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[NationalReview] D.C. Circuit judges seem disturbed by the degree to which Judge Emmet Sullivan has exhibited bias in Flynn’s case.
... whatever one may have thought about the gravity of Sullivan's irregular behavior back in May, he has now clearly crossed the Rubicon. It is incumbent on him to recuse himself. If he can't bring himself to do that ‐ a failure that would further demonstrate a lack of judicial detachment ‐ the D.C. Circuit should disqualify him. Either way, the case should be reassigned to a new judge, who should promptly grant the Justice Department's motion to dismiss.
Every aspect of this has dragged out the persecution of Flynn and the horrific legal casts that have destroyed him (for now I trust!}. It is a cautionary tale to anyone who is a key player in helping Trump, and continues to troll Trump to pardon him, a political gift to the democrats for the next 90 days if he does so. The real tragedy may be that Sullivan is removed or recuses himself at last, and a new judge is assigned and takes time to drag the case out more. This is about intimidation and perpetuating the gag order against Flynn, who in the end hopefully becomes a very rich man and starts talking at last about what he knows....with devastating effect I suspect. Obama's telling Trump that the two greatest threats he faced were Russia and Flynn speaks volumes about what they feared he would say and do.
Next Tuesday, we may (or may not) know the disposition of this miscarriage of justice.
Sullivan ought to be ashamed of himself for taking his direction from Obummer (and the Swamp). His legacy will be that of a sycophant and not a judge interested in justice. He could have played it straight but didn't.
The court will "split the baby" in the nastiest way possible. Flynn wile be declared "guilty but unadjuticable" (yes, I know, WTF does that mean?) Sullivan will be declared "judicially unassailable" (yes, I know, WTF does that mean?)
Business will go on as usual.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/09/2020 14:46 Comments ||
[UPI] A federal appeals court has dissolved an injunction on four Arkansas laws imposing new requirements to obtain an child sacrifice abortion.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday vacated District Judge Kristine Baker's injunction put in place in 2017.
Baker's ruling blocked four laws: one that bans the second-trimester child sacrifice abortion procedure dilation and evacuation; a second that requires doctors to notify law enforcement when anyone 16 or younger obtains an child sacrifice abortion; a third that requires doctors to review a woman's medical records to ensure she isn't using the procedure as a form of sex selection if she knows the fetus's sex; and a fourth that requires a patient to notify a partner or family regarding disposal of child sacrifice abortion remains.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the national Center for Reproductive Rights said the ruling won't take effect for 21 days, allowing the four laws to remain blocked until Aug. 28.
"If allowed to take effect, these restrictions would completely block many people from obtaining child sacrifice abortion care, and would eventually leave the state with even more limited child sacrifice abortion care," the ACLU said in a statement.
[UPI] President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... signed several executive orders Saturday, including an order to provide an extra $400 in weekly unemployment aid to those whose $600 weekly benefits expired in July as well as eviction protections and student loan relief.
A fourth executive order would defer payroll tax payments for people who earn less than $100,000. It would take effect retroactively and continue through December.
During a presser in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday to announce the orders, the President said if he is reelected in November he would "terminate" the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and Medicare benefits.
The executive order to provide $400 in weekly benefits requires that 25% of that funding be paid by states, many of whom are struggling with unexpected drops in revenue and have pleaded with Congress to receive additional aid.
Trump has sought a payroll tax deferral for more than a year with little support from Congress, but the other three issues were the subject of tense partisan negotiations in recent weeks as some parts of this spring's CARES Act expired.
It’s a 10-22% raise for workers. It puts cash in the hand of the voter, not a politician.
I expect either party will have the spine to not forgive the tax.
I cut my own payroll. My staff will see the money 8/15. With a note explaining the origin and terms of the cut. I feel sure they will spend the money wisely.
Trump moved forward when he reviewed his legal options with appropriate staff. He doesn't move haphazardly. This is well thought out. The Democrats are totally outclassed. Now what is next. Believe me he is rolling on.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.