanwaltschaft einen politisch motivierten Fall konstruiert hat. Wir haben konkrete und nachprüfbare Beweise vorgelegt, dass die erhobenen Vorwürfe völlig haltlos und absurd sind. Die Staatsanwaltschaft hingegen hat weder relevante Zeugen befragt, noch das seit Jahren verfügbare Datenmaterial ausgewertet.
Darüber hinaus haben wir hervorgehoben, wie die Absicht der Staatsanwaltschaft, gegen uns zu ermitteln, zu einer Vielzahl von Verstößen gegen die Grundrechte von Menschen auf der Flucht geführt und direkt zum Tod von Menschen beigetragen hat."
Unterstützt Dariush und Sascha!
Danke für euren Einsatz 🖤
"The defendant's targeting included insinuating that if the reporting were true, the Chief of Staff had lied & had been coerced, & the defendant sent a clear public message to the Chief of Staff, intended to intimidate him," Smith writes.
#Chesebro’s #guilty #plea is the latest #legal victory for #FultonCounty, #Georgia DA #FaniWillis. In addition to flipping one of the key members of the alleged #conspiracy, prosecutors now avoid a #trial in which they would have had to showcase much of their #evidence against #Trump & others, which might have offered lawyers for others a legal advantage heading into other trials.
#Chesebro, a former #lawyer for Donald #Trump’s campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to #illegally #conspiring to overturn #Trump’s #2020election loss in #Georgia. The #plea came in just hours after #jury selection began in the highly anticipated case, ahead of an expected #trial next month.
Chesebro pleaded #guilty to a single #felony count of #conspiracy to file false documents, & faces a #prison sentence of 1 – 5 yrs. He also agreed to #truthfully #testify in the case against others.
Just saw Powell's hearing & the deal is subject to an obligation to testify "truthfully"against other co-defendant's in subsequent proceedings
The quality of the deal, depends on the quality of the testimony that the DA has assessed that Powell can provide & against whom that testimony will be applied, which has not yet been disclosed, but the "bottom line" is that Powell is NOT getting off "scott free."
She's getting convicted on 11 misdemeanor charges presented against her & is getting 6 yrs probation w/o jail time & must pay certain fees & write an "apology letter" to the citizens of the State of GA on the condition that she continues to cooperate with the DA in the prosecution of any or all others in the RICO case, likely including Trump.
Her testimony as required in the GA case can also be used in the Fed fraud case against Trump in DC which is being prosecuted by Jack Smith. So, Powell's still subject to a great deal of additional liability in that case.
#Powell’s #guilty #plea, which she entered in a court hearing in #Atlanta, makes her the first member of #Trump’s close advisers to admit to #crimes related to the #2020election. She had been slated to go on #trial Monday in #FultonCounty, #Georgia, on charges that she joined Trump in the alleged #racketeering #conspiracy & helped engineer the #breach of #election equipment in a GA county.
"Gag orders limiting what trial participants can say outside of court are not uncommon...
While the Supreme Court has upheld restricting defense lawyers’ ability to speak about a case in public, it has never addressed a gag order on a defendant. Most defendants do not publicly speak about their cases, nor do they typically have a huge following of ardent supporters"
Those who went inside carried out broken furniture that Jenkins & others used to #attack #police guarding a tunnel. …Jenkins… threw a wooden desk drawer, a flagpole, a metal walking stick, a broken wooden pole & other objects at the police line. Jenkins was #convicted at #trial on 8 #felony charges.
“This was not an Ikea desk,” US Dist Judge Amit Mehta said in court in DC. “This was solid wooden furniture” that could have caused serious damage had it hit a police officer in the head.…
Note: Trump’s principal lawyer #ChrisKise is absent today.
Trump's legal team this morning filed a stay request to the state #Appellate Division (#AD1), to halt the #trial & #dismiss #Engoron’s #SummaryJudgment. #Kise, who was Florida’s solicitor general, (the top FL appellate lawyer). So presumably he’s dealing w/ they stay.
Engoron's ruling found that Trump & his companies had committed repeated #fraud, & canceled #business certs for LLCs “controlled or beneficially owned” by Trump, his sons #DonJr & #EricTrump, & 2 #TrumpOrganization execs.
Trump claimed on mult #financial statements that the #TrumpTower #triplex, assessed at $127M, was valued at $327M, "based on the apt having 30k sq ft of space multiplied by a certain price per sq ft. However, the actual size of Mr. Trump's triplex apt was 10,996 sq ft, &
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“…in (Engoron’s) order today they ordered him to disclose secret equity partners in any of the interests in his NY properties, now I’ve been theorizing for years now, w/2 other editors & 2 other journalists, that Trump has these other investors, that his piece of the equity is not really his piece, that he has loaned it out.
Trump’s lawyers argued w/ lawyers from the AG's office about the motion Trump's team plans to file for a #stay pending their #appeal. Trump's team said they have not filed yet, but plan to file in front of the First Dept of the #Appellate Div tomorrow. They refused to disclose the scope of the requested stay before Judge #Engoron, insisting that the motion will be presented to the AD1, not the trial #court.
