Judiciary

7269 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

Appeals Judge Seeks Secret Trials (Not)

A 7th Circuit judge reportedly created a stir amongst visitors from the Australian legal community at a recent Chicago conference, when he allegedly advocated secret trials for terrorists, among other…

Pakistan’s Top Court to be Swept for Bugs

In a setback to efforts by Pakistan’s president to remove permanently from office the country’s top judge, the Pakistan Supreme Court has barred intelligence officers from ongoing hearings and ordered…

New Theories of Evolution

The debate about whether justices’ philosophies change is revived

Ex-Prosecutor, 74, Attacked in Law Office

A retired prosecutor who currently practices law and works as a judge in a small town in Georgia is hospitalized with severe head injuries after being beaten in his legal…

Former Chief Bankruptcy Judge is Dead

A well-known bankruptcy lawyer who formerly served as chief judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York and handled the ground-breaking bankruptcy of Robert Maxwell, owner…

New Orleans Judge Tackles Defense Ills

A New Orleans judge is shining a light on the city’s troubled public defender system.

Judge Arthur Hunter Jr. has held hearings into problems plaguing indigent defendants as the justice…

Justice Alito Biggest Business Champion

On a current U.S. Supreme Court known for its pro-business views, Justice Samuel Alito, in his first full year on its bench, stands out as the biggest champion of Big…

Mandatory Sentence Laws Harsh, Unfair, Federal Judge Tells Congress

Federal laws requiring federal judges to impose mandatory minimum sentences can be unfair and unduly harsh, and certain individual laws are especially objectionable, the chair of the Judicial Conference Committee…

Judge Decries Warrantless Surveillance

The judge who once approved terrorism wiretaps has criticized President Bush’s decision to allow surveillance in some cases without court approval.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said in a speech…

More Judges Suing for Libel

A newspaper appealing a libel verdict can’t get a hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court.

That’s because one of the high court justices was the plaintiff, and four other justices…

Longtime Judge Desegregated Schools,  Sat on Watergate Hearings Panel

A retired federal judge known for his role in helping to desegregate the St. Louis schools–as well as, during an earlier stint in Congress, for sitting on the House Judiciary…

N.J. Chief Justice Confirmed

The New Jersey Senate has approved a new chief justice and attorney general.

Stuart Rabner will leave his job as attorney general to head the state’s top court and Anne…

Judges Become Libel Plaintiffs

Judges are suing the news media for libel in big numbers—and winning some big verdicts.

Judges were plaintiffs in nearly 10 percent of the libel suits filed in 2005, Tony…

Judge Ordered to Prison

An appeals court judge has ordered former New York judge Gerald Garson to begin serving his prison term immediately.

Associate Justice Edward Carni revoked a stay that had been issued…

Anna Nicole Judge Quits; TV Show Next?

Move over Judge Judy. A new star may be rising from the ranks of state-court jurists to compete for reality show television ratings.

Larry Seidlin, a Miami area judge who…

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