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Trump Faces Hispanic Judges In Several Federal Courts

Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.

June 7, 2016
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Cartoon: Justice Trump Style

Justice isn’t blind. Justice has the best vision.

June 7, 2016

White House To Appeal Ruling Blocking Obama’s Immigrant Protections

The fight over President Obama’s immigration policy is just heating up.

February 17, 2015

Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Abortion Restriction On Hold

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously voted to put a hold on a state law restricting abortions until the issue has been argued in a lower court.

November 4, 2014

After Days Of Talking To Police, Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Speak To Judge

Darren Deon Vann is a suspect in the killings of seven women in Indiana, and he claims to have killed more.

October 22, 2014

Bin Laden Son-In-Law Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law received the maximum sentence from Judge Lewis Kaplan, who said that the defendant failed to show remorse for the September 11th attacks.

September 23, 2014

Federal Judge Suspends Enforcement Of New Louisiana Abortion Law

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Louisiana’s new anti-abortion law can take effect Monday as scheduled, but provisions requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals cannot be enforced against clinics and doctors who filed suit, a federal judge ruled Sunday night. U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles, a recent Obama appointee who sits […]

September 1, 2014
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Montana Judge Publicly Reprimanded For Comments About Rape Victim

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times The Montana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a Billings judge for his comments that a 14-year-old rape victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison. District Judge G. Todd Baugh […]

July 23, 2014

Md. Man Appeared To Plot To Kill Del. Judge, Authorities Say

By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — The founder of an embattled Maryland-based insurance company appears to have been plotting to kill a Delaware judge overseeing the liquidation of his business, recording himself on a trip to scout out his targets and acquiring a cache of weapons, federal authorities allege in court filings. Jeffrey […]

July 11, 2014

Breaking: Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, ruling that it violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. According to the Indy Star, Indiana couples can begin marrying immediately. This story will be updated. Photo: sigmaration via Flickr

June 25, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Government Violated Rights Of 13 On No-Fly List

By Timothy M. Phelps and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — An Oregon federal judge ruled Tuesday that international air travel is a “sacred” liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution and ordered the government to amend its rules governing the so-called no-fly list, which seeks to prevent suspected terrorists from boarding airlines. In the first […]

June 25, 2014

Texas Judge Criticizes Colleagues For Jeopardizing Rights Of Non-English Speakers

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—In an unusually blunt condemnation, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Elsa Alcala rebuked her court Wednesday for endangering the rights of non-English speakers and for being “a stumbling block in the path toward a better criminal-justice system.” The case that riled Alcala, and two fellow judges who joined her […]

June 12, 2014

Federal Judge Finds Police Weren’t Excessive With Occupy Philadelphia Protesters

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has dismissed claims that city police used excessive force and performed unreasonable searches when dismantling an Occupy Philadelphia encampment on Dilworth Plaza in 2011. But in the case brought by 26 of the demonstrators, U.S. District Judge Berle Schiller ruled this week that their attempts […]

May 23, 2014

Judge Orders Oscar Pistorius To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The judge in the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday ordered the athlete to undergo a comprehensive mental health assessment by a panel of psychiatrists, after an allegation he suffered from an anxiety disorder. Pistorius stood as Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down […]

May 14, 2014

Obama Faces Liberal Anger Over Judicial Nominees

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve hot-button issues including abortion, the Confederate flag and drones, could come […]

May 12, 2014

Egypt Judge Sentences Brotherhood Leader, 682 Others To Death

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — A court in southern Egypt on Monday decreed a mass death sentence for nearly 700 people, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president. On the same day, another Egyptian court banned the April 6 movement, which was among the primary […]

April 28, 2014

Clemens Trial Ruled a Mistrial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge declared a mistrial in baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence against his orders in the second day of testimony. Walton scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing […]

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