Trump suffers more major legal blows in ongoing efforts to deny reality

first_imgThat’s not all Trump lost Friday! The chief judge of Michigan’s Third Judicial Circuit rejected the campaign’s attempt to stop certification in Wayne County. Chief Judge Timothy Kenny wrote “It would be an unprecedented exercise of judicial activism for this Court to stop the certification process of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.” The challenge came from Republican poll watchers who had a litany of complaints about the counting process and its supposed lack of transparency. Their attorney went so far as to complain to the court about the county’s “so-called COVID regulations, whatever those are.”That didn’t go over well. “No formal challenges were filed,” Kenny noted. “However, sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and the City of Detroit. Plaintiffs’ interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.” He wrote “The Court cannot defy a legislatively crafted process, substitute its judgment for that of the Legislature, and appoint an independent auditor because of an unwieldy process. In addition to being an unwarranted intrusion on the authority of the Legislature, such an audit would require the rest of the County and State to wait on the results.”This. Is. Over. And at some point, some judge is going to lose her shit over yet another conspiracy-theory fueled nuisance lawsuit coming from Team Trump and start putting some lawyers in jail for contempt of the rule of law. I hope, anyway. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy the humiliation they’re receiving in the real world.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – A federal appeals court isn’t going to help him, either. That’s the second blow. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit rejected a Republican appeal challenging Pennsylvania’s ballot receipt deadline and to block all ballots received November 4-6 from being counted. The state Supreme Court allowed the deadline extension in light of the coronavirus crisis, meaning that ballots postmarked on or before Election Day arriving by the Friday after would be counted. The appeals judges, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith, noted the “unprecedented challenges” facing the nation, particularly the “vast disruption” from the pandemic. Smith wrote the court sought to uphold “a proposition indisputable in our democratic process: that the lawfully cast vote of every citizen must count.” Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal provides context in what he calls “a huge loss for Trump” and “a very big deal.” He notes that Chief Judge Smith is a Reagan/Bush judge, and he was joined by “legendary conservative Reagan nominee” Judge Anthony Scirica.Trump still sort of has a shot with the U.S. Supreme Court, which Republicans have asked to review the issue. That these two prominent judges slapped down the challenge so hard, and with Trump having lost beyond the margin for a recount, and there not being enough late-arriving ballots at issue—about 9,300—there is no chance that Trump can win the state on votes. It would be a massive stretch for five Supreme Court justices to erase a 60,000 vote majority for Biden and decide the state had to be handed to Trump. Even this Supreme Court. Four might do it, which is terrifying enough. But damn.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Going for gold

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Waiting games

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Swiss pension funds planning to sue banks over commissions

first_imgAccording to the Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger, the BVK pension fund is one of the Pensionskassen contemplating legal action.But the BVK told IPE it was “not commenting on the topic at the moment” and therefore “not confirming” the newspaper article. Asip director Hanspeter Konrad said: “Pensionskassen are demanding the disclosure and payback of retrocessions, but they are frequently seeing resistance from financial institutions involved.”He said banks very often argued that commissions they received only had to be disclosed and/or paid back when the bank was mandated as an asset manager.However, according to Asip, the ruling also applies to custody and other mandates.In various memos to its members, the association frequently stressed that Pensionskassen should push financial service providers for greater disclosure on commissions and fees.  Further, Asip said it was unclear which period of limitation had to be applied – either five or 10 years. A number of Swiss pension funds are planning to sue banks over the commissions they receive from fund providers and other service providers, according to Asip, the Swiss pension fund association.As part of new structural reform implemented in the country’s second-pillar pension system, schemes are obliged to be much more active with respect to transparency on fees and commissions.Pensionskassen are now claiming that some banks have failed to disclose all of the commissions, or ‘retrocessions’, they are receiving.The Swiss pension fund association said it could not name any of the banks involved but confirmed to IPE that “various Pensionskassen are looking into starting lawsuits”.last_img read more

Batesville American Legion Baseball Season Wraps Up

first_imgBatesville Post 271 vs. Madison Post 9 (Regional Tournament)Madiosn won 15-5.271:   000 040 1.  5-0-29:   410 131 5x.   15-18-3For Post 271.Brendan Henderson 0-4, reached by error, rbiBrandt Ricketts 0-4, rbiAaron Haley 0-3, bb, reached by errorBaker Howard 0-2, bb, runCody Roleson 0-2, hbp, runKyle Siefert 0-1, 2 bb, 2 runsAnthony Butz 0-3, runZach Pottschmidt started and took the loss for Batesville pitching 6.1 IP.Aaron Haley and Brandt Ricketts pitched in relief.Post 271 ends the season with a 2-8 record.Courtesy of Batesville American Legionlast_img

