Protesters in San Antonio, Texas, decry war on migrants at Border Patrol Expo

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this San Antonio, Texas“Border security” is a lethal operation. As the war against migrants rages on under the guise of securing the borders, acts of solidarity with migrants and other oppressed people grow. Many organizations gathered in opposition to the Border Security Expo here on March 11. Demonstrators held up banners and paper-mâché figures of migrants in front of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.WW PHOTO:  Mirinda CrissmanThere, a speaker from the Southwest Workers Union stated: “San Antonio must make a very clear stance that ‘security’ is not enhanced by ramping up the lethality of forces lined up along the border or aggressively targeting immigrants. These are methods of terror. San Antonio should redefine ‘security’ to mean access to food, housing, health care, education and work. These are the things that lead to meaningful, secure lives, not assassinations at borders or deportation of beloved community members.”Other organizations present included RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), Autonomous Brown Berets de San Antonio, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), Poor People’s Campaign, Texas Indigenous Council, Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Iraq Veterans against the War.These opponents of imperialist violence picketed and chanted in unison at the hall’s exit as convention attendees were leaving. They were further irritated as they had to walk through demonstrators to get to their hotel across the street.Members of Autonomous Brown Berets de San Antonio made it to the roof of the parking garage where they dropped a massive banner, which exclaimed, “Migra out of San Antonio!” Then the protesters busted out miniature cages and banners which read, “Stop Family Separations!” and “Chinga la Migra!” before they began a press conference attended by mostly Spanish media.WW PHOTO: Mirinda CrissmanAfter the press conference, demonstrators marched to the Alamo to crash a Border Patrol ceremony. Spirits were high, and the wide coalition of folks gathered in solidarity made their message heard.Teresa Gutierrez, a national coordinator of FIRE, put the egregious sale of weapons into context: “During the Border Expo, an ‘all-terrain vehicle’ with a gun mount was demonstrated to participants and later published in the news. This show of force is completely offensive not only to migrants dying at the border but every decent human being. While cultural and other activities were cancelled in San Antonio due to COVID-19, the Border Expo went on, demonstrating the priorities of this rotten capitalist system: unending war no matter what.”last_img read more

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Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2

first_img Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2 10:52 updateLight volume in all marketsDow off 120 pointsCrude falls 43.09 to 99.45DAX down 1.8%Grain and soybeans little changedHogs resume power dive off $1.50 at $83.42 on JuneCattle tread water off $.20Open outcry trade at CME now under 10% of volume.10:23 updateDow down 105Crude over $2 lower near $100 per barrelCattle trade at 412021 in Nebraska but Kansas and Texas are slow to developLower pork cutoutCash hogs called steady to lower240,000 tons of optional origin corn to Mexico116,000 corn to S Korea120,000 tons of beans to unknownWatch dry HRW areas as soil moisture is deficient9:37 updateDow opens off 55 points following weak jobs reportEuro zone PMI was 46.7 down from 49.1Watch French and Greek electionsConsumers must lead recovery and that is in doubt as reports are mixed and statistics convoluted SHARE FinancialJust 115,000 new jobs reported and unemployment dips.1% to 8.1%US economy in a spring stall?European woes continue with DAX off .5%Crude oil down again at $101.53 off $.1.67Gold down $3 at $1633Dollar index up 8 at 79.30 still in range Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePerfect Planting WeekNext articleJohn Deere planting Hoosier Ag Todaycenter_img 12:27 update1-3” of rain possible in Midwest this weekendJuly beans 54 cents off Wednesday highPalm oil weak againKC wheat at lowAlgeria buys 120,000 tons of HRW—routineIndia may export 10 MT of wheat as stocks swell toward 75 MT with a 63 MT cap11:21 updateDAX off 1.8%Spanish stocks down 4% on 10 year auction concernsItaly on it slow off 1.5%Dow now 129 points lower closing in on 13,000NASDAQ falls below 3000 and S&P is down to 1377. By Hoosier Ag Today – May 4, 2012 Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2 SHARE LivestockA few cattle trade down to $119 in the southBoxed beef choice down $.22 and select up $ .47Short covering headed cattle drive yesterday and hogs followed but faded latePork cutout down $.35 with loin’s off $.14 and hams steadyNo cook out cuts featured for this weekendKills up 2000 cattle and down 12,000 hogs for the weekGrain and soybeansLarge exports 3.47 MT of corn and 1.7 MT of beans but proved to be in the marketWatch for more Chinese bean buying this morningExpanded trading hours at the CME pushed back to 5-21 due to paperworkRains into the weekend in the Midwest then cooler and dryerKansas wheat needs rainS/D report next ThursdayVolatility intensity turning up again—so take the long view and don’t be confused by speculative garbage tradelast_img read more

