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Trump White House aide Steve Bannon loses appeal of contempt of Congress conviction

Trump White House aide Steve Bannon loses appeal of contempt of Congress conviction

[ad_1] A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously upheld the criminal contempt of Congress conviction of former Trump White House senior aide Steve Bannon for refusing to testify and provide documents to the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The appeals court rejected Bannon’s argument that he was not guilty because his attorney had advised him not to comply with a subpoena from the House committee. The ruling by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit makes it more likely that Bannon will soon have to begin serving a sentence of four months in jail for his conviction of two counts of contempt. An attorney for Bannon said he will now request that the full judicial panel of the D.C. Circuit hear his appeal again, which might postpone his jail term. Bannon’s lawyer Doug Schoen told CNBC in an email, ”The Court of Appeals panel held today that it does not have the authority to overrule the 1961 panel of …

Meghan Markle ‘thinks being a controversial royal with Harry would have more appeal’ | Royal | News

Meghan Markle ‘thinks being a controversial royal with Harry would have more appeal’ | Royal | News

[ad_1] A royal expert has claimed Meghan Markle believes being “controversial” has “more appeal” as she launches new projects. Since moving to the US, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have worked on several projects, with some coming to an abrupt end. Their Netflix docu-series first raised eyebrows after making bombshell claims about the Royal Family. The couple also signed a multi-million pound deal with Spotify which was swiftly cancelled. And now both Harry and Meghan are working on solo ventures, with Meghan recently announcing a new lifestyle brand. Speaking to The Mirror, royal expert and author Tom Quinn has said that ahead of the couple’s trip to Nigeria this month, Meghan feels as though she has become a “Cinderella figure”, with her and Harry having “more appeal”. “Meghan knows that much of the world still sees the Sussexes as members of the Royal Family despite the fact that they are no longer working royals,” Mr Quinn told said. He went on: “Their tour of Nigeria will be dressed up as a quasi-royal visit – in …

Forest disappointed at appeal loss but time to move on, says Nuno

Forest disappointed at appeal loss but time to move on, says Nuno

[ad_1] Nottingham Forest are disappointed after losing an appeal over a Premier League points deduction, but have moved on and are focussed on avoiding relegation, manager Nuno Espirito Santo said on Thursday. Forest received a four-point deduction for a breach of the league’s profit and sustainability rules in March, and were informed on Tuesday that their appeal was unsuccessful. This leaves them 17th in the table with 29 points, three above the relegation zone with two games remaining. “We were all disappointed. Because we conquered those points on the pitch we had the hope and the belief that they can give them back, but the decision is over,” Espirito Santo said. “This is the reality, this is what we have, this is what we have to face and let’s focus on ourselves because it’s in our hands. “Since the beginning, since the possibility of the points deduction we always face it the same way, what we have to focus on is ourselves, our job. We have already moved on.” A win at home to Chelsea …

Experts: Trump lawyers “went too far” — but Stormy Daniels testimony may give them ammo for appeal

Experts: Trump lawyers “went too far” — but Stormy Daniels testimony may give them ammo for appeal

[ad_1] Adult film star and director Stormy Daniels provided graphic detail in her 2006 sexual encounter with Trump during her testimony Tuesday in Manhattan – but legal experts say whether the tryst ever happened is irrelevant to prosecutors’ case and that Daniels’ explicit testimony could provide fodder for Trump’s appeal. “Whether they had sex and the details of that encounter, doesn’t matter to the central question of whether he falsified payments, and whether he did it to win the election,” Fordham Law School professor Cheryl Bader told Salon. “Even if even if she made up the whole story, it doesn’t give Trump license to violate campaign finance rules,” Bader said. Bader said prosecutors likely wanted to pump up the veracity of Daniels’ story to make it easier for jurors to believe that Trump was trying to cover something up. Prosecutors probably felt they could “sell the case better” if jurors believe the affair actually happened “rather than Daniels was making it up,” Bader said. “What’s relevant is that Trump was consumed with making sure the American people …

Police appeal for help after burglar absconds form prison | UK News

Police appeal for help after burglar absconds form prison | UK News

[ad_1] Police are appealing for help to locate a burglar who has escaped from prison. Ricky Wall absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The 23-year-old was reported missing from the facility at around 9am on Saturday when he failed to appear for roll call, Suffolk Police said. Wall is serving a seven-year sentence for aggravated burglary with intent. He is described as white, approximately six feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Read more:Dog who spent 17 days in Australia reunites with UK ownersDesigner dogs more prone to tick infestations Police said he was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, dark green tracksuit jacket and bottoms, and trainers. Anyone who believes they have seen Wall or may have any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD reference 173 of Saturday 4 May 2024. [ad_2] Source link

