Somehow numerous people and media outlets, who stood by Acosta in defense of his right to pester the U.S. president - sorry, hold the United States president accountable - were nowhere to be seen when it came to defending Assange's right to publish America's dirty little secrets.
Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, found that since the president did not inform Acosta at the press conference that he would or could have his credential taken, that Acosta's due process rights under the Fifth Amendment had been violated.
"Indeed whatever process occurred within the government is still so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me at oral argument who made the initial decision to revokeMr. Acosta's press pass", Kelly said.
He described his ruling as "very limited" and left open an avenue to remove Acosta's pass with due process.
"We thank all of the news outlets and individual reporters who stood up in recent days for the vital role a free and independent news media plays in our republic", he said.
The credential was suspended last week by the White House after Acosta belligerently challenged the president during a news conference and refused to relinquish a microphone. He also said behavior such as Acosta's refusal to yield the microphone impedes the president's ability to conduct press conferences.
Sanders had accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" and of preventing other reporters from asking questions at the news conference. Trump has been lashing out in different directions since the GOP's midterms losses; that presser marked Trump's anger spewing kickoff.
Trump said he told his communications team to simply walk out if they don't like the way they are being spoken to by reporters.
In response, CNN attorney Ted Boutrous said the government had a "warped view" of the First and Fifth amendments. Or (and this is more likely) he could resolve to issue no new press passes to the media for the duration of his presidency. The "hard pass" allows the bearer to enter White House areas as an employee might, not requiring as onerous a security check or an invitation or request for entrance.
"Our honest thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press", it read.
The ruling today does not mean the battle between CNN/Acosta and the White House is over.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope echoed James' comment on Rondo's Lakers' team-mates needing to take on the burden of replacing him. The 76ers blew an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter as they fell to the Magic in Jimmy Butler's debut.
Manchester United finds itself nine points behind Manchester City amid an overall shaky start to the season. Anthony Martial stepped up and converted from the spot, giving United hope of completing the comeback.
Allan Mann Jr (left) has been arrested while his son, Jermaine Allan Mann (right), has been reunited with his mum. Now 33 years old, he's been overwhelmed by the last few days and is choosing to keep his privacy.
It appears we'll get to find out as part of this Breaking Bad movie, but it'll be interesting to see exactly what this is. Most of the details remain under wraps and it's unclear whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return.
Bulger also served as the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed . Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger , 89, has been killed at a West Virginia prison, according to multiple reports.
Meteorologists say fair weather is expected to settle back across our part of the country Tuesday night through Wednesday night . Sunday should brighten up a bit, with partly sunny skies, a 30% chance of snow showers, and a high near 32 degrees.
Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddharth Kaul, who were part of India's previous T20I squad on the tour of England, were left out. The player once dubbed "Captain Cool" retired from Tests in 2014 and then relinquished the limited-overs captaincy in 2017.
The country's refiners imported around 10 million barrels, or about 1.4 million tonnes, of Iranian crude in October. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin made the announcement Friday.
Sarah Sanders promotes an altered video of CNN reporter
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What Jimmy Butler trade means to Celtics
After one season in Minnesota, Butler wanted out after the team made it clear it would not offer him a max contract extension. What this ultimately means for Markelle Fultz is also something to watch.
The Kepler mission has ended
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Free Fries, Coffee & Beer: Election Day Deals In Minnesota
Easton's Bank Street Creamery , 15 S Bank St., is offering a free scoop of ice cream to anyone who has his or her "vote" sticker. Blaze Pizza: If you order a pie online or in the chain's app, DoorDash will deliver your meal for free, as per Delish.
Enable makes turf history
Dettori, recording a double after winning the Mile in the same colours aboard Expert Eye, said: "She's conquered America!" He's been the best partner we've ever had in the 30 years we've been in the business.
Stocks slump again, putting S&P 500 back into red for year
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