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Support committees for missing journalists Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer challenge presidential candidates

first_img March 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support committees for missing journalists Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer challenge presidential candidates Reporters Without Borders, the support committees and families of missing journalists Guy-André Kieffer and Frédéric Nérac met today in Paris four years after the disappearance in Iraq of Nérac to challenge candidates to the French presidential elections to take up their cases.The supporters, who gathered at the place de la Nation under portraits of the missing men, urged the candidates to commit themselves to “work tirelessly for the truth to be established” about the fate of the two journalists.Frédéric Nérac was working for British independent television ITN when he disappeared in the south of Iraq on 22 March 2003. Freelance journalist Guy-André Kieffer, disappeared in Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire on 16 April 2004. “So long as it cannot be said with certainty what happened to Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer, we must keep campaigning for the truth to come out. It requires commitment at the highest level of the state to secure concrete results,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Disappearance of Frédéric Nérac On 22 March 2003, as US troops swung round Basra to quickly reach the capital Baghdad, 550 kilometres away, two vehicles carrying ITN staff were caught in the crossfire between Iraqi gunners and American forces to the east of the city, near the Sunni enclave of al-Zubeir. In the first vehicle, Belgian cameraman Daniel Demoustier was injured while veteran British reporter Terry Lloyd was shot dead. A British official investigation revealed that the journalist was first wounded in the back by Iraqi militia and then killed with a bullet to the head, fired by US troops after he was evacuated to a minibus to be treated. The US authorities have so far refused to allow the soldiers from Delta Company who were at the scene to answer to British justice, claiming that the rules of engagement had been observed. The names of the 16 American soldiers implicated in the shooting were revealed by ITN on 19 March 2007.The second ITN vehicle, in which French cameraman Frédéric Nérac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Othman were travelling, had turned back to escape the shooting when they were intercepted by Iraqi fighters in a machine-gun armed pick-up truck. The two men then mysteriously disappeared. Five investigations were carried out by various independent sources including ITN. Several eye-witnesses said that Iraqi fighters put Nérac and Othman into their vehicle. One of the men apparently drove the ITN vehicle to the offices of the Baath Party in al-Zubeir, where Nérac’s cross-border accreditation was later found. Analysis of the Iraqi pick-up was inconclusive due to the fact it was very badly charred. Four years later, the body of Frédéric Nerac has still not been found. It remains unclear whether the journalist was caught in the crossfire or was taken to the Baath Party headquarters and killed there.Disappearance of Guy-André Kieffer Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Follow the news on Iraq News Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Freelance journalist, Guy-André Kieffer, a dual French and Canadian national, who previously worked for French business publication La Tribune and specialised in raw materials, was abducted from the car park of an Abidjan supermarket, at around 1pm on 16 April 2004 after falling into a trap set for him by a member of President Laurent Gbagbo’s entourage. Since then neither his family nor friends have had any news of him. Investigations carried out by two French judges revealed that the journalist was investigating embezzlement of funds within the coffee and cocoa industry in Cote d’Ivoire. He had disturbed the government by revealing its secret use of use of dirty money to fuel war.Michel Legré, brother in law of the wife of President Gbagbo and the last person to have seen the journalist alive, along with a captain in the Ivorian army believed to have led the gang of kidnappers, have been questioned in the case, but the investigation stalled because of government obstruction and a lack of political will in France. Reporters Without Borders, support committees and families of Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer rallied today in the place de la Nation in Paris under portraits of the two missing journalists, four years to the day from the disappearance of Nérac, to appeal to candidates in the French presidential elections to seek the truth about their fate. December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Supreme court green light for permanent press censorship

