A candidate for New York Attorney General says Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Trump administration is treating immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as "criminals and national security threats," triggering "a legal and moral emergency" in America. "Lawyers, as the protectors of the rule of law, must demand the end of indefinite family detention centers, must insist that all children get guaranteed legal representation, and should join the growing movement to abolish ICE," Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat and associate professor at Fordham Law School, writes in Tuesday's Guardian. "ICE undermines what we aspire to be as Americans, and is an unaccountable and inhumane political tool, treating all immigrants as national security threats ... The children are treated as tools at the most vulnerable developmental times in their lives. "We won't rest until every family is reunited and until the policy of indefinite detention is totally abandoned … Power corrupts; … [Read more...] about New York AG Candidate: Lawyers Must Push to ‘Abolish’ ICE
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The unborn child of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has died after the actress was hit by a driver who went through a red light in New York. Miles was crossing a street in the city's Brooklyn Park Slope neighbourhood on 5 March when she and her four-year-old daughter Abigail were knocked down by Dorothy Burns.Abigail was killed and her mother, whose real name is Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, was taken to hospital.The 34-year-old was said to be in a stable condition and her unborn child "doing well" in the immediate aftermath, but she and husband Jonathan Blumenstein have now lost the baby girl they had been expecting this month.Family lawyer Ben Rubinowitz said the miscarriage had come as a direct result of the accident, which has seen Burns charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault and reckless driving.But the 44-year-old cannot be prosecuted for the unborn baby's death, as state laws regarding homicide do not apply."At the time of the crash, … [Read more...] about Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles loses unborn baby after crash in New York
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 05/10/18 AT 3:20 AM On Wednesday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, lashed out at Fox News host Sean Hannity on Twitter for discussing his client’s case with advocates for President Donald Trump, without giving him an opportunity to present his side of the story.“Hey @seanhannity - what happened??? I thought you said you not going to have anyone on to discuss our case? I keep asking but you keep avoiding it. And then tonight you discuss it with guests. Why not me? C’mon Sean,” Avenatti tweeted.The recent tweet came a couple of days after Avenatti tweeted urging Fox News to let him go on air, and even threw Trump’s newly appointed lawyer Rudy Giuliani an open challenge to debate him live.So why does Hannity refuse to give Avenatti a platform to defend his client?One of the reasons could be the … [Read more...] about Is Sean Hannity Avoiding Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti?
Home Daily News Before working for Trump, Michael Cohen was… Careers By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted May 2, 2018, 11:54 am CDT Before Michael Cohen was President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, he was a lawyer for the Trump Organization. And before he held that position, he “roamed the courthouses of New York City,” filing lawsuits on behalf of people injured in auto accidents, according to Rolling Stone. After graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1991, Cohen went to work for Melvyn J. Estrin. Cohen left the firm in 1995, the same year that Estrin was accused in a scheme to bribe insurance adjusters to inflate damage estimates, Rolling Stone reports. Estrin pleaded guilty to second-degree bribery. Cohen ran his own legal practice from 1996 to 2006, and he represented hundreds of clients, his lawyers said after the April 9 FBI raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room. Some of Cohen’s clients were accused by insurers of being affiliated … [Read more...] about Before working for Trump, Michael Cohen was a personal injury lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the FBI raided a client of Martin and Jane Raskin's law firm, the attorneys fended off the search warrant with an emergency motion that argued the records were protected by attorney-client privilege. A protective order was issued, the documents were placed in a locked room and a special master was appointed.That experience is newly relevant now that the Florida attorneys have joined Donald Trump's legal team during a critical phase of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and as the president finds himself entangled in a court clash in New York over a raid targeting his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, that he believes violated attorney-client privilege.The Raskins and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani were announced last week as new additions to a legal team that for months had struggled to attract criminal defense firepower. Their task will be navigating the president to safety through the final stages of Mueller's investigation, … [Read more...] about Husband-wife duo on Trump legal team seen as skilled lawyers