Judiciary

7275 ABA Journal Judiciary articles.

Trial Lawyers Decry Judge’s $65M Pants Suit

Often a target itself of claims by big business that it promotes frivolous litigation, a well-known American trial lawyer group is now pointing the finger at someone else.

A Washington,…

Judge Accused of Pot Smoking Accepts Deal

Prosecutors will dismiss a marijuana charge against a Florida judge if he passes drug tests for the next six months.

Judge Lawrence Korda was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession for…

Paris Hilton Judge Amazed at Publicity

The judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail is hardworking, unassuming and not given to grandstanding for the cameras.

Lawyers who argue cases in front of Judge…

Litigant Arrested for Courtroom Rifle Shot

Police say a civil litigant fired a rifle in a courtroom in Rockland County, N.Y., striking a window above the judge’s head before fleeing.

A court officer and a police…

$2 Million Libel Award to Mass. Judge Upheld

A $2 million damages award to a state court judge who was falsely reported to have told lawyers involved in the case of a 14-year-old rape victim to “tell her…

Private New Orleans Lawyers Defend Prisoners

In the latest chapter of an ongoing post-Katrina battle that has pitted a local prosecutor against a local judge, private lawyers are now being drafted to help deal with a…

Law Students Make More than Ga. State Judges

Even before graduating from law school, summer associates at some Atlanta law firms, on an annualized basis, are earning more than seasoned jurists sitting on the state court bench.

And…

Judges Get Huffy When Motives Questioned

An effective lawyer challenges court opinions without impugning the character or motives of the judges who wrote them. But should lawyers who don’t follow this rule be penalized?

More often,…

Tens of Thousands Rally for Top Pakistan Jurist

In a continuation of previous protests, tens of thousands of Pakistanis reportedly rallied over the weekend in support of the nation’s top judge, who has been suspended by the country’s…

Lawyer Assails ‘Unprecedented’ Ethics Charge

To Bruce Rogow, the ethics case against his client is all about judicial independence.

Rogow is attorney for Judge Michael Allen of Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal, who is…

Judge Faces Ethics Charges for Angry Opinion

A Florida judge is facing ethics charges for writing an opinion that allegedly disparaged the integrity of another member of the bench.

The charges stem from a concurring opinion written…

Lawyers to Sweat it Out in Florida

Lawyers will be sweating at the Broward County Courthouse in Florida, and it won’t be just because of a tough trial or difficult witnesses.

A little-known rule requires the thermostat…

Appeals Over Sleeping Judges Studied

A sleep researcher has examined 15 cases of judicial sleepiness, finding that 10 resulted in retrials and up to five forced judges off the bench.

Researcher Ronald Grunstein, a professor…

Social Security Officials to Speed ALJ Hiring

Social Security officials told a House subcommittee yesterday that they are addressing a growing backlog of disability appeals with efforts to hire more administrative law judges.

More than 730,000 disability…

Fla. Judge Seeks Transfer After ‘NHI’ Comment

A Florida judge accused of making an insensitive remark has asked to be reassigned from the criminal bench.

Judge Charles Greene of Broward County, Fla., admitted that he described minorities…

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