George Floyd: Minnesota prosecutors ask judge to amend memo that downplayed witnesses’ trauma

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Chauvin had abused his position of trust and treated Floyd with particular cruelty, both of which were substantial and compelling reasons for a more severe sentence, Cahill wrote in a sentencing memo. At the same time, Cahill downplayed another factor — that four minors had witnessed the public murder — and wrote skeptically about their trauma.

“Although the State contends that all four of these young women were traumatized by witnessing this incident, the evidence at trial did not present any objective indicia of trauma,” Cahill wrote.

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Erika Jayne Seemingly Reacts After Judge’s Ruling About Tom’s Victims

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Bring it on? Erika Jayne seemingly sent a clear message after a judge ruled that Tom Girardi’s embezzlement victims can collect payments from her.

The 49-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared a GIF of herself from the Bravo series on Wednesday, July 7, hours after the news broke.

“The ice queen can take it,” the GIF reads.

Erika Jayne Seemingly Reacts After Judge Rules Tom Giraidi Victims Can Collect Payments From RHOBH Star 3

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Erika also “liked” a tweet that declared, “No ice, just a strong woman people hate to see it.”

Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesday that the Pretty Mess author may have to repay settlement funds intended for her

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Judges in Two States Rule $300 Unemployment Benefits Must Be Paid

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Federal unemployment benefits distributed as part of the country’s pandemic relief efforts are slated to expire nationwide on September 6, 2021. So far, to date, a total of 26 states have already halted the enhanced unemployment benefits. These funds include $300 federal “bonus” benefits on top of state unemployment insurance and unemployment benefits to freelancers and gig workers.

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A list of states that include Maryland, Indiana, Ohio and Texas

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Commonwealth Court orders Philly judge reinstated following clash with major law firm

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Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has ruled that a Philadelphia workers’ compensation judge should get her job back — likely ending a lengthy, behind-the-scenes power struggle that had raised concerns within the local legal community about the potential vulnerability of judges who cross politically connected law firms.

The decision, released Thursday, said Andrea McCormick’s October 2018 termination should be expunged and she should be returned to her post.

McCormick, an administrative judge since 2006 who ruled on disputes involving injured workers, was fired after Center City-based Pond Lehocky lodged back-channel complaints about her with senior officials in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.


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Judge Denies ‘Q Shaman’s’ 3rd Bid to Get Out of Jail

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  • A federal judge denied the “Q Shaman’s” latest bid to get out of jail ahead of his trial.
  • Jacob Chansley’s attorney had argued his client wasn’t holding a real spear at the Capitol riot.
  • The judge said he’d seen no new information that changed his perception of Chansley’s dangerousness.
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A federal judge on Tuesday denied the latest attempt to spring the self-styled “Q Shaman” from a Colorado jail ahead of his trial.

Jacob Chansley, who gained notoriety by wearing a headdress with fur and horns during the January 6 Capitol siege, faces six charges

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