ACLU launches $1 million ad campaign opposing Kavanaugh

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On'Fox News @ Night,' Fox News contributor and legal expert Jonathan Turley discusses Democrats' impeachment threats if Kavanaugh makes it on the Supreme Court. The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $1 million on an advertisement campaign to discourage the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The campaign mostly targets Republican Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, as well as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "America is watching," the ad voice over said. "And as we choose a lifetime seat on our highest court, integrity matters.


Sports Betting Will Be No Home Run for State Budgets

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Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia legalized sports betting last year after the Supreme Court decision, as did the District of Columbia. Although New Mexico has not passed a sports betting law, the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel started taking bets in October through a tribal gambling compact.


California Man in 'State of Fear' After Aiding Mueller Probe

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Pinedo, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 10, has provided investigators with "significant assistance" in identity theft probes, prosecutors said. He flew to Washington, D.C., to meet with investigators, explained how he obtained the stolen account numbers and gave investigators business records that identified the buyers of the stolen accounts, prosecutors said in a separate court filing.


Trump Agenda a Focus of Connecticut Attorney General Race

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Among the lawsuits Jepsen has filed is one with New York, New Jersey and Maryland alleging the tax overhaul law passed last year and championed by the Republican president unfairly singles out high-tax blue states. The lawsuit says many homeowners will see big increases in their federal tax bills because the law caps a deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.


U.S. Weaponizes Its Criminal Courts in Fight Against China and Huawei

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The Trump administration wants to use indictments, along with export controls and other policy tools, as part of an arsenal to counter Chinese theft of trade and technology secrets, which U.S. officials increasingly view as part of national security, The Wall Street Journal has reported. That has meant a more aggressive effort to convert corporate squabbles into criminal charges. The federal investigation, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, into whether Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners arose from civil lawsuits, including one in which the Shenzhen-based company was accused of misappropriating robotic technology from wireless-network operator T-Mobile US Inc. In November, the U.S. said it indicted two companies in China and Taiwan on charges of stealing semiconductor-design secrets from Idaho-based chip maker Micron Technology Inc., based almost entirely on litigation that Micron had filed in California courts a year earlier. In both cases, the entry of federal prosecutors ratcheted up global attention and the stakes in what had until then been less noticed civil filings.