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New Rules for Dealing With Federal Judges Who Have Issues

Updated: New rules adopted today by the Judicial Conference of the United States for the first time provide uniform national standards for dealing with federal judges whose health or behavior…

California’s Top Court is Most Influential, Kentucky’s is Least, Study Says

The California Supreme Court is the nation’s most influential state court and the Kentucky Supreme Court is the least, according to a study of citations recently published in a law…

Denver Chief U.S. Judge Faces Ethics Probe Over Alleged Links to Prostitutes

A report at 9News.com says Colorado’s chief federal judge is facing an ethics investigation for alleged links to a Denver prostitution business.

The story alleges that investigators found…

Top Ga. Judge: ‘Obvious Deficiencies’ in Judicial Pay Study

A consultant’s study of the compensation paid to Georgia judges had “obvious deficiencies,” the president of the Council of Superior Court Judges told legislators at a state senate subcommittee hearing…

Ariz. Judge Faces Hearing on Financial Disclosure Charges

A rare hearing before the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct is planned for an Arizona justice of the peace accused of failing to disclose all the real estate he owned,…

Reporter Appeals Unusual, Potentially Ruinous Contempt Fine

A former reporter for USA Today has filed an emergency appeal over what is being described as an unprecedented—and, press advocates say, overbroad—contempt-of-court fine that she must pay personally.

Toni…

Rising Threats, More Security Efforts for Federal Judges

A rapid rise in the number of threatening comments made concerning federal judges and prosecutors is prompting enhanced security efforts.

Among them: The U.S. Marshals Service now plans to monitor,…

Why Words Can Be Like Ugly Cravats: Justices Dish on Legal Writing

Eight U.S. Supreme Court justices come clean about their legal-writing pet peeves and their opinion-writing philosophies in “raw and unvarnished” videos posted to a linguist’s Web site.

Lawyers who specialize…

Scalia on Bush v. Gore: ‘Get Over It’

Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t shy away from controversial subjects, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2000 decision in Bush v. Gore that ended the recount of ballots in Florida and handed…

Judge to Ex-Lawyer: Snow Job Could Help Repay Clients

A Maine judge has ordered an ex-lawyer to get a job, any job, so he can repay the money he stole from client escrows and his grandfather’s estate.

John Frankenfield…

Retired Pa. Judge Gets Probation in Concealed Gun Case

A retired Pennsylvania judge has been put on probation after pleading no contest to carrying a concealed firearm without a permit during a fray with his father-in-law in November 2006.

Texas Judge Charged With DUI Can Hear Limited Docket

A Texas judge who is facing a drunken-driving charge can stay on the bench, but can’t hear DUI cases or other criminal cases involving the officers who arrested him, an…

Pa. High Court to Weigh Whether a Felon Can Be a Judge

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether a municipal court judge should be removed from office because of her guilty plea 24 years ago to using a fake…

Lawyer, Client Sanctioned $29K for Client’s Profanity-Laced Deposition

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno of Philadelphia has tallied the number of times a litigant dropped the F-word or a variant in a deposition—it was 73 times—and…

Senate Confirms Filip as No. 2 Justice Official

The Senate has confirmed Mark Filip, a federal judge in Chicago, to become the Justice Department’s second in command.

The confirmation was part of a broader…

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