Spoiler: it makes uncomfortable reading for the Attorney General.
There will be no substantive change to the sentences passed on the killers of Pc Andrew Harper.— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) December 16, 2020
The Attorney General\u2019s application to refer the sentences as unduly lenient and the defence applications for leave to appeal against sentence have been refused by the Court of Appeal. https://t.co/qxTzuj7jR3
First, by way of background. I was one of several commentators astonished that the Attorney General, who has no known experience of practising criminal law, decided to personally present this serious case at the Court of Appeal.
It appeared an overtly political decision.
Comments leaked to the press confirmed this was a political decision, to capitalise on a tragic case in the headlines.
A “friend” of the Attorney General told the Express that she was pursuing the case *against* legal advice. She also took a preemptive pop at the judges.
Before the hearing, the Attorney General leaked to the Daily Express, via an alleged \u201cfriend\u201d, her views that, should the judges find against her, it will be because they are \u201cwet liberal judges\u201d who are \u201csoft on criminals\u201d. https://t.co/5uGggN8tTT— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) November 30, 2020
On the day of the hearing, it appeared from selected reports that the AG was out of her depth. She appeared to be making political submissions to the Court of Appeal that have no place in a case of this type.
The Court of Appeal judgment helps understand what happened.
The AG played a limited role. She “rehearsed some of the facts and said that the sentences had caused widespread public concern”
Her contribution was seemingly not considered by the Court to be legal submissions. Oof.
The petitioners rely on the September 30 order of the Supreme Court which directed the Centre and UPSC to consider granting an extra chance to last attempt candidates with corresponding rise in upper age limit.
Report of order
A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishnan Murari will take up the petition seeking extra attempt for last chance USPC aspirants in a short while.
#UPSC #civilservices #upsc2020 #upscprelims2020 #SupremeCourt
The bench has taken up the petition of UPSC aspirants for extra attempt.
#UPSC #civilservices #upsc2020 #upscprelims2020 #SupremeCourt
Issue regarding grant of extra chance for last attempt UPSC candidates is under consideration of the Central Government, Solicitor General tells the bench.
#UPSC #civilservices #upsc2020 #upscprelims2020 #SupremeCourt
Wanna clarify that not trying to say that people can’t take accountability and change, just that having someone like that in an actual leadership position is incredibly invalidating, at least to me.
But I’m being told that he may not actually be involved in leadership? Which is concerning considering he was giving orders to people at RH today. And I feel like him deciding to go by a different name while there is sort of skirting accountability.
For transparency’s sake, I’m talking about Micah Rhodes, now going by the name Julian.
UPDATE: I’ve been assured he will have no leadership role. Apparently leadership has already had talks with him about taking charge, which he seems to not be receptive to. With that in mind, please be wary of Micah Rhodes/Julian/JuJu
The stuff I've heard in the last 72 hours\u2014from members of Congress, law enforcement friends, gun shop owners, MAGA devotees\u2014is absolutely chilling.— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) January 10, 2021
We need to brace for a wave of violence in this country. Not just over the next couple of weeks, but over the next couple of years.
The coming Trumpist events on Jan 17 and Jan 20 will probably be much smaller in scale, especially in DC. The MAGA crew can't buy another flight and take more days off work so soon after Jan 6.
Some of the Trumpist forums are actively suspicious of these events, claiming they're FBI or Antifa traps. A lot of people at TDW felt that the *design* of this flyer was too lefty to be real!
Unfortunately, that doesn't mean everything will be OK. The statehouse events on Jan 17 have the potential to turn violent, where a few hundred people could be enough to overwhelm local authorities.
MAGA anger at a lot of the GOP is high, as well as against Dems. Even red states could see problems, so I hope authorities are prepared.
i don't think its reasonable to bully people, endanger them, violate their privacy, ridicule them, etc, as they process the death of their friends. if you knew the circumstances---which i tried to keep private---you would know why i feel injured by econbrkfst's harassment of me.
thank you for respecting my grieving at this time. i ask you to step back and not jump into any witch trial mob initiated by nick lee at @econbrkfst against me, or especially, black women. @twittersupport @twittersafety
1: The Texas "lawusit" against four other "battleground" states in the United States Supreme Court is legally stupid.* It is so legally stupid that I was reluctant to believe that even Ken Paxton would file it.
*My patience level is not ginormous today. Please don't try to explain to me why you think it isn't stupid for whatever other reasons because I'll be making liberal use of the airlock. Thx.
