Judiciary

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Judges Object to Proposed Clerk Crackdown

Federal judges would be limited to just one career law clerk under a proposal made in a confidential report circulating among the judiciary.

Federal judges who value the experience of…

Bad Day for WA Judge: 2 Ethics Issues

When Judge Mark Chow made a quick—and, he admits, lewd—remark one day in January as he was presiding in King County District Court, he immediately realized he’d made a mistake.

Was Judge’s Opinion Unethical?

Should a judge face an ethics complaint based simply on what he writes in a court opinion? No way, says Bruce Rogow, a law professor at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University.…

Fed’l Judge: Execute Inmates Efficiently

California’s death row is not only the biggest in the nation but perhaps the most backlogged. The average prisoner waits nearly 20 years to be executed, and, since capital punishment…

Stop Sign Issue Halts Divorce Case

There were some unexpected legal developments today in a long-running divorce battle in South Florida.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Paul Siegel apparently blew a stop sign and drove into a local…

8th Circuit: Resentence Wal-Mart Exec

A federal judge may have been too lenient in sentencing a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive to five years of probation (including about two years of home confinement) in a…

Federal Judge Wants State Seat

A large caseload may have taken its toll on a San Francisco federal judge.

The National Law Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins is…

Japanese Justice System May Change

Criticized for its almost 100 percent conviction rate, Japan’s legal system is in need of an overhaul, many believe. Among the critics is the country’s bar association, which condemned the…

Judges’ Secret Bias Revealed

The chief judge of the federal appeals court based in New York City has a startling confession to make: Judges have a secret bias in favor of all things legal,…

Judge Fines PD: 1 Day OK for Trial Prep

Saying that a 20-minute talk with one’s client and interviewing witnesses during one’s lunch hour is sufficient preparation to allow a lawyer to try a case, an Ohio judge reportedly…

Contempt Trial for Arrested PD

CORRECTED: There’s no word yet about the result of a contempt trial scheduled today in the case of an Ohio assistant public defender briefly jailed last week after he refused…

Court Nominee Withdraws Over Illegal Alien Claim

A nominee for the Connecticut Appellate Court has withdrawn his name from consideration after a flap over his claim that the court system is closed to illegal aliens.

John R.…

Insurer Fights Judge’s Claim

An insurance company is seeking a declaratory judgment that it owes no more than $3.4 million already paid to a Massachusetts judge who won a successful defamation judgment against the…

Judge Sued Over Maserati Incident

A lawsuit claims a New Jersey judge should be tossed from the bench because of his actions against a man he accused of scratching his Maserati.

The suit, filed in…

Judge Appoints PD, Has Him Arrested

Updated: Criminal law blogs are abuzz over the contempt case of Brian Jones, an assistant public defender in Portage County, Ohio.

Seems that Jones was appointed Wednesday by Portage County…

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