‘Can you spell lynching?’: lawyer’s shocking note in Texas execution case |  Texas

‘Can you spell lynching?’: lawyer’s shocking note in Texas execution case | Texas

In April 1999, John Balentine, a Black man on trial for murder in Amarillo, Texas, sat before an all-white jury as they deliberated whether he should live or die. Should he be given a life sentence, in which case he would probably end his days behind prison bars? Or should they send him to death row to await execution? Balentine had been convicted days earlier of murdering three white teenagers who had threatened to kill him because he was romantically engaged with one of the teenagers’ white sisters – an interracial liaison widely frowned upon in heavily segregated Amarillo. Now it was the sentencing phase of the trial, when his fate would be decided.…

Idaho murders update: Kaylee Goncalves’ family lawyer appeals to gag order in Bryan Kohberger case

Idaho murders update: Kaylee Goncalves’ family lawyer appeals to gag order in Bryan Kohberger case

The attorney for the University of Idaho stabbing victim Kaylee Goncalves’s family has filed an appeal of a Latah County judge’s gag order regarding the case against her suspected killer, Bryan Kohberger. The order is “facially overbroad and vague” and unconstitutional, Goncalves family attorney Shanon Gray wrote in an appeal filed Friday. Judge Megan Marshall issued the initial gag order Jan. 3, shortly after Kohberger’s arrest, restricting comments from prosecutors, the defense, law enforcement and other officials. On Jan. 18, she expanded the scope of her order, restricting attorneys for the victims and their families from speaking with the media. IDAHO MURDERS AMENDED GAG ORDER NOW SILENCES ATTORNEYS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES The Goncalves’ family attorney, Shanon Gray, leaves the Latah County Courthouse with the family Jan.…

Gag Order on Idaho Murder Case is ‘Likely Unconstitutional’, Lawyer Argues

Gag Order on Idaho Murder Case is ‘Likely Unconstitutional’, Lawyer Argues

The gag order issued by a judge in the Idaho murders case is “likely unconstitutional”, according to outside criminal defense attorney Philip Holloway “The gag order in the #IdahoMurders case is likely unconstitutional under the #1st Amendment,” Holloway wrote in a tweet on Monday. Holloway is not directly involved in the Idaho murders case. Following the arrest of 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20 and Xana Kernodle, 20, a judge in Latah County, Idaho, issued a nondissemination order, or a gag order, barring anyone involved in the case to speak about it publicly.…

New allegation crops up against Saiby Jose;  man claims lawyer took Rs 5 lakh to withdraw case

New allegation crops up against Saiby Jose; man claims lawyer took Rs 5 lakh to withdraw case

Kochi: New allegations have been raised against Saiby Jose Kidangoor, who has been accused of receiving money from his clients in the name of bribing high court judges. Kothamangalam native Basil James made the accusations against Saiby, who appeared against him in the court in a divorce case. He alleged that Saiby took Rs 5 lakh from him offering to withdraw the criminal charges against him. Basil said that he handed over the amount at the advocate’s house in Divine Nagar. “Following this, the case at the Judicial First Class Magistrate court in Aluva was withdrawn. However, the case in the family court was not withdrawn,” he claimed.…

Lawyer moves High Court against registration of case

Lawyer moves High Court against registration of case

Saiby High Court Lawyer Jose Kidangoor, against whom the police have registered a criminal case following allegations of collecting money on the pretext of bribing High Court judges, on Friday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to quash all further proceedings in the case. He said in his petition that the allegations against him had no basis either in law or in fact. The crime was registered based on their hearsay. In fact, it was at the time of election to the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association that a group of three or four lawyers had submitted a false complaint to the Registrar General who had asked the State Police Chief to investigate the matter.…

Kerala high court refuses to stay FIR against lawyer in bribery case |  Latest News India

Kerala high court refuses to stay FIR against lawyer in bribery case | Latest News India

The Kerala high court on Monday refused to stay the case registered against senior lawyer and high court advocates’ association president Saiby Jose Kidangoor over allegations that he collected large amounts of money from clients under the pretext of bribing judges to get favorable orders. Dismissing the plea to stay the case, justice Kausar Edappath asked the petitioner why he was in a hurry to block the investigation and also turned down his plea to avoid arrest. “Allegations are serious. It is something that is maligning the entire justice delivery system,” the judge orally observed. The court also said as an office bearer of a responsible institution, it was also his responsibility to prove his innocence.…

Trump valet arrangement delayed after losing Florida lawyer over fees dispute |  US news

Trump valet arrangement delayed after losing Florida lawyer over fees dispute | US news

Donald Trump’s valet charged in the classified documents case had his arrangement on Tuesday delayed for a second time to July by a magistrate judge, after he was forced to abandon his choice of top Florida lawyer over a dispute about legal fees, according to two people familiar with the matter. The valet, Walt Nauta, appeared alongside Trump when the former president pleaded not guilty to 37 criminal charges in federal district court in Miami this month but could not himself enter a plea – a necessary step to start trial preparation – because he lacked local counsel. Two weeks later, Nauta remains without a lawyer admitted to practice in the southern district of Florida after the person at the top of the shortlist drawn up by Nauta’s defense team decided he needed to charge higher fees to represent him the night before the arrangement, the people said.…

Lawyer’s Insight: Ripple Investors Should Hope SEC Loses Case

Lawyer’s Insight: Ripple Investors Should Hope SEC Loses Case

It’s no secret that Ripple Labs Inc., the company behind the prominent cryptocurrency XRP, is caught up in two legal maelstroms that could define its future. The first case involves the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which accuses Ripple of an unlawful sale of XRP tokens, perceived as unregistered securities. The second is a class-action lawsuit (originally filed in 2018) by an aggrieved investor, Bradley Sostack, arguing that XRP is a security and should have been registered under relevant laws. Interestingly, yesterday (6 July 2023), John Deaton, a prominent highly-respected attorney closely monitoring the US SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple, shed light on the unexpected legal intricacies binding these two cases.…