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Philadelphia man accused of robbing postal workers
"Philadelphia man could be behind bars for a long time. Police say he robbed two postal workers while they were on the job. Here's Kevin Abuse Antoinette Lee. 54 year old James Chandler has been charged with two counts of robbery over United States, postal employees and one count of kidnapping, authorities say in two different incidents. On January, 11th and February 4th. He used what looked like a gun to rob to postal workers while they were making deliveries in West Philadelphia and the February incident. He allegedly forced a mail carrier into the truck and then made her drive him around for several blocks before he took off with stolen packages. Chandler made his first appearance in federal court this week It has been detained. Pending trial. If he's found guilty, he could face a maximum sentence of life in
New York Man Seen Photographing a Senate Desk Charged in Washington DC Capitol Riot
"Seen in a video photography photographing papers on a desk in the U. S Senate chamber during the January 6th siege of the capital, has been charged and freed on bail. Christopher Patrick Moynahan was arrested Thursday and freed on Friday after an appearance in White Plains Federal court court papers say morning and can be heard speaking disparagingly about senators as he rifles through congressional papers and a criminal complaint and FBI agents and a former co worker of Monahan. Identified the 30 Year old Salt Point resident in Dutchess County after seeing him in a video last month. His lawyer declined to comment.
Philadelphia man accused of robbing postal workers
"Is behind bars today for what could be a very long time. After he allegedly robbed two postal workers while they were on the job, Ky Nobody's Antoinette Lee was more 54 year old James Chandler has been charged with two counts of robbery of the United States, postal employees and one count of kidnapping, authorities say in two different incidents. On January, 11th and February 4th. He used what looked like a gun to rob to postal workers while they were making deliveries in West Philadelphia and the February incident. He allegedly forced a mail carrier into the truck and then made her drive him around for several blocks before he Golf with stolen packages. Chandler made his first appearance in federal court this week. It has been detained pending trial. If he's found guilty, he could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. And when it
Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data
"Ohio is the first state to sue the census bureau for moving its deadline to report key data that states need for redistricting the census bureau's moving of a key deadline to September thirtieth set off the ripple effect in states across the country Ohio is the first to go to federal court saying the change would wreck its own redistricting mandates the state wants the bureau's deadline move back to March thirty first population and demographic data from the twenty twenty senses is to be used by the state to re draw both congressional and state legislative districts Ohio law requires the commission to hold public hearings and finalize state legislative districts by September first the general assembly is required to adopt confessional district by September thirtieth sense's official say they had to move the deadline because of the pandemic I'm Jim McGuire
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
"Guilty to charges that he drank alcohol at New Jersey Sandy Hook National Recreation area, despite knowing that it was prohibited. Bruce admitted to having two small shots of tequila and a virtual appearance before the New Jersey Federal Court. The plea came after federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges that Springsteen was operating his motorcycle under the influence. And driving recklessly. Charges at the assistant US attorney said the government would not be able to prove especially considering that Bruce admitted to a breath test at the Ranger station and his blood alcohol level was only 0.2. It's well under the legal limit such a weird
Bruce Springsteen Appears in a New Jersey Court on Drunken-Driving Charges
"Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen appears in federal court. The rocker was arrested back in November 4 D w Y reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. It happened at the Gateway National Recreation Area. Springsteen reportedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when the park Ranger approached. The singer, despite with a Ranger RL, Hayes said, were signs of intoxication, namely, After testing his gaze and walk in turn test. Hes also said he watched Springsteen consumers shot of patrolling tequila before getting on his motorcycle to start the engine. He smelled strongly of alcohol and had
Wife Of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges
"Wife have notorious drug kingpin. El chapo made her first court appearance today after she was arrested at a dc area airport drug trafficking charges. Let's get more on this now from gotti schwartz. Two years after walking into a federal court support her husband tonight. El chapo wife. Emma cornell is poodle is fighting for her own freedom. Her mugshot taken shortly before her court appearance today via video conference where she was denied. Bond and if convicted could face life in prison the dual use mexican citizen. Who is still married to one of. The world's most notorious drug kingpins now faces conspiracy to distribute cocaine methamphetamine heroin and marijuana into the united states after el chapo whose real name is joaquin guzman went to prison in two thousand fourteen new court documents allege his wife acted as a messenger between the drug lord and his lieutenants associates and sons and when el chapo famously escaped mexican prison using a tunnel court documents. Say she helped orchestrate the plan. What you see in a criminal complaint is the bare bones. There could be more tonight or attorney saying we don't know enough about the case to give clarity to the public adding we'll do what we can get out of this mess. The former beauty queen who married el chapo when she was eighteen was arrested at dulles international airport outside washington. Dc after guzman was extradited to the us in two thousand seventeen than before he was sentenced to life in prison. Evidence is us. Trial showed his wife's involvement in his billion dollar criminal empire an accusation. She's denied donald. Trump was the head of a very very violent and dangerous drug cartel. And it's obvious from the affidavit regarding his wife that she was helping him in almost every respect tonight the kingpin is beauty. Queen forever separated by prison but perhaps destined to share the same fate
Emma Coronel Aispuro, Wife of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, Arrested
"And the wife of imprisoned drug Lord El Chapo is due in federal court today. Emma Coronel, the beauty queen wife of Joaquin Guzman faces criminal charges of conspiring with her husband to import cocaine and heroin into the United States and twice conspiring to help al Chapo escaped from a Mexican prison. Court records said she acted as a go between and messenger between Guzman and his lieutenants, associates and sons. Chapo successfully escaped in 2015 when he slipped into a hole beneath the shower, but failed a second time before he was extradited here to the United States, where he was convicted and sentenced to life in
Wife of drug kingpin "El Chapo" arrested on U.S. drug charges
"Wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman is due in federal court today after being arrested on international drug trafficking charges Monday at an airport in Virginia 31 year old Emma Coronel Ice Bureau was born in San Francisco holds dual U. S. Mexican citizenship and Is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other drugs in the U. S. El Chapo was convicted for his part in running the Senate low a drug cartel back in
Wife Of Drug Kingpin El Chapo Arrested At Washington DC Airport
"The wife of convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman is expected in federal court in Washington today. Emma Coronel s poor Oh was arrested yesterday. In an airport in Virginia. She's charged with helping her husband run his drug empire. She's also accused of helping her husband escaped from a Mexican prison in 2015. He was recaptured and is now serving a life sentence in
Wife of 'El Chapo' arrested in Virginia on international drug trafficking charges
"Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. He is in custody for her alleged involvement. In an international drug trafficking. Emma Coronel I spirit was arrested today at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The 31 year old dual U S. Mexican citizen, faces charges of conspiracy to distribute an assortment of drugs into the U. S, and is also accused of playing a part in helping Guzman escaped a Mexican prison. Back in 2015. She's scheduled to be in federal court tomorrow. Husband, El Chapo, was convicted two years ago. New York for his role in leading the senior Lu, a cartel political
Groups file court challenge of Maryland's internet ad tax
"Maryland's first in the nation law, the taxes digital advertising by big tech companies is being challenged in federal court as a punitive assault on digital advertising. Trade associations who filed that lawsuit contend the law is illegal, and it violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom
South Carolina House passes ban on abortions once fetal cardiac activity is detected
"Lawmakers. The governor of South Carolina has signed into law a bill banning most abortions in that state. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports. It's similar earlier, abortion bans passed in several other states, which have been blocked in federal courts. South Carolina lawmakers have passed what supporters call a fetal heartbeat bill. It bans most abortions as soon as cardiac activity can be detected in a fetus or embryo. That's usually several weeks into a pregnancy often before a woman No, she's pregnant. Several other states, mostly in the Midwest and South have passed similar laws in recent years, including Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Those laws have been blocked following legal challenges from reproductive rights groups. But abortion rights opponents have said they hope one of those laws will prompt the U. S. Supreme Court to reconsider the Roe v. Wade decision. Which legalized
South Carolina House passes ban on abortions once fetal cardiac activity is detected
"Governor of South Carolina has signed into law a bill banning most abortions in the state. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports. It's similar to early abortion bans passed in several other states, which have been blocked in federal courts. South Carolina lawmakers have passed what supporters call a fetal heartbeat bill. It bans most abortions as soon as cardiac activity can be detected in a fetus or embryo. That's usually several weeks into a pregnancy often before a woman no, she's pregnant. Several other states, mostly in the Midwest and South, have passed similar laws in recent years. Including Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Those laws have been blocked following legal challenges from reproductive rights groups. But abortion rights opponents have said they hope one of those laws will prompt the U. S. Supreme Court to reconsider the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. Sarah
'Roaring Kitty' GameStop investor hit with lawsuit
"Is being hauled into court. Local licensed broker Keith Gill, who uses the name on social media, roaring Kitty is being accused of misrepresenting himself in manipulating the market in recent games. Stop Wall Street feeding frenzy. Proposed class action lawsuit filed in federal court is claiming Gill, who works from mass mutual used roaring kitty to pose himself as an amateur investor who made millions in the Games. Stop stock run up. It's now
Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in California boat fire
"Boat fire. Gerry Boyle in the captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in September. 2019 killing 34 people has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of Seaman's manslaughter. The 67 year old Boylan was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday. Prosecutors say Boylan failed to follow safety rules before the fire broke out. One day after the catastrophic fire. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said there was a stairwell. To get down the main entry way up and down and there was an escape hatch, and it would appear as though both of those were blocked by fire. Each of the 34 counts carries a potential 10 year prison term. I, Mike Rossia. AP News I'm Jackie
Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in boat fire
"Hi Mike Crossey of reporting a captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges in a catastrophic California boat fire Gerry Boyle and the captain of the scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in September twenty nineteen killing thirty four people has pleaded not guilty to thirty four counts of seaman's manslaughter the sixty seven year old boy when was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday prosecutors say Boylan failed to follow safety rules before the fire broke out one day after the catastrophic fire Santa Barbara county sheriff bill brown said there was a stairwell to get down the main entry way up and down and there was an escape hatch and it would appear as though both of those were blocked by fire each of the thirty four counts carries a potential ten year prison term hi Mike Rossi up
Case dismissed against woman in viral Central Park confrontation
"She's the white woman, who called 911 from Central Park last May falsely claiming a black man had threatened her. The man only said that her dog should be on a leash. Prosecutors say they're satisfied after Cooper completed an education program. About racial bias. Manhattan Federal court system
"federal court" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Carroll's lawyer points out that the timing is a little too convenient. But it clearly, she argues, a delay tactic a death for a delay tactic to avoid this discovery that they're speaking now that the motion to this next has been denied, you know, clearly there are a lot of food on the president. Mind right now that he has to deal with and I'm sure that he doesn't want to deal with this case. But the fact is, the discovery is Sounds like it's a pretty simple thing to get done. They're not asking for a long deposition. The D N a. Tested just with a swab that take, you know, a few seconds. Probably not nearly as in truth about the Corona virus, so it really is going to be difficult for President Trump to argue that this case is too troublesome for him. If you try to make that that argument again, But ah, handing dusting to suggest the very last ditch efforts, So Eric, it seems like With this delay now where it's going to be decided in federal court and then perhaps go back to state court. It seems like me to the deposition nor the DNA sample will happen before the November election, no matter what the judge rules. I think you're right. I think that this move has effectively delayed that case, no matter what, Pretty significantly. I know that when the case was proceeding, State court That's the schedules that they were sort of looking at and proposing for the depositions and the DNA samples and things like that. We're pretty. We're pretty far off. A while ago when they were first envisioned. So I guess the only way that it can proceed more quickly if they're on the judge very quickly throws this out Federal court. And its appeal. Any kind of appeal goes quickly. And then perhaps the judge in state court might say, Look, this is a delaying tactic. I'm not impressed. I'm putting you on an expedited discovery schedule here. But I I don't know what any of that is very Likely court. They're usually pretty conservative and things like this, but it might get thrown out quickly. But that doesn't mean fuel's gonna happen quickly and that discovery that he ordered quickly because Of course, judges in court. They're not gonna want to look like they're trying to hurt trump his reelection with any kind of timing here. One thing we have not mentioned is that Taxpayers would be on the hook for any damages if the Justice Department represents Trump under the Federal Tort Claims Act explain explain that Yeah. And of course, they don't have the tests but also be on the hook here for the people. He's essentially because we have Justice Department attorneys defending the president here, so I'm not sure Is there a particular limit the restrictions on damages a zoo results of cases like this thing moved to federal court there there may be, and frankly, I don't see that sterile and focused too much on damages Here. She really seems to be wanting her her day in court to get trial and eventually prevail. Thanks, Eric. That's Bloomberg Legal reporter Eric Larson. And that's it for this edition of the Bloomberg Law Show. I'm June Grasso, Thanks so much for listening and remembered attuned to the Bloomberg Long Show every weeknight 10 P.m. Eastern right here on Bloomberg Radio..
