Stanislaus County Welcomes New Civil Grand Jury Members for 2024-2025, Aims to Boost Local Government Accountability

Modesto, Calif. — In a ceremony held on June 27, the Stanislaus County Superior Court moved forward with the traditional selection and swearing-in of the 19 members set to serve on the Civil Grand Jury for the 2024-2025 term. Presided over by Judge Carrie Stephens, the event marked the initiation of the new jury’s responsibilities which officially begin on July 1, 2024, and will conclude on June 30, 2025. The Civil Grand Jury, a fundamental element of local governance in California, plays a critical role in ensuring transparency and accountability within various government bodies. By … Read more

Judge Upholds Special Counsel’s Request to Keep Government Witnesses’ Identities Secret in Trump’s Criminal Case

Palm Beach, Florida – The judge presiding over the criminal case against former President Donald Trump for his alleged mishandling of classified documents has agreed to protect the identities of government witnesses. US District Judge Aileen Cannon ruled on Tuesday that the names and identifiable information of potential witnesses would be redacted due to concerns for their safety. This decision comes after Trump’s failed attempts to delay his trial, which is set to begin on April 15. While the judge agreed to keep witness names secret, she declined to block the disclosure of witness statements, … Read more

Judge Allows Concealing Identity of Government Witnesses in Trump’s Classified Documents Trial, Despite Criticism

MIAMI, Fla. – U.S. District Court Judge Aileen M. Cannon has reached a decision in an ongoing dispute over the public identification of government agents in the criminal trial of Donald Trump. The judge ruled on Tuesday that the names and identifying information of FBI agents, Secret Service agents, and other potential witnesses will be kept under seal. However, the substance of their statements can be made public in court filings, as long as the witnesses and other mentioned individuals are not identified. Special Counsel Jack Smith had been arguing for months to keep the … Read more

Legal Advocates Urge U.K. Government to Cease Arms Trade with Israel: A Movement for Change

LONDON – Lawyers in the United Kingdom are urging the government to halt the sale of arms to Israel amid escalating tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The group, consisting of over 200 legal experts, argues that the U.K.’s arms exports to Israel violate international law and contribute to human rights abuses. The call comes as violence continues to escalate in the region, with numerous casualties reported on both sides. The lawyers assert that the U.K.’s arms sales are morally indefensible and undermine the possibility of a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. According … Read more