Russian Supreme Court rejects lawsuit demanding Putin be removed from presidential race

The lawsuit requesting Putin be removed from the presidential race was filed in mid-February by presidential candidate, journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak, who is running as a candidate for the pro-business party Civil Platform. She describes herself as a “none of the above” candidate for those who wish to register their disapproval against the political situation in Russia.

In a letter to the court, Sobchak explained that Putin’s candidacy should be annulled because he has already repeatedly occupied the post, saying that he was elected president three times and also was acting president in early 2000, before he was first elected.

In addition, Sobchak accused Putin and his longtime ally, Dmitry Medvedev, of alleged “conspiracy to grab the presidential post for their group for a long period of time or indefinitely.” She was referring to the situation of 2008-2012 when Medvedev served as Russian president and Putin chaired the government. In the same letter, Sobchak said that this move was just “castling.”

Currently, the Russian Constitution allows the same person to run for the presidency for an unlimited number of terms on one condition – there can be no more than two consecutive terms. This is why Putin could not run for the presidency in 2008 after winning in 2000 and 2004. In 2012, the condition regarding consecutive terms was not applicable, so Putin ran in the election and won.

On Friday, Judge Nikolai Romanov announced the verdict rejecting Sobchak’s lawsuit. Earlier in the day, prosecutors said that the arguments listed in the lawsuit “were based on an erroneous interpretation of the law.”

Sobchak’s press secretary, Ksenia Chudinova, said in comments with RBC that their team planned to file the lawsuit again, but did not go into details.

The Russian Presidential Election is scheduled for March 18. There are currently eight candidates in the race and public opinion polls predict that Vladimir Putin will win in the first round.

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Chuck Norris Files Lawsuit Against Big Pharma After A Popular Injection Almost Killed His Wife

Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), are injected into approximately a third of 60 million MRIs performed every single year. There are 30 million a year in the United States alone, which means that one in 10 Americans, including children, are receiving this injection.

As Norris explains,

“Gadolinium is a heavy metal chemical agent that is injected to enhance the images of a MRI. It is not naturally found in the human body. Its proponents say it is always expelled from the body, primarily through the kidneys. But studies have shown it can be retained in the brain, bones, skin and other parts of of the body.”

Studies have raised concern about this in the past. For example, a recent study by Murata et al, “Macrocyclic and Other Non-Group 1 Gadolinium Contrast Agents Deposit Low Levels of Gadolinium in Brain and Bone Tissue: Preliminary Results from 9 Patients with Normal Renal Function”, added to the already robust evidence showing that, when this stuff is injected into human bodies, it doesn’t leave and can end up in the brain and bone tissue. Heavy metals are extremely toxic.

Within recent years, we’ve seen this type of rhetoric from studies on any heavy metal that’s injected. If we look at aluminum, for example, which is one of the most commonly used vaccine ingredients (which is added in despite the fact that there have been no appropriate safety studies), studies have now shown that it doesn’t come into the same methods of excretion compared to when you eat it, or if it’s contained in your water.  They even identified the mechanism from which the heavy metal is taken, at the injection side, into distant organs and into the brain.

You can read more about that and access those studies in a detailed article we published about it, here.

It looks like we might be seeing the same thing here with GBCAs.

It also highlights shady aspects of the medical industry, and the broken-down process substances or our “medicines” go through to get approved. There is a lot of corruption involved, and a great example (not to mention the resignation of the current CDC director) is the letter put out by more than a dozen anonymous scientists at the CDC which read as follows,

“We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency.  It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception. Some senior management officials at CDC are clearly aware and even condone these behaviors. Others see it and turn the other way. Some staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right. We have representatives from across the agency that witness this unacceptable behavior. It occurs at all levels and in all of our respective units.  These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health. We would like to see high ethical standards and thoughtful, responsible management restored at CDC. We are asking that you do your part to help clean up this house!”

You can read the rest of that letter here.

Similarly, when it comes to GBCA’s, a “Full Measure” reported, internal scientific documents from the FDA that are over a decade old reveal the agency has known about the potential adverse affects of GBCAs for a long time, but it did nothing about it.” -Norris

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Facebook set for NSA privacy grilling as EU court greenlights Max Schrems lawsuit

“@EUCourtPress decides: I can finally sue Facebook in Vienna over Privacy violations!” Schrems wrote on Twitter. “However, it limits consumer rights to “contract partner” only, so no class action. Huge problem for Facebook anyways.”

“Good news is we can finally get Facebook into a court. After seven years in Ireland, where the DPC [Data Protection Authority] didn’t do anything, three and a half years in Austria where … Facebook tried to resist that lawsuit, this lawsuit is now in the courts,” Schrems said following the ruling.

“We’ll be able to debate with Facebook that their privacy policy is something that no one in the world has ever understood and could not possibly agree to. That, for example, they hand over all the data to the NSA [National Security Agency], that they track you online, even when on pages that …… you visit, so there’s a lot of stuff that Facebook will have to deal with now.”