"federal court" Discussed on The Takeaway
"That the author is making up the existence of drugs or guns or whatever it may be but they're lying about their constitutional rationale for that that stop in the first place you have spoken to an about a number of. Da's doing this across the country. How widespread is this right. Now we have major and your cities across the country Philadelphia Orlando Saint Louis or reporting show New York that are developing these databases but the real question is how much are these databases actually going to contain because if prosecutors are unle- including things that judges and other bodies have already made for them. They're really doing the bare minimum to not be liable for stuff that could come up from other sources but if they're not including the internal information that they themselves elves no the vast majority of police lying will continue to slip through cracks you mentioned Philadelphia. Da Larry Crasner and he feels pretty strongly about the need need for these systems. Let's take a listen to what he had to say. What democracy can put up with a system where the cops get their paycheck and they get to show up if they feel like it and we have to to assume they're telling the truth when we know that's probably not true in a particular case in order to do that. I mean that's a kidnapping that is not actually a criminal justice system that is a criminal justice. Justice System kidnapped by corrupt police officers with prosecutors who are entirely complicit to me. That's absolutely disgusting. Larry Crasner has some pretty strong language language there. was that what you found with other folks other ways that you talk to. Yes so our story interviewed over a dozen New York former or current prosecutors across all five boroughs and what we got through interviews is an overwhelming sense of. Da's know that there's problems officers lying there's problems with DA's tracking officers lying but they felt their supervisors and their agencies overall didn't want to do as thorough a job as possible of that kind and of tracking because they would start to get backlash from the Police Department who they rely on to make their cases so Larry Crasner also told you about a recent example sample of this database being put to use that involve to police witnesses to a crime. Tell us about that in court there were two police least witnesses who weren't supposed to be talking to each other but outside in the hallways they were speaking to each other which could mean they were getting their story straight. It's not clear we weren't privy to that conversation but they weren't bottom line supposed to be speaking with one another. One of Larry Krassner prosecutors saw that in the hallway one of those officers gets on the a stand and under oath as asked about. Did you have a conversation with this other officer and said that he did not he swore that he did not so he lied in open court but but there's no way to prove that right it's only something the prosecutor knew because he saw it so he went and made a memo and now that that assessment of ally is in the Philadelphia prosecutors database so that when the officer comes up in the future. Da's will be able to disclose that lie and keep all parties informed of this officers history. You mentioned that this is happening in other states around the country in Orlando Prosecutor Aramis Ayala Yala who's the state attorney for the Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has a separate list for dishonest cops and here. She is talking about those exerting a certain level of violence mishandling evidence. Those are things that would be on the exclusion list and contrast when you look at the alert list list. Those are the ones that we have a little suspicion. You know you gotta comb through this with a fine tooth comb but we are not willing to compromise the safety of this community by questioning this person's credibility. How does what's happening in Orlando compared to what you've seen in New York and perhaps Philadelphia. Those lists differently set up both crasner Interro Messiah aren't saying any with anything wrong. We're going to blacklist you. They're saying we want to collect data to establish potential patterns and once we're sure of a pattern through further investigation. WE'RE NOT GONNA call this officer anymore because we can't vouch for their credibility in New York. What we've heard often often from foreign prosecutors is again. We don't WanNa ruin officers career over something we're not sure of but the problem is if you never track the red flags in the first place you'll never establish a pattern and realize how big the problem actually is. George Joseph is a reporter covering criminal justice here at WNYC and all this latest reporting was done with Alli Winston of the appeal and we'll have a link to more on this story at our website the takeaway dot Org George. Thanks so much thanks for having yeah.
"federal court" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Federal court in Brooklyn this morning on charges he abused women and girls who were recruited by is on to read the verdict in the departmental trial against the officer in the Eric garner case could be announced as early as today apple suspends a quality control program that had contractors listening to Syria recording China threatens to retaliate after president trump announces new terror of some more Chinese goods are if case twenty two year old granddaughter is found dead of an apparent drug overdose at the family compound in Hyannis port in sports the streaky mats keep on winning now seven games in a row Yankees red Sox tonight I'm Wayne cabin morning I Palmer day Friday morning at six thirty one it's a ram today for our Kelly do in federal court in Brooklyn this morning the charges are sexually abusing women and girls WCBS reporter Marla diamond is live with details this morning mark and the R. and B. singer whose name is Robert Kelly arrived yesterday at Teterboro airport in New Jersey a news helicopter captured footage of the arrival Kelly wearing a tan prison outfit and orange juice his hands were cuffed in front of him he was helped into the back of a truck by multiple officers it was in a caravan that headed here to the Eastern District of New York where Kelly will appear at ten thirty this morning arraigned on charges of racketeering and exploitation of young women he allegedly used as sex slaves he's also charged in Chicago and has pleaded not guilty to child **** charges there the New York case centers on allegations that Kelly exploited women and girls including some recruited by his entourage of his concerts the court papers say he paid for one of them to travel to a Long Island concert in twenty seventeen and gave her a sexually transmitted disease there will be also a status conference today at one thirty here at the court R. Kelly is expected to plead not guilty to the charges in New York as well and we're live outside Brooklyn federal court Marla diamond WCBS newsradio eight eighty six thirty to at W. C. B. S. in the case that gave rise to black lives matter while making famous the words I can't breathe those lines became part of really a daily protests could be reaching the finish line today what's going on with the Eric garner case live to one police plaza this morning his W. CBS reporter Shawn Adams and five years after Eric garner died on the Staten Island side walk while gasping I can't breathe police officer Daniel Pantaleo will learn whether he will be fired for his part in that fatal encounter now a grand jury did not indict the justice department did not pursue civil rights charges with the NYPD held the department trial the prosecution in the trial claims Pantaleo used a prohibited chokeholds and us because garner's death penta layers layer are argued gonna resisted arrest is obesity in as much contributed to his death the deputy commissioner who presided over this trial with issue her ruling to the police.
