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Federal Judge Loses Escalator Injury Suit, Lawyer Cites Bias

The lawyer for a federal judge who lost a $21 million lawsuit for an escalator injury is blaming bias against the judiciary for the verdict.

California jurors deliberated only two…

Moldy Courthouses an Issue in Fla.

Mold reportedly may be a problem at a number of Florida courthouses.

Among them: the David W. Dyer Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami. As a new courthouse sits across the…

McCain’s Role in Judicial Filibuster Vote Cost Him Some Support

In 2005, Sen. John McCain helped pave the way for confirmation of two U.S. Supreme Court justices and other conservative judges by helping stop a vote on whether to ban…

Judge Sues Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Shooting at Him

Judge Chuck Weller of Reno, Nev., has sued the man who pleaded guilty to injuring him by firing a shot through his courthouse window in 2006.

Weller says in his…

O’Connor Decries Political Pressures on Judges

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has taken her quest for merit selection of state judges to the pages of Parade

Appeals Court Upholds N.C. Judge’s Disbarment

A North Carolina judge who lost his law license based on accusations he took money and property from an elderly woman has also lost his appeal.

James Ethridge had contended…

New Call for Reinstatement of Pakistan Appellate Judges

After parliamentary elections that appear likely to result in the ouster of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, there have been renewed calls for the reinstatement of dozens of appellate judges he…

2nd Circuit: Lawyer ‘Failed Spectacularly’ in Immigration Case

Like too many other immigrants, Garfield Livern St. Valentine Aris was not well-served by a number of lawyers, the New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says in…

Ex-Inmate Opposes Judgeship for Corrections Official

A former inmate is leading a campaign against the judicial nomination of Gustavus Puryear, the chief lawyer for the private prison company that incarcerated him for six years.

Alex Friedmann…

Trent Lott Investigated in Scruggs Judicial Influence Probe

Federal authorities are investigating whether former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott was involved in an alleged conspiracy to influence a Mississippi judge to deliver a favorable ruling on behalf of…

Leniency Pleas for Judge Who Jailed 46 Over Ringing Cell Phone

A state commission on judicial conduct has recommended removal from office for a New York municipal jurist who jailed 46 people in what it terms “two hours of inexplicable madness”…

Restrictions Eased on High-Profile Pakistan Lawyer; Protest Planned re Judges

Initially jailed and then held under house arrest for months, a high-profile Pakistan lawyer has been able to speak out again after the country’s recent parliamentary elections.

Attorney Aitzaz Ahsan,…

Vote to End Jury Deadlock May Cost Attorney His Law License

A San Francisco attorney is facing potential disbarment because while serving on a jury in 2004, he reportedly cast the deciding vote to end a deadlock simply so that he…

Judges Flunk Story Problem Test, Showing Intuitive Decision-Making

Researchers who asked 295 Florida trial judges to solve three story problems have concluded their wrong answers help show judges rely primarily on intuition when making decisions.

Nearly a third…

Bankruptcy Judge Resigns Following Unusual DWI Publicity

A federal bankruptcy judge in Boston has resigned after his no-contest plea to driving while intoxicated.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Somma was charged with the offense after a Feb. 6…

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