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847 ABA Journal New Jersey articles.

State orders training for judges after rape comment controversies; ‘good family’ judge resigns

Judges throughout New Jersey will undergo enhanced training following media coverage of controversial remarks made by judges in sexual assault cases.

The mandatory training will focus on sexual assault, domestic…

Judge tells mom of sexual assault victim to keep her mouth shut and sit down

A New Jersey judge told the mother of a sexual assault victim to “keep your mouth shut, sit down” after she made noise in the back of the courtroom and…

Afternoon Briefs: Bar associations battle over trademark; New Jersey judge rebuked over rape case

Even though the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its name to the American Association for Justice in 2006, the Washington, D.C.-based bar association is suing the California-based…

More suits ahead after Honduran immigrant’s $125K settlement for mistreatment in border detention

A group that helped represent a Honduran immigrant who received a $125,000 settlement for mistreatment in border detention facilities says the victory has led to plans for more lawsuits.


In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
Lawyer admonished after he’s caught on mic saying he has prosecutor in his pocket
The New Jersey Supreme Court has admonished a lawyer who was caught and recorded on a courtroom microphone saying he has the prosecutor “in my pocket.”
Lawyer disbarred for abandoning clients after moving across the country to ‘play jazz’

A New Jersey lawyer has been disbarred for dropping work on two bankruptcy cases, vanishing from New Jersey and keeping retainers of $1,500 and $1,410.

One of the clients learned…

Gender-segregated pool schedule for seniors condo discriminates against women, 3rd Circuit says

A New Jersey condominium association’s sex-segregated pool schedule discriminates against women in its “allotment of favorable swimming times,” a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd…

Hertz lawsuit against former GC seeks return of incentive pay, damages for accounting failures

The Hertz Corp. has sued its former general counsel and two other executives in an effort to claw back $70 million in incentive and severance pay for the group’s alleged…

Judge faces possible suspension for quizzing woman about how to avoid rape, ‘infantile’ remarks to staff

An advisory committee is recommending a three-month suspension for a New Jersey judge who asked a woman seeking a restraining order whether she could have avoided forced sex with her…

Now in the court of a-peels: A copyright dispute over a banana costume

If you search the internet for banana quotes, you’ll find this one, reportedly uttered by Microsoft founder Bill Gates: “Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”


Kavanaugh questions exclusion of churches from historic preservation funds
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday that banning religious organizations from a historic preservation program amounts to "pure discrimination against religion."
Apple’s former top corporate lawyer charged with insider trading

Apple’s former global corporate-law chief has been charged with insider trading.

Gene Daniel Levoff, 45, allegedly used nonpublic information to trade in Apple stock, according to press releases by the…

Judge who secretly recorded meetings with boss suspended for 2 months without pay

A New Jersey judge has been suspended for two months without pay for secretly recording meetings with her assignment judge and denying she had done it.

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When judges get angry, the most vulnerable suffer; one judge sees his behavior as reminder

Trial judges should be “a model of dignity and impartiality” who are able to control their tempers and emotions, according to ABA standards on special functions of trial judges.

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