Judiciary

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Under Pressure, Texas Court Allows E-Mail Pleadings

The highest criminal court in Texas, facing a storm of criticism for failing to accept an emergency death penalty appeal 20 minutes after closing time, will now accept some motions…

GA Judge in Capital Defense Cost Maelstrom Lawyers Up

A Georgia judge who has become a lightning rod for criticism over the high cost of defending a death penalty case has now got his own counsel.

Profiled in a…

Judiciary Grows, But Not as Fast as the Population

States are beefing up the ranks of the judiciary, but the extra judges are not enough to keep up with population growth.

A special report by the…

25 Percent of Pakistan’s Lawyers Arrested; Fired Top Judge Urges Defiance

Under house arrest but having somehow gained access to a cell phone, the ousted chief judge of the Pakistan supreme court urged the country’s lawyers today to continue to defy…

Reno Courthouse Shooting Suspect Pleads Guilty

A Nevada man accused of killing his wife and shooting a Reno judge handling their divorce has entered a guilty plea in the middle of his trial.

Darren Mack pleaded…

Pakistan Fires Top Court, Lawyers Protest There and Elsewhere

The protesters wore conservative business suits today as thousands of lawyers throughout Pakistan clashed with authorities over the suspension of the constitution and the firing of the country’s chief judge,…

Prosecutor Seeks to Oust Judge in Courthouse Shooting Case

The Atlanta prosecutor who is pursuing charges against alleged courthouse gunman Brian Nichols is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to remove the judge who is presiding in the case.

Fulton…

Opinionated Judge’s Suit Against Discipline Body Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a judge’s lawsuit against the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission for prosecuting him over remarks he made outside the courtroom.

U.S. District Judge David…

VA Judge Removed for Thigh Inspection, Coin Flip

A Virginia judge who ordered a woman to lower her pants in the courtroom so he could check out her thigh wound has been removed from the bench.

In another…

Pakistan Fires Chief Justice, Arrests Attorneys

Updated: Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, invoked emergency powers on Saturday, suspending the country’s constitution and firing the chief justice of its supreme court, who reportedly is under virtual house…

Law License Spat: Has Ex-Judge Reformed?

Removed from the bench and eventually disbarred a decade ago for misbehavior that included what a court described as “offensive, harassing and vindictive” conduct, former Nassau County Judge Marc Mogil…

Judges Plead Not Guilty to Ticket Fixing

A lawyer for one of four former New Jersey judges charged with fixing traffic tickets is calling the charges a “tempest in a teapot.”

Speaking after a hearing in which…

Lacking Pay Raises, NY Judges Get More Benefits

New York judges, who have not had a pay raise since 1999, will be getting more cash in the form of better benefits.

The…

Controversial Las Vegas Judge’s Suspension Upheld

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the suspension of controversial Las Vegas Judge Elizabeth Halverson, accused of mistreating staff members and sleeping during…

Judicial Candidate Doesn’t Lie About Most Admired Figure

At least one judicial candidate didn’t feel the need to sound intellectual when asked which historical figure he would most want to spend the day with.

Former Boston Celtics star…

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