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Financial Analyst Accused Of DUI That Killed Cable Car Operator Gets Probation

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Edward Torpoco seemed equally uncomfortable with the sentence, saying “Mr. Makepeace, I think you are getting away extremely leniently in this case." [ more › ]

Restaurant linked to campylobacter outbreak sued by local couple

“Prepared” is the word that gets the  pink highlight treatment  in a new lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for Solano County on behalf of two victims of a Campylobacter outbreak liked earlier this month to Fairfield, CA restaurant. And the  word “prepared,” comes up often in the complaint against Alejandro’s Taqueria, the popular Mexican... Continue Reading

Superior Court Reviews Current Status of Attorney-Client Privilege Between Attorneys and Third Party Claim Administrators

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case Brown v. Greyhound, Inc., No. 1167 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa. Super. 108 (Pa. Super. May 24, 2016 Shogan, Mundy, and Fitzgerald, JJ.) (Opinion by Shogan, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed issues...Show More Summary

Judge Who Ruled Against Florist to Face Electoral Challenge from Her Attorney

Attorney Alicia Berry, who formerly represented a florist in a religious freedom case, has announced she’s running for Superior Court Judge in Position 3 in Washington state. The seat is currently held by a judge who ruled against religious freedom. Show More Summary

Recall of judge in Stanford rape case poses 'threat to judicial independence,' lawyers say

Although more than 1.2 million people have signed an online petition to oust a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, an election official says no effort has been made to launch an official recall. Judge Aaron Persky’s decision to sentence former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months...

Ad Strategist Sentenced to 5-7 Years in Prison for Faking $269 Million in Client Contracts

"There are certain politicians in this country who could probably take notes from this man.... I've never seen anything quite like this." With those words, North Carolina Superior Court Judge John O. Craig sentenced former senior strategist...Show More Summary

Attorneys for Donald Trump, José Andrés in court over anti-immigrant comments

Attorneys for the companies led by real estate mogul turned presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and celebrity chef José Andrés argued before a D.C. Superior Court judge Wednesday over Trump’s controversial comments about Hispanic immigrants. Show More Summary

Juror slams Brock Turner judge, calls sentence 'a mockery' amid recall push

The judge who sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault is continuing to face criticism for his decision. The effort to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has gained steam withs several political groups vowing to raise money...

Brickbat: Judicial Temperament

last weekNews : Reason

Defense attorneys in Cobb County, Georgia, are suing to get audio recordings of discussions that Superior Court Judge Reuben Green has held with prosecutors without defense attorneys present. The discussions were captured by courthouse...Show More Summary

California Diesel Amendments Impact Truckers, Big and Small

California Superior Court Judge Mark W. Snauffer has ruled against recent amendments that eased up on heightened diesel regulations in favor of industry little guys, causing controversy in a county that is highly reliant on transport of goods and the diesel engines used to get them to and fro. The......

Nicollette Sheridan Gets New ‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial Date; Eva Longoria & Other Cast Could Testify

It's going to start over five years after her last Desperate Housewives trial ended in a mistrial but Nicollette Sheridan will be back in court on June 5, 2017, a L.A. Superior Court judge decided today. Given new legal life by the 2nd...Show More Summary

Rowan Elijah Feldhaus hits legal snag

TSO sends us a link to the story about how Columbia County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper told this chick, an Army reservist, formerly known as Rebeccah Elizabeth Feldhaus that she couldn’t change her name to Rowan Elijah Feldhaus because Feldhaus, who decided that she’s a man now, didn’t pick a feminine name according […]

Brock Turner's Mother Wrote to Judge: 'This Would be a Death Sentence'

Carleen Turner, the mother of former champion Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner pleaded for his mercy in a four-page letter to a Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky prior to Turner's sentencing, The Fresno Bee newspaper reports. Related: USA Swimming Bans Brock Turner for Life  "I beg of you, please don’t...

Here are 9 things you should know about the Stanford sex assault case

The Santa Clara County Superior Court released the entire case file early Friday on former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman behind a dumpster on campus.  The document release follows growing public outrage over Turner's sentencing. The court...

Brock Turner’s Cynical And Effective Legal Strategy, Revealed

The Superior Court of California released a trove of documents Thursday night that provide more insight. The post Brock Turner’s Cynical And Effective Legal Strategy, Revealed appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'I can't believe what you did.' Judge in Stanford sexual assault case slammed by potential jurors

Some jurors are refusing to serve in the courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, citing his decision to sentence Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail in a sexual assault case. "I can't believe what you did," one prospective told the judge...

Stanford sexual assault case: When is it right for voters to oust a judge?

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions calling for the removal of Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky because of his disturbingly light six-month sentence of Stanford student Brock Turner for the 2015 sexual assault of an unconscious woman. The American political system...

Prospective Jurors Boycott Judge Aaron Persky As 1 Million People Demand His Recall

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

“I can’t be here, I’m so upset,” one prospective juror reportedly told Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky on Wednesday. “I can’t believe what you did,” said another. These two individuals were among several prospective...Show More Summary

"Empathy is a blessing. But empathy’s not even-handed. It’s idiosyncratic."

"Judges empathize with defendants who share their life experiences – and only a narrow and privileged slice of America shares the life experiences of a judge.... Last week Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Allen Turner to six months in jail.... Show More Summary

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