Crimes and Their Punishments – Through the Ages

Punishments for Crimes through the ages – from the bizarre to outrageous, from the sublime to the ridiculous. We don’t know how lucky we are!

Many of us are apt to complain about sentences handed out by our Courts for crimes these days – too harsh, too lenient. But a quick look at some punishments for crimes through the ages, including in some countries today, we should really consider how much we really have to complain about.

Not only have punishments been truly shocking (and in some instances still are), but even some of the crimes are truly unbelievable.

Many Sydney criminal lawyers would have had their work cut out for them if some of these historical crimes were still on the statute books! Lucky for us that our complaints about the justice systems these days are limited to whether an offender should be given a jail sentence or community service, or whether a 2 year sentence is sufficient or whether 5 would have been better, and so on.

Thank goodness we don’t have to contend with crimes for which the penalty is being tortured to death by some truly unimaginable means. Criminal lawyers in Australia, as in Europe, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and others, these days don’t have to plead for the type of mercy that offenders of times gone by had to. And of course, some of these barbaric practices do still exist today in other parts of the globe, as you can see below.

Some Crimes and Some Punishments You Won’t Believe

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California Criminal Lawyer Tully Hits Best Seller w/ 1st Book: 'California – State of Collusion' – Benzinga

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — California's best criminal lawyer, Joseph Tully, adds Best Selling Author to his legal bio with his book California – State of Collusion (Sutton Hart Press) hitting #1 on Amazon in its category the first week.California: State of Collusion looks at entrenched conspiracy among the Golden State's judges, prosecutors and police – fabricated testimony, doctored evidence, proof of innocence buried, and judges turning a blind eye while imposing voter-pleasing sentences and ignoring misconduct to satisfy police unions at election time.Joseph Tully, labeled by one reviewer as a Ferocious Warrior, a Gunslinger among Paper Pushers, exposes California's corrupt criminal justice system with examples of:
Psychopathic police officers – unpunished for horrific abuses
Prosecutors trampling Constitutional rights to fuel career advancement
Judges ignoring police and prosecutorial misconduct – to get re-elected
An institutionalized culture of power, conspiracy and law enforcement cover-ups
"Innocent people can be subjected to a 'power trip' police encounter, arrested by a megalomaniacal cop, jailed by a sadist, prosecuted by a manipulative Machiavellian, and judged by an ego-tripping sociopath." – from California: State of CollusionAmong the book's topics:
California prisons' systemic racism, medical abuse, and cruelty
Flawed (cash sponsored) media portrayal of law enforcement as incorruptible
Faux science and known deceitful witnesses presented as incontrovertible evidence
California prosecutors' massive Snitch-for-Hire network
Weaponized firearm and drug prohibitions
"Joseph Tully offers a close-up and eye-opening account of the most political, systemic corruption of this decade. Illuminating, incendiary, and brilliantly argued." – Jail Death and Injury Law ReporterAttorney Joseph Tully delivers frightening examples of police, prosecutors, judges and politicians acting badly from Redding to the San Francisco Bay Area to Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and everywhere in between.Media Booking: Contact Mr. Tully's representatives at Elite Lawyer ManagementSutton Hart Press: Award winning non-fiction publisher of valuable and extraordinary content authored by high authority thought leaders across many specialties.Joseph Tully: One of California's most successful and controversial criminal defense and civil rights lawyers, Contra Costa based legal author Joseph Tully helps people defend their liberty and reputation in a deeply flawed and unjust legal system. With an unparalleled record for earning Not Guilty verdicts in major felony cases, Tully's work has been featured on 60 Minutes, in Rolling Stone Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and in outlets across the U.S.More Information: SuttonHart.com or maggie@suttonhart.com  View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/california-criminal-lawyer-tully-hits-best-seller-w-1st-book-california–state-of-collusion-300712994.htmlSOURCE Sutton Hart Press

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Brett Kavanaugh's accuser wants the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies to the Senate, and it could delay his Supreme Court confirmation indefinitely

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  • Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school in the 1980s, wants “a full investigation by law enforcement officials.”
  • Ford’s attorneys said in a letter that a federal investigation must be conducted before Ford testifies to the Senate to “ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed.”
  • Observers had expected Ford to testify at a newly scheduled public hearing set for Monday.
  • The letter confirmed reports that Ford was targeted with death threats after she came forward with her allegations against Kavanaugh.
  • The Justice Department previously said her allegation against Kavanaugh “does not involve any potential federal crime” to warrant an FBI investigation.

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school in the 1980s, say she wants “a full investigation by law enforcement officials” before she’ll appear in a public hearing, according to a CNN report published Tuesday.

