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Court: Judge Who Sentenced Jewish Man to Death Is Antisemitic

'Texas 7' member Randy Halprin may now get a new trial

(Newser) - Randy Halprin was six days from execution when an appeals court granted a stay in 2019. Two years later, the 44-year-old is destined for a new trial after a Texas judge determined his 2003 death sentence for capital murder, delivered by former Dallas County District Judge Vickers Cunningham, was the...

Judge Judy Will Soon Be Banging Her Gavel Anew

Judy Sheindlin, and her granddaughter, will be coming to IMDb TV in November

(Newser) - Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new red robe, a granddaughter in tow, and the challenge of competing with herself. She announced on Thursday the start date and name of her new show, Judy Justice, which will be available weekdays on the little-known IMDb...

Judge: OK, Unvaccinated Mother Can See Child

Chicago judge reverses controversial order

(Newser) - The judge who barred an unvaccinated Chicago mom from seeing her 11-year-old son until she got a COVID shot has reversed that order after the story started making headlines . Rebecca Firlit, who hadn't seen her son since August 10 when the judge's order was issued at a virtual...

Judge: House Panel Can See Some Trump Tax Records

Ruling allows access on issues related to emoluments clause

(Newser) - A judge agreed Wednesday that a House committee has a right to see former President Trump's tax records, within limits. US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington said the House Oversight Committee may subpoena some of the documents from Trump's accounting firm, Mazars. The former president has fought...

Man Doesn't Know His Mic Is On, Insults Judge in Hearing

Liberty Mutual insurance adjuster monitoring trial via videoconference calls judge an 'idiot'

(Newser) - A California courtroom became the latest venue for a hot-mic incident last month when an insurance adjuster insulted the judge while monitoring the proceedings remotely. The Mercury News reports that Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Roberta Hayashi was trying to figure out where jurors should be seated during an...

Judge Steps Down After Declaring 'All Lives Matter'

Colorado's Natalie Chase earns rare public censure for opining on racial justice, using n-word on car ride

(Newser) - It's exceedingly rare for a judge in Colorado to receive a public censure, but Natalie Chase just earned one, with behavior that's also now led to her leaving the bench. CBS4 reports that the Colorado Supreme Court has accepted the Arapahoe County district court judge's resignation, as...

Judge to Rape Suspect: Will You Marry Her?

India's top judge is under fire over question he asked in court

(Newser) - Critics who say India's judicial system isn't up to the task of handling rape cases are pointing to comments from the nation's top judge as a prime example. While addressing a 23-year-old man accused of raping and threatening to burn a 16-year-old girl to death, the chief...

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Judge Whose Son Was Gunned Down Makes Chilling Revelation

Esther Salas says killer Roy Den Hollander also had his sights set on SCOTUS' Sonia Sotomayor

(Newser) - Last July, Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of US District Court Judge Esther Salas, was murdered at their North Brunswick, NJ, home by Roy Den Hollander, a lawyer who'd posed as a FedEx deliveryman. Now, in a 60 Minutes episode set to air in full Sunday on CBS, Salas...

Judge: COVID Rules Don't Inhibit Polyamorous Life

Mother objected to children's possible virus exposure from their father's new partner and her husband

(Newser) - British Columbia's pandemic restrictions are tough enough to understand, a judge says, before you throw in an alternative lifestyle. "The messaging accompanying these orders, and indeed the language of the orders themselves, is fraught with inconsistency and ambiguity," Justice Nigel Kent said in ruling that a divorced...

Parents on the Hook After Throwing Out Son's Porn

Paul and Beth Werking might have to pay over $75K

(Newser) - Looks like a Michigan couple illegally threw out their son's eye-popping porn collection, the BBC reports. A federal judge has ordered Paul and Beth Werking to repay their 42-year-old son, David, who estimates the value at roughly $25,000. David claims his parents illegally tossed out 1,605 DVD...

Judge Rules on Battle Over Student's Trump Portrait

The district painted it over. A judge put his foot down.

(Newser) - Want a painting of President Trump in your parking space? So be it. That's what a federal judge ruled Friday after a Louisiana teen's portrait of Trump sparked a brouhaha at his school, the Times-Picayune reports. "The painting of President Trump cannot reasonably be described as obscene...

Judge: Trump, Postal Service Are in Cahoots

Judge Stanley Bastian issues a nationwide injunction against the USPS 'leave behind' policy

(Newser) - A US judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election, the AP reports. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction...

Judge Whose Son Was Shot Dead Reveals His Last Words

NJ's Esther Salas details Daniel Anderl's final moments at hands of 'monster'

(Newser) - "Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same." So starts an emotional nine-minute video released Monday by US District Judge Esther Salas, whose 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, her only child with husband Mark Anderl, was...

Judge Delivers Bad News to Teen Detained Over Homework

Michigan 15-year-old has to stay in juvenile detention center for several more months

(Newser) - A Michigan teen placed in juvenile detection after failing to do her homework won't be getting out in the near future, despite claims that the case represents "the criminalization of Black children," per NBC New York . The 15-year-old identified as Grace told Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen...

Divided Appeals Court: The Flynn Case Must Die

Their 2-1 opinion slams the judge overseeing the case

(Newser) - Looks like Michael Flynn is even closer to legal daylight. An appeals court ruled Wednesday that Flynn's long and controversial court case should be dismissed—which likely means it's over, USA Today reports. The 2-1 opinion criticized the judge who refused to approve a Justice Department plan to...

Epstein 'Madam': Don't Make Me Answer

Ghislaine Maxwell wins a key victory in US court

(Newser) - Looks like Ghislaine Maxwell can breathe a sigh of relief. The alleged madam—who's accused of procuring girls for Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex ring—was granted a stay in questioning Friday for a civil suit filed by a female accuser, Fox News reports. A federal magistrate judge, Debra...

Judge to Lawyers: You Still Need to Get Dressed

'One female attorney appeared still in bed, still under the covers,' he complains

(Newser) - A Florida judge has one request for attorneys showing up for court hearings via Zoom: Get out of bed and put on some clothes! Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey made the plea in a letter published by the Weston Bar Association, the AP reports. "It is remarkable how many...

Guy Who Sought Trial by Combat Now Has an Appointment

A judge weighs in on the case of David Ostrom

(Newser) - An Iowa judge has ordered a psychological evaluation of a Kansas man who asked the judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can "rend their souls" from their bodies, the AP reports. David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas,...

Judge on Roger Stone Demand That She Disqualify Herself: No

His lawyers argued that Jackson is biased

(Newser) - The judge overseeing Roger Stone's case has firmly rejected his defense team's demand that she step aside because of alleged bias. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who sentenced the Trump ally to 40 months in prison last week, dismissed the motion to disqualify her as a publicity...

Weinstein Couldn't Block Juror Writing About Predatory Men

Novelist said she hasn't started research yet

(Newser) - During jury selection for Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial in New York, juror No. 11 listed "novel writing" on a questionnaire under "hobbies and interests." Her pastime is more relevant than it sounds, the defense team argues: The juror is writing a novel on predatory men and...

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