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  • 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...
  • Menendez trial Day 2: Fiery judge reprimands attorneys

    Newark, New Jersey (CNN) As Sen. Bob Menendez’s federal bribery trial got underway for a second day, it wasn’t a star witness that elicited the greatest reaction from attorneys or the courtroom. It was the judge. Judge William Walls stopped proceedings twice on Thursday to admonish both prosecutors and...
  • Involuntary manslaughter charges dropped in Penn State frat case

    Involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges have been dropped against eight former Penn State University fraternity members in connection with the death of a pledge at the fraternity house earlier this year, a Pennsylvania judge announced today. But Centre County District Judge Allen Sinclair said today the cases against...
  • Judge Dismisses Palin Defamation Case Against New York Times!!!

    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday. Palin sued the Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Ariz.)....
  • Judge wounded outside Ohio courthouse; 1 suspect dead

    (CNN) – A judge was shot and wounded Monday in a deliberate “ambush-style” assault outside a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, and a suspect died during a shootout, a local sheriff told reporters. Common Pleas Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. received medical attention after being shot about 8 a.m. outside...
  • A Judge Called a Rapist a “Good Man” While Sentencing Him For 11 Counts

    Keith Robert Vallejo One would imagine that a repeat history of sexually abusing and assaulting family members would disqualify a person from being considered “extraordinary” and “good.” But Fourth District Judge Thomas Low used those exact words to describe the convicted rapist standing before him on Wednesday in Provo,...
  • Lesbian woman wants Christian judge to recuse himself from her divorce case

    One Alabama mother believes the judge handling her divorce case should be disqualified because of his personal views on homosexuality. Tiara Brooke Lycans, a lesbian seeking divorce from her husband, Zachary Thomas Lycans, has twice asked DeKalb Circuit Court Judge Shaunathan C. Bell to recuse himself from her case, but he has declined...
  • Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Death Ruled A Suicide

    The prominent New York judge drowned herself, the medical examiner concluded. Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam drowned herself, the city medical examiner said Wednesday, confirming early theories that her death was a suicide. Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman to serve on the New York state’s highest court, was found in the...
  • Judge offers Tennessee inmates shorter sentences if they have a vasectomy

    A judge in Tennessee is giving inmates a unique way to reduce their sentences: Have a vasectomy. The program was issued in May after Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing procedure. Female...