Quantcast

Amy Coney Barrett’s 65-page response to Judiciary Committee questionnaire released

Amy Coney Barrett's 65-page response to Judiciary Committee questionnaire: Answers reveal her plans to keep teaching as a justice, her most controversial career judgments...
More

    FBI agents are seen investigating plot of land owned by Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew’s husband

    EXCLUSIVE: FBI and CSI are seen preparing to dig up plot of land owned by Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew's husband where dogs detected the...

    An Editor’s Note on the Trump Tax Investigation

    Today we are publishing the results of an examination of decades of personal and corporate tax records for President Trump and his businesses in...

    Missing mother found off the coast of Colombia

    Woman is found floating alive in the sea two years after losing contact with her family: Mother who fled 'abusive' husband says God saved...

    Former pro surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey defends decision to sell nudes online

    'Anyone who succeeds in life is criticised': Former professional surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey defends decision to sell her nude photos online as she boasts about...

    Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt’s attorneys.

    In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C. Kiley.

    It says that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings Ouderkirk has “failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Respondent’s counsel.”

    ADVERTISEMENT

    It goes on to say that Pitt’s attorney “actively advocated for Judge Ouderkirk’s financial interests in moving — over the opposing party’s opposition — to have his appointment (and his ability to continue to receive fees) extended in a high profile case.”

    An email to Kiley and Pitt’s lead attorney Lance Spiegel seeking comment was not immediately returned.

    Pitt and Jolie, like other high-profile couples, are paying for a private judge in their divorce case to keep many of its filings and the personal and financial details within them sealed, though some legal moves must be made within standard court procedure.

    Jolie’s filing emphasizes that a private judge must follow the same rules of disclosure and conflict of interest that other judges must.

    The filing says “it doesn’t matter if Judge Ouderkirk is actually biased. Under California law disqualification is required so long as a person aware of the facts ‘might reasonably entertain a doubt’ about Judge Ouderkirk’s ability to remain impartial.”

    Jolie’s attorneys have sought in private proceedings to have Ouderkirk disqualify himself, but the filing says Pitt’s side has insisted on keeping him.

    Pitt and Jolie were declared divorced, and the Pitt was dropped from her name, in April of 2019, after their lawyers asked for a bifurcated judgment, meaning that two married people can be declared single while other issues, including finances and child custody, remain.

    Because most of the documents have been sealed, it is not clear what issues remain unresolved, but Jolie filed papers in 2018 saying Pitt wasn’t paying sufficient child support, which his attorneys disputed, calling the filing an effort to manipulate media coverage of the split.

    Jolie, 44, and Pitt, 56, were a couple for 12 years and married for two when Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. They have six children.

    ___

    Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Ali Larter dons a graphic t-shirt and backwards baseball cap on a walk around the Pacific Palisades

    Ali Larter, 44, wears a youthful look as she dons a backwards baseball cap, skinny jeans and Scooby-Doo shirt while in LA's Pacific Palisades By...

    Takeaways on Trump, Voter Fraud and the Election

    The specter of widespread voter fraud has been a cornerstone of President Trump’s efforts to dispute the Nov. 3 election should he lose. A...

    How Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Lie Is Disenfranchising Americans

    The Attack on Voting By The New York Times Magazine