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Defense Grilling of Canada Police Witness in Huawei CFO’s U.S. Extradition Case Continues | Top News

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A police officer who denied asking Canadian border agents for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s phone and laptop passcodes on the day of her arrest two years ago will continue to face cross-examination on how he obtained them Tuesday.

The witness testimony is part of Meng’s U.S. extradition hearing taking place in the British Columbia Supreme Court.

Meng, 48, was arrested while on a layover at Vancouver International Airport on Dec. 1, 2018. U.S. prosecutors charged her with bank fraud, accusing her of misleading HSBC Holdings PLC about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s business dealings in Iran, allegedly causing the bank to break U.S. sanctions.

Meng has said she is innocent of all charges against her and has mounted a defense seeking to prove that Canadian and U.S. authorities illegally directed the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) examination. Her lawyers assert police used the border agency’s additional

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Biden Picks Cuban-American Lawyer Mayorkas as U.S. Homeland Security Chief | Top News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to become U.S. secretary of homeland security, Biden’s transition team said on Monday, entrusting the Cuban immigrant to help reverse outgoing President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies.

Mayorkas, a former federal prosecutor in California, served as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Barack Obama when Biden was vice president. Mayorkas, the Obama administration’s highest-ranking Cuban American official, became one of Biden’s latest Cabinet selections as the Democratic former vice president prepares to take office on Jan. 20.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Mayorkas would become the first foreign-born leader of the sprawling department that was created in the aftermath of the Sept. 1, 2001, attacks on the United States. DHS boasts 240,000 employees and is responsible for border security, immigration enforcement, cybersecurity, disaster readiness and relief, among other portfolios.

Among its agencies

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How to Become a Lawyer: A Step-by-Step Guide | Top Law Schools

Entering the legal profession is no small task, so the choice to become a lawyer should not be made lightly, experts say. Getting a license to practice law in the U.S. generally requires years of strenuous effort, and it may involve acquiring a significant amount of student loan debt in order to cover the cost of law school.

A legal career often leads to a six-figure salary. The median annual compensation among lawyers in the U.S. as of May 2019 was $122,960, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are the steps involved in becoming a lawyer.

Step 1: Learn About Legal Jobs and Careers

Someone contemplating a career as a lawyer should conduct research on the legal field to gauge whether he or she would enjoy life as a lawyer, attorneys suggest.

One valuable resource is the “Discover Law” portal on the Law School Admission Council website,

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ROSEN, A TOP RANKED LAW FIRM, Reminds Biogen Inc. Investors of Important January 12 Deadline in …

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NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB), between October 22, 2019 and November 6, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important January 12, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action commenced by the Firm. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Biogen investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Biogen class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1981.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the larger dataset did not provide necessary data regarding aducanumab’s effectiveness;

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ROSEN, A TOP RANKED LAW FIRM, Reminds First American Financial Corp. Investors of Important …

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NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of First American Financial Corp. (NYSE: FAF) between February 17, 2017 and October 22, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important December 24, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action commenced by the firm. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for First American investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the First American class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1662.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) First American failed to implement basic security

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Two women in running to be next US Attorney-General, United States News & Top Stories

WASHINGTON • The Biden transition team is weighing Attorney-General contenders led by Ms Lisa Monaco, who held key national security posts in the Obama administration, and Ms Sally Yates, who gained fame when she was fired by President Donald Trump, said people familiar with the matter.

The choice of either would help President-elect Joe Biden achieve his goal of having women represented at the highest levels of his administration.

Other candidates under consideration include Alabama Senator Doug Jones, who lost his re-election bid this month, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, one person said.

Ms Monaco and Ms Yates both had extensive careers in the Justice Department. But Ms Yates’ history of tussling with the Trump White House might make her approval harder if the Senate is still controlled by Republicans.

Ms Monaco, 52, spent 15 years in the Justice Department during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

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Campaigners launch action claiming Government handed top Covid jobs to ‘cronies’

Campaigners have launched legal proceedings against the Government claiming it handed out top jobs in the coronavirus pandemic to “cronies” without proper competition.

The Good Law Project and race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust said they had filed for judicial review at the High Court claiming that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock had acted “unlawfully”.



The case relates to the recruitment of Tory peer Baroness Dido Harding to both the head of NHS Test and Trace and the new National Institute of Health Protection; Kate Bingham as head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce; and Mike Coupe as director of NHS Test and Trace.

The court papers allege that because the positions were not advertised and are unpaid the Government was guilty of indirectly discriminating against others outside the very well-off, predominantly white group from which they were chosen.

They also said the Government breached equality

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Boris Johnson ‘acted illegally’ over jobs for top anti-Covid staff

Boris Johnson and his health secretary, Matt Hancock, acted “unlawfully” when appointing three key figures – including the head of NHS Test and Trace, Dido Harding – to posts in the fight against Covid-19, according to a legal challenge submitted by campaigners to the high court.

The Observer has seen details of documents from those pursuing the case – and initial responses from government lawyers – relating to the call for a judicial review into the appointment of Baroness Harding, who is a Tory peer, and into those of Kate Bingham to the post of head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce and Mike Coupe to the role of director of testing at NHS Test and Trace.

Related: England’s three Covid ‘tsars’ in spotlight over case to win judicial review

The case has been lodged jointly by the not-for-profit Good Law Project headed by Jolyon Maugham QC, and the UK’s leading

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Cheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud

A number of House Republicans, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), are casting doubt on the Trump campaign’s claims of widespread voter fraud.



Liz Cheney wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Cheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud


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Cheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud

Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House who has at times broken with the administration on key issues, said it is time for President Trump and his legal team to back up their claims of widespread voter fraud with evidence as they blanket swing states with lawsuits contesting election results showing victories for President-elect Joe Biden.

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“America is governed by the rule of law. The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results,” Cheney said in a statement. “If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to

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Criminal justice system is ‘on its knees’, says top English lawyer | Law

Crown court cases are being delayed until 2023, the innocent penalised more than the guilty, and the under-funded, criminal justice system brought “on its knees”, according to the chair of the Criminal Bar Association in England and Wales.

James Mulholland QC told the Guardian that while Covid had intensified the crisis, deep cuts to the Ministry of Justice since 2010 had left it dangerously under-resourced.

The result was that “very vulnerable people who have to go through the system are being let down,” he said. “You can’t have a completely under-funded system from beginning to end.”

Mulholland, 56, represents thousands of barristers who are struggling to hold the system together during the pandemic, but is still immersed in trial processes himself, and witness to the crisis first hand.

Approximately 50,000 crown court cases are waiting to be heard, of which 33,000 will involve full trials. Last year, without Covid, Mulholland

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