Ford’s attorney’s wrote a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying an FBI investigation would “ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner” and would be critical “before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”

“We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security,” the letter reportedly said.

“What we’re saying is there should be an investigation because that’s the right thing to do,” Lisa Banks, Ford’s attorney, told the CNN host Anderson Cooper. “She is prepared to cooperate with the committee and with any law-enforcement investigation.”

Sen. Diane Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, cosigned Ford’s request for an investigation.

“We should honor Dr. Blasey Ford’s wishes and delay this hearing,” Feinstein said in a statement on Tuesday. “A proper investigation must be completed, witnesses interviewed, evidence reviewed, and all sides spoken to. Only then should the chairman set a hearing date.”

The letter also confirmed that Ford, a mother of two teenagers, had been targeted with death threats since coming forward against Kavanaugh, whom President Donald Trump nominated for the Supreme Court in July after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

Earlier Tuesday, The New York Times reported that after coming forward, Ford had moved out of her house and arranged for a private security detail after she received vulgar emails and messages on social media.

Ford’s accusation prompted the Judiciary Committee to delay its planned Thursday vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. A public hearing is scheduled for next Monday, and both Kavanaugh and Ford were expected to testify after both had indicated a willingness to do so. Before the letter from Ford’s attorneys, however, lawmakers had been in limbo after multiple messages for Ford to appear at the hearing went unanswered. 

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the Republican chair of the Senate Finance Committee, pushed back on Ford’s request for an FBI investigation. “The FBI does not do investigations like this. The responsibility falls to us,” Hatch wrote, reiterating Grassley’s offer to let Ford testify before the Judiciary Committee.

“We should proceed as planned,” he said.

The Justice Department said in a statement on Monday that the sexual-assault allegation “does not involve any potential federal crime” to warrant an FBI investigation, according to the Associated Press. It added that the department’s role in conducting background investigations during the nomination process was to determine whether the nominee might be a national security risk.

Ford has said Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” during a small party in high school at which he pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes, and covered her mouth with his hand when she started to scream.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s claim and said he would testify to “refute this false allegation.”

A full investigation would be unlikely to conclude before Monday’s planned public hearing. Key witnesses have appeared reluctant to discuss the incident or have no memory of it. Mark Judge, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s who became implicated in the allegation, has signaled he is unwilling to appear before the Judiciary Committee.

“I have no more information to offer the committee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford’s letter,” Judge said in a statement.

SEE ALSO: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation chances are starting to unravel

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'Criminal Minds' Season 14: Rossi's Ex-Wife Returns – PopCulture.com

Criminal Minds will be bringing back a familiar face after its milestone 300th episode.

The series will celebrate the big episode for its season 14 premiere with some memorable guests stars of their own. But the following episode will see the return of David Rossi’s (Joe Mantegna) ex-wife Krystall (Gail O’ Grady), who was first introduced in a season 13 episode of the CBS drama.

According to the episode synopsis for “Starter Home,” set to air Wednesday, Oct. 10, “when the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple’s remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J. and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years.” The hunt becomes urgent after BAU learns the killer has a specific ritual of when to strike, and like clockwork another person goes missing. Also, Rossi reconnects with his ex-wife, Krystall.

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When viewers first met Krystall Richards, the reunion had quite a bit of drama for the leader of the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Krystall was revealed to be Rossi’s third ex-wife, a blackjack dealer from Las Vegas.

The two married in a drive-thru wedding chapel and their marriage was quickly annulled after the pair got sober. She then moved to Los Angeles, married someone else and was in town for her daughter’s wedding.

During their gracious encounter, Kystall asks Rossi to be her plus one for her daughter’s wedding, as she has always been impressed by the fact her mother was once “married for 36 hours.”

Later on in the sweet reunion Rossi notices that Krystall’s daughter Portia’s husband to-be has some misogynistic tendencies, and after doing some digging with the help of Penelope Garcia (Kirsteen Vangsness), they discover the man has an ulterior motive for the marriage.

Despite the sad turn of events, which ended with Portia’s wedding being called off upon the realization her beau was a con artist looking for money, the episode ended on a rather sweet note, when Krystall showed up at Rossi’s house and the two listened to music and played cards.

Though no details were given as to what will prompt Krystall to come back to town, we wouldn’t necessarily be upset if it was to woo Rossi back into the dating scene.

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Before we get to that, the BAU will have to deal with the big season finale cliffhanger, which found Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) having to decide between helping a dangerous cult free their leader from jail, or let Penelope die.

