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Judge Sends Kids Away . . . For Refusing To Lunch With Dad

Last month, Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca found three children (15, 10 and 9) in contempt of court for refusing to have lunch with their father and sent them to live at Children’s Village until they reconsidered.  The full transcript of the … Continue reading

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Is Justice Determined By What The Judge Ate For Breakfast?

What if your chances of a judge ruling in your favor depended on whether he or she had recently eaten? And what if a judge was more likely to rule in your favor shortly after eating but was less to … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To BB King . . . It Can Happen To You

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer BB King is currently in hospice care in his home, while his long-time manager and certain of his children are fighting over control of his affairs.  As reported by the BBC in a May … Continue reading

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Judges Who Blog

We have previously posted about judges who blog, including Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska and his blog, Herculesandtheumpire.com. This week, we received an email from Judge Alan Pendleton of the Tenth … Continue reading

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“Hot Bench” – Judge Judy’s New Show Is Eye-Opening!

Judge Judy Sheindlin (a/k/a Judge Judy) has developed a new legal show titled Hot Bench, and according to a March 31, 2015 New York Times article (courtesy of Yahoo! Finance), “it’s a surprise hit.”  Debuting in 2014, it’s already topping … Continue reading

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A Bit Of Comic Relief

We wanted to share a bit of comic relief this week.  As you can see from the imbedded YouTube video, 80-year old Dolores Sheinis was before the court on a bond hearing for resisting arrest and violating a protective order to … Continue reading

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Widow’s Estate Ordered To Pay Lawyers $44 Million For Five Months Work

New York’s highest court ruled this past Tuesday that the Estate of Alice Lawrence must pay Manhattan law firm Graubard Miller $44 million in contingency fees as a result of a $111 million settlement reached five months after the dispute … Continue reading

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Justice Is Not Always Just – Criminal Court Edition

Twenty-one year old Baltimore, Maryland resident Tyree Threatt was picked out of photo lineup and arrested for armed robbery.  Bail was set at $75,000, which he could not afford.  The public defender’s investigation uncovered that at the time of the robbery Mr. … Continue reading

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Justice Is Not Always Just – Traffic Court Edition

Imagine you are riding a motorcycle through twisty mountain roads, traveling well within the speed limit, and when you brake to prepare for a sharp turn, you hit a patch of gravel, your bike slides like it’s on marbles and … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Role In The Judicial System

We stumbled upon Katie Couric’s recent video interview of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she addresses (among other topics) her 35-page dissent to the recent Supreme Court’s opinion in the Hobby Lobby case.  And it got us thinking that it may … Continue reading

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