Kushner’s apartment company violated consumer laws

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The New York Times

Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

Two years ago, Rudy Giuliani finally got one thing he had been seeking in Ukraine: The Trump administration removed the U.S. ambassador there, a woman Giuliani believed had been obstructing his efforts to dig up dirt on the Biden family. It was a Pyrrhic victory. Giuliani’s push to oust the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, not only became a focus of President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, but it has now landed Giuliani in the cross hairs of a federal criminal investigation into whether he broke lobbying laws,

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Fact-Checking Idaho’s Wolf Eradication Law

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This week, Idaho governor Brad Little is expected to sign into law a bill that calls for the extermination of 90 percent of the state’s 1,500-strong wolf population. Proponents say wolves are ruining the livelihoods of ranchers and hunters. Opponents say the wolves are necessary to a healthy ecosystem.

“They’re destroying ranchers,” said Republican senator Mark Harris, one of the bill’s sponsors, during a debate in the Idaho statehouse. “They’re destroying wildlife. This is a needed bill.”

“The politicians behind this bill lack science, ethics, and fact,” Amaroq Weiss, senior West Coast wolf advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity,

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Kemp names four new judges in Cobb courts | News

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Out of two existing vacancies, Gov. Brian Kemp has produced four new judicial appointments in Cobb County.






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Henry Thompson




Cobb State Court Judge Henry Thompson will fill the new 11th seat on the Cobb County Superior Court bench, which was created by the Georgia General Assembly. His term will begin Jan. 1, 2022. He is a former attorney with the Cobb District Attorney’s office.






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Jaret Usher




Jaret Usher, division director at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s legal division, will replace Thompson. Another veteran of the Cobb DA’s office, she has also worked in the Solicitor

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Top New Jersey law firm cutting back political donations to avoid pay-to-play obligations

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Twenty-dollar bills are counted. | AP Photo/Elise Amendola

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A powerful New Jersey law firm has sharply curtailed its political contributions in an effort to bypass a legal requirement that it disclose its public contracts.

After years of its partners making direct political contributions to the tune of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin’s reportable donations in 2020 would barely cover the rent of a cold water flat.

The firm’s lone reportable contribution in 2020 was $1,000 from DeCotiis partner Bart

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Illinois circuit court rules FOID card ‘makes criminals out of law-abiding citizens’

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — A circuit court judge ruled on Tuesday that the Firearm Owners’ Identification Card requirement in state law “goes too far” and “makes criminals out of law-abiding citizens who are attempting to protect their lives within their own homes.”

Illinois state law requires citizens to pay a $10 fee and take a photo for the FOID card. In 2017, White County sheriff’s deputies found a rifle inside a 21-year-old woman’s home in Carmi. Prosecutors pressed charges for Possession of a Firearm without

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