"federal court" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Federal court in Brooklyn Marla diamond WCBS newsradio eight eighty five forty eight sad WCBS caught up in traffic and weather together on the eight seventy CBS traffic center where are you beginning Tom come in well let's begin first off right around the Brooklyn Bridge because on the Manhattan side in that area one police plaza big demonstration going on there so as a result of that we've had closings on chamber street on center street of the ramps to and from the Brooklyn Bridge have been the have been alternately open and closed and it is absolutely jam there right in that area of the Brooklyn Bridge trying to get between Brooklyn and Manhattan I would go with the Williamsburg bridge at this point that's a little bit better although it is very heavy as you was started toward that area of the Lancey street very heavy on the Williamsburg bridge but the B. Q. we both ways basically between the L. I. E. and and the Verrazano bridge lots a heavy vitamin out bound to want to write in that area of industry city looks like we still have a crash there one lane blocked heavy on the Grand Central from about the area of northern Boulevard outward to gardens lots of west bound volume there to getting reports of a collision the L. I. E. heavy through queens in into Nassau the ally easy once you get into Nassau County out toward new Hyde Park Road still seeing some very heavy volume there went into an earlier collision the northern stated I you will it's road how to crash there then the southern state west bank run Avenue a truck out on to the roadway not supposed to be there on the westbound side and at least one lane is blocked I'm Tom Kaminski in the W. CBS traffic center in the weather center meteorologist Bob Larson Bob some of tonight's storms could be severe yes they can as a matter of fact Michael we've already seen severe storms north the city parts.
"federal court" Discussed on KCRW
"Federal court in Washington to conspiring to act as a foreign agent NPR's. Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Maria Bhutan was arrested in Washington the day before President Trump met Russian leader, Vladimir Putin at a summit in July. Her case has been added irritant in US Russian relations since Putin spokesman told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin considers the charges brought against her absolutely baseless earlier this week putting himself said that when he had found out about boot in this case, he asked his intelligence chiefs who she was and nobody knew anything about her the Russian foreign ministry has taken up her. 'cause by using her photo as its social media avatar, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters at boot prison conditions in the US were tantamount to torture. And that he could understand why she had agreed to the plea deal. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow attorneys representing one of the victims of the deadly wildfire in northern California are suing the state's largest utility for wrongful death and negligence from member station K. Q E D, Alex Helmick reports the campfire which broke out last month killed at least eighty six people. One of them was sixty three year old Ernest fos like several other lawsuits his attorneys claim the blaze was started by Pacific Gas and Electric's old and unsafe equipment earlier this week utility issued a report that its power equipment sustained damage in two areas where the fire is believed to have started an insulator on a high voltage transmission lines separated from its tower and that tower had a flash Mark on it. The report also claims there were bullet holes on a PG transmission line P genie has not directly responded to the latest lawsuit. Cal fire is investigating the fire and has not yet announced an official 'cause Ren PR news. I'm Alex the homeland security agency says a migrant child died December six in Texas after she and her family were detained by border agents. The agency says the girl was already sick. When agents I checked her. She died after being taken to the hospital. You're listening to NPR. Delegates at the world climate conference in Poland have extended their summit by two days. They're working to complete draft agreements to cut greenhouse gas. Emissions negotiators are trying to finalize the guidelines that countries will use to try to lower the earth's temperature a goal set in the Paris climate accord, the US has refused to endorse. The major climate study unveiled last weekend. At the summit, Texas leaders are recommending a series of changes to help the state prepare for the next. Big storm from member station K UT in Austin, Seda Hassan reports the move comes just over a year after hurricane Harvey lingered over the Gulf Coast governor. Greg Abbott convened the commission to rebuild Texas after hurricane Harvey battered, the state in August of last year, the commission is recommending changes to recovery efforts, including streamlining applications for disaster relief and improving debris removal, Abbott, presented the report at the.
"federal court" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"He an Eugene Springfield, the emerald empire. Fighting wildfires falsifying documents I'm Christopher cruise tough. Conditions ahead, for firefighters in northern California this weekend a red flag warning, is in place because expected strong winds low humidity and dry weather that warning. Encompasses areas around the city of reading we're a huge wildfire has killed six people, and burn more than one hundred thirty three thousand. Acres as well as a thousand homes the woman, who served as former Trump campaign chairman Paul manafort's accounted testified in federal court, yesterday that, she helped Manafort falsified. Documents Justice correspondent Evan Perez is covering we heard from two of muhaamad affords accountants and both testified that he did not disclose to them that he owned these foreign Bank accounts that the government says were simply money that he stashed away sixty million dollars that he got paid over the. Years from Ukrainian oligarchs and Ukrainian government people that he was working. For Manafort is facing, charges of tax And Bank fraud secretary of state Mike Pompeo is warning Russia China and others this morning against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea will expect the Russians in all countries to abide. By the UN Security Council resolutions and enforce sanctions on North Korea Any violation that detracts from the world's goal of finally fully denuclearizing North Korea would. Be something that. America would take very seriously, Wall Street ended the week in positive territory says business correspondent and Cates Dow Jones industrial average closed up one hundred thirty six points in his on its longest weekly winning streak since last November The s. and p., five hundred. Gained thirteen points. In his up almost one percent for the week the NASDAQ advanced by nine points and gained one percent for the week but the National Rifle. Association claims it's going broke in a complaint filed in. Federal court, last month that said it's close to collapse because of a dispute with New York.