Watch it all unfold when Criminal Minds returns for its 14th season Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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The DOJ's inquiry into Tesla has 'raised the temperature' on the company, an SEC lawyer says – Business Insider

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  • In the wake of a reported investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla said on Tuesday that it had received and cooperated with a voluntary request for documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) but had not received a subpoena.
  • According to Jay Dubow, a partner at the law firm Pepper Hamilton who previously worked as a branch chief in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, it’s too early to tell where the DOJ’s inquiry may lead.
  • The agency’s request for documents from Tesla doesn’t necessarily mean the SEC is moving closer to an enforcement action against the company, he said, but “it raises the temperature” on Tesla.

In the wake of a reported investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla said on Tuesday that it had received and cooperated with a voluntary request for documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) but had not received a subpoena.

The automaker’s statement followed a report from Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the matter, that the company is facing a criminal investigation by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California into public comments the company and its CEO, Elon Musk, made about taking the company private. (The DOJ declined a request for comment.) The SEC is also reportedly investigating those comments. 

While Musk said via Twitter on August 7 that he had “funding secured” for a deal to convert Tesla into a private company, subsequent news reports and statements from Musk suggested that he might not have had legally binding agreements in place to finance a go-private deal at the time he published the tweet.

According to Jay Dubow, a partner at the law firm Pepper Hamilton who previously worked as a branch chief in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, it’s too early to tell where the DOJ’s inquiry may lead. The agency’s request for documents from Tesla doesn’t necessarily mean the SEC is moving closer to an enforcement action against the company, he said, but “it raises the temperature” on Tesla.

While the SEC can levy fines on companies and bar executives from serving as officers of public companies, the DOJ can issue more serious punishments, such as prison sentences. That being said, neither Tesla’s statement nor Bloomberg’s report suggests that either agency is approaching some sort of enforcement action, according to Dubow.

From here, the agencies will likely coordinate to some degree but pursue separate investigations, Dubow said. If the DOJ decides it needs certain kinds of information from Tesla, such as bank or phone records, it will call for a grand jury and issue subpoenas.

Former DOJ prosecutor Paul Pelletier told Bloomberg that the DOJ’s probe has the potential to expand beyond Musk and Tesla’s comments about going private if it finds any other elements of the company’s behavior that are worth investigating.

“Criminal investigations are never good if you’re a public company because they open up a Pandora’s box and prosecutors will follow threads wherever they lead,” Pelletier said.

Below is the full statement Tesla gave Business Insider about the DOJ’s inquiry.

“Last month, following Elon’s announcement that he was considering taking the company private, Tesla received a voluntary request for documents from the DOJ and has been cooperative in responding to it. We have not received a subpoena, a request for testimony, or any other formal process. We respect the DOJ’s desire to get information about this and believe that the matter should be quickly resolved as they review the information they have received.”

Have a Tesla news tip? Contact this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

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The 100 best crime movies of all time, according to critics

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The old media adage, “If it bleeds, it leads,” also describes a common narrative approach in cinema.

Because criminality and violence make for inherently compelling cinematic material, both are featured prominently in many of the greatest films of all time.

The Metacritic data we compiled here to track the most critically acclaimed crime movies in history traces a lineage of great films from contemporary thrillers like “No Country for Old Men” and “Hell or High Water,” to classics like “The Godfather” (Parts I and II) and “On the Waterfront.”

The list includes all of the highest-rated movies that feature a “crime” tag on the site, which turned out to be a wide-ranging categorization, encompassing feature films and documentaries. That said, we did exclude several movies from Metacritic’s list that had no clear relation to crime. 

Here are the 100 best crime movies of all time, according to critics:

SEE ALSO: The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

100. “Animal Kingdom” (2010)

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 7.8/10

What critics said: “Don’t be fooled: In this unpeaceable kingdom, the den mama is also ready to eat her young.” — Entertainment Weekly

99. “Paranoid Park” (2007)

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 6.6/10

What critics said: “Youth and death meet again in Gus Van Sant’s ‘Paranoid Park,’ a gorgeously stark, mesmerizingly elliptical story told in the same lyrical-prosaic style that has characterized his latest films.” — Los Angeles Times

98. “Bus 174” (2002)

Critic score: 83/100

User score: 7.5/10

What critics said: “Tense, engrossing, and superbly structured, ‘Bus 174’ is not just unforgettable drama but a skillfully developed argument.” — Village Voice

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Defense lawyer casts Ugandan war crimes defendant as victim – ABC News

A lawyer defending an alleged commander in Uganda’s shadowy Lord’s Resistance Army accused of crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers cast him Tuesday him as a victim of the rebel group and its brutal leader, Joseph Kony.