first_img May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s failure, at a hearing on 11 November, to block all of the repressive measures the government has adopted against the Nepalese media including a 9 October ordinance banning independent radio news broadcasts. The stance taken by the court confirms the lack of judicial independence and will have disastrous consequences for the news media, the press freedom organisation said. ______________________________________________________________12.10.05Government decrees additional curbs on news mediaReporters Without Borders today roundly condemned a government ordinance issued at King Gyanendra’s behest on 9 October that imposes drastic new curbs on the Nepalese news media. The ordinance bans all news broadcasts, criminalizes all press offences, imposes a ten-fold increase in fines for press law violations, and forbids the news media to cover “subjects that could have negative effects for political parties” or “which have as an aim a revolt against the government making use of violence.”Referred to by the authorities as “Ordinance 2062 amending various acts concerning the news media,” it also bans any individual or organisation from obtaining a new licence to operate print, broadcast or Internet media.It amends six press laws that took effect in May: the Radio Act, the National News Agency Act, the Press and Publication Act, the Press Council Act, the National Broadcasting Act and the Defamation Act.The ordinance has been widely criticised by media watchdog groups including the Federation of Nepalese Journalists and the Save Independent Radio Movement, and an appeal against it has been lodged with the supreme court. June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific November 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court green light for permanent press censorship Follow the news on Nepal Organisation Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Newscenter_img to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s failure, at a hearing on 11 November, to block all of the repressive measures the government has adopted against the Nepalese media including a 9 October ordinance banning independent radio news broadcasts.The stance taken by the court confirms the lack of judicial independence and will have disastrous consequences for the news media, the press freedom organisation said.“We deplore the supreme court’s ruling and we call on the government to repeal the 9 October ordinance and rescind all of the other draconian measures taken against the press since King Gyanendra’s power grab in February,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We point out that the king himself said he wanted to restore democracy at the South Asia summit on 12 November and we urge him to keep his promises,” the organisation added.The supreme court hearing was held in response to a petition by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, the Nepalese Bar Association and other professional groups. By refusing to block the ordinance, the court has given it the force of law and has indirectly given a green light to press censorship, in violation of constitutional rights.The ordinance imposes drastic new curbs on the Nepalese media including a ban on news programmes on independent radio stations. Radio Kantipur FM 96.1 immediately suspended its news broadcasts in response.“Street demonstrations are our last resort,” said Narayan Wagle, the editor of one of Nepal’s most popular newspapers. “The supreme court’s decision has dashed all of the journalists’ hopes.” More than 200 lawyers wearing black armbands protested outside the supreme court building on 13 November. News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Keeping Up With Compliance Trends

first_img Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-16 Nicole Casperson in Daily Dose, Events, Featured Home / Daily Dose / Keeping Up With Compliance Trends About Author: Nicole Casperson Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Related Articles October 16, 2017 1,385 Views center_img DS News talks with Rushmore Loan Management AVP Jacqueline Pardue to discuss some of the difficulties in compliance and vendor management. How do you help to standardize vendor management process in an industry that has so many different standards? See the exclusive interview here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Keeping Up With Compliance Trends Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Market Update: Home Sales’ Status Next: Ask the Economist: Selma Hepp on Economic Growth Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Morningstar, CoreLogic, and More …

