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For Superior Court, Jacqueline Lewis and Andrew Stein

Los Angeles County voters will see two judicial runoffs on their Nov. 4 ballot, and it's a shame they can't just pick the two best candidates of the four. That's because the two best are running against each other. Deputy Dist. Atty. Dayan Mathai is an accomplished prosecutor with 15 years of...

3 arraigned in disappearance, death of Mass. 5-year-old

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.

Walnut woman sentenced to prison in stabbing death of husband

A 46-year-old Walnut woman was sentenced Sept. 9 to 20 years to life in state prison for stabbing her estranged husband to death, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge...Show More Summary

Hills and Ridges Doctrine Applies to Naturally Accumulating Snow and Ice

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Natural accumulation of snow In the unpublished, "Non-precedential" decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Stobodzian v. PNC Fin. Serv. Grp., No. 33 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 5, 2014) (Memorandum Op.) (Lazarus, J.,...Show More Summary

Another straw on the camel's back: Moral Monday appeal successful

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The first Moral Monday arrest case to make it to Superior Court has resulted in the trumped-up charges being dismissed. A Wake County Superior Court judge has dismissed a trespassing case against a protester arrested at the N.C. Legislative...Show More Summary

UIM Household Exclusion Says What It Means and Means What It Says

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Clarke v. MMG Ins. Co., No. 2937 EDA 2013, --- A.3d --- (Pa. Super. Sept. 4, 2014)(Panella, Lazarus, and Jenkins, JJ)(Op. by Jenkins, J.)(Panella, Dissenting), the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned a trial court's reliance upon a Household Exclusion in a UIM case. Show More Summary

Atlanta cabbies slap Uber with class-action lawsuit

Some Atlanta taxi drivers are taking Uber — and the tech company’s drivers — to Fulton County Superior Court over allegedly skirting the city's codes regulating pay-for-hire vehicles. A lawsuit filed this week — apparently the firstShow More Summary

Scalia’s utter moral failure: How he destroys any claim to a superior system of justice

He doesn't think executing an innocent man matters. How on earth can such a depraved human be on our Supreme Court?

2 Calif. Judges Censured for Intimate Relations in Chambers

Yes, judges behave badly, too. But when they behave badly, it makes lawyers and courts look bad.This week, the Commission on Judicial Performance issued a pair of sanctions to two different superior court judges who both engaged in some inappropriate conduct in camera.......

L.A. City Hall East building renamed for former Mayor James K. Hahn

A Los Angeles City Hall building was renamed Thursday for Superior Court Judge James K. Hahn, who served as mayor between 2001 and 2005.

First Slice 9/4/14: Attorney General’s Office and state ethics commission director sanctioned, fined in Deal whistleblower case

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has sanctioned the Attorney General’s Office and state ethics commission director. Each party has also been ordered to pay $10,000 in fines for failing to turn over key documents in a whistleblower lawsuit involving the ethics commission and Gov. Nathan Deal’s office.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Two California Judges Sanctioned For Sex In Chambers

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It is a rather bizarre week for the California bench after two judges were separately sanctions for sex in their chambers. Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner (right) was censured for such multiple trysts with women. Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward (left) magnified the sanctionable conduct by not just having multiple trysts […]

A Horrifying Miscarriage of Justice in North Carolina

The convictions of two mentally disabled half-brothers were vacated and the two men were ordered released by Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser in North Carolina on Tuesday. They were freed from prison Wednesday. Henry Lee McCollum, 50, had been on death row for 30 years, longer than anyone in North Carolina history. Show More Summary

Superior Court judges censured for sexual misconduct

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

One of the judges was censured for having sex with two women in his chambers and the other is accused of having a sexual relationship with a court clerk

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Tasers, Electro-shock in the courtroom and "Don't do stupid stuff" Two California Superior Court judges censured for using their chambers...Show More Summary

A Sponge Left in the Gut Implicates Res Ipsa Loquitur Doctrine

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Fessenden v. Robert Packer Hospital, 2014 Pa. Super. 154 (July 23, 2014 Wecht, J., Lazarus, J., Musmanno, J.)(Op. by Wecht, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a trial court's entry of summary judgment in favor of the defense in a medical malpractice case. Show More Summary

DNA evidence clears a North Carolina inmate Justice Scalia cited to support the death penalty

On Tuesday, a North Carolina Superior Court judge exonerated two half-brothers, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, of the 1983 rape and brutal murder of an 11-year-old girl, Sabrina Buie. Judge Douglas Sasser vacated the convictions and McCollum's death sentence, and ordered the two men released immediately. Show More Summary

Monsters Among Us: William Jewett Jr raped and killed 17-year-old Jennifer Mullin; Sentenced to life in prison

From William Jewett Jr appeal: On January 30, 1993, the body of a seventeen year old woman was discovered in a wooded area in Rockland. A Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, William C. Jewett, Jr., the last known person to have seen the victim alive, of her rape and murder in the first degree […]

Superior Court Judge Rules Washington City Can Ban State Approved Marijuana Businesses

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In a ruling likely to embolden other cities and counties in Washington to prohibit legal marijuana businesses Pierce County Superior Court Ronald Culpepper ruled that Initiative 502, Washington...Show More Summary

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