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176 ABA Journal Court Administration articles.

ABA urges Congress to prioritize judicial security amid recent attacks on judge and court officer

The ABA asked Congress on Tuesday to quickly take action to protect federal judges and their families in the wake of a July attack at the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of New Jersey.

Judge is removed for alleged sexist and belittling comments, undisclosed income

A family court judge in Broome County, New York, has been removed from the bench for “a pattern of injudicious behavior” that allegedly included sexist and belittling comments to court employees.

SCOTUS nominee says she’d keep an open mind about cameras in the high court

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Wednesday her federal appeals court has allowed video recording of oral arguments, and she would keep an open mind about the issue in the high court.

Lawyer takes on politically popular name before launching campaign for judgeship

Michigan lawyer Nicholas John Bobak is running for a judgeship with a new name.

How can courts counter disinformation? Arizona task force releases recommendations

An Arizona panel has called for court officials in the state and throughout the country to do more to address the threat of disinformation targeting the justice system.

How losing RBG could shape criminal justice for years to come

Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court

Lawyer censured for sexual innuendos in conversations with judge and judicial assistant

A Colorado lawyer has been publicly censured for sexual innuendos in speaking with a magistrate judge and judicial assistant.

You accepted a clerkship; now what? A to-do list for before your first day

‘Tis the season. No, not for holiday shopping (thankfully), but for law clerk hiring. Prospective clerks are hearing back on offers for next year right about now, and it’s never too early to begin preparing. I often muse on my time as a law clerk and the rewards of the experience. And although articles abound regarding the benefits of a clerkship, there are few that offer advice to incoming clerks on what they should do to prepare for the experience.

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller prosecutor has regrets in tell-all book; federal courthouse is a hurricane casualty

Book by Mueller prosecutor says more could have been done

A book by Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller said the office failed to fully investigate…

Is Trump trying to stack prison-sentencing agency with right-wing allies before the election?

President Donald Trump has quietly nominated a slate of tough-on-crime former prosecutors to run a powerful agency that writes the sentencing rules for the entire federal prison system.

Idea of court packing gains traction among some Democrats; are there alternatives?

Some Democrats are considering the idea of court packing—adding seats to the U.S. Supreme Court—as President Donald Trump moves quickly to fill the seat vacated with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Causation is an issue in suits against cruise lines by passengers who contracted COVID-19

Two federal judges last month dismissed cases filed by passengers who blamed Princess Cruise Lines for their COVID-19 illness.

Afternoon Briefs: COVID-19 outbreak in attorney’s office leads to court suspension; prosecutor killed while cycling

COVID-19 outbreak in Jefferson County attorney’s office leads to court suspension

Three criminal court dockets in the Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville, Kentucky, will be suspended through Sept. 30…

Potential juror says he was put in COVID-19 ‘petri dish’ at jail for refusing to wear mask in court

A visiting judge in Great Falls, Montana, held a juror in contempt and sent him to jail last week for refusing to wear a face shield or a mask for a trial.

Discussion on Zoom between plaintiff and jurors is not grounds for mistrial, judge says

A California judge has refused to grant a mistrial in an asbestos case in which the plaintiff chatted with jurors on Zoom during a break in the virtual trial.

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