Judge Pierces Mueller Report Secrecy, Orders Material Disclosed to House Democrats | National Law Journal

 
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Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell’s ruling delivered a victory to the House Judiciary Committee in its drawn-out legal battle for the full findings of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, who in March concluded his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In his summary of his office’s findings, Mueller reported that he uncovered no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin, but he documented several episodes of possible efforts by the president to obstruct the investigation.
 

Appeals court tosses slip-and-fall award because of admission of Google Maps image

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A Florida appeals court has reversed a $90,000 jury award to a woman who slipped and fell on a sidewalk because a Google Maps photo used to bolster her case was not properly authenticated.

The Third District Court of Appeal ruled against plaintiff Juanita Kho, who tripped and fell while walking on a Miami sidewalk in 2010, the Daily Business Review reports.

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Trump Administration Defends Policy of ICE Courthouse Arrests in Bid to End Challenge | New York Law Journal

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The Trump administration rebuked the state’s claims about common-law privilege in their motion to throw out the lawsuit, saying that federal law promulgated by Congress superseded the centuries-old understanding.

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The Trump administration, in a new court filing, defended its policy of arresting undocumented immigrants in and around state courthouses in New York, saying that federal immigration law gives them exclusive authority to make those arrests, regardless of location.
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London Medieval Murder Map | Violence Research Centre

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Each pin represents the approximate location of one of 142 homicides cases in late medieval London. Click on a pin to open a window that displays the story behind the event, based on the original record produced by the Coroner. For more information on how to use the map, visit this page. If you are referencing our map, please read the note at the bottom of the page. You can listen to the launch lecture here

 
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Eisner, Manuel (2018) Interactive London Medieval Murder Map. University of Cambridge: Institute of Criminology, retrieved from (https://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/london-medieval-murder-map/lm…).

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Review: Courtroom Objections — trial assistance on your iPhone – iPhone J.D.

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Over nine years ago, I reviewed an app created by Houston attorney Anthony Shorter called Courtroom Objections.  Shorter reached out to me to tell me that he had recently updated his app, and it has been so long since I mentioned the app on iPhone J.D. that I thought it was time for another look.

The purpose of the app is to provide you with a quick guide to making and responding to objections in court.  The app includes a list of common objections and responses.  I think that the app would be most useful for those who are relatively new litigators, but any attorney who tries cases could use this app.

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New York City Council votes to close notorious Rikers Island jail.

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The New York City Council voted Thursday to shut down one of the country’s most notorious jails on Rikers Island as part of an $8 billion plan to replace the second largest correctional facility in the U.S. with four facilities spread across four of the city’s five boroughs. The plan would see the jail that became synonymous with the worst parts of the American legal system–mass incarceration, pretrial detention, a flawed bail system–close by the year 2026. “For decades, this city and this country’s answer to every societal problem was to throw people in jail,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Wednesday. “Nothing symbolizes those failed policies in this city more than Rikers Island.” Johnson called the the jail “a stain on New York City.”