Lies come back to bite Trump in the… bank account:
#McConney testified that he retired earlier this yr & was given a severance of $500k, $125k of which he’s still owed but isn’t contingent on anything other than his “being alive.”
#Suarez also tried to insinuate that #Mazars tried to make #Bender the fall guy by sending him in to meet w/the DA w/only the counsel for Mazars. (Counsel for the company would owe duties to the co alone & is supposed to warn employees or fmr employees that in the event of a conflict, their duties are to the co.)
Judge #Engoron has set a timeline for Trump to dissolve LLCs
The judge formally extended the deadline for Trump's team & the AG's office to submit suggestions for an independent receiver to oversee the dissolution of the companies by Oct. 26.
Things got off to a rocky start at #Trump's #NY #fraud #trial. Trump lawyer #AlinaHabba went on a rant about how the #court denied Trump a #jury trial, and how unfair it is. Judge #Engoron had to interrupt her to explain that the reason why there's no jury is that she herself forgot to submit the appropriate request for one. I'd call this #AmateurHour, but that would be an insult to amateurs.
I greatly appreciate New York Attorney General Letitia James, and her staff, doing the very dirty job of prosecuting a family of notorious criminals. This family has cheated, harassed, and stolen from, the people of New York for almost a century! Let the trial starting today be the beginning of a very public and permanent reckoning against the Mango Menace and his truly awful family! I am sick of them and their ugly, greedy, loathsome behavior. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, that we no longer hear about any of them in the news.
#BBCNews - Former #Belarus 'hit squad' member to stand #trial in Switzerland
By Sarah Rainsford
'political repression in Belarus has deep and very dark roots.
For the families of the three disappeared - former interior minister Yury #Zakharenko , opposition politician Viktor #Gonchar and pro-opposition businessman Anatoly #Krasovsky - it is an important moment after years of agonising uncertainty'
President Biden’s son Hunter was indicted Thurs for allegedly making false statements & illegal gun possession — setting the stage for a possible #criminal #trial for the younger #Biden in 2024 while his father campaigns for re-election.
"Your letter offends each and every one of these settled principles. Its obvious purpose is to obstruct a Georgia criminal proceeding and to advance outrageous partisan misrepresentations. As I make clear below, there is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do." 🔥 🔥 🔥
Prosecutors have said the employee is likely to testify at #trial, posing a potential #ConflictOfInterest for Woodward, who will face the prospect of a fmr client testifying against a current client. (& who is paid by the primary actor in the case)
She #recalled to #prison after being #charged on #suspicion of #incitement to #violence for a #speech she made at #LondonTransPride in #July where she said: “If you see a #TERF [trans-exclusionary radical feminist], #punch them in the f**king #face.”
Similarly, Jones ruled that #JeffreyClark’s case…could continue even as the #criminal process in #FultonCounty played out. The judge mentioned in his ruling that some #defendants who had made similar requests to have their cases moved to federal court had gone on to face #trial w/o the request being resolved.
“Singer (the atty who wrote the brief)…mentioned #Trump’s increasingly crowded #legal calendar, noting that the govt’s proposal to go to #trial in Jan 'presents numerous conflicts' w/…'other pending matters.'”
Again, if you can’t defend yourself against multiple criminal charges in multiple jurisdictions, then don’t commit multiple crimes in multiple jurisdictions.
In a filing last wk, #JackSmith's team requested that jury selection begin Dec & that the #trial start… on Jan 2, 2024. That date, per Snr Asst #SpecialCounsel Molly Gaston, "would vindicate the public’s strong interest in a #SpeedyTrial—…guaranteed by the #Constitution & fed #law…, but of particular significance here, where the defendant… is charged w/ #conspiring to overturn the legit results of the 2020election, #obstruct the certification of the election, & discount citizens’ legit votes."
This says a lot about his consciousness of guilt.
“In a court filing Thursday, Trump's attorneys recommended starting the trial in April 2026, more than two years after prosecutors are seeking to get the trial underway.”
#Criminal #law #ElectionInterference #Conspiracy #Obstruction #Fraud #Jan6 #Insurrection #DOJ #SpecialCounsel #JackSmith
Sadly this trial will only have 30 participants, but it's very exciting that Universal Basic Income is being explored in the UK.
"Trump, appearing by video conference... glowered at the camera as Judge Juan Manuel Merchan advised him to cancel all other obligations for the duration of the #trial, which could last several weeks...
Merchan said he arrived at the March 25 trial date [in the heat of presidential primary season] after discussions with Trump’s lawyers and prosecutors. Trump’s lawyer, Susan Necheles, said #Trump knew about the date prior to Tuesday’s hearing"
A jury found former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in civil suit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. Here are five key moments in the trial that led to the verdict.
#EJeanCarroll #Trump #Trial
Follow along on more of #Trump's road to FAFO with coverage of E. Jean Carroll v Trump #trial.
"The former president also said he could not remember when he was married to his various wives, but could find out. Asked if he had affairs while married, Trump said: 'I don’t know.''"
I wasn't surprised when this man was elected in 2016, and won't be surprised if he's elected in 2024, regardless of this trial's outcome.