Ex-Judge Joshua Kindred Resigns Amid Scandal Involving Misconduct with Law Clerks and Federal Prosecutors

Anchorage, AK — Following a judicial council’s investigation, former U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred resigned amid findings of improper conduct with a law clerk and dishonesty in his responses to investigators. His resignation, effective July 3, caps a tumultuous period marked by allegations that he maintained what the council termed an “inappropriately sexualized relationship” with the clerk. The investigation into Kindred, which culminated in a 29-page report released publicly on Monday, detailed numerous instances of professional misconduct. According to the findings, Kindred engaged in behavior that spanned from sexual harassment to creating a hostile … Read more

Sharp Disagreements Emerge in Donald Trump’s Classified-Document Case as Prosecutors and Defense Clash Over Jury Instructions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Prosecutors and attorneys representing former President Donald Trump have presented their differing interpretations of key legal issues in the classified-document case. This comes in response to an unusual request by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon in Florida, who asked both sides to submit hypothetical jury instructions based on competing views of two laws that are central to the case. The filings highlight the stark disagreements between the two parties. Special counsel Jack Smith strongly objected to the judge’s instructions, calling them based on a “fundamentally flawed legal premise.” Smith even warned … Read more

Judge Denies Prosecutors’ Request to Revoke Jail Phone Privileges of Rebecca Grossman, Convicted in Fatal Crash

Westlake Village, California – A judge denied prosecutors’ request to revoke phone privileges for Rebecca Grossman, who was convicted of murder and other charges in a fatal crash that killed two young boys. Grossman, the co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation, was ordered by the judge not to contact the victims’ family members or jurors. In a recent court filing, Deputy District Attorneys Ryan Gould and Jamie Castro alleged that Grossman had been using her phone calls to engage in potentially illegal conduct. The prosecutors claimed that Grossman admitted to violating a court protective order … Read more

Federal Judge’s Shocking Ultimatum Forces Prosecutors to Choose: National Secrets or Acquittal in Trump Case

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – A federal judge known for her favorability towards former President Donald Trump has presented a difficult choice for prosecutors in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago classified records case. U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon has demanded that prosecutors either allow jurors to access a large collection of national secrets or risk an acquittal for Trump. This unexpected twist occurred during a routine step in preparation for the trial, leaving the Department of Justice with a challenging decision. Cannon has a history of making decisions in favor of Trump and used this opportunity … Read more