Judiciary

7269 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

20-Year CA Judge Removed from Bench

A former prosecutor who was appointed a California state court judge nearly 20 years ago has been removed from the bench for “misconduct” and “gross neglect” of his judicial duties.

Opinionated Judge Wins Ethics Case

Arkansas appeals judge Wendell Griffen has won his battle with a state judicial conduct commission over comments he made criticizing the Bush administration.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission…

Anita Hill Sees ‘Outright Smears’ in Thomas Book

It’s Anita Hill’s turn.

Reports on Justice Clarence Thomas’ new book yesterday highlighted his anger at Hill, the woman who accused him of sexual harassment during…

A More Approachable Bench
An Angry Justice Thomas Targets Liberal Groups

Justice Clarence Thomas calls his sexual harassment accuser a mediocre lawyer and “my most traitorous adversary” in his new memoir, My Grandfather’s Son.

Thomas denies the harassment claims and says…

Judge Who Jailed ‘Asshole’ Critic Will Step Down

A New York family court judge who sent a woman to a holding cell for calling her an “asshole” has agreed that she won’t seek reappointment.

Judge Marian Shelton admitted…

US Judge Reprimanded After Harassment Complaint

An employee’s sexual harassment complaint has resulted in a reprimand against U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Galveston.

The Judicial Council of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Judge Bounced Off Third Case for Unexplained Sentence

A federal appeals court has bounced a judge off a case for failing to state why he gave a lower-than-recommended sentence to two brothers convicted in a drug operation.

The…

Fed’l Judges: Court Cameras Harm Trials

Legislation that would give federal appellate and criminal judges more discretion to decide whether to permit cameras in their courtroom was debated in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol…

Judge’s Penis Pump Conviction Affirmed

A former Oklahoma judge convicted for using a penis pump while presiding over trials has lost his appeal.

Retired Judge Donald Thompson was convicted of four counts of indecent exposure…

KPMG Judge Backs Laws to Curb Prosecutors

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan of New York isn’t done making news with his comments on strong-arm prosecution tactics. This time he’s speaking out at a seminar for criminal defense…

Judge’s ‘Mess With Me’ Challenge Brings Ethics Complaint

An ethics complaint contends a Kansas judge lost her temper with prospective jurors in a 2004 case, ordering one dismissed juror to attend the trial anyway and asking others, “Anybody…

False Judge Liens Cost Inmate 20 Years

A Texas inmate convicted of filing fraudulent liens against two federal judges will have to serve an extra 20 years in prison.

Mycal Antoine Poole had filed false liens for…

‘Troubling Partisan Divide’ in Voter ID Judicial Split

Voter ID laws are dividing lawmakers and the judiciary, who tend to split along partisan lines when considering the measures.

As many as 22 million Americans of voting age don’t…

Bench Beset by Record Resignations, Cash a Factor

Federal judges are resigning in record numbers, often lured by higher paying jobs in the private sector.

Federal trial-level judges make $165,200 a year, about $5,000 more than new lawyers…

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