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Prado was appointed by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as chairman of the Criminal Justice Active Review Committee, the board of the Federal Judicial Center, and on the Defender Services Committee and Judicial Branch Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
They put Justice Neil Gorsuch in a Supreme Court seat, one they blocked Barack Obama from filling during his last year in the White House. .... But McGahn said it is McConnell who really orchestrated the opportunity to reshape the courts with conservative judges by blocking Obama's judicial picks and ...

prosecutors in Pennsylvania on Thursday asked the judge handling Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges to allow testimony from 19 additional women who say Mr. Cosby assaulted them. The testimony from the other women would help support the account of the chief complainant, Andrea ...
"It seems inescapable to me that when you close a major health facility like Good Samaritan, it cannot do anything but negatively impact the health needs, including mental health needs, of the community that they serve that's proximate to that hospital," said Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge ...
"She wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed toward her," Nassar wrote in the letter, according to the reading by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. After reading parts of the letter, the judge defended her role in conducting the victim impact statements.
President Donald Trump possibly obstructed justice or intimidated a witness if he did indeed tell Steve Bannon not to answer certain questions during his interview with the House Intelligence Committee, according to Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law school professor who worked at the Department of Justice ...

Trump has stacked the courts with judges like James Ho, Don Willett, and Allison Eid. ... The danger will come from the likes of Amul Thapar, newly confirmed to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Joan Larsen, also at the 6th Circuit; Allison Eid at the 10th Circuit; Don Willett and James Ho at the 5th ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced 17 judicial nominees, several of which were vehemently opposed by Democrats, to the floor for a vote Thursday, along with three nominees for top posts in the Department of Justice (DOJ). The committee hearing largely focused on Thomas Farr, who Trump ...
But last week, U.S. District Judge William Alsup blocked the administration with a temporary injunction while a lawsuit by DACA supporters is pending. The Justice Department immediately filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. But it also announced that it would take "the rare step" ...
Republican senators blocked 36 judicial nominations in President Obama's first five years, according to Politifact. The best-known nominee was Judge Merrick Garland, chosen to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Frustrated Senate Democrats used procedural tactics to allow most ...
The report, released on Tuesday by the departments of Justice and Homeland security, contended that 73 percent of the 549 individuals convicted on terrorism charges since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were born outside the U.S. But experts have disputed that figure, arguing that the report seemed to have ...
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss told legislators Wednesday that judicial branch employees are so underpaid that the problem threatens the state's ability to provide justice. Nuss made an aggressive pitch for greater funding for the court system during his annual State of the Judiciary ...
House Democrats introduced the marijuana Justice Act to federally legalize marijuana. The bill lays the groundwork for an "inclusive" marijuana industry by expunging federal arrest records and establishing a community reinvestment fund that helps former convicts enter the legal industry. The bill is a companion to Sen.
Opponents of the judicial nominees have narrowed in on David Stras -- who was included on Trump's short list for the Supreme Court -- for the 8th Circuit Court ... Talley was tapped to be a federal judge in Alabama, but had never tried a case before in court and was unanimously rated by the American Bar ...
Judicial code states: "Upon becoming a candidate in a primary or general election for a nonjudicial elective office, a judge shall resign from judicial office." ... Others - from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor, a Republican, to Ohio Democratic party Chairman David Pepper and the Ohio State ...
Aquilina has effectively transformed the hearing into a sort of judicial therapy session. The approach is striking and uncommon, legal experts said, particularly for victim impact statements, which are designed to give victims their day in court. "It's not really an opportunity for a judge to give a comforting ...
A Supreme Court case on the Securities and Exchange Commission's use of internal judges could put into limbo more than 100 pending enforcement ... "The balance of equity may change in terms of how deferential or favorable [an administrative law judge] may be to the SEC's internal concerns," said Ilya ...