2: Yes, one state can sue another at the US Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court gets to decide whether to take the case. One factor that they will **undoubtedly** look at is the factor of "injury."
Texas is claiming two things. First, that the states have a special interest in who becomes Vice President because of the tiebreaker. Second, that their electors are injured if their votes are "diluted" by electors from states that, in Texas's view, didn't obey their own law.
There is very little argument presented for "injury." Even less - barely a paragraph - was presented for how the defendant states caused that injury.
For lawyers, this is a signal that this is a performance of politics by "litigation" and not a serious effort.
If you want to understand why housing the unhoused is so impossible in this county, please read this thread.
So, let’s get this straight.The guy who runs Housing for Clackamas County, not Multnomah County, is Vahid Brown. We’ll start this thread here. It's a long thread.
Vahid calls someone on the phone to offer them housing at the new St Johns iteration of Hazelnut Grove. This call wasn’t made due to an application to get into the new HG village. In fact, there are no applications for anyone to apply for housing at the new HG village. Why?
3/ I don’t know. How do I know? Because I called out Do Good Multnomah 2 months ago for seemingly having NO process for conducting fair and equitable admissions for this new village.
Our assumption that it was a “good ol’ boys” network has been proven true, yet again. @VoHpdx
Do Good Mult has mislead unhoused folks in St Johns telling them that they could have a spot in the new housing, giving false hope to current SJ residents who have been residing in the area for years, many of whom were born here. @Advocacy5_PDX
5/ That Vahid used his privilege in such an egregious way, should result in his losing his job. If there is a process, it needs to be fair and open. When I spoke to DGM months ago, they lied to me about having a process to get into HG.
intense situation that occurred after I saw several people get trampled, nearly avoiding that myself. She collapsed in the entryway to the capital building and was trampled. Compressions were preformed on her but I was unable to feel a carotid or femoral pulse. Several...
men carried her back to the police line. She was very cyanotic & bleeding from the face.
This happened within the entry hall and directly in front of the entrance to the Capital building in DC. I’m not seeing this reported or hearing that people are aware of it.
She collapsed in the entry way to the capital Building. I was filming at the edge of the entrance just outside the flow a large group of people pressing into & being pressed from behind into the hallway. A large man grabbed from behind, pushed me into the Frey and said,...
“you’re going in, get in there,” (I think). And I was fought in the mob and pressed into the entry hallway.
I managed to pull myself into a corner nook against the wall. Moments after, the police inside made a great push outward against the dozens of people pushing...
This week, over half the Republican Congress signed on to a Texas lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to invalidate millions of votes in 4 battleground states, despite having ZERO evidence of voter fraud. This is shocking but, sadly, not the least bit surprising. #velshi
Last night, the Supreme Court—including all 3 of Donald Trump’s appointees—rejected Texas’ case to overturn the election results. But one wonders whether it would have been more useful for the court to have heard it and then decided against it. #velshi
Trump’s tactics may not have worked in the ACTUAL courts, but a poll out this week indicated that 77% of Republicans believe there was fraud in this election. While most of that misinformation comes from Donald Trump himself—he’s the spark—the fuel is all around us. #velshi
Months ago, I warned that congressional candidates who hold dangerous fringe views could potentially get elected. They did, and I thought that was going to be our biggest problem moving forward: candidates whipping up conspiracies on the campaign trail. #velshi
I failed at the time to recognize that the dangers are far greater. Since Nov 3, elected members of the GOP and their constituents have pushed actual lies in favor of overturning the election and the will of the people who voted Biden in and Trump out. #velshi
i have been a long term campaigner against nazi-ism in portland---and young antifa, refuse to research my work. due to my interest in de-radicalising someone, i am bullied by people like @realfrostylady who seek to punish me with brutal swastika imagery.
every time, careless antifa, blast my account with this horrifying image of swastikas, i feel persecuted, and they do not respect the way that it traumatic to me, to do this work, and have no respect. i have tried to educate on holocaust. worked at museum, read huge amounts.
my Jewish ancestry is less provable than many, and i have sincerely believed i have little bits of Jewish due to stories, and names. but does it matter? if i feel in my heart, connected to that pain, why must they brutally inflict more trauma on me. my loved ones from israel...
my loved ones from israel, are separated from me, and it was perhaps an original hate crime against me, that antifa seek to abuse me with further. perhaps it was to punish my many jewish friends, or past lovers. can you ask them to stop. the people involved with torturing me
Today I will not be sharing what are primarily my thoughts on the United States Supreme Court’s dereliction of duty to the American people.