Facebook had argued that because Schrems has a Facebook page, he is no longer a consumer. The court found Schrems’ page does not “entail the loss of a private Facebook account user’s status as a ‘consumer.’”

No class action

Although Schrems can pursue his legal challenge against Facebook, the court ruled he will not be able to bring his more than 25,000-strong class action suit against the company.

“Mr Schrems may bring an individual action in Austria against Facebook Ireland,” the court said in a statement. “By contrast, as the assignee of other consumers’ claims, he cannot benefit from the consumer forum for the purposes of a collective action.”

“The second part that’s interesting is that the ECJ says that only the original contracting partner of a company is a consumer, so anybody that didn’t sign a contract with the company themselves is not within the consumer protection realm. That’s hugely problematic.” Schrems said, citing a consumer buying a second-hand Volkswagen car as an example of the ruling’s limitations. In this case, as they did not sign the original contract with Volkswagen, they would not be able to sue.

“Today’s decision by the European Court of Justice supports the previous decisions of two courts that Mr. Schrems’s claims cannot proceed in Austrian courts as ‘class action’ on behalf of other consumers,” Facebook spokesperson Sally Aldous said. “We were pleased to have been able to present our case to the European Court of Justice and now look forward to resolving this matter.”

Schrems’ case will now act as a model for future actions. Facebook will face the court again for another case involving Schrems, linked to an Irish lawsuit about whether European data can be legally transferred to the US.

Schrems first filed the lawsuit against Facebook Ireland in 2014, following revelations released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Schrems argued Facebook was violating Europeans’ privacy rights and requiring it to stop using the data for its own purposes and those of third parties.

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Jury Sides With Occupy Wall Street Protester in Police Brutality Lawsuit But He’ll Only Get 1 Cent

Eric Gersbacher claimed an NYPD cop used excessive force while arresting him for failing to move in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2011.

Your pain is worth a penny.

That’s the message a jury sent an Occupy Wall Street protester who sued the city, alleging he was a victim of police brutality.

Eric Gersbacher claimed NYPD Deputy Inspector Edward Winski used excessive force while arresting him for failing to move in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2011.

In Manhattan Federal Court Monday, a jury found that Gersbacher’s bust was problematic — but he isn’t entitled to any monetary damages — save one cent.

“A federal jury found that the commanding officer of the NYPD’s First Precinct violated the Constitutional rights of a 20-year-old college honor student on the third day of Occupy Wall Street,” said Gersbacher’s lawyer Wylie Stecklow.

Stecklow hailed the result as a victory, saying Winski set a bad example for those under his leadership.

“When he used excessive force, when he violated Constitutional rights, that conduct was seen by those further down,” the attorney said. “It’s the lieutenants, the police officers who then were watching and understanding that was the conduct that was expected of them when policing protest activity….”

The city said that the lack of a money judgement speaks volumes.

“The one penny verdict shows the jury agreed this case had very little merit,” said Pat Miller, head of the Law Department’s Special Federal Litigation Division.

“We’ll continue to vigorously defend officers against such claims and disappoint anyone who thinks they will get an easy payday from the city.”

The NYPD did not comment on the verdict.

Gersbacher was charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. He accepted a dismissal deal from the district attorney’s office.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/occupy-wall-street-protester-1-cent-brutality-suit-article-1.3748113

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Dr Duke & Mark Collett on Ingraham retweet of Mark’s video & Google Lawsuit against Google Proving Zio Hate & Discrimination Against Whites!

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Apple execs face jail in France after lawsuit over slowing down iPhones


The move by Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (HOP – Stop Planned Obsolescence), an environmental association, comes after lawsuits were launched this week in the US against Apple for similar reasons.


The suit was filed on Wednesday in the Paris prosecutor’s office, HOP said in a statement.


“Apple has put in place a global strategy of programmed obsolescence in order to boost its sales” of new iPhones, the group said.


HOP believes that the US firm can be sued over the sale of all iPhones in France since the introduction of a law in August 2015 that made it a crime to “deliberately reduce the lifespan of a product to increase the rate of replacement.”


It believes Apple could be liable for a fine in line with the value of all its iPhone French sales since the law came into force.


The suit will be heard in a criminal court if prosecutors decide it is legitimate.


The maximum penalty is a prison sentence of two years, a fine of up to 300,000 euros, and five percent of the firm’s annual turnover.


READ ALSO: France shocked at iPhone X costing exactly French minimum wage


“Everything is organised for force consumers to renew their smartphones,” said Laetitia Vasseur, the co-founder of HOP.


“However, when the phone is priced at 1,200 euros, which is more than the SMIC (the minimum monthly wage in France), these practices are unacceptable and must be punished.”


“It is our mission to defend consumers and the environment against this waste organised by Apple,” she said


Apple France did not respond when asked for comment on the lawsuit by The Local.



