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Controversial judge who went on paid leave after thrown-file accusation is ordered back to work

A New Jersey judge accused of throwing a file at a law clerk will no longer be on paid administrative leave beginning on Tuesday.

The state’s chief justice ordered Judge…

Sotomayor and Gorsuch often use these signature phrases during oral arguments

Many Supreme Court justices have signature phrases and styles when questioning lawyers during oral arguments.

But Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil M. Gorsuch “win the prize” for their oft-used phrases,…

3 trial court judges discuss the some of the hardest cases of their career
All judges have cases that stick with them and linger in their memories. Sometimes it was because of the high profile of the case, and sometimes an obscure case had personal resonance because of the people or issues involved. In Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They've Ever Made, readers can learn the backstories to some of these decisions.
Federal judiciary hires its first ‘judicial integrity officer’ to handle workplace conduct matters
Federal courts will have a new employee to handle workplace disputes, fulfilling a recommendation by a working group formed following sexual misconduct allegations against a federal appeals judge.
New Mexico man applying for marriage license with DC courts told he needs passport

A New Mexico man applying for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., last month encountered two workers there who thought his state was a foreign country.

Gavin Clarkson told the…

Controversial judicial nominee appears unlikely to win confirmation after DOJ memo revealed
A federal judicial nominee who defended North Carolina’s voter ID law appears unlikely to win confirmation after Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he would vote against him.
Court removes judge from child rape case, citing opinion sarcasm and ‘personal animus’

A Pennsylvania appeals court has removed a judge from the resentencing of a convicted child rapist, citing the judge’s “demonstrated bias and personal animus” toward the defendant’s lawyer and the…

Clerkship boot camp reboots; Heritage Foundation drops secrecy and loyalty pledges

The conservative Heritage Foundation has revived an expense-paid boot camp for selected federal judicial clerks that was suspended amid criticism over its attempts to control training materials.

Those who…

Justice Ginsburg returns to the bench after breaking three ribs

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back at the Supreme Court for oral arguments on Monday after breaking three ribs in a fall in her office on Nov. 7


Chief Justice Roberts defends judicial independence after Trump’s ‘Obama judge’ criticism
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. defended the independence of the judiciary after President Donald Trump criticized an "Obama judge" who ruled against him in an asylum case.
Judge who told litigant he ‘symbolizes everything that’s wrong with the world’ is tossed from case

A New York judge who sent a Long Island man to jail for four months for failing to pay child support has been tossed from the case because of his…

Ex-judge who got reduced sentence in wife beating is arrested in her stabbing death

A former Ohio judge who served nine months in prison for beating his wife so severely that she needed reconstructive surgery is now a suspect in her fatal stabbing.


Judge’s Facebook friendship with lawyer doesn’t necessarily require recusal, says Florida top court

A judge isn’t automatically disqualified from hearing a case because of a Facebook friendship with one of the lawyers, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 4-3 decision.

Conservative lawyers speak out about Trump policies, encourage like-minded colleagues to join them

A group of conservative and libertarian lawyers who hope to encourage debate about Trump administration policies have joined a new group called Checks and Balances.

The lawyer who organized the…

‘Tough as nails’ Ginsburg was reportedly back in her office, planning to resume workouts

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was reportedly back in her office Tuesday afternoon after breaking three ribs in a fall last Wednesday night.

An anonymous court employee told the Associated…

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