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A federal appeals judge who is attracting national attention for his “aggressive rhetoric” in legal opinions has written a concurrence criticizing disparate-impact theory, likening it to critical race theory.
Aug 5, 2021 2:03 PM CDT
President Joe Biden’s sixth round of judicial nominees includes a Vermont Supreme Court justice who would be the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
Aug 5, 2021 11:50 AM CDT
A federal magistrate judge has imposed sanctions on lawyers who challenged 2020 election methods in an opinion that criticized their “woeful lack of investigation” into the law and the facts.
Aug 4, 2021 1:45 PM CDT
The American Bar Association is hosting its first-ever hybrid annual meeting, which will bring together members for both virtual and in-person events in Chicago this week.
Aug 4, 2021 9:10 AM CDT
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for posting online the home address of a federal judge he deemed to be moving too slowly on his case.
Aug 3, 2021 1:08 PM CDT
“It is my goal—and my duty as a judge—to provide a trial setting that is perceived by all participants as fair, neutral and without so much as a hint of prejudice,” Judge Martin Clark wrote in a 2015 order. “Confederate symbols are, simply put, offensive to African Americans.”
Aug 1, 2021 1:40 AM CDT
Supreme Court approval rating hits 4-year low
Only 49% of Americans approve of the way the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job, according to a July poll by Gallup.…
Jul 30, 2021 6:25 PM CDT
Two federal appeals judges did not act with racial animus when they prepared a report about a Black senior staff member’s management and leadership, according to the Judicial Council of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jul 30, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
A judge in Cherokee County, Georgia, is facing ethics charges for defending a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office who said an accused spa shooter had “a really bad day.”
Jul 27, 2021 1:38 PM CDT
Some conservatives are backing a more activist brand of judging that reads moral values into the Constitution as a counter to liberals’ push to read the Constitution as a living document that changes with the times.
Jul 27, 2021 9:41 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.
Jul 26, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
In October, the Apache Corp., a Houston oil company, was unable to persuade the Texas Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a paralegal’s retaliation award of about $900,000 in damages and attorney fees.
Jul 26, 2021 10:39 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t the chief justice, but he gets one perk of the job when he is in the majority and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is in the minority.
Jul 23, 2021 2:45 PM CDT
Seven Democratic senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee
want to know more about an FBI tip line that collected more than 4,500 phone calls and electronic submissions on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh during the nomination process.
Jul 22, 2021 1:52 PM CDT
Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced
A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make and distribute opioids. Johnson &…
Jul 21, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
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