Judiciary

7161 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

Tens of Thousands Rally for Top Pakistan Jurist

In a continuation of previous protests, tens of thousands of Pakistanis reportedly rallied over the weekend in support of the nation’s top judge, who has been suspended by the country’s…

Lawyer Assails ‘Unprecedented’ Ethics Charge

To Bruce Rogow, the ethics case against his client is all about judicial independence.

Rogow is attorney for Judge Michael Allen of Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal, who is…

Judge Faces Ethics Charges for Angry Opinion

A Florida judge is facing ethics charges for writing an opinion that allegedly disparaged the integrity of another member of the bench.

The charges stem from a concurring opinion written…

Lawyers to Sweat it Out in Florida

Lawyers will be sweating at the Broward County Courthouse in Florida, and it won’t be just because of a tough trial or difficult witnesses.

A little-known rule requires the thermostat…

Appeals Over Sleeping Judges Studied

A sleep researcher has examined 15 cases of judicial sleepiness, finding that 10 resulted in retrials and up to five forced judges off the bench.

Researcher Ronald Grunstein, a professor…

Social Security Officials to Speed ALJ Hiring

Social Security officials told a House subcommittee yesterday that they are addressing a growing backlog of disability appeals with efforts to hire more administrative law judges.

More than 730,000 disability…

Fla. Judge Seeks Transfer After ‘NHI’ Comment

A Florida judge accused of making an insensitive remark has asked to be reassigned from the criminal bench.

Judge Charles Greene of Broward County, Fla., admitted that he described minorities…

Treatment an Option in NY Gambling Court

Offenders who appear in the nation’s first gambling court in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., can receive treatment instead of jail time.

Justice Mark G. Farrell presides, overseeing a docket of crimes…

First Woman on Canadian Supreme Court Dies

Bertha Wilson, who in 1982 became the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, died Saturday after a long illness. She was 83.

A progressive voice and a…

Supreme Court to Hear Bush-Texas Standoff

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that asks whether President Bush may order a state court to abide by an international court ruling.

The case involves…

Federal Judges Hold Keys to Calif. Prison Cells

As state legislators in California struggle to relieve prison overcrowding, two federal judges there could be poised to figuratively unlock a number of the cells.

Both Thelton E. Henderson and…

Border Courts Swamped With Felonies

Federal courts along the border with Mexico are swamped with immigration-related felony cases, the Associated Press reports.

Judges in New Mexico had the heaviest caseload, handling 397…

Judge Sanctioned for Sarcastic Remarks

A Los Angeles judge been publicly admonished for treating an attorney in a “belittling, rude and sarcastic manner” and for abusing his authority, the Los Angeles…

Calif. Judge Removed Over Sentencing Issues

A Monterey County judge reportedly was removed from the bench this week becuse of sentencing improprieties.

They included increasing sentences for probation violators without giving them due process, joking with…

Study: Judges Hurt by Lawmaker Pay-Match Plan

Congress’ policy of linking its salaries to those of federal judges has probably held down pay raises for judges, a new study says.

The study by the Brookings Institution and…

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