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Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Not the best of times US – Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg »
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times" - but the "pendulum" will sw...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Should Florida be the first state to impose term limits on judges? »
... a House committee... advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a 12-year term limit on Florida Su...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Orleans bail system costs taxpayers, hurts mostly black population, study says »
The New Orleans criminal justice system is partially funded with money from the setting of bail and post-conviction fines...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
From delay to action, the Supreme Court to take a conservative turn in 2017 »
On Jan. 20, 2016… Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia announced the court's 8-to-1 decision reinstating the death penalty...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary »
Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Loser pays' rule in Idaho court system could make justice available to only those with deep pockets »
The Idaho Supreme Court has launched the state’s entire court system on a new track that might be called “loser pay.” Rea...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The lethal gaps in how the Supreme Court handles death penalty cases »
Seven of the 12 jurors who convicted Ronald B. Smith in the murder of a convenience store clerk voted to spare his life....
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
President-elect Trump could bring a different kind of diversity to SCOTUS »
President-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more than just solidify the...
Monday, November 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Records show in Michigan, court-appointed attorneys are paid little, do little »
When criminal defendants who face life in prison can't afford their own attorney, they'll get about three days of work fro...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Trump Presidency means for the Supreme Court »
The election of Donald J. Trump means that Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat… will almost certainly be filled by a conservativ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS Justice Kagan has free-wheeling discussion at Equal Justice Works »
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was clearly pumped by the audience she was addressing in Crystal City, Virginia, re...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS Justice Thomas, reticent on the bench, is effusive about his time there »
Twenty-five years ago ... Justice Clarence Thomas first took his seat on the Supreme Court bench. Read more in The New Yo...
Friday, November 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How President Obama shaped the federal courts »
President Barack Obama sought to expand the representation of women and minorities on the federal bench… Read more in law...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where do you file a complaint about what a SCOTUS justice does off the bench? »
…a process established by Congress… to review complaints of misconduct against federal judges doesn’t apply to the U.S. Su...
Friday, November 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate »
Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what's manageable…...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
After mass shootings nationwide, FL Supreme Court strives to keep courtrooms safe »
Courthouse deputies at security entrances are trained to know danger could be lurking inside every purse or pocket… Read...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In an appellate brief get to the point in 13,000 words, not 14,000 »
The Constitution of the United States clocks in at 4,543 words. Yet a number of lawyers contend that 14,000 words are bare...
Friday, October 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. immigration judges battle their own prejudice »
One of the immigrants appearing before Judge Dana Marks in a crowded court here was a boat worker from the former Soviet U...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
For Louisiana’s defenseless poor, it’s one for all »
Rhonda Covington is short on time. As the only public defender for the 20th judicial district of Louisiana, she has a lot...
Friday, October 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order »
The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy S. Moore, was suspended... for the remainder of his term in office for...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Americans’ view of Supreme Court rebounds; is eight-member court the reason? »
The Supreme Court holds a unique place in American government. Read more at pewresearch.org…
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS justices won’t answer questions about their health »
The intense debate over how transparent presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be about their healt...
Thursday, October 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Despite being overworked and underfunded, public defenders are beginning to see some light »
Poor criminal defendants rarely get an attorney who has time to adequately defend them. Read more in GOVERNING…
Monday, October 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The human toll of America’s public defender crisis »
“What if I’d had more time?” Across the US, it is the question public defenders often find themselves asking the most. &nb...
Friday, September 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The aloha state may have found a better way to select judges »
Across the country, the selection of state judges has become increasingly politicized.   Read more at The Brennan Cen...
Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Justice Kagan says SCOTUS doesn’t feel any political pressure »
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says the political pressure surrounding President Barack Obama's stalled high-court...
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling frees KY judicial candidates to express their political leanings »
A federal appeals court ruling opens the way for Kentucky judicial candidates to make their political leanings known… Rea...
Thursday, August 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trial by jury, a hallowed American right, is vanishing »
The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case....
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public approval of SCOTUS at all-time low »
The U.S. Supreme Court's 42% job approval rating is down slightly from September and matches the low point in Gallup’s 16-...
Thursday, August 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS and the political world are more entangled than either acknowledges »
When a law student several years ago asked Justice Antonin Scalia about the path that would someday lead to a federal judg...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A defender office for Supreme Court advocacy? »
An “independent federal public defender office charged with representing poor defendants before the United States Supreme...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
North Dakota finds a way to narrow ‘justice gap’ »
The North Dakota Supreme Court has approved new rules to allow lawyers to help a person on part of a case, without committ...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A judge’s plea bargain ban for police threats raises eyebrows »
A Texas judge has come under criticism for announcing on Facebook that his court would no longer allow defendants charged...

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