Judiciary

7510 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

Ex-Judge Has Law License Suspended for Affair With Prosecutor

A former Colorado judge has had his law license suspended for three years after an affair with a prosecutor.

Grafton Minot Biddle of Douglas County was accused of having an…

Oops—Judge Wasn’t Sworn In, So Cases Must Be Retried

In an effort to ease a backlog of cases, an Australian court recently amped up its roster of magistrate judges, adding a part-time jurist. Unfortunately, no one remembered that George…

Duck Cruelty Case Creates Controversy for Animal Rights Attorney

A young animal rights attorney in Minneapolis is on the hot seat after writing to the judge hearing a case against a man accused of ripping the head off of…

Cost of Judge’s Gifts to Jurors and Plaintiff Is New Trial

A judge who gave holiday gifts to jurors and candy to the 4-year-old plaintiff denied a fair trial to the defense, according to a New York state appeals court.

The…

DOJ Investigating Federal Judge in Sexual Harassment Case

A federal judge who was suspended for four months in September for allegedly sexually harassing a female employee is now reportedly being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

However,…

Committee OKs Bill to Pay Federal Trial Judges $218K

Federal judges would get a pay raise for the first time in two decades under a bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday.

Trial level judges would earn $218,000…

Tribal Courts a Tough Gig for Judges

Underfunded and something of an afterthought in the nation’s legal scheme, tribal courts present special challenges for the judges who oversee them.

Judge Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, for instance, sounded much…

Pot Charge Dropped Against Ex-Judge

Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against a former Florida judge arrested for smoking pot in a park.

Judge Lawrence Korda of Broward County accepted…

Broken Elevators Delay Bronx Family Court Hearings

Out-of-service elevators at the Bronx Family Court have led to hours-long waits for working elevators by litigants and witnesses.

Some judges have been forced to postpone hearings because of the…

9th Circuit Backs Judge Despite Work Given to Friends

Backing a federal judge accused by a newspaper of awarding more than $4.8 million in judgments and fees to individuals with whom he had political and business ties without fully…

‘Plodding’ Federal Judge Still Pondering 1990 Civil Rights Case

A “famously plodding judge” has spent a decade pondering his options after a magistrate recommended a $5.4 million judgment against a New York town for civil rights violations, the

Judge Helped Spouse Shield Assets

Lawyers recommended to a disciplinary panel at a hearing today that a New Hampshire judge be publicly reprimanded for helping her husband shield assets from creditors as he was being…

Judge Talks Himself into Trouble

A routine training session led to another, in-depth program for a Washington state judge censured for his “demeaning, offensive and shocking” behavior at a Los Angeles conference last summer.

Judge…

Pa. Chief Judge to Join Buchanan Ingersoll

The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will join Pittsburgh law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney after he retires from the court in January.

Chief Justice Ralph Cappy will…

Second Judge Cites ‘Schmucks!’ Book to Contest Ethics Charges

A New York judge has lost a bid to block ethics proceedings against him based on a claim that the chair of the ethics commission showed racial bias in a…

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