Police appeal for help after burglar absconds from prison | UK News

Police appeal for help after burglar absconds from prison | UK News

[ad_1] Police are appealing for help to locate a burglar who has escaped from prison. Ricky Wall absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The 23-year-old was reported missing from the facility at around 9am on Saturday when he failed to appear for roll call, police said. Wall is serving a seven-year sentence for aggravated burglary with intent. He is described as white, approximately six feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Read more:Dog who spent 17 days in Australia reunites with UK ownersDesigner dogs more prone to tick infestations Police said he was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, dark green tracksuit jacket and bottoms, and trainers. Anyone who believes they have seen Wall or may have any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD reference 173 of Saturday 4 May 2024. [ad_2] Source link

Arizona GOP Wins State High Court Appeal of Sanctions for 2020 Election Challenge

Arizona GOP Wins State High Court Appeal of Sanctions for 2020 Election Challenge

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed lower court rulings that held the Arizona Republican Party responsible for more than $27,000 in sanctions and Secretary of State office attorney fees spent defending Maricopa County election procedures following the 2020 election. “Even if done inadvertently and with the best of intentions, such sanctions present a real and present danger to the rule of law,” Justice John Lopez wrote in the unanimous decision issued Thursday. The Arizona Republican Party hailed the ruling, saying in a statement it “reaffirms the fundamental legal principle that raising questions about the interpretation and application of election laws is a legitimate use of the judicial system, not a groundless or bad faith action.” The case stemmed from a state GOP lawsuit alleging that Maricopa County improperly conducted a required hand-count of the accuracy of ballots from samples of votes cast at centers open to all county voters, not from precincts. The county examination of some ballots showed its machine counts were 100% accurate, and the results of routine post-election …

Jeremy Clarkson: Untangling the strange, enduring appeal of Clarkson’s Farm presenter

Jeremy Clarkson: Untangling the strange, enduring appeal of Clarkson’s Farm presenter

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Back in 2008, someone going by the name of “Joseph Dark” created a petition on the government’s official public lobbying system. “Make Jeremy Clarkson prime minister,” it demanded, simply. By the time it closed, it had received 49,446 signatures. Clarkson was not made prime minister. In one sense, that demonstration of public approval is an extraordinary show of faith in Clarkson, the brash columnist and host of motoring programmes. But in reality, it represents a very modest degree of support. It is about 0.15 per cent of the 32 million-odd votes that were cast at the last general election, and only a bit higher than Tory MP Robert Courts’s mandate in Witney (33,856 votes), the constituency where Clarkson’s Diddly Squat farm, itself the subject of an Amazon documentary Clarkson’s Farm, is located. If he were to launch a coup, it would not be a very well-supported one. …

Northern Ireland Humanists responds to Court of Appeal ruling on RE and collective worship

Northern Ireland Humanists responds to Court of Appeal ruling on RE and collective worship

[ad_1] Pictured: Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast, Wikimedia Commons, distributed under a CC-BY 3.0 license. The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has upheld a High Court ruling that ‘religious education and collective worship are not conveyed in an objective, critical or pluralist manner in Northern Ireland [schools].’ However, it also ruled that this is lawful because of parental rights to withdraw their children from these subjects. Northern Ireland Humanists intervened in the case, which was taken by a father and daughter, and today has expressed deep concern about the second aspect of the Court’s decision.   Northern Ireland Humanists’ legal representatives argued that the core syllabus of RE in controlled schools, which is taught from a Christian point of view, needs to reflect the increasingly diverse and pluralistic society in Northern Ireland. The current curriculum should instead teach about the wide range of religions and humanism present in Northern Ireland. The conclusion stated: ‘Accordingly, we uphold the trial judge’s finding that the curriculum at issue in the present case is not conveyed in an objective, critical and …

Flamengo forward Barbosa cleared to play pending anti-doping ban appeal

Flamengo forward Barbosa cleared to play pending anti-doping ban appeal

[ad_1] Flamengo forward Gabriel Barbosa can resume playing pending an appeal against his ban for a violation of anti-doping rules, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday. Barbosa, known as Gabigol, was suspended for two years by a Brazilian sports court in March for attempted anti-doping fraud, and the ban was counted from the date of the violation, April 8, 2023. The 27-year-old denied the allegations and his club said they would assist the player in his appeal to CAS. No date has been set for the appeal. “The Panel of arbitrators in charge of the matter CAS 2024/A/10473 Gabriel Barbosa Almeida v. Uniao & ABCD has issued an Order granting the request to stay the execution of the challenged decision filed by Gabriel Barbosa Almeida,” the CAS statement said. Barbosa has missed nine games since receiving the ban, including Flamengo’s three Copa Libertadores matches. Their next game is a third round Copa do Brasil tie with Amazonas on Wednesday. [ad_2] Source link