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“GOP wants new election maps for NC judges and prosecutors”

News & Observer: A proposal to redraw North Carolina’s court districts has emerged in the final days of the General Assembly’s session. A state House judiciary committee considered proposed maps for Superior Court and District Court judges and district attorneys … Continue reading ?

Grand Jury's 'Myth' Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES ? A grand jury in California that investigated an Orange County jailhouse informant program, which a Superior Court judge and a state appeals court have agreed clearly exists, issued an unsettling report last week claiming...Show More Summary

California Court Dismisses Criminal Charges against Center for Medical Progress

This afternoon, the San Francisco Superior Court tossed out 14 of the 15 criminal charges that had been brought by the state against two journalists from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), after they released a series of undercover...Show More Summary

Hearing in sex-abuse case could compel USA Gymnastics to reveal whether it settled other such cases in California

A hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court next week could determine if USA Gymnastics officials will be compelled to answer whether they reached out-of-court settlements in child sexual abuse cases in California involving former U.S. women’s national team physician Larry Nassar and other coaches or officials. Attorneys for USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing […]

Judge weighs lawsuit aimed at stopping kosher slaughter of chickens in Jewish ritual

SANTA ANA — The fate of a lawsuit aimed at halting the slaughter of chickens in Orange County during a Jewish holiday ritual is in the hands of an Orange County Superior Court judge. A ruling by Judge Martha K. Gooding will decide if the lawsuit filed by the San Diego-based Animal Protection and Rescue League […]

#RHOA Kenya Moore & Her New Husband Granted Restraining Order Against Matt Jordan!

Kenya Moore was granted a 1-year restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Matt Jordan, a spokesperson for the Fulton County Superior Court confirmed to AllAboutTheTea.com. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was previously granted a temporary restraining order against her ex but the order expired in April, when he did not appear in court. As exclusively reported, […]

SCOTUS: state courts not on elastic jurisdictional leash

My new Cato post applauds the Supreme Court for its 8-1 decision yesterday in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California correcting the Ninth Circuit on the permissible extent to which California can reach out to hear lawsuits arising from controversies and litigants in other states. Show More Summary

Lori E. Parker seeks Ward 1 D.C. Council seat

The longtime D.C. Superior Court judge says incumbent Brianne Nadeau is weak on constituent services.

Gang member gets life in prison for killing innocent bystander during Santa Ana shooting

SANTA ANA – A gang member who shot a bystander to death was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. An Orange County Superior Court jury earlier this year found Rene Mojarra, 25, guilty of special-circumstances murder and street terrorism in connection to the killing of 20-year-old Mario Hernandez Jr. Mojarra […]

Superior Court Addresses Whether UIM Claim is Collaterally Estopped By Prior Third Party Binding Arbitration Award (Maybe)

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a "non-precedential" Memorandum decision in the case of Fernandez v. Erie Insurance Group, No. 1002 EDA 2016 (Pa. Super. 2017 Moulton, Ransom, Fitzgerald, J.J.)(mem. op. by Fitzgerald, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that...Show More Summary

Napa County judge faces discipline over ‘unexplainable impulse’

A state judicial agency has opened disciplinary proceedings against a Napa County judge for swiping a couple of $50 card-holders from the San Francisco City Club during a “Judges’ Night” dinner last year. Superior Court Judge Michael...Show More Summary

Griffith Park groups dealt a setback in fight over access to Hollywood sign trail

Local groups that want Los Angeles to reopen a popular access point to a Hollywood sign trail were dealt a setback in court Tuesday. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejected their attempt to intervene in a court battle that led the city to close the Beachwood Drive gate to hikers earlier this...

Ducey appoints Pima County prosecutor for judicial opening

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a top prosecutor for Pima County to fill a Superior Court vacancy. Ducey's office on Monday announced his appointment of Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney … Click to Continue »

Judge sentences man for courthouse holding cell assault

A District of Columbia judge has sentenced a man to 17 years and six months in prison for sexually assaulting an inmate in a courthouse holding cell. D.C. Superior Court … Click to Continue »

Judge upholds Seattle hotel-worker rights; tosses lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by hotel-owner groups attempting to reverse hotel-worker protections approved by Seattle voters last year. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/uUz1J5 … Click to Continue »

Newswire: Roman Polanski’s victim asks judge to end the case against him

Samantha Geimer, the woman at the center of the sex-crime case that led to director Roman Polanski’s exile from the U.S., appeared before a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court today and asked him to end the case against Polanski, ABC News reports. Show More Summary

Roman Polanski’s Sexual Assault Victim To Appear In Court On His Behalf

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at the time of the crime, has long supported Polanski in his efforts to end his fugitive status. Friday will be the first time she's appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on his behalf, Braun said.

Santa Ana police seek missing girl who has been a victim of human trafficking

Danielle Renea Thompson, 14, was last seen at a hearing May 24 at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.

Judge orders Sheriff Hutchens to testify in jailhouse snitch controversy

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens must come to court to explain her department’s role in the misuse of jailhouse informants and the shredding of potential evidence, a judge declared Thursday. Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals said Hutchens “needs to testify” at a special hearing underway to determine if informant-related evidence was destroyed or withheld. California […]

Former US attorney nominated to return to state bench

Former U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II is in line to return to the state bench. Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated him to serve as a Superior Court justice, a … Click to Continue »

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