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Kavanaugh defends himself in TV interview; White House is open to testimony by 2nd accuser

Appearing with his wife in a Fox News interview on Monday, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he has “never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise.”

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Kavanaugh accuser Ford agrees to testify Thursday; 2nd accuser steps forward
Updated: Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Groups decry Sessions’ ruling that limits judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration judges have no inherent authority to dismiss cases, provoking an outcry from immigration-law-focused groups. Reuters and CNN have stories.
California judge accused of sexual harassment spanning nearly a decade

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6 of 7 Arkansas Supreme Court justices charged over case of judge who protested death penalty
On the basis that the Arkansas Supreme Court did not give a state judge enough time to respond to a ruling that he be removed from all capital cases, ethical misconduct charges have been brought against six of the high court’s seven justices.
Group of Harvard Law students call for school to remove Kavanaugh as an instructor
Four students at Harvard Law School, where U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a lecturer, have written an opinion piece calling for the school administration to remove him as an instructor "unless a full and fair investigation is conducted."
Gunman killed after shooting 4 at magisterial district judge’s office

A man charged in connection with a domestic dispute shot four people, including a police officer, on Wednesday at a magisterial district judge’s office in western Pennsylvania.

Patrick S. Dowdell,…

Do better than 1991, Anita Hill writes about Kavanaugh confirmation hearings
Again faced with sexual harassment and assault claims involving a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Judiciary Committee still has no protocol for vetting the allegations, writes Anita Hill, who nearly 30 years ago testified that Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.
Diabetic judge relies on service dog to help monitor blood-sugar levels

Judge Howard Sturim, who sits in New York’s Nassau County Court, has a service dog who accompanies him to court to assist the jurist manage his Type 2 diabetes.

Sturim’s…

Public hearing will be held on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh
Updated: The Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will likely be delayed until after a public hearing on Monday, the New York Times and Washington Post report.
Some courts, law schools affected by Florence starting to reopen
Continuing coverage: Florence is now a tropical depression in the Ohio Valley, and while damage from the onetime hurricane is still being felt, some courts and law schools are reopening.
Kavanaugh controversy emerges with Feinstein’s referral of woman’s claim to FBI

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is issuing a strong denial in response to reports that a woman accused him of sexual misconduct in high school.

Controversy ignited after Sen. Dianne…

Couple’s divorce terms are vacated because of judge’s ghostwritten opinion

A district judge in Iowa has vacated a couple’s divorce decree because it was ghostwritten by a lawyer without the knowledge of opposing counsel.

District Judge Jeffrey Neary said Thursday…

House committee advances sweeping judicial reform bills as ABA president urges caution

ABA President Bob Carlson is expressing concern about four federal court bills being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would “profoundly affect litigants who seek redress.”

The House…

Kavanaugh responds to gambling questions, explains rebuffed handshake

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he has not accrued any gambling debts, though he occasionally visited New Jersey casinos when he was a student.

Kavanaugh disclosed his occasional gambling…

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