"federal court" Discussed on 1A
"Been and been driven by the erosion of constraints like the filibuster rule, the ability of forty one senators to block nominee like the road, the Olympic Rosen or the relaxation of the blue slip rule. The ability of minority senators from a particular state to block nomination. If they didn't sign off on it to to push nominations more towards the ideological extremes, the these constraints had functioned as an incentive for compromise for a president of one party to sit down with or really his staff White House counsel and so forth to sit down with Democrats. The other part are, sorry, senators of the other party and come up with something they could both live with even if it wasn't their favorite rockstar pick. And now without those constraints, when we're in a situation where we'll only get nominee judges confirmed when the president has a Senate controlled by his same party and you only need fifty one votes to do it. There's no incentive for those middle. The ground middle of the road judges anymore. Each team is going to be wanting to get the Rockstars on their ideological edges, and that's part of what this sort of exhilarating spiral in Lia, limited number of people have been asking or raising a similar point to what Mark tweeted Mark road. We need to start the process to amend the courts. I think he means amend the constitution. We need to start the process to amend the constitution and let us vote for all federal judges and the supreme court. Let us vote on all judges. These men are one-sided pro-government judges. They couldn't win a vote Lee. What about that? Letting us the citizens vote on the federal judiciary and not exactly sure what the mechanism for that would be. You know, I think that the system we have right now is a system that's envisioning were selecting representatives who are going to vote for the judges that we would ourselves select. And so you're voting for senators and part based on the kind of judges he or she would confirm or nominee. And same thing when we go to vote for the presidency, you know the election return suggested that one of the most significant factors for people voting for President Trump were the judges and justices that he promised to appoint. So you know, I am curious about what a direct ballot initiative on each federal judge might look like if that is a way to make judges more accountable. That's one way to do it, but it seems a bit unwieldy and the system we have right now is at least nominally designed to do that. Also kind of wonder how many people would actually bother to research those judges. And I mean, you know, look at county judges County Circuit Court, judges townie family court judges who end up on your local ballot. When was the last time you actually research that person and voted for them? Exactly. However, I do also take your point about judges being an important reason for why people make decisions on the federal level. Mark tweeted Obama stepped up and tried to stop the. Scotus tit for tat by nominating an excellent dead centrist in Merrick, garland. We're real low on time Charlie, savage, but I wonder what you think we should be keeping an eye on going forward particular any candidates or any nominees that we should be keeping an eye on issues in the federal judiciary. We should be watching out for how should we be keeping an eye on this going forward before we have to go. I think the takeaway is that President Trump is in the White House today because of a deal he made with the conservative legal movement. The essentially said he would let them pick the judges or he would pick only judges. They approved of this is where the famous list of contenders Dom again created and has revised for spring court picks came from exit polls, showed that court motivated voters who otherwise would have been skeptical of such an unusual Republican. Are there turn out did put him into the White House and he is amply rewarding them if this big fight over Brett Kavanagh does consume the fall at that may help him save the Republican Senate in the mid term. And if. He holds onto a Republican Senate in the mid term. He will have a tremendous tremendous stamp on the judiciary. Already. He has had twenty three appeals courts confirmed. He's got eleven more in the pipeline if it gets those thirty four in the first two years, he'll be amazing..
"federal court" Discussed on 1A
"So the blue slip rule is the practice of not of let giving home state Senator some degree of control over who gets nominated two seats in there state and under President Obama. Both senators were listen. It was controlled by Democrats and Republicans. You had to have two blue slips from the home state senators. To win to go forward with the nomination in one of the ways in which the constraints of eroded is that under President Trump Republicans have thrown that rule out in the loud nominations to proceed, even win Democrats of objected to seats in their state. Mike asked about conservative judges might tweeted, please explain how originalist I e what the founders intended in what they meant compares to textualist. I e just the words in the constitution Scalia liked to claim both, but there are strong possibilities for there to be mutual exclusivity. Charlie, I'd like you to take this on particularly as it relates to the fact that we are so much more polarized and politically Biaggi seems to be factoring war into the kinds of judges that are picked. Do we run into certain picks in terms of someone's the allergy that can work for or against a nominee. Well, those are two very different questions, and I also love to hear professor McConnell, talk about the perhaps slightly SO teric distinction between an originalist is the original intent, or do we really mean with the original public meaning and how much a textual limitations matter versus what we think this word may have meant in a dictionary in seventeen eighty nine or something like that. There's this is sort of a an argument within the conservative legal movement about which of a very subtle shades of distinction. They consider themselves to be. I think the writers correct that Justice, Scalia and Justice. Thomas, for example, slightly different approaches had slightly different approaches to that. I would make just a pivot off of that. I think one point that's a good takeaway for the listeners that arises from the things we've been discussing is the to notice how the this escalation of partisan tit for tat politics and polarization, which has driven..