‘Grandma Stinky’ and son sentenced in drug scheme

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — An Aurora woman charged with numerous drug charges including receiving mail shipments of marijuana from her son in California has pled guilty in Dearborn Superior Court II.Debra Ferguson, 59, of Aurora pled guilty to one count of Possession of Methamphetamine and one count of Corrupt Business Influence after law enforcement received a call from a concerned citizen about Ferguson receiving mail shipments of marijuana on a regular basis.The information the concerned citizen gave law enforcement lead them to Ferguson and her son, Eric Anderson who lives in Yuba County, California. After an investigation was opened on this case, The United States Postal Service assisted Aurora Police in their investigation by conducting a controlled delivery of a package containing 720 grams of marijuana addressed to “Grandma Stinky” at her address on Fifth Street in Aurora, Dearborn County.After the delivery was conducted, a search warrant was issued for Ferguson’s residence where “Officers obtained numerous narcotic prescription medications that we’re packaged for delivery, multiple packages of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging supplies, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash”, according to Josh Daughtery, Aurora Police Chief.Ferguson was sentenced to 6 years with the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading open to the Honorable Judge Sally McLaughlin in Dearborn Superior Court II.Ferguson’s son, Eric Anderson, a resident of Marysville, California pled guilty to Corrupt Business Influence, a Level 5 Felony on November 1, 2018.  He received a six (6) year suspended sentence to probation.last_img read more

West Indies set for Zimbabwe Test tour

first_imgTHE West Indies will play against Zimbabwe in two Test matches scheduled for later this month in Bulawayo.The first match will be held from October 21-25, while the second will begin on October 29. Both matches will be played at the Queens’ Sports Club. The team which is expected to arrive in the country on 11 October – will face Zimbabwe A in a three-day practice match beginning on October 15 ahead of the start of the series.Following a disappointing season against England the regional team will hope for better luck against opponents, which it will face in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers having failed to secure automatic progression to the 2019 World Cup.The match will be West Indies’ second tour to Zimbabwe in the last 12 months. They featured there in a tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, in November last year.Zimbabwe, who narrowly lost to Sri Lanka in the longest format in their last outing, could welcome batsman Brendan Taylor and seamer Kyle Jarvis back into the international fold after both gave up English county deals to return to their home country.last_img read more

WG, J-E football earn wins; Skaneateles outscored by General Brown

first_imgA third scoring drive led to a second Brumfield TD on a one-yard plunge, which made it 19-0. But just before halftime, F-M found the end zone to cut into that margin, setting up a tense second half.Another Wildcats scoring drive in the third quarter led to Brumfield going seven yards for his third TD, part of a night where he gained 149 yards on 27 carries.The Hornets countered by finding the end zone twice and following up with two-point conversions, but WG’s defense made enough late stops to preserve its first Class AA-2 division win of the fall.Jordan-Elbridge managed to top West Genesee in terms of the numbers it put up in the first quarter to quickly put Port Byron/Union Springs away.It took barely three minutes for the Eagles to get its first touchdown, Tyler Scott scoring from one yard out. Less than three minutes later, it was 13-0, Alex Pond going deep and finding Erik Ryan on a 61-yard pass.Joining in the fun, J-E’s defense earned points when Caleb Rouse intercepted a Panthers pass and returned it 46 yards for six points. When Avante Brown scored on a 42-yard run and Trent Thomas hit Dakota Holbrook for two points, the Eagles had earned 28 points in less than seven minutes.More big plays on both ends followed, Rouse returning a second interception 65 yards for a TD and, in the third quarter, Pond going deep to Ryan for a 78-yard scoring play.J-E will ride this momentum into next Friday’s regular-season finale, when it hosts a Skaneateles side that suddenly finds itself in its own slump as the 40-0 defeat to Cato-Meridian was followed by a wild battle with General Brown at Hyatt Stadium.Despite its 2-3 record going into the game, the Lions got on the board first, with the Lakers countering late in the opening period on Evan Brunelle’s five-yard TD run, but that was just the appetizer for the point barrage to follow.Three touchdowns were scored in less than two minutes early in the second period, but even with Jacob Nesbitt returning a kickoff 81 yards for a TD, Skaneateles found itself trailing 28-14 when it put together a drive that Brunelle capped by going 14 yards to the end zone with less than a minute left in the half.James Musso then drove the Lakers to the GB two-yard line before scrambling home to tie it 28-28 early in the third quarter. Less than two minutes later, the Lions led again, and a Musso interception led to another GB touchdown.So it was 42-28 going to the final period, which stared with Nick Wamp going five yards for the TD, but continued with GB driving twice more against a porous Skaneateles defense to build its margin to 56-35 with barely five minutes to play.Still not done, the Lakers had Nick Wamp go 85 yards for the team’s second kickoff return to the end zone. After some defensive stops, it moved to the Lions’ 17, from where Musso hit Max Wamp with 1:06 left.GB held on, though, and Skaneateles fell to 4-2, now needing a win at J-E to regain its confidence in time for the sectional playoffs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Just in time, the West Genesee football team stopped a month-long skid and kept its post-season hopes alive.The Wildcats rode a big second quarter Exavier Brumfield to a 26-22 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius Friday night at Mike Messere Field, which meant that, it it wins at Rome Free Academy next weekend, it could still find itself in the Section III Class AA playoffs.Also returning to the win column, Jordan-Elbridge broke a two-game skid when it went to Port Byron/Union Springs and scored four touchdowns in the first quarter on the way to defeating the Panthers 48-8. By contrast, Skaneateles, once 4-0 and ranked no. 2 in the state in Class C, suffered its second consecutive defeat, putting up lots of points, but surrendering more to General Brown in a 56-49 loss.West Genesee had lost three in a row since beating Corcoran 28-12 on Sept. 13. It could not afford any more setbacks and, with that urgency, proceeded to jump all over Fayetteville-Manlius following a scoreless first quarter.Early in the second period, quarterback Braeden McNeil scrambled 19 yards to the end zone to put the Wildcats on the board. Even bigger was Exavier Brumfield taking a handoff at his own 26 and dashing down the right sideline 76 yards for a touchdown.center_img Tags: footballJordan-ElbridgeskaneatelesWest Geneseelast_img read more