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Instead, I’ll be sharing the words of Myron Magnet.
In a June 19, 2019 essay published in City Journal and linked in my next tweet, he did a magnificent job of walking the reader through an incredible years-long effort underway by Justice Thomas.
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Tomorrow I will show how all of this imperial judiciary nonsense fits into the Section 230 fiasco that has allowed wrongdoers to brazenly impair out constitutional rights.
For now, here is the link to Myron Magnet’s brilliant
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But what was, what is, that years-long effort by Justice Thomas?
Anyone who has been following the trajectory of Justice Thomas surely knows already: to return the foundational focus of our Supreme Court to the Constitution . . . as written.
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Let me now begin my series of quotes and paraphrases mixed in with my minimal comments. Magnet’s article was written in the wake of Gamble v. United States, a case that involved the question of double jeopardy.
Bench of Justice SS Shinde and MS Karnik are hearing the matter.
Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda apprises the court of the development in the case after the passing of the Supreme Court judgment of November
Ponda submits that the chargesheet was hastily filed after the Supreme Court order so that the present plea will become infructuous.
Ponda: Justice Chandrachud’s judgment is my best argument.
Ponda submits that Supreme Court observed in the order offence under Section 306 of IPC was not prima facie attracted.
Court: But that also means that the case is still open.
The observations of the SC are prima facie.
Justice Shinde asks Ponda to read the relevant portion of the order where the Supreme Court discussed on the facts of the case.
Ponda begins reading paragraph 66 of the judgment.
Link of the e-inauguration:
The event begins.
All dignitaries are being welcomed right now.
Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka inaugurates the Mega e-Lok Adalat by lighting the lamp.
She was so excited to be taken “seriously.” Her bossed isolated her and kissed her. She never had that type of job again.
It was then how I learned how hard it is for women. How hard this world can be for us when we are trying to be taken seriously and help our community. How easily jerks can destroy the lives of women.
And I promised myself I would never let those kind of guys win. I would work hard my whole life to put myself in positions of power to change things. To end the violence & corruption. Give voice to the voiceless.
I am not stopping. I refuse. I will never give up.
Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched.
I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.
Not knowing what to expect what’s the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it.
And I *know* I am not the only woman.
Alex Jones paid $500K organize the event, admits he was directed by #Trump to lead the crowd to the Capitol.
[email protected] Pls Investigate Free Speech System’s & Trump’s communications, donors & pre-election funding of infowars.
2/ [email protected] please investigate. My kids were taken away for countermanding defamation & because I spoke out against infowars, which I used to own. Pls investigate due process violations in D-1-FM-15-005030 & official oppression to silence anti-Trump speech.
3/[email protected] investigate why Alex Jones’ DUI charge was dismissed w out trial and all Travis Co rulings to protect him, investigations not pursued by DA and (indicted) AG for racketeering, perjury. Investigate $6500 donation to judge prior to order entry...
4/Flashback to three weeks ago.
[email protected] whatcha waiting for?
Hey, [email protected]
Active calls to more violence on Alex Jones’ “Banned Video” website.
Thought they moderated comments.
Court of Appeals of Oregon.
July 8, 2020.
https://t.co/qB3G8IAtxS we must correctly interpret the statute.
Stull v. Hoke, 326 Or. 72, 77, 948 P.2d 722 (1997).
legal change of sex from male or female to nonbinary
Before DeVore, Presiding Judge, and Mooney, Judge, and Hadlock, Judge pro tempore.
Bruce L. Campbell, John C. Clarke, and Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP filed the brief amicus curiae for Transgender Law Center, interACT, and Beyond Binary Legal.
Does ORS 33.460 permit the circuit court to grant a legal change of sex from male or female to nonbinary? The circuit court concluded that the statute does not permit such a change, and it denied petitioner's application under ORS 33.460
Hearing to resume before Supreme Court in a short while from now.
TATA v MISTRY
Senior counsel Shyam Divan begins arguments on behalf of Shapoorji Pallonji group.
TATA v MISTRY
This case is about corporate governance. We have moved from corporate democracy to a much richer corporate governance under the amended Companies Act: Divan
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The management of company is the board. The most crucial obligation imposed on Director now is that the director is a fiduciary. A fiduciary's allegiance is to the company alone: Divan
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Lack of probity is much broader than financial irregularities.
The long relationship between the two groups developed over decades. It developed in the context of a statutory framework which restricted the role of private trust: Divan.