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"I'm kind of wondering along that line, what's what does this combination of challenges the vacant. Kasese partisan rancor. What does this do to the functionality of the judiciary? I mean, our federal courts working the way that they're supposed to. Though we talked at the early part of the program, the volume of cases that the courts here and given that volume that thirty to forty thousand cases in the courts of appeals and the hundreds of thousands in the district courts. It's true as Michael was alluding to if you do kind of close up the spigot and don't confirm any judges, that's going to create a real problem for timely thoughtful resolution of the cases that are in the federal courts. You play even a little bit with the volume of cases at the court here, and that will greatly extend the time that it takes for the courts to resolve them. So if you now reduce the number of judges or don't fill up vacancies that arise and you keep the number of cases constant, that's also going to delay the resolution of cases. It's going to put additional pressure on judges to try to resolve them more quickly in cloud few corners. And yes, that could really affect the business of the federal courts given the volume of cases that they. The here and the number of judges that are required to hear those cases Lewis, since you mentioned a backlog in the courts, the most recent just by way of clarification. The most recent judicial back up backlog we've heard about is an immigration courts processing the matters of families that have been separated at the border. Is this related to that, or is that like another kind of court system that's outside of what we're talking about today? That's another kind of court system in the immigration courts. Our immigration judges in the board of immigration appeals at our house and executive agencies, not the federal courts, but it might be related in the following way. If you start getting a mortgage emotions for stays of deportation for families that could potentially be separated indefinitely. And those emergency motions are filed in the federal courts that don't have enough judges to actually resolve them in timely fashion than that could actually affect that area and that issue Charlie, I just wanted to return to what Michael McConnell was saying earlier, which I thought was very interesting because I as a student of the politics. Of this agree that the escalating tit for tat we're, we're experiencing and have you can trace it all the way back to Bork or even all the way back to Brown v board of education. If you want to is is reaching a crisis point. And I think we're already, in fact at the place he's describing on to some extent, the total shutdown of judicial confirmations. Most famously with Merrick, garland, not getting hearing, but in the courts to the last two years of the Obama administration. When Republicans had a majority in the Senate followed by the delusion confirmations. Now by simple majority vote since there's no more filibuster is the first time we've had a Republican president with a narrow Senate Republican majority, and suddenly that's a huge assembly line. So I think it's right that if Democrats take the Senate in in a few months, they will shut down the confirmation process. Again, they will do to Republicans what Republicans did to Democrats. But I, I don't think. Necessarily is the case. Then we'll see a bunch of recess appointments because I think that the Senate will simply never go out of session enough to give President Trump the ability to make recess appointments. Now, we know from a supreme court case couple years ago that they have to be out at least ten days. So that is nevertheless hold pro forma sessions, and we'll simply just we're going to read a point now we're only going to get judges confirmed when the scene party controls the White House and the Senate, and then we're going to get none confirmed whenever there's put controls the government. And that's it's going to be a very polarized red and blue judiciary before we have to move on Charlie, tell us what a blue slip is kind of cross party check. That seems to have gone away lately. That's right..
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"Particularly the kinds of judges that Mitch McConnell helped stonewall during the Obama years and his helping to fast-track during the Trump years. Sarah. So some notable nominees that Mitch McConnell stonewalled would include the president's nominee to the DC circuit Caitlin Halligan or a now Justice on the California Supreme Court Goodwin Liu, who was one of the president's nominees to the night circuit and those and many other nominees were stonewalled for a combination of ideological reasons, and just structural reasons as you kind of noted at the end of the president's term, the Senate just stop moving forward with any of his nominees. Now, of course, the situation is reversed and Mitch McConnell is more ideologically inclined toward this president's nominees, and he while he says, these nominees are conservative in the sense that they enforce what the law says. It's also true that what they think the law says happens to align with a good number of the Republican party's ideological causes. So for example, they believe. The second amendment restricts the number and kind of gun regulations states can impose. They don't believe that the constitution limits state's ability to restrict abortion. They do believe that the constitution limit states ability to use race, conscious measures, race, conscious remedies, such as -firmative action. And so it's true that the is judges have a coherent judicial methodology and interpretive methodology. But it also so happens that they are selecting from pool of individuals that have a group of us or a set of us that Mitch McConnell knows and his favorably inclined toward Michael McConnell. Could you talk a little bit more about your confirmation process? You were nominated by a Republican president, but confirmed by democratically led Senate. How did that go in terms of your previous rulings, your views on hot button issues like Roe v, Wade, and so forth. What was that like. Certainly the the process then was a highly charged, highly politicized. Everything I had ever written as an academic on those subjects was was scrutinized. But I have to say it's been getting worse and worse that it was bad enough then that was two thousand and two. It grew much worse just a year or two later won. The Democrats started filibustering a nominee as and blocking Liam mentioned several of very distinguished individuals who were blocked who were appointed by Obama and blocked while they were very distinguished. Individuals appointed by Bush who were also blocked people like make l. Astrada or a Caroline cool. And now things have gotten to the point where they're virtually no votes from the opposite party for. As of the of the president, it's gone from. I was alternate -ly confirmed by unanimous consent. Even though I was a pretty controversial nominee at the time was considered meeting, basically they said, are there any objections? No. Okay. He's confirmed as opposed to take new miracle vote. Exactly. There was it that that is not actually voted as a, it means no objection on no one as being confirmed by unanimous consent anymore. The the degree of partisan blockage is now very much approaching one hundred percent and let me issue a warning here that if the president's the president's is becomes of a different party of the Senate. If for example, the Democratic Party wins a majority in the Senate is a song it is it seems things are going the way they are. Now. The entire process will shut down, which means no judges will be a confirmed. And that probably would lead the president to begin making, recess appointments, which are short term appointments that don't require a Senate approval, and we could easily see ourselves instead of having an independent to share with people who because of their life terms, not dependent upon a parties, having short term or who are very much dependent. We could be seeing the destruction of our independent judiciary. It is. It is a what has been going on in both parties have done it that each time each turn of the wheel has become more extreme, partisan less fair, less focused upon the the qualities of the individual on nominee and we're hitting heading for a very ugly place..
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"And so you one way to into Phil BUSTER before it was abolished was to fire file cloture. And then if you could get to third to sixty percent of the Senate to say, yes, let's move forward to a vote. The filibuster would have to end, but if you do that before, there's actually a filibuster it looks like there might have been one in there wasn't I think that we can all agree though that many of Obama's nominees, both through the executive branch and to the appeals courts were being slowed or blocked by Republicans leading up to this explosion, late twenty thirteen. When they changed the rules, we're speaking to Charlie. Savage of the New York Times former judge, Michael McConnell, formally. Of ten circuit court of appeals currently at Stanford law and Leah, Littman at UC Irvine school of law Cal emailed for Mitch McConnell to do a complete about face and now fast-track nearly every nominee that has been put to the Senate is disgusting and reprehensible. They are not acting in the best interest of the people. They're acting only in a partisan capacity, and it has further cemented my distrust in the conservative party. It is not draining the swamp. It is making it worse. I presume calcium at the Republican party rather than the conservative party, but at a press conference in the white House Rose Garden last year, McConnell did describe the kinds of judges. The president has been shooting, which as we mentioned have been getting fast lately conservative. And when we say conservative about a judge, what we're talking about here are the kind of people the president pointing to the courts, believe that the role of judge is to try to rule based upon what the law says, not what they hoped the outcome would be. Be Justice. Scalia used to say, if the judge is not a casually unhappy with a conclusion, he reach, he's not a very good judge or Justice Gorsuch put it down in my state a couple of weeks ago. Judges don't wear red. They don't wear blue. They wear black. Those are the kind of people. The president is sending up to the Senate to be confirmed. Many of them as he pointed out younger, it will be on the bench for a long time and have a great deal to do what kind of country we're going to have far into the future. Part of what Mitch McConnell said at a white House, Rose Garden, press conference. Last October le- let me let me bring you back in and get your take on the way that this whole process has gone..
