This means citizens coming to the January 20, 2020, pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond will have to disarm before taking part in the event... VCDL’s Philip Van Cleave told CNN his group has been coming to the state Capitol every January 20th since 2003 without incident. But Northam suggested guns needed to be banned this year. And not only guns but “sticks and bats” too. Northam alluded to “threats and violent rhetoric” reminiscent of “Charlottesville,” but he did not provide details on the threats or the rhetoric.
The group, Organize for Justice, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, meaning it can raise unlimited sums of money without having to disclose the identity of its donors to the public. Organize for Justice calls itself the “sister organization” of Justice Democrats, a PAC whose board Ocasio-Cortez served on throughout most of her pivotal 2018 primary campaign.
Weinstein’s legal team produced an 87-page motion on Wednesday that called on the judge at the New York state supreme court in Manhattan to shift the location to upstate New York or down Long Island. The motion argues that the change of court would avoid the “carnival-like atmosphere” that it complains has tainted the view of potential jurors since the trial began on 6 January.
Five men, all associated with the front company “Business World” in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and including Muhammad Kamran Wali (Kamran), 41, of Pakistan; Muhammad Ahsan Wali (Ahsan), 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh (Haji), 82, both of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Ashraf Khan Muhammad (Khan) of Hong Kong; and Ahmed Waheed (Waheed), 52, of Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom, were indicted in federal court for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Export Control Reform Act. The grand jury returned the indictment on Oct. 16, 2019, and it was unsealed today.
A federal judge revoked the bail of Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday and ordered him jailed while awaiting trial on three indictments, saying new allegations of fraud and money laundering show he poses a danger to the public.
“Needless to say, the notion that American citizens and others were monitoring Ambassador Yovanovitch’s movements for unknown purposes is disturbing,” Yovanovitch’s lawyer Lawrence S. Robbins told The Post in a statement... Documents recently turned over to House investigators by Giuliani associate Lev Parnas show text messages between Parnas and Robert Hyde, a 2020 GOP congressional candidate in Connecticut, where they suggest she is being monitored.
The Virgin Islands said his misconduct was much more extensive, continuing to as recently 2018 and involving girls as young as 11 or 12. Its lawsuit seeks to recoup damages from Epstein’s estimated $577.7 million estate after he, with the help of alleged accomplices, “trafficked, raped, sexually assaulted and held captive underage girls and young women” at his Virgin Islands properties.
British police have blocked a legal bid to trace Prince Andrew’s bodyguards’ movements on the night he allegedly first had sex with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser... With no witnesses of the prince’s pie date, the Mirror Online submitted a Freedom of Information Act request hoping that his royal protection officers’ movements would help prove his whereabouts that day. But London’s Met police rejected the request, citing national security concerns — and sparking an immediate backlash, the UK news site said.
Scientists have created a new life form that's something between a frog and a robot. Using stem cells scraped from frog embryos, researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM) and Tufts University assembled "xenobots." The millimeter-wide blobs act like living, self-healing robots. They can walk, swim and work cooperatively. Refined, they could be used inside the human body to reprogram tumors, deliver drugs or scrape plaque out of arteries.
Firearms are prohibited from being brought on an aircraft, but TSA said 87 percent of those detected -- 3,863 guns -- at the 278 airport checkpoints across the country were loaded. Thirty-four percent -- 1,507 guns -- had a round of ammunition chambered.
Small business owners in India are protesting Amazon, saying they won't be able to compete with the steep discounts it offers other suppliers. An organizer of the protest said Amazon will "destroy small retailers" and called CEO Jeff Bezos an "economic terrorist." The protests coincided with Bezos' trip to India, where he announced on Wednesday that Amazon plans to invest $1 billion in the country, calling a US-India alliance the "most important" of the 21st century.
On Wednesday, the court heard oral arguments for the case of Norris Babb, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who claimed she was fired because of her age and gender... While the court was hearing oral arguments from Babb’s attorney, Roberts asked if using the popular phrase “OK Boomer,” a dismissive remark younger people use to jab people from the baby-boom generation, would count as discrimination. “Is that actionable?” Roberts asked the attorney, prompting laughter in the courtroom.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration argued in a federal appeals court on Wednesday that it should be allowed to execute condemned inmates without delay after a lower court ordered the executions be put on hold to hear legal challenges.
Virginia’s decision does not seal the amendment’s addition to the United States Constitution. A deadline for three-quarters of the states to approve the E.R.A. expired in 1982, so the future of the measure is uncertain.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to sign a copy of the resolution later Wednesday during an engrossment ceremony with the newly announced team of Democratic House impeachment managers. The two articles of impeachment — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — will then be marched over to the Senate, where they will be officially transmitted to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams... Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is expected to begin Tuesday, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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