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Sally Yates Should Be Investigated For Her Possible Role in Watergate-Style Surveillance

As an attorney with prior professional experience dealing with Sally Yates, I can imagine no one better who needs to be put under investigation herself. Now, information leaks that Sally Yates knew about surveillance being conducted against potential members of the Trump administration, and disclosed that information to others. Even Richard Nixon didn’t use the…Read More

On Trial: Five Signs Even The Ninth Circuit Knows Trump Will Win Travel Ban Fight In End

   As trained appellate attorneys learn, a court’s opinion often gives away “tells” of the court’s own confidence, or absence thereof, in their opinion. Like a poker player at the table, some tells hide a weak hand. And few judicial “hands” are as weak as the Ninth Circuit’s opinion to let the Washington court’s stay…Read More

Seattle Judge is Wrong and Overreached With Nationwide Injunction on Travel Ban

Two different courts, on opposite coasts, ruled in opposite directions on Friday. A Boston federal court affirmed Trump’s executive order as “bona fide”; a Seattle federal court enjoined it. Both spoke to requests for “nationally” effective rulings. Can federal courts give conflicting directions to government employees? Did Homeland predict this in their screenplays? The Seattle…Read More

On Trial: Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judge’s Nationwide Order

Opening Statement On Friday, a Boston federal judge issued a 21 page decision debunking the arguments against Trump’s Executive Order suspending migration from certain countries pending further review. Later that same day, a Seattle federal judge who has been making the news lately (and not usually for the most flattering of reasons), declared his oral…Read More

Is Sports Betting Coming to Your State Soon? SCOTUS May Weigh In

In a little noticed invite from the Supreme Court to the Solicitor General during the inauguration week, the Supreme Court suggested it may take up New Jersey’s argument to strike down federal law forbidding state’s from permitting sports betting in their states. Will the Supremes make sports betting in New Jersey great again? The ubiquitous Governor…Read More

Battle over “First Amendment Defense Act” looms.

President Trump is no stranger to pushing buttons.  Anyone that has read “The Art of the Deal” knows that he sees himself as the negotiator willing to do what it takes to win the battles he chooses to fight.  To those ends, his first few weeks in office have been entertaining if nothing else. The…Read More

Trump’s Refugee Ban is Legal and Follows Example Set By Founders

The founders passed the first immigration ban premised on fear of foreign radicals infiltrating the new nation. Sound familiar? Who pushed for and passed the law? President John Adams, our second President. That’s the John Adams HBO celebrated a few years back in a mini-series popular with liberals, and the same John Adams liberals loved…Read More

On Trial: No, A Judge Did Not Issue A Stay Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

The press enjoys a certain liberty and license with evidence and court precedents that a lawyer cannot so easily employ within the confines of the law. So, what does the evidence of precedent say about the recent flurry of legal actions over Trump’s Friday immigration orders? A few liberal federal judges on Saturday night issued…Read More

On Trial: Lawsuits Against Trump On ‘Muslim Immigration Ban’ Will Fail Fast

Council American-Islamic Relations announced an intention to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order banning most immigrants from Syria, and other countries that lack certain vetting standards and have issues with terrorism. Overnight, refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States are now being detained, and have also filed legal actions….Read More

On Trial: There is Evidence to Back (At Least Some of) Trump’s Illegal Voting Claims

CNN’s Jake Tapper, and many other pundits, assert there is “no evidence” to support Trump’s belief about a large number of illegal votes cast in the election. As a trial lawyer, our method of assessing the factual basis of a claim differs from some in the press: what would admissible evidence look like to support…Read More

SNIPES FACED 16 YEARS IN PRISON UNTIL BARNES' DEFENSE LED THE JURY TO CLEAR SNIPES OF SERIOUS TAX CHARGES. HE IS THE THIRD CLIENT OF BARNES' WHO OBTAINED A STUNNING MAJOR OUTCOME WHERE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FAILED TO WIN CONVICTIONS.

The New York Times

February 2
"Wesley Snipes cleared of serious charges"

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