 An Apple Store in France tagged by protestors with the words “Apple pay your taxes”. Photo: AFP









A similar case has been lodged in an Israeli court, according to the newspaper Haaretz.


Apple said last week that operating system updates for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhoneSE and iPhone 7 include a feature to reduce power demands as a precautionary move to stop them from shutting down unexpectedly.  


The firm acknowledged the problem after tech blog Primate Labs published data showing that iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 phones performed more slowly as they aged.


The lawsuits launched in several different US states are seeking an unspecified amount in damages from Apple, as well as reimbursement for the iPhones in some cases.



 

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CBS Drops Lawsuit Over ‘Pirated’ Screenshot of 59-Year-Old TV Show

CBS Broadcasting has dropped its lawsuit against a New York photographer who posted a screenshot of a 1958 episode of the TV series ‘Gunsmoke’ on social media. The suit was filed after the man first sued CBS for copyright infringement, a case that will likely be settled soon.

Over the past year, dozens of independent photographers have taken mainstream media outlets to court, accusing the companies of using their work without permission.

While the photographers only have a tiny fraction of the legal budgets of their wealthy adversaries, they have managed to score several settlements.

This is no surprise, as the evidence in these cases is often undisputed. However, New York photographer Jon Tannen learned that going up against a media mogul is not without risk. When he sued CBS Broadcasting a few weeks ago, the company ‘retaliated’ in a highly unusual way.

Instead of resolving the matter behind closed doors, CBS came out guns blazing. The company filed a lawsuit against the photographer accusing him of posting a copyright-infringing screenshot of a TV show on social media – the 59-year-old show Gunsmoke.

While posting a half-century old screenshot of an episode is quite different from using a recent photograph in a commercial publication, CBS branded Tannen a hypocrite in the complaint.

Follow up filings revealed how things spiraled out of control. Both parties were not able to agree on a settlement. According to CBS, Tannen demanded more than 100 times the value of a license, which they refused to pay.


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WATCH: Lawsuit Claims Video is Evidence of a “Quota System” for DUI Arrests


The video taken by a dashboard camera shows two Pennsylvania State Police troopers discussing which one of them should get credit for arresting a man on suspicion of driving under the influence because they both need their “20 for the month,” is evidence of a “quota system” for DUI arrests, a federal civil rights lawsuit claims.

Without performing roadside sobriety tests to establish probable cause in a May 2015 arrest in the parking lot of a bar near Lehighton, troopers speculated whether the suspect sitting in the back of a cruiser was “DUI,” the suit alleges.

One trooper asked another, “You mind if I take this?” adding, “I need my 20 for the month,” the video shows.

“I need mine too, but I’ll let you have him,” the other trooper replied, according to the video.

The lawsuit filed this month also alleges that the arresting trooper and other officers falsely reported drunken-driving violations in the past and that state police supervisors were deliberately indifferent to the practice and condoned and encouraged it by setting quotas for filing such cases.

The trooper who made the 2015 arrest later falsified court documents, stating he performed field sobriety tests that the motorist failed, when no tests were given, the lawsuit alleges. The video shows the driver, Noah Reed of Jacksonville, Fla., being placed in one police car in handcuffs and later transferred to another without being given the tests described in the court documents.

“The law doesn’t allow quota systems for a very good reason,” said attorney Joshua Karoly of Allentown, who is representing Reed. “It puts a personal motive into law enforcement and that’s not good for anyone.”

Ticket quotas for Pennsylvania law enforcement officers have been banned by state law since 1981.

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Joe Arpaio Pressed Charges To Hurt Jeff Flake Politically, Lawsuit Argues

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been hit with a lawsuit claiming he maliciously pressed charges against a member of Jeff Flake’s family to hurt the Republican Arizona senator politically.

President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio in August after the former sheriff was convicted of criminal contempt for willfully violating a federal judge’s order and unlawfully detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their legal status.

Flake is a harsh critic of Trump. When the senator announced in October he would not seek re-election in 2019, he warned of the Trump administration: “We must never regard as normal the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals.”

Flake’s son Austin Flake is bringing a malicious-prosecution lawsuit against Arpaio for pursuing felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife, Logan Flake. The couple had been watching dogs at a Phoenix kennel operated by Logan’s parents in the summer of 2014 when an air conditioner failed and more than 20 dogs died of heat exhaustion.

Logan Flake’s parents ultimately pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after an expert testified that the air conditioner had not been properly maintained, The Associated Press reported, and charges against Austin and Logan Flake were dismissed at the request of prosecutors.

U.S. District Judge Neil Wake later ruled that charges were initially brought “because of pressure from Arpaio,” who not only came after the couple but conducted surveillance on the senator’s home and examined Austin Flake’s phone records in an effort to tie the incident to the senator. Jeff Flake and Arpaio had been clashing over the lawman’s harsh crackdown on immigrants.

The former sheriff has insisted in a deposition that he was only following the recommendations of his investigators.

The case is scheduled to go to court on Dec. 5.

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