In the news:
Judge Ken Anderson resigns
Anderson was sworn in as a District Judge in 2002. Before that he served as a Williamson County District Attorney for 16 and a half years and as Assistant District Attorney for five and a half years. Anderson prosecuted Michael Morton in 1987 for the murder of his wife. Morton was exonerated in 2011 based on DNA evidence and Anderson now faces criminal charges.
Grand jury subpoena issued for judge who held Dallas County DA Craig Watkins in contempt
The judge who held Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in contempt of court has been subpoenaed by a grand jury looking into whether her ruling was improperly influenced by other judges.
Civil forfeiture-new wild West where local sheriff is also a judge!
Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven't been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we are losing?
Comic Court--Real Justice!
Welcome to the the Court of Judge Johnny.
This judge does not mince words and his verdict is fair and final!
Firing of attractive assistant is legal, Iowa Supreme Court rules
In court's opinion "The issue before us is not whether a jury could find that Dr. Knight treated Nelson badly. We are asked to decide only if a genuine fact issue exists as to whether Dr. Knight engaged in unlawful gender discrimination when he fired Nelson at the request of his wife. For the reasons previously discussed, we believe this conduct did not amount to unlawful discrimination, and therefore we affirm the judgment of the district court."
Defense lawyer Daum gets 5 years in conspiracy to fake evidence, induce perjury
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler called the manipulation of the criminal courts one of the most serious nonviolent offenses. If juries and judges cannot rely on the integrity of evidence, she said, “then our system of justice loses its fundamental integrity and the confidence of the public. We all rely on what a lawyer says to us in the courtroom.
If you are interested to read more about the trial click here When The Lawyer Becomes The Object Of Prosecution
Out-of-state special interest groups pour cash into state supreme court elections
Stealthy nonprofits and other outside interest groups spent more than $11.7 million in 10 high-profile state supreme court elections in 2012 and 2013 with nearly 40 percent spent by groups whose money came mostly from across state lines.
And the first prize for Sleaziest Judge goes to...
the Boston judge who got $550,000 in free legal help from the biggest legal firm in Massachusetts.
A new study concludes state supreme court justices are favoring their contributors
The more business money a supreme court justice has received, the more likely she or he is to support business litigants, according to the yearlong study by the American Constitution Society, a liberal advocacy group.
Thomas Penfield Jackson
The Washington Post reported that he once told of a law professor, an appellate judge and a trial judge who went duck hunting. When a bird flew over, the law professor referred to a textbook. By the time he looked up, the duck was gone. When a second bird appeared, the appellate judge studied relevant precedents, and the same thing happened.
The trial judge had no scholarly compunctions when a third bird flew into range. He pushed the other two aside, raised his shotgun and blew the bird from the sky.
“I hope to hell that was a duck,” he said.
Worst lawyer's joke ever.
Zimmerman's lawyer discovers that a murder trial is not the best place to make stupid jokes.
Judge in misconduct hearing
A married judge who once bragged there was “no shame” in his “game” about a shirtless photo he sent to a married court deputy lied about his handling of a child support case, according to a report submitted to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.
Federal judges to investigate misconduct complaint against 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones
Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that certain “racial groups like African-Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime,” and are “prone to commit acts of violence” and be involved in more violent and “heinous” crimes than people of other ethnicities.