NYC prosecutor leading Trump probe won't seek reelection
FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. who sees the Trump case through. “I never imagined myself as District Attorney for decades like my predecessors. The Trump case will likely be an early test for the next district attorney. Vance's office reopened the Hadden case amid public outcry last year, and the doctor was indicted on federal charges.
French actor Depardieu charged with rape in revived case
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, actor Gerard Depardieu attends the premiere of the movie "Tour de France", in Paris. The Paris prosecutors office said Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021, commenting on charges after they were leaked to the French press, saying that French actor Gerard Depardieu was handed preliminary rape and sexual assault charges on Dec. 16, 2020, without the actor being detained. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS – The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially dropped. The office told The Associated Press that Depardieu was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on Dec. 16. The prosecutor’s office addressed the charges after the case was leaked to French media.
Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang
A group of women, including Mann, who said they were victimized by Weinstein, endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. Lang, one of several women campaigning to become Manhattan’s first female state prosecutor, called their endorsement an “incredible honor." Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who oversaw Weinstein's prosecution, has not said whether he’ll seek a fourth term. Lang is among a host of candidates who have announced they are running for Manhattan district attorney. Lang was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan for 12 years before leaving in 2018 to become director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College.
Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case
The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as a public defender attorney for low-income clients. As a judge, he’s ruled that lawmakers should get the president’s financial records and has sprinkled his music appreciation into opinions. The Supreme Court sent that case back to a lower court and it is ongoing. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1993 and graduated from the University of Virginia’s law school in 1997.