Tag Archives: Justice

Cameras In The Courtroom – Take Three

Illinois has just joined a number of state courts — including Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri — that allow news cameras in their courtrooms.  According to a February 23, 2016 article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, titled Supreme Court … Continue reading

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RIP Justice Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016.  As arguably the most staunchly conservative jurist on the Court, his opinions often drew ire from opponents.  But what is now emerging is a more intimate look at … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the North Carolina State Bar

Something is rotten in the state of North Carolina . . . or at least in the State Bar (“Bar”). Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr has called for a full independent review of the Bar, which is the entity … Continue reading

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Federal Criminal Sentencing Reform

As our loyal readers well know, we generally do not blog about criminal matters unless something truly remarkable compels us to do so.  Judge Stefan Underhill’s call to reform federal sentencing is one of those remarkable matters. Judge Underhill, who sits on … Continue reading

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What’s “An Agreement To Agree”?

Well, for starters, it’s not enforceable in Texas.  And it can form the basis of a hefty legal malpractice suit as a client of Texas law firm Andrews Kurth discovered when the jury awarded him about $200 million against the firm. According … Continue reading

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Judicial Transparency

We have posted on a number of occasions about the benefits of cameras in the courtroom, and recently another controversy sparking video has surfaced.  In an August 8, 2015 post titled, Tearful woman gets judicial scolding, 3 days in jail for failing … 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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“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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Pro Bono Requirement For Law Students Can Benefit Everyone

New York has done it, and now California is considering it too.  According to a March 14, 2015 Los Angeles Times article, titled State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work, the State Bar of California is considering … Continue reading

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New Technology For Legal Consumers

Imagine if you could go to the iTunes store and download a free app that would allow you to prepare a living will, designate a health care proxy, and transmit it to your healthcare provider or to a hospital.  Well, if … Continue reading

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