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R.I. Chief Justice to Head Terror Review Panel

The Defense Department has announced that Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. Williams will head the military appeals panel that reviews terror cases.

Williams replaces Chief Judge Griffin Bell as…

Sniper Judge Gets Appellate Court Nod

The Virginia judge who presided over the first Washington, D.C.-area sniper trial has been named to the state court of appeals.

Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr.’s handling of the case…

Judges Become Robin Hoods With Extra Settlement Money

Law schools, legal aid groups and other charities are raking in leftover money from class-action settlements.

In just the past few months, George Washington University Law School got $5 million…

BP Victims Blast ‘Shockingly Lenient’ Plea

Updated: More than a dozen victims of a 2005 Texas refinery explosion have blasted a planned criminal plea deal with BP and successfully sought the recusal of the federal judge…

Concerned re Web Privacy, Ohio Courts Mull Paper Records Removal

Updated: As county courts in Ohio moved to make a number of dockets and case records available online, concerns arose about how that might adversely affect individual privacy. So a…

S.C. Supreme Court: ‘Understandable Concerns’ About Bar Exam

Responding to what it describes as “understandable concerns” about the unusual manner in which some who took the South Carolina bar exam in July 2007 belatedly learned that they had…

La. Criminal Defense Bar Draft Not a Hot Ticket for Lawyers

An attempt by a Louisiana judge to draft criminal defense lawyers to help out, on a pro bono basis, with a backlog of indigent cases was not an overwhelming success.

Judge Gets 33 Months in Alleged Mob Money Case

A former New York judge was sentenced to a 33-month prison term today for conspiring with a reputed mobster to launder $400,000 in claimed proceeds from stolen jewelry.

David Gross,…

President Bush Blasts Senate’s ‘Search and Destroy’ Judicial Review

UPDATED: President Bush spoke to the Federalist Society on Thursday, complaining that “judicial lawlessness” threatens democracy and must be stopped.

According to a White House release,…

Federal Judge Hit for ‘Unseemly Haste’ in Dismissing Case

A federal appeals court said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Manuel Real acted with “unseemly haste” when he dismissed a case brought by a no-show lawyer with a good excuse.

It’s Confirmed: Judge Who Sued Over Lost Pants Lost His Job

The administrative judge who sued a dry cleaners for $54 million for losing his pants will not be reappointed, a Washington, D.C., lawyer has confirmed.

Sources had told the Washington…

March on Washington Nov. 14 to Support Pakistan Lawyers

Updated: In a highly unusual move, the American Bar Association is spearheading a lawyers’ march on Washington, D.C., tomorrow that is also being promoted by state and local bar associations…

Plot Thickens: Bar Exam Chief Wasn’t Told of Grading Change

Updated: The South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to change the bar exam results for 20 test-takers was a surprise to the man who oversees the state Board of Law Examiners.

5,000 Pakistan Lawyers Reported Arrested

Thousands of lawyers in Pakistan have been jailed during the past 10 days, after the country’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency Nov. 3. One of them…

Ginsburg: If Male, I’d Be a Retired Partner

It wasn’t only former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who, famously, had trouble finding work as a lawyer after graduating at the top of her class from a renowned law school…

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