125 ABA Journal Local Government articles.
A judicial ethics panel is recommending removal of a suspended Georgia appeals judge for exploiting an elderly client before joining the bench and using campaign cash when he was a state legislator to pay for personal expenses, including a family trip to Hawaii.
Jan 31, 2023 3:35 PM CST
A federal judge in Maryland is allowing four Reed Smith lawyers to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby because of possible contempt proceedings against one of them.
Jan 30, 2023 1:39 PM CST
A federal judge in Florida has ruled that the 11th Amendment prevents him from ordering the reinstatement of a reform prosecutor suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Jan 24, 2023 8:54 AM CST
Four lawyers from Reed Smith are asking a judge to allow them to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after a judge threatened sanctions against a law firm partner for violating local court rules.
Jan 23, 2023 2:51 PM CST
A juror who skipped a return court appearance to be considered as a juror in the trial of rapper Young Thug has been ordered to write a 30-page essay focusing on the history of jury service in Georgia.
Jan 18, 2023 9:11 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether local governments violate the Constitution when they seize property for unpaid taxes, sell it and then fail to return the surplus to the owner.
Jan 17, 2023 12:05 PM CST
A St. Paul, Minnesota, man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl is free after an assistant prosecutor trying the case allegedly lied about the content of a note passed to her during trial.
Jan 10, 2023 3:21 PM CST
The Georgia prosecutor who will make the decision on whether to seek charges against former President Donald Trump or his allies is 51-year-old Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis, a former homicide prosecutor who now has a penchant for using the state’s broad racketeering law.
Jan 10, 2023 12:50 PM CST
A First Amendment action brought against the University of Idaho by Christian Legal Society members who believe the Bible rejects same-sex marriage has settled for $90,000.
Dec 12, 2022 1:24 PM CST
A public defender who can’t serve on a New York jury because of a 2009 felony drug conviction is a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on jurors with felony convictions as applied in Manhattan, New York City.
Dec 12, 2022 8:43 AM CST
A lawyer who practiced family law in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was found dead with gunshot wounds Wednesday by emergency personnel responding to a fire at his office.
Dec 9, 2022 9:54 AM CST
A suspect charged with ethnic intimidation for yelling slurs outside a historic Michigan synagogue showed his disdain for the judge in an unrelated case during an online hearing Tuesday.
Dec 7, 2022 9:00 AM CST
An Indiana judge is facing an ethics complaint contending that he made undignified comments in a custody case when he told the father to “zip it” and “shut up” and declared: “This is just bulls- - -.”
Dec 7, 2022 8:35 AM CST
Judge who displayed gun on bench resigns
Judge David W. Hummel Jr. of West Virginia has resigned from the bench after a video confirmed that he placed a gun on…
Dec 2, 2022 3:02 PM CST
A federal magistrate judge in Youngstown, Ohio, has sanctioned a suburban Cleveland lawyer more than $2,100 for vaping in the courtroom during the trial of an employment discrimination case.
Dec 1, 2022 10:47 AM CST
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