Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt lawyers face off over bid dump private judge

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The long-delayed celebrity divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt entered a new stage of complications Friday when their big-name legal teams went before a California appellate court to argue about Jolie’s bid to dump their private judge and start over on their nearly five-year-old custody battle. 

There was no immediate decision from the three-justice panel following more than an hour of back-and-forth between power lawyers Robert Olson for Jolie and Ted Boutrous for Pitt.

Jolie’s lawyer said Judge John Ouderkirk, the judge who married Jolie and Pitt in 2014, who was picked by both stars to preside as

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Judge blocks transgender bathroom notification law in Tennessee

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A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of a Tennessee law requiring businesses and government facilities in the state to post a sign informing the public if they will allow transgender people to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee said in her ruling that the plaintiffs were “likely to succeed on their challenge” to the law based on the argument that “the First Amendment typically does not permit such a mandate unless it is narrowly tailored to satisfy a compelling government

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Judge blocks Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a Tennessee law that required businesses to post a notice if they allow transgender people to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Two weeks ago, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of two business owners — who own Sanctuary, a performing arts and community center in Chattanooga, and Fido, a restaurant in Nashville, among other businesses — in an effort to block the law from taking effect July 1.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee granted a preliminary injunction against

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Judge blasts DC jail for not allowing Capitol riot defendant access to evidence

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“I can’t allow someone to sit in prison for this long without access to material,” Judge Randolph Moss said at a hearing, calling the delay “utterly unacceptable” and “not consistent with due process.”

DOJ charges 5 Floridians accused of attacking 7 police officers during Capitol insurrection

The defendant, Jorden Mink, was indicted on 10 federal charges, including theft and destruction of government property. He pleaded not guilty and has been in jail since his arrest in January. Mink is accused of using a baseball bat to smash Capitol windows and then passing furniture through those windows to the pro-Trump crowd outside.

Neither the Justice Department nor Mink’s defense lawyer has been able to

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Newsom taps federal defender, former prosecutor as Sacramento judges

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Federal defender Ben Galloway stands outside of the Sacramento County Main Jail in downtown Sacramento on April 21, 2021. He’s one of two lawyers tapped to be a Sacramento Superior Court judge.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed two new judges to Sacramento Superior Court, tapping Benjamin Galloway from the federal defender’s office and former Deputy District Attorney David Bonilla to fill the slots of two judges who have retired.

Galloway, 47, is the chief assistant federal defender and has worked in that office since 2007. He most recently won an order, along with co-counsel Rachelle Barbour, that

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