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Blogger and Posner Differ Over Grammar Question, Agree on Pun

Blogger Howard Bashman and Judge Richard Posner of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are debating an issue, but it doesn’t involve a weighty legal question. Instead, it…

5 Iraq Appeals Judges Escape Bomb Blasts at 5 Homes Today

Just days after the chief judge of one of Baghdad’s two appeals courts was assassinated as he was driving home, five more judges in the same Iraq appeals court escaped…

Chief Justice Cites Bob Dylan, But Corrects the Grammar

The times they are a changin’.

The former chief justice, William H. Rehnquist, cited Gilbert & Sullivan in a 1980 case. His replacement, John G. Roberts Jr., cited Bob Dylan…

Calif. Judge Removed from Bench Because of Expense Issue

A former prosecutor serving as an Orange County, Calif., judge must be removed from office, the state Commission on Judicial Performance has decided in a 7-3 ruling made public yesterday.

Okla. Judge Sues Accusers in Indecent Exposure Case

An Oklahoma judge who has been charged with indecent exposure in a criminal case has filed a civil defamation action against his accusers, one of whom reportedly is his ex-girlfriend.

Arrested Iowa Attorney Jailed in Bank Fraud Case

An Iowa attorney and judge who is facing federal charges in an alleged bank fraud scheme has been jailed pending his trial.

Kyle David Williamson, 41, offered to admit himself…

Calif. Justice Disputes Religious Hate Mail, Says God Is Tolerant

California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard takes issue with hate mail she has received criticizing her vote to legalize same-sex marriages in the state.

The letter-writers insisted the ruling was…

Judge Explains Ruling Against Limerick Golf Club With Poem

A federal judge is using a poem to explain his decision against the Limerick Golf Club on a procedural issue.

U.S. District Judge Berle Schiller of Philadelphia ruled in a…

Judge Who Had Sensitivity Training Is Accused Again of Rudeness

A Seattle-area judge has been accused of routinely interrupting litigants and lawyers and addressing them in a manner that is “angry, disdainful, condescending and/or demeaning.”

The state Commission on Judicial…

N.J. Judge Attributes Obscenities to Stressful Events

A New Jersey judge told a disciplinary panel last week that his use of obscenities on the bench was the result of several stressful events.

Judge F. Michael Giles of…

Legal Beagles Join With Other Canines in Take Your Dog to Work Day

At workplaces throughout the country today, some occupants wore fur coats despite the summery weather. That’s because today was the 10th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, prompting owners…

Misconduct Findings Against Federal Judge Forwarded to House

The U.S. Judicial Conference has forwarded to the House of Representatives its misconduct findings against U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous.

The impeachment recommendation said the group had found substantial evidence…

Murderer to Judge: I’ll Get Revenge

A convicted Michigan killer who was shocked in court with a stun gun last month after he reportedly went for a deputy’s gun when he was found guilty of murdering…

Retired Ga. Judge Accused of Human Trafficking in Nanny Case

Updated: A retired Fulton County magistrate judge, along with family members (including a son who is a sheriff’s deputy), has been arrested and charged with human trafficking concerning a nanny…

Miami Lawyer Jailed for Missing Trial Is Released on $10K Bond

A Florida judge who sent a Miami lawyer to jail for missing a trial agreed to set bond at $10,000 two days later.

The lawyer, Jonathan S. Schwartz, was released…

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