special master

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On Tuesday, the judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. Denise Lavoie, The Seattle Times, "Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats," 23 Jan. 2019 In Stewart’s case the judge agreed with a defense request to appoint a special master. Bloomberg.com, "Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyer’s Records: Cohen Update," 16 Apr. 2018 Kenneth Feinberg, who served as the special master of the U.S. compensation fund for victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, plays a role in leading some of the settlement programs. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "New York and New Jersey Probe Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests," 6 Sep. 2018 The special masters then have about 60 days to report their findings to the commission. Don Thompson, The Seattle Times, "California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel," 3 Sep. 2018 So far, the special master has decided that the vast majority of the materials are not protected. New York Times, "Michael Cohen Hints at Cooperating With Federal Investigators. Or Does He?," 2 July 2018 The special master has been working on the case for more than a year. Andrea Estes, BostonGlobe.com, "Thornton Law Firm didn’t break state campaign finance laws, prosecutor says," 19 Apr. 2018 Three special masters from the Commission on Judicial Performance will begin considering them Tuesday. Don Thompson, The Seattle Times, "California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel," 3 Sep. 2018 In their filing, prosecutors withdrew their previous opposition to the appointment of a special master, provided that a third party receive the documents before Cohen and his attorneys. Devlin Barrett And Rosalind S. Helderman, BostonGlobe.com, "Federal judge appoints special master to review material seized from Trump lawyer," 27 Apr. 2018

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