Judiciary

7211 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

Mass. Judge a Quick Study on Insurance

When a former Massachusetts judge was put in charge of the state’s insurance department earlier this year, industry chiefs started worrying. Known to be a liberal Democrat, Nonnie S. Burnes…

N.J. Justice Censured

A justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court has been censured by his colleagues for interceding with police and the courts in a delinquency case against a youth accused of…

3rd Circuit Nominee a Surprise

One of President Bush’s four recent nominees to federal appeals courts faces an uphill battle because of concerns expressed by two Democratic home-state senators.

Bush nominated Shalom Stone to the…

Sisters Head Lawyer-Led Pakistan Cause

In addition to Pakistan’s suspended top judge, two sisters, both attorneys and longtime political activists, are among the emerging leaders in a lawyer-led movement to promote judicial independence and a…

Diversity Issue Heats Up in Miami Courts

A simmering controversy over a series of insensitive remarks recently made by Miami area judges has heated up further, following the resignation of a Broward County jurist chairing the court’s…

Texas Firms Pay $447 K to Defend Judge

Law firms and attorneys in Texas donated $447,000 to help an embattled state supreme court justice defend his integrity, according to recently revealed expense reports.

With the help of these…

Judge Resigns in Conduct Probe

A New York judge has resigned in the wake of allegations that he intervened with police on behalf of his girlfriend and tried to get authorities to investigate her estranged…

12 Dead at Pakistan Lawyers’ Rally

A suicide bomb blast today at a Pakistan rally for lawyers supporting the country’s embattled chief justice has killed at least 12 people.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry was not…

DA Wants Judge Investigated

A district attorney in Conroe, Texas, says he will seek a special prosecutor to investigate a judge who jailed a lawyer for missing a hearing.

Montgomery County, Texas, District Attorney…

Measure Cages ‘Rat’ Web Site

A second federal court has taken steps to protect the identities of defendants who cooperate with authorities.

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania will no longer post sentencing and plea dockets…

Courthouse Gleams After $147 M Rehab

Although visitors to the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston can hardly help but notice the sparkling new renovation of the building that houses the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts…

‘F’ Word Makes Bench a Hot Seat

‘Saying “F— you” to a judge could get a defendant in trouble. But in a recent incident in a Cincinnati courtroom, it’s the judge who is at the center of…

Panel Urges Censure for N.J. Justice

Censure is appropriate for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice who interceded in a case against a youth accused of bullying his son, according to the state’s Advisory Committee on…

Irked Judge Upholds Libby Commutation

In what a well-known U.S. Supreme Court blog describes as “a 10-page opinion bristling with actual and implied criticism” of President George W. Bush’s commutation of the 30-month prison term…

Judge Off Case for Columbine Remark

A Florida judge has been removed from a case for comparing a juvenile’s appearance to that of two teens who went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School.

Judge…

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