Judiciary

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New Orleans Judge Tackles Defense Ills

A New Orleans judge is shining a light on the city’s troubled public defender system.

Judge Arthur Hunter Jr. has held hearings into problems plaguing indigent defendants as the justice…

Justice Alito Biggest Business Champion

On a current U.S. Supreme Court known for its pro-business views, Justice Samuel Alito, in his first full year on its bench, stands out as the biggest champion of Big…

Mandatory Sentence Laws Harsh, Unfair, Federal Judge Tells Congress

Federal laws requiring federal judges to impose mandatory minimum sentences can be unfair and unduly harsh, and certain individual laws are especially objectionable, the chair of the Judicial Conference Committee…

Judge Decries Warrantless Surveillance

The judge who once approved terrorism wiretaps has criticized President Bush’s decision to allow surveillance in some cases without court approval.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said in a speech…

More Judges Suing for Libel

A newspaper appealing a libel verdict can’t get a hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court.

That’s because one of the high court justices was the plaintiff, and four other justices…

Longtime Judge Desegregated Schools,  Sat on Watergate Hearings Panel

A retired federal judge known for his role in helping to desegregate the St. Louis schools–as well as, during an earlier stint in Congress, for sitting on the House Judiciary…

N.J. Chief Justice Confirmed

The New Jersey Senate has approved a new chief justice and attorney general.

Stuart Rabner will leave his job as attorney general to head the state’s top court and Anne…

Judges Become Libel Plaintiffs

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…

Judge Ordered to Prison

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…

Anna Nicole Judge Quits; TV Show Next?

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…

Plaintiff is Top Judge; Who Hears Appeal?

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…

Judge: Scruggs in Criminal Contempt

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…

One Federal Judge in Western Michigan

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.

“For…

Judge Accused of Pot Smoking Resigns

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…

Libby Judge Threatened

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…

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