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Controversial Rittenhouse lawyer may not join trial defense in Wisconsin

a screen shot of a man: John Pierce, attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, talking about the case on Fox News

© Bruce Vielmetti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Pierce, attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, talking about the case on Fox News

A California lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse should not be granted permission to practice in Wisconsin because of several ethical concerns, Kenosha prosecutors say.

In a brief, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has sharpened his office’s objections to John Pierce — a civil litigator from Los Angeles who has been directing a media blitz for Rittenhouse — being part of the criminal defense team on the teen’s homicides case.

Meanwhile, Pierce announced Thursday that he has taken over all civil representation of Rittenhouse, including potential defamation actions, as well as the efforts to raise more money for his defense, and apparently abdicating any role at the criminal trial in Kenosha.

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Court rules enough probable cause for Kyle Rittenhouse case to go to trial

KENOSHA, Wis. — There is enough evidence to warrant a trial for an Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two men and wounding a third during a night of unrest in Wisconsin, a court commissioner ruled Thursday after a contentious hearing in which the defendant’s lawyer tried to show he had acted in self-defense.

Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, is charged with homicide and attempted homicide for the Aug. 25 fatal shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz during a night of unrest two days after the police shooting in Kenosha of Jacob Blake, a local Black man.

During a preliminary hearing conducted via video, Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating found that there was enough probable cause for the case to proceed to trial. Rittenhouse, who wore a covering over his nose and mouth, attended the Zoom hearing from the office of his

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AP govt withdraws law for speedy trial in rape and murder cases after Centre’s objections – india news

Nearly a year after enacting a legislation to expedite trial and sentencing in rape and murder cases within 21 days, the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday withdrew the law following queries raised by the Centre.

State home minister Mekathoti Sucharita introduced a bill in the assembly on Wednesday seeking to withdraw the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill – Andhra Pradesh Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women and Children Bill, 2019. It was named after a Hyderabad-based veterinarian who was raped and killed by four youths on November 28 last year and was given a pseudonym Disha.

The legislation, which was passed by the state assembly on December 13 last year, sought to complete investigation into alleged rape and murder cases, conduct of trial in special courts and awarding of sentences to the accused within 21 days.

The legislation was later sent to the Centre for Presidential assent, since it required

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Two Dayton Law Students Take Home Honors In Ohio Attorney General’s Mock Trial Competition : University of Dayton, Ohio

They were the kind of tense exchanges between an attorney and a witness that would fit nicely in a courtroom TV drama.

But the only place these back and forths were broadcast was on Zoom, as the team from the University of Dayton School of Law prepared for the Ohio Attorney General’s Mock Trial Competition.

“Every week I’d come with something different and she’d have a different answer,” says 3L Zion Savory, who played the role of an attorney for the competition, of fellow teammate Khandice Lofton, who played the role of a witness. “If I caught her up one week, she’d answer a different way the next week.”

All those hours of trying to out-maneuver the other paid off at the competition when the two were matched up against attorneys and witnesses from other law schools in the state. Savory was awarded Best Attorney in the morning session and

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Lawyers, prosecutors argue over sex-crimes trial


Bill Cosby was denied bail after being sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his 2004 assault of Andrea Constand. Constand embraced supporters as she left court.


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard conflicting arguments at a virtual hearing on Tuesday about whether Bill Cosby was fairly convicted of sex crimes in 2018, but many of the seven justices seemed doubtful of the prosecution’s assertions.

The high court heard oral arguments from Cosby’s appellate lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, and from two prosecutors from the office of District Attorney Kevin Steele of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about whether Cosby’s 2018 trial was flawed by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded, and thus should be thrown out. 

The court is not expected to issue a ruling for some months.

Cosby was convicted in April 2018 on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of his former friend, Andrea Constand,

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Private Divorce Trial Forum Launches in New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Divorcing couples and their counsel will no longer have to wait for the overburdened New York State court system to schedule a trial on financial issues related to their divorce. 

Eric Wrubel, Founder NYC Private Justice, Private Divorce Trial Forum

Eric Wrubel, a matrimonial attorney with a 25-year career practicing in New York, envisioned and has founded NYC Private Justice (NYCPJ) which provides a platform for litigants in a divorce or family law action to have financial issues heard by an experienced, neutral third party who will render a binding decision following the presentation of admissible evidence. 

This innovative concept is the first of its kind in New York and will revolutionize how contested divorces and related financial hearings can be handled. 

NYCPJ is also a novel option for individuals who want the financial aspects of the dissolution of their marriage handled with complete privacy, as well as expeditiously.


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BJP wants Pradeep Panigrahy on criminal trial- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR: The Ganjam unit of BJP on Sunday demanded criminal proceedings against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy who was suspended from BJD for “anti-people activities.”The BJP leaders alleged that Panigrahy has collected lakhs of rupees from oustees of Tata’s proposed mega steel plant, which has now been renamed as Gopalpur Industrial park, by giving them assurance of employment. 

District BJP president Bibhuti Jena submitted a memorandum to Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra urging action against Panigrahy and his supporters including brother Dilip Panigrahy, liquor trader Surya Sahu, sand trader M Kesaba Reddy, Babuli Rath and Gitanjali Gouda.

Jena alleged through these persons, Panigrahy collected a huge sum of rupees from innocent locals. “The MLA with the help of his would be son-in-law Akash Pathak had issued fake appointment letters to 63 unemployed youths of Ganjam. After Akash’s arrest on cheating charge, Panigrahy and his henchmen Surya Sahu and

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Calling anti-Semite to testify at hate trial would have been disastrous, lawyer says

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Published Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:14PM EST

TORONTO – Calling a notorious anti-Semite as a witness would have been disastrous to the defence of wilfully promoting hatred, the former lawyer for a convicted hate monger testified on Thursday.

Under cross-examination by his ex-client, Dean Embry said raising questions about the veracity of the Holocaust would have been worse than futile.

“No judge in Canada was ever going to find that the Holocaust didn’t happen,” Embry said. “Denying the Holocaust in the context of this trial was crazy and suicidal.”

Embry’s testimony came during an appeal by James Sears, editor of Your Ward News. Sears and publisher LeRoy St. Germaine were convicted last year of promoting hatred against Jews and women via their free Toronto-based publication.

Sears, 57, who is acting as his own appeal lawyer, is seeking to have his conviction overturned on the basis

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Nipomo golf course murder: Santa Maria woman to stand trial

A Santa Maria woman must stand trial on charges related to the killing of a man whose remains were found in a pond at a Nipomo golf course in a case reportedly linked to members of the Aryan Brotherhood.

Kimberly Machleit, 36, has been charged with murder and a sentencing enhancement for use of a firearm in the death of Joseph Govey, 53, of Santa Maria in late 2018.

She is one of three people arrested in connection with the killing, but the only defendant involved in the preliminary hearing held Friday in Santa Maria Superior Court before Judge John McGregor.

At the end of the hearing, McGregor ruled sufficient evidence existed for Machleit to stand trial.

Preliminary hearings allow prosecutors to spell out evidence in a case and typically involve limited presentations from the defense.

However, Machleit’s attorney, deputy public defender Jess McHarrie, suggested self-defense or an accident as

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