Tag: contempt of court

Tommy Robinson

Half A Million Sign #FreeTommy Petition

More than half a million people have signed a petition calling for the right wing activist Tommy Robinson to be freed from jail, in just a few days.

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Judge Fines Planned Parenthood Sting Journalist $200K for Contempt

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick of San Francisco has fined the undercover video journalist who exposed Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the fetal trafficking industry and his attorneys $200,000 for publishing online video footage of abortionists.

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Feds Charge Sheriff Arpaio With Criminal Contempt-of-Court

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been officially charged with criminal contempt-of-court over claims he ignored a judge’s order in a racial profiling case. The move by the federal government comes just two weeks before Arpaio stands before the voters of Maricopa County for re-election to his seventh term.

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Va. Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Hold Gov. McAuliffe in Contempt

Virginia lawmakers have taken the historic step of filing to a motion seeking to have the Virginia Supreme Court hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt. The motion claims that McAuliffe is defying the state’s highest court regarding the scope and meaning of this provision of the Virginia Constitution, quoting McAuliffe’s public declaration that he “cannot accept” the court’s decision.

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Federal Judge Threatens IRS Commissioner With Contempt

After the hearings were over, Judge Sullivan wrote an order calling the Administration’s resistance to his orders “nonsensical” and clearly stating that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and others “shall be directed to show cause as to why they should not be held in contempt of Court” if they continue dragging their feet.