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The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended the removal of a Sullivan County judge accused of ordering the jailing and handcuffing of litigants for contempt without following procedural safeguards.
Mar 27, 2020 3:33 PM CDT
A federal magistrate judge in Miami is letting squabbling litigants know that their issues are less important than the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites
Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…
Mar 26, 2020 4:36 PM CDT
A California judge has been censured after commenting on “smoking hot” women, proclaiming that he had the "biggest balls in the courthouse" and making other inappropriate remarks.
Mar 26, 2020 2:20 PM CDT
The $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill
passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes more than $1 billion for criminal justice needs, including protective gear for prisons and teleconferencing equipment for the federal judiciary.
Mar 26, 2020 11:43 AM CDT
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a judge who told a man’s girlfriend and wife that they let themselves be played by a “knucklehead.”
Mar 25, 2020 3:36 PM CDT
A federal judge in Chicago had no patience for a lawyer who sought a quick hearing on his client's bid for a temporary restraining order to halt the sale of knockoff unicorn art.
Mar 25, 2020 1:09 PM CDT
New York state courts report that 25 people with court connections have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini.
Mar 25, 2020 10:39 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor agreed to amend their financial disclosure forms after the court transparency group Fix the Court raised questions about their apparent failure to list some reimbursements for a few their trips.
Mar 24, 2020 3:04 PM CDT
Judges must take steps to ensure individuals have the ability to pay before threatening incarceration, revoking probation, exercising contempt powers and similar conduct, says a recent ethics opinion from the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Mar 24, 2020 12:16 PM CDT
Suits challenging shutdown orders fail in two states
Lawsuits challenging shutdown orders in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have so far been unsuccessful.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sunday denied a…
Mar 23, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg of Atlanta has some words of advice in an order outlining new procedures and extended deadlines in her courtroom following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 20, 2020 3:39 PM CDT
ABA president says LSC needs extra money for COVID-19 issues
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is asking Congress to provide a supplemental appropriation for the Legal Services Corp. The cash…
Mar 20, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has already delayed
11 oral arguments for its March sitting. Nine arguments are scheduled for April, and it’s possible the court will postpone those, too.
Mar 20, 2020 12:19 PM CDT
Judge who self-quarantined says COVID-19 isn’t a hoax
Judge Bobby Peters of Georgia doesn’t know whether he had the novel coronavirus. The Muscogee superior court judge came back from Atlanta…
Mar 19, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
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