first_img Previous: FHA Announces Expanded Mortgage Relief for Disaster Victims Next: Mortgage Delinquencies Dip, Foreclosure Starts Spike Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries.Chicago-headquartered Morningstar Credit Ratings has announced the appointment of Brian Grow as President of the company. In his new role Grow will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s business and will be based out of New York. He will report to Haywood Kelly, Head of Global research at Morningstar, the company said in a statement.“Brian has proven to be an extremely effective leader and has helped take Morningstar Credit Ratings from a single-asset class to a full-service and diverse rating agency,” said Kelly. “His analytical and technical expertise, high-quality standards, and history of strategic decision-making will support Morningstar in its mission to help investors reach their financial goals. I look forward to working closely with Brian to continue building our ratings and research offerings.”____________________________________________________________________CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, recently announced that Pete Carroll has joined the CoreLogic Government Affairs team as Executive, Public Policy & Industry Relations. Carroll brings housing finance and policy experience to the company and will report to Stuart Pratt, Global Head of Public Policy & Industry Relations. Most recently, Carroll served as EVP of Quicken Loans where he led the development and discussion of Quicken’s positions on a broad spectrum of policy issues. Earlier, he was SVP, Capital Markets, at Wells Fargo and was the Assistant Director, Office of Mortgage Markets, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.“Pete is an accomplished executive who can elevate CoreLogic insights and exercise influence on policy, strategy and innovation to support the transformation of the housing finance sectors here in Washington,” said Pratt. “Pete and I will work together to continue to strengthen the voice and presence of CoreLogic in key government, agency and client discussions.”____________________________________________________________________Black Knight, Inc., a provider of software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals based in Jacksonville, Florida, announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten public offering by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. of 8,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $46.70 pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has agreed to repurchase from the underwriter 2,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder at a per-share purchase price equal to the price payable by the underwriter to the Selling Shareholder. As such, only 6,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder will be sold to the public. The Selling Shareholder will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by the Company. The offering is expected to close on February 15, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.____________________________________________________________________Arch Capital Group Ltd, the Bermuda-based financial services firm reported a net income of $203.5 million, a 9.9 percent annualized return on average common equity, compared to $62.4 million for the 2016 fourth quarter. The after-tax operating income to Arch common shareholders stood at $187.4 million, a 9.1 percent return on average common equity during the quarter.The company reported pre-tax catastrophic losses, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums, of $0.8 million, reflecting $68.4 million from the California wildfires, $1.5 million from other events and $69.1 million of reductions on the 2017 third quarter hurricane events. Arch’s book value per common share was $60.91 on December 31, 2017, a 2.2 percent increase from $59.61 per share in the prior quarter and a 10.4% increase from $55.19 per share during the same period in the prior year. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 22, 2018 2,786 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Arch Capital Black Knight Inc Company News CoreLogic Morningstar Credit Ratings The Industry Pulse 2018-02-22 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Arch Capital Black Knight Inc Company News CoreLogic Morningstar Credit Ratings The Industry Pulse Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on Morningstar, CoreLogic, and More … Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Morningstar, CoreLogic, and More … Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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‘Misconceived Petition’ : SC Dismisses PIL Challenging PM CARES Fund

first_imgTop Stories’Misconceived Petition’ : SC Dismisses PIL Challenging PM CARES Fund Sanya Talwar13 April 2020 4:11 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation petition filed questioning the legality of the constitution of PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.””This is a completely misconceived petition” Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told Advocate M L Sharma, the petitioner.”We will impose cost on you”, the bench added.”How can PMCARES come into existence. Power is only…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation petition filed questioning the legality of the constitution of PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.””This is a completely misconceived petition”  Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told Advocate M L Sharma, the petitioner.”We will impose cost on you”, the bench added.”How can PMCARES come into existence. Power is only with Parliament under Article 266 & 267 to create contingency fund”, Sharma submitted.The bench was not however inclined to entertain the petition.The petitioner alleged that the constitution of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situatons (PM CARES) Fund was illegal, as it was not created by a statutory enactment.The petitioner sought for transfer of all donations received under PM CARES to the Consolidated Fund of India, apart from a Court-monitored SIT probe into its constitution.The Supreme Court has reprimanded Sharma on previous occasions for filing frivolous cases. Last year, the Court pulled him up for filing a shoddy PIL in Article 370 matteSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Proceedings Against Prashant Bhushan Are A Travesty Of Justice’: Chennai Lawyers Write To SC [Read Statement]

