Ex-Proud Boys leader Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
South Florida resident Henry “Enrique” Tarrio poses a danger to the public that cannot be mitigated by home detention and banning him from using social media, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said in an order late Friday.sun-sentinel.com
Iowa man charged in Capitol riot may be returned to jail
A prosecutor says an Iowa man seen in a videotaped confrontation with a police officer during the Capitol insurrection should be returned to jail until trial because he violated terms of his release by watching anti-government internet videos about the Jan. 6 attack.
Judge agrees to free QAnon believer charged in Capitol riot
A federal judge agreed on Tuesday to free an Iowa man from jail more than six months after his videotaped confrontation of a police officer inside the U.S. Capitol became one of the most menacing images of the Jan. 6 riots. Douglas Jensen, 41, was wearing a T-shirt bearing the letter “Q,” a symbol of the QAnon conspiracy theory, when he joined the mob that approached Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman inside the building and followed the officer up two flights of stairs. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said deciding whether to free Jensen from jail pending trial was a "close case," but he ultimately agreed to release the Des Moines resident on house arrest with electronic location monitoring.news.yahoo.com
Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges
A federal judge has ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead
Tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran amid President Donald Trump's maximalist pressure campaign over Tehran's nuclear program. In a ruling dated Thursday, the U.S. District Court in Washington found Iran owed Levinson's family $1.35 billion in punitive damages and $107 million in compensatory damages for his kidnapping. The court cited the case of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea, in deciding to award the massive amount of punitive damages to Levinson's family. In a statement, Levinson's family called the court's award “the first step in the pursuit of justice.”“Until now, Iran has faced no consequences for its actions,” the family said. In December 2013, the AP revealed Levinson in fact had been on a mission for CIA analysts who had no authority to run spy operations.
Federal judge blocks rule limiting asylum claims by Central Americans
(CNN) - A federal judge in California late Wednesday issued a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the US by land through Mexico. The ruling from US District Judge Jon Tigar, a Barack Obama nominee, came hours after another federal judge in Washington, DC, an appointee of President Donald Trump, had declined to block the rule. "This new rule is likely invalid because it is inconsistent with the existing asylum laws," Tigar wrote. The plaintiffs also argued that the rule harms their organization's ability to work with asylum seekers. The asylum rule immediately faced legal challenges last week.
Judge allows Trump administration's most restrictive asylum ban to continue
The decision allows the Trump administration to implement for now its most ambitious effort yet to unilaterally overhaul the asylum system. Before the rule, migrants who crossed into the U.S. illegally were allowed to claim asylum after being apprehended by Border Patrol officers. Late last year, Tigar halted a similar effort by the administration to prohibit migrants who cross the border illegally from being able to seek asylum. Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation.cbsnews.com
Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles
REUTERS/Veronica G. CardenasThe ACLU, which has filed suit to block numerous Trump immigration policies in court, vowed to challenge the expedited deportations as well. The Trump administration has had mixed results trying to implement its most restrictive immigration policies. But the legal challenges contend that Trump cannot force those migrants to apply for asylum elsewhere unless the United States has a safe third country agreement with that country. Slideshow (7 Images)The Trump administration had previously given Mexico until July 22 to significantly lower migration flows but the deadline passed without comment from Washington. Guatemala, another country that could be forced to process asylum claims of migrants headed for the United States, previously rejected U.S. entreaties on a similar deal.feeds.reuters.com