Cellxpert selected to optimise Ellmount Gaming’s affiliate programme

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Share Additional sponsors join the AffiliateFEST lineup August 10, 2018 Cellxpert has been selected by Ellmount Gaming LTD to track, manage and optimise its affiliate programme for both its and brands.The new partnership will support Ellmount Gaming to ‘drive growth and optimise its business performance’ by integrating Cellxpert’s affiliate tracking software.Assaf Dor, Cellxpert CEO, commented: “We are glad to be chosen by an industry leader such as Ellmount and anticipate working together with them to support their affiliate programme growth.“We believe that our proprietary technology, deep understanding of the industry and affiliate management challenges help us offer the best solution for managing complex partnerships at scale.”By using Cellxpert’s affiliate tracking software, Ellmount Gaming LTD will be able to produce detailed reports, while gaining access to a suite of compliance tools.Miles Saacks, Head of affiliates at Ellmount group, added: “I have tried using multiple affiliate softwares and have tested them all, but none have been as clean and simple to use as Cellxpert. We believe that the intuitive interface, and granular real time data will help us optimize our business results alongside our affiliate partners.”last_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo’s girlfriend: Who is the 49ers quarterback dating?

first_imgIf Garoppolo does have a girlfriend, he has been able to keep her out of the spotlight.Garoppolo was linked to Boston-based model Alexandra King in 2018, but he told Bleacher Report they were never an item.King posted an Instagram photo with Garoppolo on Valentine’s Day and was also spotted with him at Disneyland.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spent the day with his girlfriend Alexandra King over the weekend! Check out the pics of the hot young couple:— (@JustJared) July 1, 2018RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE: Aaron Rodgers and Danica PatrickKing made headlines when she wrote the word “karma” on her now-deleted Instagram account after the quarterback sustained a season-ending ACL injury in 2018.According to several reports, the ex-girlfriend was celebrating his injury after he broke things off with her to go on a date with adult film star Kiara Mia.King also removed all photos of Garoppolo from her Instagram following his date.“Jimmy and I had an amazing dinner, and he treated me with so much respect, and class. Honestly, we’re friends,” Mia told TMZ. When you’re an NFL quarterback, it’s hard to keep your love life private. However, it appears 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been able to do just that.Very little is known about the 28-year-old’s dating history. Garrapolo, who didn’t seem to realize the media frenzy his date with Mia would create, called the outing a learning lesson.“Life is different now,” he told reporters. “My life, off the field — I’ve never really been big on being very public with things even on social media. I’m not on there a ton.”But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope. It’s like (49ers hcoach Kyle Shanahan) said, it is a good learning experience. Just have to take it in stride. It is what it is.”last_img read more