first_imgNews Updates’Proceedings Against Prashant Bhushan Are A Travesty Of Justice’: Chennai Lawyers Write To SC [Read Statement] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Aug 2020 10:25 PMShare This – xA Group of Advocates from Chennai have addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of India and other Judges of the Supreme Court, raising their concerns over the manner in which Advocate Prashant Bhushan was held guilty of contempt for his tweets over the CJI and functioning of the Supreme Court. “Lawyers, being stakeholders and integral to the justice delivery system, have…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Group of Advocates from Chennai have addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of India and other Judges of the Supreme Court, raising their concerns over the manner in which Advocate Prashant Bhushan was held guilty of contempt for his tweets over the CJI and functioning of the Supreme Court. “Lawyers, being stakeholders and integral to the justice delivery system, have the unique privilege and duty to scrutinise the functioning of the Courts and act as conscience keepers of the judiciary through an audit of its functions. They are the interface between the public and the judiciary. The opinions expressed by a fearless Bar actually benefit the judiciary, as otherwise it has no mechanism to learn about people’s opinion of its functioning. The judiciary does not function in a vacuum but in a political system impacting the lives of millions,” the Advocates wrote while criticizing the verdict. Prashant Bhushan Contempt: UK Lawyers Body Expresses Concern; Says ‘Lawyers Entitled To Voice Legitimate Criticism’ They stressed that in the very nature of things, an action of criminal contempt creates a “stifling atmosphere” for the respondent, because the Court is the complainant/victim, the prosecutor and the judge. Hence, the same “must always be exercised cautiously, wisely and with circumspection”. In the letter, they have proceeded to highlight various inconsistencies in the proceedings against Mr. Bhushan, which as per them led to “travesty of justice”. Firstly, they have highlighted that Mr. Bhushan was “singled out” by the SC for voicing an opinion that has been shared and expressed by several others, including sitting and former judges of the Supreme Court itself. “However, we are deeply disturbed by the action taken against Prashant Bhushan, a lawyer of more than 30 years practice in the Supreme Court and who has espoused many causes in public interest, often against high executive functionaries. His tweets only reflect what other commentators have said. It is therefore rather alarming that the Supreme Court has found him guilty of contempt holding that his tweets cannot be said to be “fair criticism”, are scurrilous, malicious and have a tendency to scandalise the Court. It is to be noted that both the tweets are in the context of concerns/opinions from a cross section of informed public about the latitude shown by the Court towards draconian executive actions and the general image of the judiciary that has been dented by the actions/inactions of judges,” the letter reads. Secondly, they have expressed concern over the “hasty manner” in which the proceedings took place, without adhering to the procedural safeguards and principles of natural justice. They pointed out that there is no discussion in the judgment as to how the impugned action (tweets) is found to be “malicious”. Further, Mr. Bhushan’s reply affidavit and the facts and circumstances given therein providing the basis for his opinion have also not been discussed nor has the opinion been held to be unfounded; and yet the Court exercised its constitutional power to find him guilty.Over a 100 advocates of the Madras High Court, including Senior Counsels, participated in a peaceful protest against the judgement rendered by a 3-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra holding Adv. Prashant Bhushan in contempt over two tweets. @pbhushan1 #ContemptofCourt pic.twitter.com/ygKKVJfQr3— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 18, 2020In so doing, the Advocates wrote, the Court rejected all his objections— (i) to the listing of the case, (ii) to the hearing by the Bench presided by Justice Arun Mishra and (iii) to non-supply of the administrative order for listing of the case or a copy of the complaint itself. “Such objections are material while defending a person’s liberty. Though the Supreme Court has held that it is not bound by the Contempt of Courts Act and the procedure can be summary, a fair procedure is essential for a just decision,” the letter reads. In this backdrop, the Advocates have raised the following issues before the Supreme Court, with hope that the Court will address the same: Even if the proceedings are summary, can the conduct of the proceedings for criminal contempt be left to the vagaries of the individual judge(s) who hear the matter, particularly when the Court acts both as a prosecutor and the judge and when the life and liberty of the respondent is at stake? In order to ensure a fair and just prosecution, should not the Court, as an institution, codify the procedure and strictly adhere to the same, so that the respondent has adequate notice of how to proceed? Should adherence to procedure and principles of natural justice not be mandatory before finding a person guilty of a crime impacting right to life guaranteed under Article 21, especially when the Supreme Court acts as both the trial Court and the final Court?When the contemnor had raised four preliminary objections – non-furnishing of administrative orders of the Court, non-furnishing of Maheshwari’s complaint, likelihood of bias and a hearing in open Court after resumption of physical court hearings- should not the Bench hear each of these objections, pass a reasoned order on each objection and enable the respondent to prepare his defence thereafter?When the respondent had filed only a preliminary reply and expressed a handicap in raising a proper defence, should the case not have been posted for a final reply affidavit and evidence, if any?Does not the summary rejection of all the preliminary objections raised by the respondent and taking up the case for final hearing on the same day in haste create an oppressive atmosphere for the respondent and deny a fair hearing?When the criminal contempt proceedings are criminal in nature and the Supreme Court Rules to Regulate Contempt Proceedings, 1975 contemplate third party affidavits, examination of witnesses and documents, should not the respondent be afforded an opportunity to lead evidence, unhampered by limitations in a virtual hearing?Can the Court conclude that the respondent was motivated by malice without providing the respondent the opportunity of proving otherwise through evidence?Can the Bench, in the absence of an administrative order by the Master of the Roster, suo motu take up for hearing the case involving the second tweet dated 27.06.2020 concerning the role of the Supreme Court and the last four CJIs?When the offence alleged is one of criminal contempt, should not specific charges be framed and the contemnor afforded an adequate opportunity to respond to each of those charges?Though the Court can take suo motu cognisance of any publication, can the Registrar General ignore the Supreme Court Rules and take on record a defective petition filed without the Attorney General’s sanction? It is such action of the Registrar General, which is in breach of the Court’s Rules that has resulted in the instant case.When the contemnor has referred to an incident of impropriety by the presiding Judge, Hon’ble Mr.Justice Arun Mishra (para 92 of the reply affidavit), would it not have been appropriate to pass a reasoned order for rejecting the request to refer the matter to another Bench, lest it appear that there is an element of personal bias, especially when the respondent through a formal letter to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, also made the same request.Should not the view of the Attorney General be ascertained, after notice had been issued to him and he was present in Court? Inter alia, Over 2000 lawyers, including noted Senior Advocates, have endorsed the statement of support for Bhushan. The Executive Committee of the Bar Association of India also expressed its dismay at the Supreme Court verdict. Bodies like Bar Association of India, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) have also criticized the verdict against Bhushan. Background On August 14, the Supreme Court held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for tweeting against the judiciary. One tweet, made in reference to a picture of CJI Bobde seated on a Harley Davidson bike, alleged that the CJI was enjoying expensive bike rides while keeping the Supreme Court under lockdown. Another tweet alleged that the Supreme Court contributed to the destruction of democracy in the last six years, and the last 4 CJIs played a particular role in that. The Court held that the tweets were based on “distorted facts” and had the effect of undermining the authority and dignity of the court. “The tweet has the effect of destabilising the very foundation of this important pillar of the Indian democracy…There is no manner of doubt, that the tweet tends to shake the public confidence in the institution of judiciary”, observed a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari in the judgment. Read Full Statement Here Next Storylast_img read more

