Judiciary

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Nuremberg Attorney: Gitmo Trials Unfair

An 88-year-old American lawyer who helped try war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II says today’s Guantanamo Bay cases fly in the face of the prosecutorial precedent he…

New Trial Due to Judge’s Plea Comment

A federal judge who suggested that he might sentence a defendant to even less time than the prosecution was offering in a plea bargain had good intentions but made a…

Court Vacancies Lingering

A slowdown in federal court appointments has conservatives worried that President Bush is neglecting his chance to reshape federal courts.

Bush has not yet nominated candidates for eight federal appeals seats and 16 trial-level judgeships, the Washington Post reports.

The clock is ticking for the lame duck president, conservatives say. They point out that it can take a year to get candidates confirmed in a contentious environment.

Ex-N.Y. Judge Gets Up to 10 Years in Prison
Alaskan Judge Joins Immunization Effort in India

If you happen to see children in the northern Indian state of Haryana with a touch of dye on their pinkie fingers and smiley face stickers on their shirts, chances…

N.J. Judge Apologizes in Ethics Probe

A New Jersey Supreme Court justice has apologized for interceding with Camden County courts in a case against a youth accused of bullying his son, saying his actions created the…

Rookie Judge Reportedly Investigated

A rookie Las Vegas judge who is fighting the chief judge’s effort to remove her is reportedly under investigation by a judicial conduct commission.

Judge Elizabeth Halverson has been accused of acting abusively toward her staff and behaving improperly on the bench, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

An affidavit from her former judicial executive assistant said Halverson made her staff have ice waiting on the bench for her and would scream if they let it melt, according to KVBC-TV in Las Vegas.

Destination: Capitol Hill

Bar leaders highlight four key issues as core of congressional blitz

Undisclosed Court Papers Trouble Critics

The federal clerk’s office for the Southern District of Florida did not post key documents to its Web site in a case involving Miami attorney Louis Robles.

First Amendment advocates…

N.Y. Judicial Pay ‘An Embarrassment’

A study shows that pay for New York judges is 48th lowest among the states when adjusted for cost of living.

The only states with lower cost-of-living-adjusted pay are Hawaii…

Suspended Pakistani Chief Judge Files Affidavit

Suspended Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry filed an affidavit Tuesday which for the first time makes public his account of a March 9 meeting with the country’s president, Gen.…

Ex-Judge Jailed in Child-Support Case

A former Brooklyn judge has been jailed for failing to pay nearly $270,000 in child support.

Reynold Mason, who was ousted from the bench for taking funds from a client’s…

Pakistan Crisis: Lawyers Strike; Court Aide Shot

A worsening crisis in Pakistan over the country’s judicial independence reportedly included a nationwide strike by the legal community and general strikes that shut down major cities on Monday. Following…

N.J. Justice Faces Ethics Charge

A New Jersey Supreme Court justice faces an ethics charge that alleges he abused his position to influence police and courts in a bullying case.

Roberto Rivera-Soto allegedly intervened on…

Critics: Fed’l Judge-to-be at Lesbian Ceremony

Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet Neff attended a same-sex commitment ceremony five years ago, and she still hasn’t heard the end of it in proceedings on her nomination to…

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