In his opening statement at the International Criminal Court trial of Dominic Ongwen, defense lawyer Krispus Ayena told judges that Ongwen was abducted as a 9-year-old child, plunged into an environment of extreme brutality and effectively stripped of his free will.

Ayena said that Ongwen “did not possess a mind of his own save for the survival instinct” he developed to navigate the harsh conditions in the LRA.

Prosecutors allege that Ongwen is a former child soldier who turned into a murderous commander.

Kony, also indicted by the court in 2005, remains at large despite an intensive man hunt aimed at capturing him.

The case against Ongwen, now aged about 40, poses difficult questions for judges about whether a boy snatched on his way to primary school and raised in a cult-like group renowned for its brutality can also be considered a perpetrator of crimes.

Ongwen’s trial started in December 2016 when he pleaded not guilty to charges including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and using child soldiers during the LRA insurgency in northern Uganda.

He is specifically charged with commanding an LRA unit that launched attacks on camps for displaced people in northern Uganda in 2003 and 2004.

At the start of the trial, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told judges that Ongwen rose swiftly through the ranks because of his reputation as a ruthless killer.

She said that while Ongwen’s traumatic past could be a mitigating factor for judges considering a sentence if he is convicted, it “cannot begin to amount to a defense or a reason not to hold him to account for the choice that he made: The choice to embrace the murderous violence used by the LRA and make it a hallmark of the attacks carried out by his soldiers.”

Ongwen’s lawyer disagreed, arguing that his upbringing in the LRA and devotion to its “demiGod” leader, Kony, absolves him of criminal responsibility.

“Once a victim, always a victim,” Ayena said. “One cannot be a victim and, still in the grips of the same system that victimized him, become a perpetrator.”

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This version corrects the name of the member of Ongwen’s legal team who spoke to Krispus Ayena, not Joseph Akwenyu.

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A profile of Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen's wife, draws accusations of bias and 'bizarre fabrications' relating to Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegation

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  • A new profile of Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen’s wife, published by Vulture has drawn criticism for its portrayal of Dylan Farrow’s abuse allegation against Allen. 
  • Many social media users accused New York Magazine, Vulture’s publisher, of publishing a biased article, due to the author’s admitted decades-long friendship with Allen.
  • Ronan and Dylan Farrow also issued statements contradicting the article’s portrayal of Dylan’s allegation that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven.

 

A new profile of Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen’s wife, published by Vulture on Sunday, has drawn wide criticism from the media and from Allen’s children, Ronan and Dylan Farrow, for its portrayal of the latter’s abuse allegation against Allen. 

In the feature, Previn addressed the backlash Allen has faced since the rise of the #MeToo movement, over Dylan Farrow’s allegation that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven years old. 

But what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust,” Previn said. “[Mia Farrow, Allen’s ex-girlfriend] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t.”

Previn discussed her adoption and upbringing with Mia Farrow and Andre Previn, her adoptive parents, and the beginning of her relationship with Allen when she was 21 years old, years after she had first known Allen as Farrow’s boyfriend. Previn also accused Farrow in the article of physically abusing her for years, including slapping her across the face and “spanking” her with a hairbrush.

Social media users were quick to note that the author of the piece, Daphne Merkin, wrote in the article that she has been a friend of Allen’s “for over four decades,” and many thus accused Merkin and New York Magazine (Vulture’s publisher) of publishing a biased article. 

Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow and Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, took to Twitter on Sunday with a statement on the article. She said that New York Magazine contacted her and described “multiple obvious falsehoods” about the story’s account of her abuse allegation against Allen. 

“The story still included bizarre fabrications about my mother while failing to mention that a prosecutor found probable cause of abuse by Woody Allen and that he was in therapy for his unhealthy fixation on my body,” Farrow wrote. “No one is parading me around as a victim. I continue to be an adult woman making credible allegation unchanged for two decades, backed up by evidence.”

Ronan Farrow, who has published multiple bombshell articles for The New Yorker featuring sexual misconduct allegations made against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and former CBS CEO Les Moonves, also released a statement on the story. 

“I owe everything I am to Mia Farrow. She is a devoted mom who went through hell for her family all while creating a loving home for us,” Farrow wrote. “But that has never stopped Woody Allen and his allies from planting stories that attack and vilify my mother to deflect from my sister’s credible allegation of abuse.”

“As a brother and a son, I’m angry that New York Magazine would participate in this kind of a hit job, written by a longtime admirer and friend of Woody Allen’s,” he continued. “As a journalist, I’m shocked by the lack of care for the facts, the refusal to include eyewitness testimony that would contradict falsehoods in this piece, and the failure to include my sister’s complete responses. Survivors of abuse deserve better.”