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Outhouse antics

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 11:00 pm Friday, February 15, 2013 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell My grandmother’s sister, Aunt Manie Bell, lived in the backside of Barbour County. She and Uncle Arlie were rich. I knew that because they had a two-seater outhouse.Aunt Manie Bell said two-seaters were for emergency use and for real good friends. Most of my cousins were boys except for Gaynell but we weren’t good friends. She was a tattletale. I didn’t want to sit in the outhouse with a tattletale.Aunt Manie Bell’s outhouse two-seater seat had a bottle opener on one end so Uncle Arlie could open his co-cola while he was occupied. That’s what Aunt Manie Bell said. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Outhouse antics Say what you will but to my way of thinking Sir Thomas Crapper’s invention of the flushing toilet is head over heels better than what Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla came up with.When I was growing up, we had an indoor toilet. It was in the bathroom that was clinging to the rest of the house with all its might. But, we had relatives who had outdoor toilets and, if I could have swapped my baby brother for an outhouse, I would have gladly done it.There’s nothing especially romantic about an outhouse but it was the place of great adventure for young, creative minds. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Outhouses were always at the end of a long, long path. Having to go to the outhouse in the dark of night was what Aunt Manie Bell called an emergency.One night, I had an emergency. I woke up Miss Tattletale to go with me. It was as dark as pitch but we made our way to the outhouse. Gaynell was scared to go in the outhouse with me but she was more afraid of staying outside by herself.We had just gotten comfortable – if the outhouse had been well constructed, the seat can be comfortable – when we heard something coming up the path.Gaynell whispered, “a fox.”But a fox can’t open the door of the outhouse. We saw big, wooly monster coming in the outhouse on us. I screamed. Gaynell screamed. We jumped up on the two-seater. Gaynell’s foot and leg went down in the hole. She fell flat with her face in the other hole. I ran out and left her.I was back in the house and in the bed and had forgotten all about my emergency when Uncle Arlie came bringing Gaynell out of the hole and back to bed.Uncle Arlie had scared the emergency out of me and we had scared it out of him.Gaynell never tattled on me again. She promised she wouldn’t if I would promise not to tell that she fell in the outhouse hole. I promised. I always wanted to be occupied so I could have a co-cola while I was in the outhouse but I never was.Back then, young’uns played games with made-up names like hide-and-go-seek, ain’t no boogers out tonight and jackrabbit split the log. At Aunt Manie Bell’s one of our favorite games was stick your head in the hole. We played it in the two-seater outhouse.What you had to do was stick your head way down in the seat hole and hold it there. Whoever pulled their head out first was the loser.Really, it was a game to see who could hold their breath the longest. But sticking your head in the hole in the outhouse made the game a lot more fun. Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Interesting and productive session The 2013 legislative session kicked off last week. There is an old saying that nobody’s life, liberty or property is… read more Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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South Dakota AG was ‘distracted’ when he hit, killed pedestrian with car: Investigation

