9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and seven other House Democrats are urging the Justice Department to release American environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who helped Indigenous communities in Ecuador win a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron. Why it matters: Human rights groups say the charges against Donziger, who is serving a six-month prison term for contempt ofContinue reading “9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron”

Let’s talk about Ahmaud Arbery and the system functioning – Beau of the Fifth Column

Georgia judge denies defense motion for mistrial in Ahmaud Arbery case

A Georgia judge denied a motion for a mistrial on Friday in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case from a defense lawyer who claimed that Black pastors outside the courthouse were a “woke left mob” that influenced the jury in the trial of three white men. More than 200 pastors gathered on Thursday outside the GlynnContinue reading “Georgia judge denies defense motion for mistrial in Ahmaud Arbery case”

Judge’s ‘God Bless the USA’ Ringtone Blares During Rittenhouse Trial

The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial apparently forgot to silence his cellphone when the proceedings returned from lunch on Wednesday, revealing to the world that his ringtone is Lee Greenwood’s cheesy patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” Following a one-hour break in the prosecution’s heated cross-examination of Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused murderer’s defense arguedContinue reading “Judge’s ‘God Bless the USA’ Ringtone Blares During Rittenhouse Trial”

In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected

After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday. After a grueling process that lasted two and a half weeks, a jury was selected on Wednesday in the trial of the three white men accused ofContinue reading “In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected”

Protests in Poland after death of pregnant woman blamed on abortion ban

Silent protests have been held in a number of Polish cities in response to the death of a pregnant woman. Activists blame the near-total abortion ban introduced by Poland’s constitutional court last year for her death. Conservative commentators and politicians, however, have rejected such suggestions. “Sometimes women die in childbirth,” says an MP from theContinue reading “Protests in Poland after death of pregnant woman blamed on abortion ban”

Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest – Democracy Now!

The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador forContinue reading “Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest – Democracy Now!”

‘Completely damning’ video of Trump ally emerges – CNN

A video captured by a Democratic activist shows conservative lawyer John Eastman, who had worked with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team, criticizing former Vice President Mike Pence for not overturning the 2020 election results.

Exclusive: Rachel Maddow Interviews Lev Parnas – Part 1 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Lev Parnas, federally indicted associate of Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about his role in the Ukraine scheme that would lead to Trump’s impeachment. Aired on 1/15/20.

Secret Service Agents Now Handling Parts Of The Matt Gaetz Investigation

Matt Gaetz and his associates could be in more trouble than we had thought, as reports this week have given us new information about the ongoing investigation. One of the recent revelations is that the Secret Service is actually handling parts of the investigation, meaning that there could be an Executive Branch connection to allContinue reading “Secret Service Agents Now Handling Parts Of The Matt Gaetz Investigation”

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