Judiciary

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O’Connor Decries Political Pressures on Judges

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has taken her quest for merit selection of state judges to the pages of Parade

Appeals Court Upholds N.C. Judge’s Disbarment

A North Carolina judge who lost his law license based on accusations he took money and property from an elderly woman has also lost his appeal.

James Ethridge had contended…

New Call for Reinstatement of Pakistan Appellate Judges

After parliamentary elections that appear likely to result in the ouster of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, there have been renewed calls for the reinstatement of dozens of appellate judges he…

2nd Circuit: Lawyer ‘Failed Spectacularly’ in Immigration Case

Like too many other immigrants, Garfield Livern St. Valentine Aris was not well-served by a number of lawyers, the New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says in…

Ex-Inmate Opposes Judgeship for Corrections Official

A former inmate is leading a campaign against the judicial nomination of Gustavus Puryear, the chief lawyer for the private prison company that incarcerated him for six years.

Alex Friedmann…

Trent Lott Investigated in Scruggs Judicial Influence Probe

Federal authorities are investigating whether former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott was involved in an alleged conspiracy to influence a Mississippi judge to deliver a favorable ruling on behalf of…

Leniency Pleas for Judge Who Jailed 46 Over Ringing Cell Phone

A state commission on judicial conduct has recommended removal from office for a New York municipal jurist who jailed 46 people in what it terms “two hours of inexplicable madness”…

Restrictions Eased on High-Profile Pakistan Lawyer; Protest Planned re Judges

Initially jailed and then held under house arrest for months, a high-profile Pakistan lawyer has been able to speak out again after the country’s recent parliamentary elections.

Attorney Aitzaz Ahsan,…

Vote to End Jury Deadlock May Cost Attorney His Law License

A San Francisco attorney is facing potential disbarment because while serving on a jury in 2004, he reportedly cast the deciding vote to end a deadlock simply so that he…

Judges Flunk Story Problem Test, Showing Intuitive Decision-Making

Researchers who asked 295 Florida trial judges to solve three story problems have concluded their wrong answers help show judges rely primarily on intuition when making decisions.

Nearly a third…

Bankruptcy Judge Resigns Following Unusual DWI Publicity

A federal bankruptcy judge in Boston has resigned after his no-contest plea to driving while intoxicated.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Somma was charged with the offense after a Feb. 6…

TV’s Judge Alex Defends Testimony Based on Real-Life Judging

The Florida Supreme Court criticized television’s “Judge Alex” in an opinion released yesterday, saying he should not have testified for a Miami man who survived torture and kidnapping.

But the…

Judge Joseph Sneed Dies at 87; Respected Conservative on Liberal 9th Circuit

Services will be held tomorrow in San Francisco for a longtime federal judge and former dean of Duke University School of Law who served for more than 20 years as…

Recusal Effort Irks Judge in Case Involving DA’s Deleted E-Mail

Although a politically sensitive federal civil rights trial in Texas still hasn’t gotten started as scheduled, the case this month has nonetheless been action-packed.

First, the Harris County District Attorney…

Grand Jurors Sue for OK to Talk About Texas Supreme Court Justice’s Case

In a highly unusual move, six members of a 12-person grand jury that indicted a Texas Supreme Court justice are suing the county prosecutor and the state for permission to…

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