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March 30, 2021

Susman Godfrey-Dominion Voting Systems building 'legal armada' to sue Trump supporters for billions-

Dominion has brought in Susman Godfrey attorneys. This is a big deal. I know a ton of lawyers at that firm and I am one of the few transaction lawyers who is invited to their holiday party.
https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1376703813118275587

"With billions of dollars in lawsuits now in the balance, Dominion Voting Systems has quietly expanded its legal armada in recent days, as the election technology company goes after Trumpworld and conservative media giants," The Daily Beast reported Monday. "Clare Locke—the legal firm spearheading Dominion's lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and pillow magnate Mike Lindell—recently brought in seven attorneys from the Texas-based firm of Susman Godfrey, which has experience litigating against the so-called 'Kraken' suits filed by one-time Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell."

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"There are great synergies between the work that the Susman team had done on the 2020 election and the defamation cases we were pursuing for Dominion," said Clare. "As those discussions unfolded we also discovered the two firms have a great cultural similarity in having a ready for trial approach to litigation....

https://twitter.com/arawnsley/status/1376696404475838464

The Susman firm is one of the top trial firms in the country.
March 30, 2021

Dominion Voting Systems building 'legal armada' to sue Trump supporters for billions: report

Dominion has brought in Susman Godfrey attorneys. This is a big deal.
https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1376703813118275587

"With billions of dollars in lawsuits now in the balance, Dominion Voting Systems has quietly expanded its legal armada in recent days, as the election technology company goes after Trumpworld and conservative media giants," The Daily Beast reported Monday. "Clare Locke—the legal firm spearheading Dominion's lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and pillow magnate Mike Lindell—recently brought in seven attorneys from the Texas-based firm of Susman Godfrey, which has experience litigating against the so-called 'Kraken' suits filed by one-time Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell."

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"There are great synergies between the work that the Susman team had done on the 2020 election and the defamation cases we were pursuing for Dominion," said Clare. "As those discussions unfolded we also discovered the two firms have a great cultural similarity in having a ready for trial approach to litigation....

https://twitter.com/arawnsley/status/1376696404475838464

The Susman firm is one of the top trial firms in the country.
March 30, 2021

Biden to release his first wave of judicial nominees

https://twitter.com/adambonin/status/1376752973456498690

After four years of Trump and Republicans shaping the courts, Democrats now get their turn.

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House.
Biden, a former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, begins his presidency with 68 judicial vacancies — seven appellate court vacancies and 61 district court vacancies. That number of vacancies is fewer than what former President Donald Trump inherited upon entering the White House. Trump had an open Supreme Court seat, 86 district court seats and 17 circuit court seats to fill.

After Senate Republicans confirmed more than 200 judges during Trump’s presidency — a confirmation juggernaut that GOP leaders took pride in — Democrats and progressive groups are vowing to exert their own influence on the federal bench.

One name already floated as a prospective Biden Supreme Court pick, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was on the Biden administration’s list for potential nominations to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as recently as last week, according to one source. Jackson is currently a federal district judge in the District of Columbia.
March 28, 2021

'Vaccine passports' are on the way, but developing them won't be easy

I want to see vaccine passports adopted and used. People who are vaccinated should be able to attend sporting and other events. I can see some airlines in effect requiring some sort of proof of vaccination in lieu of COVID tests at the airport.
https://twitter.com/Bright1950start/status/1376211625506709509

The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as “vaccine passports” — that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as businesses try to reopen.

The effort has gained momentum amid President Biden’s pledge that the nation will start to regain normalcy this summer and with a growing number of companies — from cruise lines to sports teams — saying they will require proof of vaccination before opening their doors again.

The administration’s initiative has been driven largely by arms of the Department of Health and Human Services, including an office devoted to health information technology, said five officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the effort. The White House this month took on a bigger role coordinating government agencies involved in the work, led by coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients, with a goal of announcing updates in coming days, said one official......

The passports are expected to be free and available through applications for smartphones, which could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass. Americans without smartphone access should be able to print out the passports, developers have said.

Other countries are racing ahead with their own passport plans, with the European Union pledging to release digital certificates that would allow for summer travel

My family is going to get our CDC vaccine cards laminated
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1375210358814744578
March 28, 2021

City of Houston filed 5000 vaccine slots in an hour

I got my first Moderna vaccine back on January 16. The City of Houston opened 2600 slots which were filled i 16 minutes. I was one of 6000 people who got a vaccine shot on January 16 at Minute Maid field (the Houston baseball stadium). The process was messy that day with a line that went around the ball park.

Today, the City of Houston opened 5000 vaccine slots where were filled in less than hour
https://twitter.com/HoustonHealth/status/1376204495080677376
I am happy to be vaccinated and the last member of my family has a slot in Austin on Monday for his first shot

March 28, 2021

Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon has a great defense to her arrest

Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon is setting up a great defense to the arrest and charges. I notices that in the various videos you can hear Rep. Park Cannon stating that she is a member of the legislature. There is a good reason for this.
https://twitter.com/NPRWeekend/status/1375444366739787781

As she is being pulled away, Cannon identifies herself as a Georgia state lawmaker and demands to know why she is being arrested.

She is seen yelling in one video: "There is no reason for me to be arrested. I am a legislator!".....

Georgia's Constitution says lawmakers "shall be free from arrest during sessions of the General Assembly" except for treason, felony or breach of the peace.

Cannon was charged and brought to a local jail. By 11 p.m. she had been released, according to her attorney Gerald A. Griggs, who spoke to a group of reporters and supporters outside the jail.

Griggs told the crowd that Cannon sustained bruising from her arrest. He was joined outside the jail by Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, who visited Cannon in jail. He told the group that he is also Cannon's pastor.

Rep. Park Cannon is being careful to preserve this defense if this case goes to trial
https://twitter.com/Cannonfor58/status/1375938038233174018
Rep. Park Cannon is clearly going to contest this arrest and perhap sue KKKemp and his goon squad.

This will be fun to watch

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