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West Virginia’s top court loses 2 justices to indictment, abrupt retirement

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will have only three justices available to hear cases after one was suspended following an indictment and another announced his retirement in…

Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist’s stand against unenumerated rights in Roe v. Wade dissent

The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was Brett Kavanaugh’s “first judicial hero,” the Supreme Court nominee said in a Constitution Day speech last September.

Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist for taking…

Love of baseball contributed to significant credit card debt for Supreme Court nominee

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made about $220,000 a year as a federal appeals judge, but he still managed to rack up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card…

Judge faces misdemeanor charge after a gun falls out of his jacket at the courthouse

A Cook County, Illinois, judge faces a misdemeanor charge after a gun fell out of the jacket he was carrying at the criminal courthouse in Chicago.

Judge Joseph Claps was…

Judge partly acquitted in alleged road rage incident won’t be retried
A South Texas judge who was accused of brandishing a gun in a road rage incident last year might return to the bench after a partial acquittal in March.
ABA committee to evaluate Trump’s Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
President Donald Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s "impeccable credentials" and "unsurpassed qualifications" when he nominated Kavanaugh on Monday to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court
Judge Brett Kavanaugh explained his judicial philosophy when he accepted President Donald Trump’s nomination Monday evening to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to the U.S. Supreme Court.
5th Circuit criticizes federal judge for alleged sexist remark about simpler times
A federal appeals court has reinstated an indictment and directed the case be assigned to a new federal judge following the initial judge's alleged remarks about the female prosecutor in the case.
The rise of dark money is a threat to judicial independence
Elected judges and judicial independence have always been an awkward fit. “Politicians are expected to be appropriately responsive to the preferences of their supporters,” as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has observed. By contrast, judges “must ‘observe the utmost fairness,’ striving to be ‘perfectly and completely independent.’”
California judiciary has paid nearly $645K in 6 years for gender-based misconduct claims
Since 2012, the California judiciary has paid settlements totaling almost $645,000 to people accusing judicial officers of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, the Recorder reported last week.
Trump reportedly interviewed these judges for the Supreme Court; is Kethledge a co-contender?

Updated:President Donald Trump reportedly interviewed four federal appeals judges Monday in his search for a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Trump spoke with four judges previously said to be on a five-judge shortlist, according to anonymous sources who spoke with Above the Law, the New York Times, Bloomberg News and the Washington Post.

Judge steps aside amid allegations of groping, using PD as example of appropriate looks
A New Orleans judge has taken a voluntary leave of absence after allegations surfaced that he groped a courthouse worker and made inappropriate comments when teaching drug court participants about proper appearance.
Trump to announce his Supreme Court nominee on July 9; two women are being considered
President Donald Trump said Friday that he has narrowed his list to a handful of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees and will announce his choice to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on July 9.
Never predictable, Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves legacy in conservative, liberal decisions
Speculation about the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has been rampant since President Donald J. Trump took office in 2017. Kennedy invited the president’s daughter Ivanka to an oral argument at the court soon after the inauguration.
With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?
In his 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy affirmed a right to abortion even as he provided a swing vote on abortion issues.

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