Judge delays Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial until fall

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A judge on Monday delayed the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and close confidant of Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of helping Epstein recruit and sexually abuse teenage girls between 1994 and 2004.

Maxwell’s trial, which was set to start on July 12, will now begin in the fall, according to court documents.

Maxwell’s lawyers requested that the trial be delayed after federal prosecutors unveiled two new charges against their client in March, including one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

Maxwell, 52, pleaded not guilty to the two

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Bronx judge orders accused Jewish center vandal to be cut loose

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A Bronx judge on Sunday night ordered the alleged Riverdale synagogue vandal cut loose on supervised release — reversing an earlier decision by a separate jurist to hold the suspect on $20,000 bail.

The suspect, 29-year-old Jordan Burnette, was granted supervised release by Judge Tara Collins in Bronx Criminal Court — hours after he was ordered held on bail on 42 charges stemming from his alleged 11-day crime spree, said Patrice O’Shaughnessy, a spokeswoman for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Under New York state law, a suspect hit with Burnette’s charges cannot be held on bail.

But that didn’t stop

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Benton County judge’s parking spot dispute leads to investigation

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A video posted to Twitter shows Karren throwing his cane to the ground as he confronts former Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — An investigation has been opened against Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren following a confrontation with a former lawmaker over a parking spot. 

A video posted to Twitter shows Karren throwing his cane to the ground as he confronts former Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter. 

Carter said it all started over his son parking in a government-owned parking lot next to the 21c in Bentonville at around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Carter

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Bill de Blasio backs judge who tried to jail alleged synagogue vandal

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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday praised the rogue judge who tried in vain to lock up an accused synagogue vandal — and said the state’s controversial bail reform law should be reconsidered for hate crimes.

“I really respect judges using their discretion when they see a situation — obviously within the law, of course, within the law — but where they think there’s a particular threat or challenge and they make that decision within the law, I respect that,” he said.

De Blasio also said that allowing judges to set bail in cases of non-violent hate crimes was “an

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Federal Judge Bans Tear Gas on Nonviolent Protesters in Columbus

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A federal judge has ordered the police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using tear gas, pepper spray, batons and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, writing a scathing 88-page opinion that grapples with hundreds of years of police tactics and that says officers had “run amok” with power.

Chief Judge Algenon L. Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio issued the opinion on Friday in the case, which began last year when demonstrators accused the Columbus Police Department of using excessive force during protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

The order is effective immediately, according to the

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