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"Anytime. You know what I got in, we had over a hundred federal judges at weren't appointed dotted, a y Obama left that it was like a big, beautiful present to all of us. Why? Hell did he leave President Trump speaking to supporters at a rally in Ohio. In this March, she went onto thank Obama for the vacancies, but he may not have been the right person to thank joining us now here in studio to make sense of the politics of all. This is Charlie savage Washington correspondent for the New York Times. Trolley. Welcome to one a. thanks for having me. So that comment from President Trump, he was kind of trolling President Obama in a way saying, we're vacancies come from. He knows where they came from. They were clearly part of the political process. We mentioned that with Merrick, garland, were there other factors or do we view this as purely. Political that all these vacancies existed. So to think clearly about this, I think the first thing we need to do is throw away the district court judges and all those numbers. There's too many of them and trial courts ideology doesn't matter. That's not where this culture war political battles playing out. If we look at the appeals courts and of course the supreme court, which is where ideology matters much more where these fights are happening. It is absolutely true. Of course that Trump inherited a seat on the supreme court because Mitch McConnell would not bring Merrick, garland, nomination up for a vote or even give him a hearing in the Senate Judiciary committee. If you look at the appeals court seats, it's actually not that true that there was an unusual amount of appeals court seats left open. Donald Trump had about eleven percent left open when he took office. Brock, Obama had nine percent, George W Bush had sixteen percent. What had happened though, was that there had been almost no confirmations at all Obama's last two years of office after a sudden flurry of confirmations in twenty. Thirteen and twenty fourteen. So the numbers even out because there have been this delus- and then drying up the spigot what had happened was the the Senate Democrats had abolished the filibuster rule which permitted Republicans in the minority that era to block Obama's nominees to the appeals courts. Even though they didn't have a majority of the Senate and after they changed that rule and allowed it up and down vote on any nominations. Obama got a ton of confirmations in late twenty thirteen in early twenty fourteen, but then Democrats lost the Senate and partly as retribution in this sort of endless tit for tat esscalation of digital politics. Republicans shut down the confirmation process at that point to a few of your comments before we continue with our panel Jerry emailed, please talk about how often cloture and filibuster were factors from seventeen eighty nine to the present and how many of those occurred. During the Obama administration. It seems that half of those occurred during the Obama administration to block his. Nominees, Charlie, I don't know if you are that much of an American history scholar that you can go back to the ratification of the constitution, but I do get were Jerry's coming from. There seems to be at least this feeling that the use of the rules of the Senate was kind of targeting Barack Obama personally in a way that many Democrats still are smarting from that. This was not just political, but it was personal. So the other, there's a few examples of filibustering in the twentieth century on judges not really for ideological reasons, and we did, as I mentioned earlier, have judges who were blocked without a vote using other mechanisms, simply not bringing them up for a hearing in the nineties that was pretty common. But it was really Democrats in the George W Bush years that innovated the approach of filibustering judges systematically that they thought were judicial nominations that they thought were too conservative. And then Republicans did the same to a bomb perhaps at a higher pace when they came. I'm in and the parties were flipped. It's a little. The numbers are a little bit fuzzy because in some cases for Senate majority leader at the time, Harry Reid was filing cloture motions when it wasn't actually clear what that there was a filibuster happening. Just sort of keep the process moving along. And just to be clear cloture is the process of limiting debate on an item. You can set debate for certain number of hours if three fifths of the Senate agrees to that. That's right..
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"And when I finally got a hearing and. Was confirmed, nine months, maintain months. And not the worst. I mean, there were many others that got delayed even longer than that, and this was just political gamesmanship. Certainly, that's the way I looked at it. When you were on an appeals court for for nearly a decade, did you have the experience of having any of your decisions appealed up to the supreme court and heard by the justices, or did the cases mostly end at your level? The vast majority ended at our level. I did have a few go up and I'm proud to say that my position was actually vindicated by the supreme court. Every time how much if at all, do judges at your level or the lower court level, even think about other appointments, higher appointments. I mean, did did you ever contemplate Michael being a Jew, an associate Justice of the United States? I confess I thought about it. And what was that like? Was that an aspiration or just kind of fun? This could be nice. Well, I was if you go by press reports on the short list for the. Seats that went to Robertson Alito and it was it was. A very intriguing possibility. We are speaking to former judge Michael McConnell of tenth circuit, and Liam, Littman and assistant professor at UC Irvine school of law. We'd love to hear from you as well your questions or thoughts about the federal judiciary, its composition today and how it's composition is changing under the Trump administration, Email us one a at w. a. m. u. dot org. Li, I wonder if you could answer this question from John who tweeted supreme court. Appointments are rare, but is there a sudden exodus of lower court judges or as Trump appointing a normal amount compared to other presidents? What is the average number appointed by each president? Leah. I don't know that there's an average number appointed by each president. What President Trump had, however, is an astonishing number of vacancies to fill when he began his presidency. There were one hundred and three vacancies. Whereas when President Obama started his bacon, see they were merely fifty four. That is, of course, partially because after the Senate changed majorities and became a Republican majority Senate, they slowly and that eventually nodded all were confirming the president's nominees. And so that created a large number of agencies that were opened at the beginning of President Trump's presidency, allowing him to fill more positions, and he otherwise might have to. This is an extension of the whole Merrick, garland controversy. About his court, nominee Merrick, garland, but in the lower courts times ten times ten, judge McConnell. Let me ask you, you were on the tenth circuit court of appeals. Give us a sense of what the tenth circuit is like, understand that Utah is part of the tenth circuit. How is it different than save the ninth or the second or the third to the different circuits have different reputations different characters yesterday do. So the tenth circuit is in the west. It's headquartered in Denver. It's very much a western mountain. Great Plains circuit, and our court was, you know, fairly balanced in terms of appointments from democratic and Republican presidents. And at least we prided ourselves on on dialing down the level of pardoned partisanship so that we were very collegial court. I'm not a court that tended to go to. Either extreme do the courts tend to have an ideological bent overall? I mean, have always been somewhat partisan Michael, or or does it vary was think when a court gets an overwhelming number of judges from one party that it certainly begins to show of social science research on this is pretty clear that when people of when there is a lack of balance the, the people in this, this isn't just judges. This is people in general tend to move to a more extreme position than they would ordinarily have been in if they were on their own. So that being among like minded, people tends to drive folks to more of an extreme and some of the circuits are more one party than others. This has to do with the large states that have. The that are solidly blue or solidly red. So the ninth circuit, for example, has California and there have been two democratic senators forever. And that means that the ninth circuit has very heavily populated with with judges of that party fifth circuit which is centered in Texas is exactly the opposite will continue our conversation with Lee Littman and Michael McConnell, and will bring another voice..
