Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit.
The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in return for movie roles or career enhancement.
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has doubled down on his defense of President Donald Trump to the Martha's Vineyard crowd that he says has shunned him.
BOSTON (AP) — How have you been shunned?
It's a question Americans have been playfully pondering since retired Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz complained he's being ostracized on Martha's Vineyard — long a summer playground for the liberal elite — because of his support for President Donald Trump.
Wave of pro-Trump books coming in summer and fall
NEW YORK (AP) — In a year dominated by such anti-Trump best-sellers as "Fire and Fury" and "A Higher Loyalty," a conservative counter-wave is growing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is off to a rough start in his media blitz defending Trump's stance toward the special counsel's Russian investigation and a $130,000 porn star hush payment.
Giuliani's confounding and at times contradictory statements are said to have pleased Trump, exasperated White House aides and attorneys and worried the president's allies.
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1. DESTRUCTIVE HAWAII VOLCANO FORCES EVACUATIONS
The Kilauea volcano wipes out 26 homes and spews lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving at least 1,700 evacuated residents unsure how long they will be displaced.
2. WHO'S OFF TO A ROUGH START
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Rudy Giuliani is trying hard to support his client's stance on legal challenges coming from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and a $130,000 hush payment to a porn actress," but he is off to a rough start.
Berkeley student newspaper apologizes for Alan Dershowitz cartoon decried as anti-Semitic
The University of California Berkeley student newspaper has apologized for an editorial cartoon of Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz that had been denounced as anti-Semitic.
"We have seen with sharp clarity the pain and anger caused by an editorial cartoon that ran online in our opinion section on Oct. 18, and we apologize for this," said Daily Californian editor-in-chief Karim Doumar in a Wednesday editor's note.
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors in Detroit are suggesting more charges could be coming in an investigation of alleged genital mutilation on girls by members of a Muslim sect.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward told a judge Wednesday that she's meeting with a grand jury next week. She didn't elaborate.
The disclosure was made during a hearing about the sharing of evidence. Three people, including two doctors, were indicted in April.
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and accused the Democratic National Committee and the Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect of exaggerating his Hitler gaffe in a bid to discredit President Trump.
Spicer has been under fire since he compared Syria’s use of chemical weapons to Adolf Hitler — wrongly claiming Hitler never used poison gas.
Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz would tell his students the oft-repeated secret to good lawyering.
“When the law is on your side,” Dershowitz would say, “pound the law into the table. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. And when neither the law nor the facts are on your side, just pound the table.”
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump's stance.
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