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Judges are suing the news media for libel in big numbers—and winning some big verdicts.
Judges were plaintiffs in nearly 10 percent of the libel suits filed in 2005, Tony…
Jun 22, 2007 2:15 PM CDT
An appeals court judge has ordered former New York judge Gerald Garson to begin serving his prison term immediately.
Associate Justice Edward Carni revoked a stay that had been issued…
Jun 21, 2007 2:31 PM CDT
Move over Judge Judy. A new star may be rising from the ranks of state-court jurists to compete for reality show television ratings.
Larry Seidlin, a Miami area judge who…
Jun 19, 2007 8:04 PM CDT
It’s a basic premise of constitutional law that litigants are entitled to a fair trial. Thus, when a judge is even peripherally involved in a lawsuit, he or she routinely…
Jun 19, 2007 12:05 AM CDT
A federal judge in Alabama is asking the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute a high-profile trial lawyer for criminal contempt, contending that Richard Scruggs brazenly violated a court injunction by…
Jun 16, 2007 1:16 AM CDT
With three of four federal judge seats vacant for well over a year in the Western District of Michigan, the one sitting jurist has more than a full plate.
Jun 15, 2007 10:50 PM CDT
The Florida judge arrested for smoking marijuana in a park has resigned from the bench.
Judge Lawrence Korda announced in a letter that he will resign on July 2, the…
Jun 15, 2007 1:31 PM CDT
A federal judge says he received threats of harm after sentencing former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to 30 months in prison.
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton…
Jun 14, 2007 7:20 PM CDT
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…
Jun 12, 2007 12:27 AM CDT
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…
Jun 11, 2007 7:47 PM CDT
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.
Jun 11, 2007 4:05 PM CDT
Jun 6, 2007 1:22 PM CDT
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…
Jun 5, 2007 8:10 PM CDT
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…
Jun 5, 2007 7:30 PM CDT
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.
Jun 5, 2007 3:59 PM CDT