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Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS – Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Broadway World

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

“Starter Home” – When the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple’s remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J. and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years. THE HUNT becomes urgent after BAU learns the killer has a specific ritual of when to strike, and like clockwork another person goes missing. Also, Rossi reconnects with his ex-wife, Krystall (Gail O’Grady), on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.

The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison turned profiler, who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensable computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force; and Special Agent Simmons who joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise.

As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

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Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault are expected to testify in a public hearing on Monday

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  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting while the two were in high school in the 1980s.
  • The public hearing, scheduled for Monday, will be the first time Kavanaugh and Ford will publicly speak at length on the matter.
  • The hearing is expected to delay a planned vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  • Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor, claimed that Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” when he allegedly sexually assaulted her during a party in high school.
  • President Donald Trump brushed off the accusations and pointed fingers at Democrats, who he believes are trying to stall Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while the two were in high school in the 1980s.

The public hearing, scheduled for Monday, will be the first time Kavanaugh and Ford will publicly speak at length on the matter. It is being held during a contentious confirmation process for Kavanaugh, who is expected to replace former Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

The hearing on the assault allegation is expected to delay Thursday’s planned vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor, claimed that Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” when he allegedly sexually assaulted her during a party in high school. She claimed Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes, and covered her mouth with his hand when she started to scream.

In 2012, Ford and her husband sought a psychologist who took notes of a similar incident, although it did not specifically name Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has denied the claim and said he would testify to “refute this false allegation” and “defend my integrity.”

“This is a completely false allegation,” he said in a statement. “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.”

On Monday, President Donald Trump brushed off the allegations and said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was still “on track.”

“If it takes a little delay, it’ll take a little delay,” Trump said.

“Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation,” White House spokesman Raj Shah added in a statement. “He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him.”

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Criminal Lawyer: 'There's No Way Conor Mcgregor Can Defend His Case — He Already Pleads Guilty' – MiddleEasy

Lawyer: ‘There’s Really No Reason For Conor Mcgregor To Defend Himself’ For Michael Chiesa Case

Lightweight contender, Michael Chiesa, filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court, Kings County against former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor on Monday, accusing him of the consequences suffered due to infamous bus attack at UFC 223 media back in April. Chiesa is also claiming to have suffered emotional distress, mental trauma and bodily harm’ including lacerations on the face.

Chiesa also alleges that the Barclay’s Centre did not pay much attention and therefore he has imposed charges of negligence on them.

According to MMAFighting, a criminal lawyer Dmitriy Shakhnevich says that this case is ‘legitimate.’

Mcgregor who went berserk at UFC 223 media day, where he hurled a metal dolly through a window of a bus transporting UFC fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov. The window shattered into pieces, and some of those pieces went inside the bus that left Michael Chiesa, and Ray Borg suffered severe face lacerations; as a result, both fighters pulled out of their respective bouts.

On the same night, Mcgregor got arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief. To avoid jail time, he pleads guilty to single disorderly conduct, attends anger management classes and to pay off other charges to center for damages last month.

As per Shakhnevich, a bunch of videos shows Mcgregor committing a crime by attacking a bus, and he already pleaded guilty, so that made this case more legitimate.

“There’s definitely a legitimate case,” said the lawyer, who specializes in criminal defense and personal injury. “In fact, because [McGregor] plead guilty in the criminal case. And in criminal cases the standard is higher — it’s beyond a reasonable doubt. It’s not a preponderance of the evidence. Because he did that, it’s virtually a defenseless case. You can’t defend this case, there’s no way to defend it. Even if he didn’t plead guilty, there’s 450 videos showing this. There’s really no substantive defense.”

The lawyer believes that Mcgregor will cooperate with Barclay and Chiesa so there are chances that this case will resolve quickly.

“There’s no other way,” the lawyer said. “Because there’s no defense. There’s no way Conor can defend his case — he plead guilty. He allocated in open court what he did wrong. There’s no defense that’s admissible in this case.”

Shakhnevich said Chiesa could get a low six-figure from Mcgregor in this lawsuit.

“What they can do in this case is they can really put Conor through the ringer,” Shakhnevich said. “They can make him sit for a deposition, they could tape the deposition. It could make him really uncomfortable. He doesn’t need that. He has money, he has fame, he has everything. He’s not gonna want to be dragged through the mud. He’s gonna pay whatever he has to pay. Whatever he pays will pale in comparison to what he makes in a couple of weeks. There’s really no reason for him to defend this case.”

We assume that Mcgregor doesn’t worry much about this recent lawsuit as he’s gearing up for his upcoming title fight against undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main headliner of UFC 223 on October 6 from Las Vegas.

Do you think Chiesa made a right move to sue Mcgregor?

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