Posts Tagged: federal

Juneteenth

Senate Unanimously Approves Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution that calls for making Juneteenth an official federal holiday.  The June 19th holiday, which the bill establishes as “Juneteenth National Independence Day,” commemorates the 1865 arrival of Major General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, where he announced the end of slavery. Texas declared… Read more »

R Kelly

New York Judge Rules R. Kelly Trial to Have Anonymous Jury

A federal judge in New York granted the prosecutions request for an anonymous jury in the R.Kelly trial.The judge granted anonymity due to the defendant’s history of obstructing the judicial process.  The judge also cited, the potential for juror intimidation and the intensity of media attention given to this case.  R. Kelly is currently being held in Chicago. He… Read more »

Kevin Hart $60 Million Sex Tape Dismissed by Judge

The woman who was in a sex tape with Kevin Hart has lost her $60 million lawsuit.  A judge in California ordered the suit filed by Montia Sabbag to be dismissed.   Sabbag’s legal team argued that she had a reasonable expectation of privacy in Hart’s room at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. Sabbag maintains… Read more »