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Summary: Two California Judges have been Censured for having sex in their chambers, amidst other indiscretions. Two California judges have recently been censured by the state’s judicial disciplinary commission for having sex in their courtroom chambers. Orange County Judge…>read moreNo Comment September 3, 2014
A pay hike of $30,000 that could increase the pension of judges is leading many to retire in 2014, opening up spots on the bench for lawyers, according to The Boston Globe. Some 30 judges could retire from their posts…>read moreNo Comment May 13, 2014
Three California federal bankruptcy judges set to retire are being replaced by an attorney from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a partner from Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP, and a solo practitioner. The announcement was made by the chief judge…>read moreNo Comment December 26, 2011
San Francisco Judge Edward Chen was finally confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the federal district bench in California after a protracted delay over his civil liberties record and controversial statements he made in a speech. The final vote was…>read moreNo Comment May 12, 2011
On September 29, 2010, President Obama announced the nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Mr. Reyna is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Williams Mullen. He sits…>read moreNo Comment October 1, 2010
A study released by the University at Albany-SUNY’s Center for Women in Government and Civil Society found that women judges are still under-represented across the United States. Only New Jersey and Connecticut had achieved a “critical mass” of 33% of…>read moreNo Comment January 29, 2010
Houston’s Andrews Kurth, which laid off at least 20 lawyers across its offices in March, has brought on two attorneys. Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister joins Andrews Kurth as a partner in its Austin office, to lead the appellate…>read moreNo Comment August 18, 2009
Taking a cue from their brethren and sistren in Delaware, Los Angeles County judges have volunteered to give up one day’s pay per month, as other court employees deal with involuntary salary cuts. The judges are each giving up around…>read more4 Comments August 18, 2009
Almost all North Carolina judges have agreed to pay cuts similar those being imposed on state employees Three hundred and sixty-eight of the state’s 396 trial & appeals judges agreed to the 0.5% salary cut imposed on state employees by…>read moreNo Comment May 13, 2009
New Hampshire governor John Lynch’s proposal to close eight district courts would save nearly $2 million a year. But some are critical of the plan. Colebrook Town Manager Donna Caron said she fears her town’s police budget, already cut 12%,…>read moreNo Comment February 14, 2009
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