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A judge who asked a woman if she tried to “close her legs” during an alleged rape has been charged with misconduct. State Superior Court Judge John Russo made the ... from having intercourse with you?” the judge asked, according to a transcript contained in the complaint alleging judicial misconduct.
A man who admitted to gunning down another man after an argument at a pizza shop in Asbury Park in 2013 will serve 12 years in prison, a judge ruled Thursday. Dominique Moore, now 25, shot Daniel Graves, 23, near the corner of Bangs and DeWitt avenues on Jan. 10, 2013, prosecutors said.

The judge is a married father of three young children, and he is accused of sneaking into a home across the street and stealing the underwear of a 23-year-old woman who lives there with her parents. He reportedly knew the girl from when she worked as an intern at the Islip Town Attorney's Office, when he ...
He was one of the nation's most famous (or infamous) appellate judges, thanks to his strong liberal bent. He issued landmark rulings in favor of ... At the age of 87 and with almost 40 years of judicial service, Judge Reinhardt could have taken senior status decades ago. But because he was still in active ...
Judge Steven T. O'Neill of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas grew emotional and paused twice to compose himself as he read a statement defending his wife, Deborah V. O'Neill, a therapist at a University of Pennsylvania center where she counsels students who have been sexually ...
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct filed a complaint earlier this week against Superior Court of New Jersey Judge John F. Russo Jr. The complaint alleges Russo was “discourteous and mistreated the victim” appearing in his courtroom. The woman in question was in court seeking a restraining ...

