States

26167 ABA Journal States articles.

Judge accused of ordering handcuffing, jailing of litigants should be removed, commission says
The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended the removal of a Sullivan County judge accused of ordering the jailing and handcuffing of litigants for contempt without following procedural safeguards.
Judge suggests lawyer who opposed extension may want to brush up on karma concepts
A federal magistrate judge in Miami is letting squabbling litigants know that their issues are less important than the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyer’s ‘glib’ coronavirus tweet spurs outrage and death threats
California lawyer Scott McMillan decided to weigh in after President Donald Trump tweeted about the need for Americans to get back to work.
Federal judge trims law firm’s suit that claims a rival firm hijacked website traffic
A federal judge in Chicago has trimmed some claims from an Illinois law firm’s suit that alleges that a rival hijacked its website traffic and copied some of its website content.
Judge is censured for ‘crass’ and ‘sexist’ remarks, comment with ‘racial overtones’
A California judge has been censured after commenting on “smoking hot” women, proclaiming that he had the "biggest balls in the courthouse" and making other inappropriate remarks.
Judge censured for discourteous behavior during hearing on racy pictures
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a judge who told a man’s girlfriend and wife that they let themselves be played by a “knucklehead.”
Judge slams emergency motion to halt knockoff unicorn art amid coronavirus pandemic
A federal judge in Chicago had no patience for a lawyer who sought a quick hearing on his client's bid for a temporary restraining order to halt the sale of knockoff unicorn art.
Suffolk County DA among 25 court-connected people in New York diagnosed with COVID-19
New York state courts report that 25 people with court connections have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini.
Afternoon Briefs: Reform group backs cost metric in law school rankings; California suspends jury trials

US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says

The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…

Texas and Ohio AGs say abortions are nonessential medical procedures that must be delayed
Updated: Two state attorneys general have told abortion providers that abortions cannot be performed under state orders to delay nonessential and elective surgeries.
New Jersey Supreme Court orders release of county jail inmates, with some exceptions allowed
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Sunday evening ordered the temporary release of inmates in county jails in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Federal judge includes ‘be kind’ advice in orders following COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg of Atlanta has some words of advice in an order outlining new procedures and extended deadlines in her courtroom following the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 prosecutors resign amid probe into free Utah Jazz tickets provided by defense lawyer
Three prosecutors in Utah recently resigned amid an internal investigation into free Utah Jazz tickets they received from a defense lawyer who had appeared opposite them.
Lawyer with early diagnosis of COVID-19 is recovering; another dies from complications
A New York lawyer who was one of the first people in New York diagnosed with the novel coronavirus is recovering.
California lawyer among those on lockdown in Spain amid coronavirus

Former State Bar of California trustee Joanna Mendoza and her family plan to remain in Barcelona until at least early April, which is when they hope to leave for Seville, Spain, to continue their European trip. However, she acknowledges their plans may change again because of the coronavirus.

Read more ...




Web First
Attorneys and advocacy groups adapt for domestic violence survivors amid COVID-19 pandemic
Original reporting ...
Topics: Career & Practice
Judge accused of ordering handcuffing, jailing of litigants should be removed, commission says
Complete list of topics ...


Your Voice
Law firms are making the same mistakes with women and millennials, lawyer says
Articles and commentary ...
Podcasts
What should you read about COVID-19? We asked an epidemiologist
More podcasts ...