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Sessions: I'll Step Off Russia Inquiry When 'Appropriate'

AG doesn't seem up for resigning, though, after Russian ambassador chats revealed

(Newser) - More Democrats are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a Washington Post report that he didn't reveal during his confirmation hearing he'd met with Russia's ambassador to the US while Election 2016 was in full swing. The latest to climb aboard the resignation... More »

Brock Turner Judge Steps Away From New Sex-Crimes Case

Aaron Persky says he thinks some may doubt his ability to be impartial

(Newser) - A California judge under fire for the light sentence he gave to ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex-crimes case, per the AP . Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky filed a statement with the court saying that some people might... More »

Sandusky Gets New Judge

And this time, it's not one connected to his charity

(Newser) - District Judge Leslie Dutchot is off the Jerry Sandusky case, after a public outcry over her ties to Sandusky’s charity for troubled kids, the New York Daily News reports. She’ll be replaced by an out-of-county judge who "has no known connections with the Pennsylvania State University, the... More »

Casey Anthony Judge Quits, Blasting Defense Team

Stan Strickland recuses himself, mocks lawyers for argument

(Newser) - The judge in the Casey Anthony murder case has recused himself and unloaded on the accused child murderer's lawyers on his way out the door. The defense team forced the move by accusing Stan Strickland of bias, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "At its core, defense counsel's motion accuses the... More »

Judge Quits Calif. Porn Obscenity Trial

Declares mistrial over his own sexually explicit website

(Newser) - The California judge whose risqué website stalled an obscenity trial 3 days ago has recused himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. “In light of the public controversy surrounding my involvement in this case, I have concluded that there is a manifest necessity to declare a mistrial,” Alex Kozinski... More »

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