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"Federal court in manhattan where winter will be appearing one hour from now samantha anthony weiner sect seeing already cost him his house seat a chance of being the mayor and his marriage and now the man who once he is the screen name carlos danger maybe in danger of losing his freedom he faces up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty in may two sending pour into a fifteen year old north carolina girl prosecutors are asking for twenty seven months his lawyers however one probation arguing wiener his finally learned his lesson and easing treatment that they also say the victim contacted wiener first hope for a book deal and to possibly influence the presidential election samantha leap men tend to have wins at the federal courthouse in lower manhattan republican nicole molly attack has swelled care to debate mayor de blasio now that her campaign has managed to raise enough money to qualify for inclusion in the debates that will be two of them but first on october sam here's the ten wins accuweather 4day forecast rough surf and rip currence likely at the beaches for the next few days and we do have beach weather sunshine a few clouds today very warm and humid heidi sex partly cloudy warm and human tonight low seventy one tomorrow still warm and humid for this time of year sun and clouds eighty three wednesday four match humid with a mix of sun and clouds and a high of eighty two on thursday clouds and sun and a high near eighty 73 now a humidity at seventy eight percent of windsor comic 73 we're going up to eighty six wednesday news time nine oh sex president trump aside off on a new travel ban must one does target some predominantly muslim countries but not exclusively at say more countries that don't meet screening requirements president tweeting last night making america safe is my number one priority we will not admit those into our country we cannot safely bet heat amounts to the president's third travel ban this time with visitors from eight nations with chad venezuela and north korea being added while sudan is not included this time some nations still have full travel bans while restrictions are conditional for others court challenges to the first and second bans argued the targeted a religion islam holy parts of the second have been able to be enforced it's unclear what effect this latest version we'll have won arguments involving the president's powers before the.
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"Federal court nullified do of texas is 36 congressional district yesterday unanimously rulings that they were drawn with the intent to weaken minority voting power in violation of the federal voting rights act and the united states constitution hispanic voters in one county in the states twenty seven congression no district which include corpus christi were intentionally deprived of their opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice according to the threejudge panel in the us district court in the western district of texas in their writings the one hundred seven page ruling the court also called the thirty fifth congressional district which includes parts of san antonio and austin and impermissible racial gerrymander however the court sided with this state in regard to all other districts ruling there was no evidence of intentional discrimination or dilution in the dallasfort worth area houston for the rest of the 23rd congressional district texas attorney general can paxton colder the ruling puzzling because the legislature adopt the congressional map the same court itself adopted in two thousand twelve and the obama era department of justice did not bring any claims against the math the sued initially was brought in two thousand eleven by several texas voters democratic and minority lawmakers along with several advocacy groups including bmw acp the mexican american legislative caucus and the league of united latin american citizens the plaintives claim to texas state legislator created a gerrymandered map in two thousand eleven which deluded minority representation following the two thousand ten us census the court initially ruled in favor of the plaintiff and the legislature scrappage redrawing plans the court at that time scrambled to create interim maps ahead of the two thousand twelve elections amid the legal battle over redistricting but the court argued later the maps were enacted without a whole review of all the facts of law and carry over the racially discriminatory intent and affect of the two thousand eleven plan texas democratic party care gilbert hingis us celebrated the ruling in a statement yesterday saying that republicans politically profited from discrimination republicans initiated a deceitful legal strategy to deliberately silent seconds from having a voice in.
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"Federal court nullified do of texas is thirty six congressional districts yesterday unanimously rulings that they were drawn with the intent to weaken minority voting power in violation of the federal voting rights act and the united states constitution hispanic voters in one county in the states twenty seven congressional district fourteen corpus christi were intentionally deprived of their opportunity to elected a candidate of their choice according to the threejudge panel in the us district court in the western district of texas in their writings the one hundred seven page ruling the court also called the thirty fifth congressional district which includes parts of san antonio and austin and impermissible racial gerrymander however the court sided with this state in regards to all other district ruling there was no evidence of intentional discrimination or dilution thin the dallasfort worth area and four the rest of the 23rd congressional district texas attorney general can paxton called the ruling puzzling because the ledge just like your adopt the congressional math the same court itself adopted in two thousand twelve and the obama era department of justice did not bring any claims against the math the initially was brought in two thousand eleven by several texas voters democratic and minority lawmakers along with several advocacy groups including the nwpp the mexican american legislative caucus and the league of united latin american services the plaintives claim to texas state legislator created a gerrymandered map in two thousand eleven which deluded minority representation following the two thousand ten us census record initially ruled in favor of the plaintiff and the legislature grafted redrawing plans the court at that time scrambled to create interim maps ahead of the two thousand twelve elections amid the legal battle over three districting but the court argued later the maps were enacted without a full review of all the facts of law and carry over the racially discriminatory intense and affect of the two thousand eleven even planned texas democratic party cheer fuel bertaud hindus celebrated the ruling in a statement yesterday saying that republicans politically profited from discrimination republicans initiated at the steeple legal strategy to deliberately silent sections from having a voice in their own government this is america's morning news mary.