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Source: The Guradian

Trump halts plans to expand offshore drilling after legal setback

Today 05:10 GMT

The Trump administration has shelved plans to vastly expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court decision that blocked fossil fuel activity in swaths of the Arctic.

“Considering every east and west coast governor opposes drilling off their coast, president Trump and secretary Bernhardt should fulfill their duty to represent the people, not stand with special interests.”

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Source: Fox News

Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest indicted, federal authorities say

Today 05:09 GMT

A Massachusetts judge and a court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said.

Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April 2, 2018 incident in which the pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the courthouse via a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez.

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Source: Global News

Brothers in Jussie Smollett case file defamation suit against star’s legal team

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

Kim Foxx’s frustrated Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly text messages released. Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo filed a federal defamation lawsuit against Jussie Smollett’s legal team.

WATCH: Prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett says he personally believes he’s guilty. “Defendants made these comments knowing they were untrue to distract from Mr. Smollett’s farce and to promote themselves and the Geragos & Geragos law firm,” the Osundairo brothers’ lawsuit alleges, according to CBS. “Statements indicating plaintiffs actually criminally battered Mr. Smollett without his consent are patently false and defamatory, as Mr. Smollett originated, planned and orchestrated the attack.” WATCH: Video of two brothers implicated in Smollett attack show them purchasing ski masks, red hats. During an interview with The Today Show, Glandian had previously suggested that the brothers may have been wearing “whiteface” while attacking Smollett.

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Source: Fox News

Bill Cosby fighting $1 million a month legal bills in arbitration

Thursday 11:45 GMT

A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial.

Quinn Emanuel had been retained to represent Cosby in three lawsuits in late 2015, but eventually had 28 lawyers working on 10 cases involving 14 accusers across the country as Cosby's legal woes snowballed.

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Source: BBC

Brothers suing over Jussie Smollett case

Thursday 02:24 GMT

Jussie Smollett's legal team is being sued for defamation by two brothers who say they continue to be accused of carrying out a racist and homophobic attack against the actor.

This is when lawyers for the Osundairo brothers say Smollett's attorneys "doubled down" on "untrue" statements that the brothers were behind the "criminally homophobic, racist, and violent attack" against Smollett. They claim defamatory statements were made in interviews by one of Smollett's lawyers, Tina Glandian, the day after charges against him were dropped, and then repeated widely across the media.

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Source: Fox News

James Jay Carafano: Trump needs to convince Americans he can solve our immigration mess – Here's how

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Another key component is Homeland Security Investigations, which ought to focus almost exclusively on border threats and immigration violations.

Merging Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE into one monster enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.

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Source: Fox News

Deroy Murdock: Obama crony Eric Holder should stop lecturing William Barr on legal ethics

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Rather than let an independent investigator probe this matter, Obama asked Eric Holder to ask Eric Holder what he knew and when he knew it.

Obama’s initial attorney general, the first black American to hold that office, has a ton of nerve to lecture Attorney General William Barr about releasing the Mueller Report. “The attorney general of the United States is the people’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer,” Holder said Thursday in Chicago’s Rogers Park district.

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Source: The Guradian

Capricorns need not apply: is it legal to pick a roommate by astrological sign?

Tuesday 21:49 GMT

This week, a post sharing the response to a housing inquiry went viral when the applicant was turned down for their zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Capricorns are known for being “know-it-alls”, “unforgiving” and condescending as well as good managers, disciplined and self controlled, according to online astrology resources. “Our main goal is to keep things egalitarian, without anyone being ‘in charge’ or domming the household,” the original poster said.


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