A judge in California ruled this week (March 29) to back a 1986 law that requires coffee companies, distributors, and retailers to warn consumers when a carcinogenic chemical is in their product. The businesses—which may appeal the ruling—argue their products are safe and that removing the chemical ...
TORONTO -- On the eve of his second full season with the New York Yankees, reigning American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge contends he is feeling at ease heading into the new season, despite heightened expectations around him.
The Justice Department is proposing rule changes that will effectively ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machinegun, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday. "After the senseless attack in Las Vegas, this proposed rule is a critical step in our effort to ...
The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court scolded Republican state lawmakers on Thursday, after they filed impeachment resolutions against four Democratic justices over the court's decision on the state's congressional map. Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, a Republican, said in a statement that ...
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday that Judge Thomas Estes should be removed from office. Two members of the state panel that vets judicial nominees also called for his ouster. The Commission of Judicial Conduct found that Estes, who is married, had an affair with a woman he ...
The indictment unveiled by the Justice Department directly links the individuals charged with the hacks to the Iranian government, saying the perpetrators were working for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and other government clients. Along with the charges, the Treasury Department designated ...
“The Commission alleges, and Judge Estes agrees, that, through the conduct described ... he has engaged in willful judicial misconduct that brings the judicial office into disrepute, as well as conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice and unbecoming a judicial officer, and has violated the Code of ...
Four of the justices – Justice Antonin Scalia, joined by then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Clarence ... The plaintiffs in this case argue that the three-judge district court required them to show that the gerrymander had changed the outcome of the election and would ...
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Justice Department was proposing to ban so-called bump stocks through regulations rather than wait for Congress to act, a move that defies recommendations by federal law enforcement officials and could subject the department to ...
Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University School of Law and an expert on legal ethics, said that standard prevailed in the judicial system. It has been applied even at the United States Supreme Court, where Justice Clarence Thomas has sometimes been urged to — and declined to — recuse ...
The Royal Court of Justice is seen in London, United Kingdom on December 1, In a piece for lawyer's magazine Counsel, she said she herself had been bullied and added: "I have received emails from members of the Bar at all levels of Call who have experienced judicial bullying and felt deskilled and ...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — About 1,700 Delaware state employees were paid over $100,000 in 2017, including big names like Gov. John Carney and Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr., but also many police officers and school employees. The Delaware State News reports that data from the Office of Management and ...
The presidency has appointed Judges Robert Fremr, Reine Alapini-Gansou and Kimberly Prost to the cases against President Kenyatta, Deputy President Ruto and former journalist Joshua Arap Sang cases. The cases against Kenyatta, Ruto and Sang had collapsed after key witnesses withdrew and ...
Former Chief Justice Allen Loughry defends the Supreme Court budget before the Senate Finance Committee. ... Loughry also warned that the state Constitution gave the court control over its own budget in order to stop lawmakers from punishing the court by slashing its budget if justices ruled in a way the ...
Salman, 31, faces charges of aiding a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. The crux of the decision to allow evidence hinged on whether Salman believed she was in police custody starting in the early-morning hours of June 12, 2016, and if so, whether she should have been read her Miranda ...
Several judges, court officers and local officials were present at Friday's proceedings, which took place because Spring's family could not attend when she was officially sworn in earlier in Boston. First Justice of the Lawrence District Court, Judge Lynn Rooney, joined the chorus of speakers who ...
Judge Sides With Inmate on Prosthetic Leg, Toilet Access. A judge in Chicago has ruled that Cook County Jail violated the rights of an inmate with a prosthetic leg because jail staff didn't always assign him to cells that had bars over his toilet to give him the needed mobility. March 18, 2018, at 12:04 p.m.. Judge Sides With ...
The state's high court on Thursday upheld a decision by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability that found Marion County Circuit Judge ... The failed Senate hopeful Roy Moore, in his capacity as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, issued an order directing probate judges not to ...
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado says that a recruiting pitch by Yankees star Aaron Judge was no big deal. "I think it was just blown out of proportion," Machado said. Earlier this week, when the Orioles and Yankees played a spring training game, Judge told Machado that ...
Sheriff: Inmate lied about plot to kill Albany judge ... up a story that he overheard other inmates at the Albany County jail plotting to kill state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Breslin, Sheriff Craig Apple said Friday. ... Dayter's tip triggered a two-month investigation that fueled fear the judge's life was at risk.
One hundred Cook County judicial candidates are running in Tuesday's primary countywide and in 15 subcircuits. For many voters, the prospect of selecting among judicial candidates is daunting. The Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, in cooperation with local bar associations, makes the task easier, ...
But there is a wealth of information available, said Jack Leyhane, a Chicago attorney whose blog, “For What It's Worth” is widely considered the most definitive source of judicial race coverage. Leyhane, who twice made unsuccessful runs for judge in the 1990s, had been discouraged about how hard it was ...
But so far they haven't gone as far as Pennsylvania lawmakers who have threatened to impeach five state Supreme Court justices who struck down that ... on campaign contributions for judicial candidates, changes in how judges are elected and bills that would allow legislative overrides of court decisions.
Updated at 11:51 p.m. ET. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday even though he was on the doorstep of retirement and receiving his pension after two decades of service to the bureau. The attorney general accepted an internal FBI recommendation ...
There was no “tried and true circumlocution,” as Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., in a tribute to Justice Scalia, put it in describing the usual effort by justices and ... For their Harvard Law Review article, Judge Posner and Professor Gluck interviewed 42 federal appellate judges and found none who flatly refused to ...
The Charles Koch Institute, which aims to promote “free and open society” through libertarian policy and education programs, has launched a new initiative for criminal-justice reform that seems benevolent enough, investing private funds in “second chance” programs to expand opportunities for the formerly ...
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez follows through on his three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates' Brett McKinney during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Yankees' Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton scored. Catching for the Pirates is Francisco ...
Mr Justice Keehan named Herefordshire Council, despite objections from its lawyers, as there was "legitimate" public interest in doing so. He said bosses had been too slow to ask family court judges to take control of cases and make long-term decisions about children's living arrangements. The council ...
The day Justice Antonin Scalia died, the deputy U.S. marshals charged with protecting him weren't nearby, and they didn't know his health was poor, according to the U.S. ... Fix the Court says it's a problem that justices may decline protection during domestic travel, as Scalia did just before his death.
The Baltimore Sun reports investigators for the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities say the 51-year-old Russell failed to keep up with paperwork between 2007 and 2015, neglecting to send off for processing and storage some 135 executed search warrants and related lists of inventories.
Dealing a major blow to Bill Cosby, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday that five more accusers can testify against the entertainer when he is retried on charges he drugged and molested Andrea Constand. Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, downplayed the impact of the decision. "It shows how ...
Greene County Judge Calvin Holden has announced he is creating a program specifically for perpetrators of domestic violence and their victims. March 16, 2018, at 1:02 a.m. ... With those court programs, offenders are closely monitored by judges and guided into treatment programs. Prior to the court meetings, Holden will ...
A conservative group funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is turning its attention to a new front: promoting federal judges at the grass-roots ... AFP has already thrown its support behind one of President Trump's judge picks this year — Michael Brennan, a Milwaukee lawyer and ally of Gov.
Judge Durham Hall said he did not want the video to fall into the hands of "those who take pleasure in such sadistic things". The judge also urged other judges not to consider reducing Hord's sentence without first watching the CCTV. More stories from across Yorkshire. Ms Willsher was attacked in a busy ...
The Attorney General's Office has opened a criminal investigation into the conduct of Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Moore, officials said. The state Supreme Court on Monday provided the attorney general with information alleging that Moore submitted a number of anonymous judicial evaluations of himself ...
Rick Scott on Monday announced two new judicial appointments — one in Broward County and one in Palm Beach County. ... both her Bachelor's and law degrees at the University of California at Berkeley and will fill the vacancy created by Palm Beach Circuit Judge Thomas Barkdull's resignation.
The Justice Department is unveiling a series of steps aimed at reducing gun violence, including directives aimed at bolstering the system used to conduct background checks on would-be gun buyers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be sending letters to governors and state attorneys general nationwide ...
HRC released the following statement in response to partisan attempts to block the confirmation of Justice Andrew McDonald for Chief Justice of the ... in our country, we urge the Connecticut legislature not to politicize the judicial confirmation process and make a fair choice in the Connecticut House today.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam on Monday, March 12, 2018, ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete the designations by the end of April. The term "Climate Change" ... An email for comment sent to the U.S. Department of Justice was not immediately returned. California Attorney ...
"That's the one where the Supreme Court decided that gay marriage was constitutionally protected." Letter also mentioned his work on the defense of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance act, though, he noted, "In the long run, that didn't work out so well." For the legal community and Justice Department ...
As a federal appellate judge, Gorsuch questioned the wisdom of deferring to federal regulatory agencies' interpretations of the statutes they are tasked to ... None of the judges is a "textualist" in the extreme sense of that word, or even in the version of textualism that was practiced by Justice Scalia. Very few ...
Why the rule of law is essential to justice, peace, and economic and social progress ... People in Latin America know through bitter experience that when democratic rules are ignored, judicial independence is crushed and the rule of law is accessible only to those who can afford it, the people who suffer ...
Lost in the din of the 2016 presidential election was a proto- #MeToo charge that called out Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas was famously ... Three federal judges have been charged with perjury and convicted, according to the Federal Judicial Center. In the fall of 1989, the Senate voted ...
A Chicago man with only a misdemeanor supervision in his past was ordered held without bail Tuesday after Cook County prosecutors said he shattered a window at a judge's home a day after he had cursed her out from his car. Michael Laureto, 36, of the Logan Square neighborhood, faces felony ...


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