The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why the boundaries approved ... The denial came while the North Carolina legislature awaits a decision by another federal judicial panel -- comprised of Wynn and two other judges ...
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not be headed for trial on money laundering and conspiracy charges until late autumn. The judge in his case expressed puzzlement over some of the legal positions he has taken. Lawyers for Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller have ...
Tim Herbst hasn't always been a political foe of Stamford's Andrew McDonald, the governor's chief justice pick. When it looked ... That stands in stark contrast to Herbst's recent criticism of McDonald's judicial and legislative record, in which he called on the General Assembly to reject Malloy's pick to lead the ...
Justice Stephen Breyer seemed to agree. He asked law professor Stephen Vladeck, who argued on behalf of the service members, the same question: Why is a judgeship on the CMCR a civil office when the CMCR judges serve military functions? Vladeck countered that a judge on the CMCR does not ...
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it will ask the Supreme Court to immediately review a federal judge's ruling that ordered the ... More recently, judges in Hawaii, California and other states have used cases to push back on President Trump's immigration and travel orders.
Brennan's daughter in law, Judge Lynn Rooney, is now the first justice at Lawrence District Court. "Judge Brennan has the admiration of all who came in contact with him during both his legal and judicial careers. At the core of his judicial legacy are these ideals: start on time and always treat every person ...
PORTSMOUTH -- As Dr. King once said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Those honoring the civil rights leader's life Monday chose justice. The annual breakfast and celebration held by the Seacoast NAACP graced South Church in Portsmouth this year with Dr. Martin ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - A group of people are calling out the judges in New Mexico by creating a website highlighting judges' decisions. They're asking voters around the state to do some homework before they go to the polls in November. For many people in Albuquerque, electing a judge can be ...
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther speaks during the 9th annual Bless The Badge event at firefighters Union Hall in Columbus, Ohio on January 10, 2017. [Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]. By Beth Burger The Columbus Dispatch. Tuesday. Posted at 12:01 AM Updated at 5:56 AM. Share. At a ceremony last week ...
... a judge outside court after she handed down a sentence in a high-profile assault case involving a retired senior policeman. A police spokesman said the woman, 63, who was arrested in North Point, had allegedly used improper and insulting speech for judicial personnel outside the Eastern Court in Sai ...
The Justice Department has long been a lightning rod for political criticism, but this past year brought it to a new level -- with a Republican president taking sharp aim at the Republican attorney general he nominated. Even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressed forward on some of President Donald ...
Five of the Democratic candidates for governor spoke at a forum on criminal and economic justice Saturday in Peoria. From left: Bob Daiber, state Sen. ... Brian Mackey reports on Illinois' Democratic gubernatorial candidates at a criminal and economic justice forum in Peoria. The five candidates seem to ...
A federal judge has dismissed the most severe charge in the case against a Northville doctor charged in the nation's first female genital mutilation case. The count carried a penalty of up to life in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman's ruling, released Sunday night, granted a defense motion ...
police officers in Utah submit thousands of search warrants a year to judges, who are tasked with reviewing the paperwork and determining whether there is a probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. If so, the judge will authorize the police officer to make the requested search.
Classic Superman comic books: not many black characters, if any. Classic Batman: Name a black figure. Spidey: You're getting the idea. The upshot? Black comix -- a growing movement of artists and writers creating black-themed comic books and graphic novels filled with black heroes and heroines ...
PROVIDENCE -- Former Superior Court Judge Corinne P. Grande, who broke new ground for women in Rhode Island legal circles, becoming the first female prosecutor in the state ... She chaired a state Committee on Women in the Courts and served on the Judicial Discipline and Tenure Commission.
Justice Department Helped Washington state prosecutor Target facebook Records of Anti-pipeline activists ... A second warrant more narrowly focused on content related to the I-5 demonstration was soon submitted and approved by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder, but it too was ...
WASHINGTON -- When a federal judge in California ordered a stop last week to a key plank of President Trump's immigration agenda, he revived a debate ... cases after they have wound their way through the court system, giving the justices an opportunity to weigh multiple rulings from multiple judges.
After retiring from the bench, Judge Sedita continued to work part time as a state judicial hearing officer, settling divorce cases and supervising jury selection in civil cases. He continued in that role until he was 89. Judge Sedita was former president of the judges and police Executives Conference, a local ...
From faulty technology that led to a weeklong halt of court services statewide, to the alarming number of vacant court offices, to the widening justice gap between urban and rural Iowans, underfunding of the Judicial Branch has taken its toll. Teenage girls in Clarke County deserve the same opportunities as ...
Niagara County's newest judge, Erin DeLabio, took her oath of office over the holidays and attended specialized training in Albany before taking office in the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. DeLabio is the former Wheatfield town justice elected last fall to succeed long-serving Family Court Judge ...
The town of West and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from the deadly April 2013 explosion in the central Texas town. Waco-based state District Judge Jim Meyer has canceled a trial set to begin Tuesday. Another trial was postponed for 90 days to ...
The justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. The Ministry of Justice said David Gauke had sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed, although he would only move forward if there was a "reasonable prospect of success".
Officials with the NAACP legal defense and Educational Fund on Friday filed a notice in court saying they are appealing Wednesday's dismissal of the group's lawsuit challenging Alabama's voter ID laws. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler ordered the lawsuit filed by Greater Birmingham Ministries, ...
In a devastating and nearly 200-page rebuke written by Judge James A. Wynn Jr., they ordered that new, fairer districts for 2018 be drawn before the end of ... The justices are already grappling with two other partisan gerrymandering cases: Gill v Whitford (regarding GOP-drawn state assembly districts in ...
LANSING -- For the third time in 10 years, the state Court Administrator's Office has recommended that there should be fewer judges in the 36th District Court in Detroit, the busiest court in the state. This week, the House agreed, voting mostly along party lines to reduce the number of judges in the court ...
Gallatin County is looking to create its own plans for a new Law and Justice Center in case Bozeman decides to pursue another route and back out of a ... The city is simultaneously researching the viability of a Rouse Justice Center proposal, which voters denied as a $23.8 million bond in the November ...
The judge acknowledged that use of Trump's campaign trail statements to infer his intent as president has been controversial in legal circles. Some judges used Trump's campaign promises of a "Muslim ban" to conclude that his so-called "travel ban" policy was driven by anti-Muslim bias. However, other ...
Local organizers of the "Learn Why Courts Matter: You Be the Judge" event have been very concerned by certain judicial nominees of President Trump. They expressed dismay that Trump has chosen potential judges like Brett Talley, an attorney who had never tried a case, was unanimously declared "not ...
A judge's daughter at the heart of the Troopergate scandal admitted yesterday there were sufficient facts to find her guilty of possessing heroin last May in Shrewsbury. In exchange for that admission, Framingham District Court Judge James Sullivan continued the case against Alli Bibaud without a finding ...
In August, a three-judge panel of the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, in San Antonio, ruled that a Congressional district ... The Justice Department, which had long contended that the in-house judges were employees and not officers, switched positions in the Supreme Court in ...
In the first ever news conference by sitting judges at India's top court, they said Chief Justice Dipak Misra was ignoring rules and assigning cases ... They also expressed unhappiness with "certain judicial orders" passed by the court, which they said "adversely affected the overall functioning of the court".
An embattled two-term Dallas judge cannot run in the county's Democratic primary after the party rejected her from the ballot because of a paperwork error. ... The Commission on Judicial Conduct said Hawthorne shamed jurors who found a man guilty of rape and, in a separate instance, interfered in a ...


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