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UGA Law team wins national competition

UGA Law team wins national competition

The University of Georgia Law School is celebrating a first-place finish in the latest moot court competition: the 70th annual National Moot Court Competition was held in New York City. The winning team members are third-year UGA law students Jonathan Kaufman, John Kenerly IV, and Joseph Stuhrenberg.From Lona Panter, UGA Today… The team prevailed in the regional rounds and then headed to New York, where they squared off against 31 other teams from around the country. Over the course of six rounds in four days, the team ultimately won in the finals before a panel of five distinguished judges. In addition to winning the national championship, Stuhrenberg was named best oralist in the final round. The team was coached by the School of Law’s Kellie Casey and Rob McNiff. This is the fourth time the School of Law has won the National Moot Court Competition.

Athens bar owner indicted on rape charges

Athens bar owner indicted on rape charges

The owner of a popular Athens bar has been indicted on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery. David Ippisch, 38, owns Hedges on Broad near the University of Georgia campus, where he is accused of assaulting a 21-year-old woman in November. The victim was not a UGA student, according to police. Ippisch was arrested Nov. 26 2019. He was denied bail in December. A judge ruled that he was likely to pose a risk to the community. Channel 2's Tony Thomas was in Athens after Ippisch's arrest, where police confirmed reports of the attack. 'About 3:15 a.m., we took a report from a 21-year-old female indicating she had been sexually assaulted at the Hedges bar,' said Officer Geoffrey Gilland, with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. “The alleged assault happened somewhere in the bar. I don't have any information at the exact location.” Students told Thomas they were horrified at the accusations. “It’s pretty disgusting, honestly. It’s pretty scary 'cause I know a lot of people, especially young girls, that go in there,” college student Cole Harper said.

GBI joins death investigation in Oglethorpe Co

GBI joins death investigation in Oglethorpe Co

The GBI joins the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home in the eastern part of the County. A statement from Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office investigators says the two deaths not appear to be natural. From the Oglethorpe Co Sheriff’s Office Facebook page… The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after the discovery of two bodies at a home in the Eastern part of the county. The GBI is working with the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office investigators on the case. The names are not being released until the family is notified. The deaths do not appear to be natural. The case will continue to be investigated. Based on the preliminary findings there is no current threat to public safety or the well being of the good citizens of Oglethorpe.

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Warren slams Bloomberg, presses for money in 2020 race Trying to bounce back from a disappointing fourth place finish in New Hampshire, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) found energy and solace from a large turnout at a Thursday night rally in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as Warren aimed her fire at the stalking horse of the 2020 Democratic race, billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Veering away from her usual stump speech, Warren turned her fire on Bloomberg, who has quickly turned into a threat to every Democratic candidate who survived the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary. 'Michael Bloomberg came in on the billionaire plan,' Warren said, as the crowd booed at the mention of his name. 'Just buy yourself the nomination.' “A video just came out yesterday in which Michael Bloomberg is saying in effect, that the 2008 financial crash was caused because the banks weren’t permitted to discriminate against black and brown people,” Warren said, sharpening a verbal knife for the former New York mayor.  “And anyone who thinks that should not be the leader of our party,' Warren added. The turnout for Warren's stop overwhelmed a large gymnasium at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, an area which voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, as hundreds of people were shunted to an overflow room, with hundreds more kept outside. Before starting her rally, the Massachusetts Democrat was greeted by loud cheers from the first overflow room as she vowed to press ahead in this Democratic race for the White House. 'I am in this fight with you until we win it,' a charged-up Warren said. The Senator then threw on a coat and sprinted outside where hundreds more were standing in the dark, unable to get in the schoolhouse door. Back inside before the crowd in the gym, Warren wasted little time getting down to the business of the 2020 race. 'I'm here to ask for your vote,' Warren said early in her remarks, reflecting a new sense of urgency in her stump speech.  'We've heard from two states,' Warren said, making clear she's not quitting after just Iowa and New Hampshire. In a county which voted 76-17 percent for Hillary Clinton in 2016 over Donald Trump, Warren's message was very well received - no matter the troubles she ran into in New Hampshire. 'The story is the scene outside,' one woman said unprompted to me about the hundreds and hundreds of people outside who were unable to get in to see Warren. 'It's phenomenal.' A few hours before her appearance in Virginia, it was a different kind of feel, as Warren sent a video fundraising plea to her supporters. 'I need to level with you,' Warren said from what looked like a kitchen in a house. 'Our movement needs critical funds so that I can remain competitive in this race through Super Tuesday.' Super Tuesday is in less than three weeks on March 3, meaning there is little time to campaign in person in Nevada, South Carolina - and the fourteen Super Tuesday states. 'We setting an ambitious goal of raising $7 million before the Nevada Caucuses,' Warren added in her plea for cash. Nevada takes place on February 22. The South Carolina Primary is February 29. In between, there are two Democratic debates.
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