Bangladesh’s Supreme Court Summons Lawyer and Journalist Over Allegations of Damaging Judiciary’s Reputation in Online Talk-Show

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The highest court in Bangladesh has initiated proceedings against lawyer Mohammed Mohsen Rashid and journalist Kanak Sarwar following accusations that they undermined the judiciary in an online talk show. The show in question, titled “Bangladesh War Crime Tribunals,” hosted by Sarwar who is currently residing abroad, aired provocations that prompted legal actions including the suspension of Rashid’s right to practice law. The controversy hinges on statements made in the June 21 talk show, a day following a pivotal verdict by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The UK court ruling revived … Read more

Maui Planning Commissioner Faces Court Summons Over Appointments Dispute

MAUI, Hawaii – Second Circuit Court Judge Kelsey Kawano has taken legal action against Danny Ray Blackburn, calling him to appear in court on April 17 to justify his position as a Maui County Planning Commissioner. In addition to the summons, Judge Kawano issued a temporary restraining order, preventing Blackburn from participating in the Maui Planning Commission meeting. These actions come after a dispute over Blackburn’s appointment by Mayor Richard Bissen. Blackburn, who works as the Hawaii division manager for F & H Construction, a company based in Lodi, California, has been responsible for overseeing … Read more

Oklahoma Sheriff’s Lawsuit Against District Attorney Faces Potential Dismissal Due to Improper Service and Missing Summons

Pawhuska, Oklahoma – Members of Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond’s staff have filed a motion in Osage County District Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden against District Attorney Mike Fisher. The lawsuit, which was filed last October, accused Fisher of defamation and interference with an investigation. It also made allegations about the sale of a downtown Pawhuska building. Virden’s legal action came in response to Fisher’s request for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to conduct a separate probe into the 1976 disappearance of a teenage girl. Fisher had … Read more

Grand Jury Summons Law Enforcement Agents Probing Uvalde School Shooting Response

Uvalde, Texas – Law enforcement agents involved in the 2022 Uvalde school mass shooting are being ordered to appear before a grand jury as part of an ongoing investigation into the police response. On May 24, 2022, a gunman entered Robb Elementary School and killed 21 people, including 19 students and two adults. Concerns were raised about the delayed police response, as it took 77 minutes to apprehend the shooter. Now, multiple officers have been subpoenaed to provide in-person testimonies at the Uvalde County Courthouse, according to sources familiar with the matter. The officers from … Read more