first_imgSouth Dakota Department of Public SafetyBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(HIGHMORE, S.D.) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was “distracted” when he fatally struck a pedestrian on a highway in September, an investigation of the crash has found.On Sept. 12, Ravnsborg was driving west on U.S. Highway 14, about a mile west of Highmore, South Dakota, when he hit and killed the 55-year-old victim, Joseph Boever.Ravnsborg, 44, initially thought he hit a deer, he told authorities, but discovered Boever’s body when he returned to the scene the next day. He previously disclosed that he called 911 and searched a ditch with police using a cell phone flashlight looking for the deer at around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.On Monday, authorities released the crash report and a photo of Ravnsborg’s 2011 Ford Taurus three days after the investigation, after it was processed for evidence.The investigation determined that Ravnsborg was distracted when he struck Boever, South Dakota Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price told reporters during a press conference Monday.Boever was carrying a light while walking on the shoulder of Highway 14, which measures about 10.5 feet, when he was struck, Price said, but would not give details on the type of light Boever had or the specific location on where his body was found. It is unclear in which direction he was walking, Price said.The initial cause of death was listed as traumatic injuries — both internal and external.Ravnsborg was alone in his car at the time, but the exact time of the crash has not yet been determined, Price said, adding that when the Hyde County sheriff responded to the scene, he did not detail his time of arrival. The speed limit in the location of the crash is 65 mph, but Price did not disclose how fast Raynsborg was traveling.The “type or types of distraction” that caused Ravnsborg to hit Boever are still under investigation, Price said. When asked by a reporter how authorities can be confident Ravnsborg was distracted when they don’t know what the distraction was, Price replied that it was “detailed investigative work,” adding that “the specifics behind that would be inappropriate to release at this time.”Ravnsborg was not placed under administrative leave and continued to work after the crash, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said last month.On Monday, when asked by a reporter whether she would ask Ravnsborg for a resignation, Noem replied, “I’m going to refrain from expressing my personal opinions until the investigation is totally complete” and wait to see whether the state’s attorney makes a decision on whether to file charges.The final autopsy report and other forensic examinations are still pending, Price said.Tim Bormann, Ravnsborg’s chief of staff, told ABC News last month that the attorney general was driving home from a dinner party hosted by the county’s Republican Party at Rooster’s Bar & Grill in Redfield, South Dakota, roughly 68 miles from the site of the accident.Bormann said he does not believe Ravnsborg drank at the event, saying “it has been his policy” to not drink at “political events of this sort.”The attorney general’s office previously said Ravnsborg stayed on the scene after making the 911 call.Ravnsborg, who was elected in 2018, has a string of previous driving violations, according to state records. He pleaded guilty to speeding six times between 2014 and 2018 and paid fines between $19 and $79, according to state records.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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