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  • Judge urges action on ‘100 percent manmade’ opioid crisis

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday likened the nation’s opioid epidemic to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic while noting the drug crisis is “100 percent manmade.” Judge Dan Polster urged participants on all sides of lawsuits against drugmakers and distributors to work toward a common goal of...
  • U.S. judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case

    A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s decision on Monday is sure to echo among states’ rights advocates in Western states where...
  • Prosecutors seek 57-year sentence for ex-priest

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a Texas jury to send a former priest convicted of murder to prison for 57 years, reflecting how long he...
  • Ex-cop acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed man at hotel

    PHOENIX — A former Arizona police officer was acquitted Thursday of a murder charge in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers were responding to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window. The verdict cleared Philip Mitchell...
  • Judge grants parents permission to force feed their daughter!

    New Jersey judge has cleared the way for parents to force-feed their 20-year-old anorexic daughter. The judge on Tuesday ruled the woman, known as S.A., was incapable of making her own decisions and gave her parents the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Her lawyer had argued...
  • $417M jury award against Johnson & Johnson thrown out by judge

    LOS ANGELES – A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new...
  • Judge Banned from Death Penalty is Suing the State!

     An Arkansas judge filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state’s supreme court after the judge was barred him from hearing any death penalty cases.  On Good Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen strapped himself to a cot outside the governor’s mansion, appearing to mimic an inmate...
  • Judge lets drug dealer teen off that shot cop in the face!

    The Yonkers cop who was shot in the face during an ambush Monday left the hospital to the cheers of fellow officers — as it emerged Tuesday that the teen who allegedly blasted her was free thanks to a Bronx judge’s leniency.     Kayla Maher, 26, a two-year veteran, rose...
  • Judge Who Wore Trump Hat in Court Will Remain on the Bench

    OTTAWA — A Canadian judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” cap into court the morning after Donald J. Trump’s election victory last year was suspended without pay and reprimanded by a disciplinary body on Tuesday. Disciplinary hearings against judges in Canada are rare. The decision about the...