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AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M

Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California's prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges' own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive....


Judge rejects Jerry Sandusky's bid for new sex abuse trial

Jerry Sandusky

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's bid for a new trial on child sex abuse charges was rejected by a Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday.


Morsi Urged to Retract Edict to Bypass Judges in Egypt

Egyptian Demonstrator

Judges on Saturday called for President Mohamed Morsi to alter his decree so that he would not be able to assert authority without judicial review.


Judge to woman: Hold idiot sign [Video]

A judge ordered a woman to wear a sign calling herself an idiot for driving on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.


Florida judge denies gag order in Trayvon Martin case

A Florida judge is denying prosecutors' request for a gag order in the trial of a neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


Judge freezes Iowa voter checks

Voter Registration

An Iowa judge today froze emergency rules to verify the eligibility of about 3,500 voters until a lawsuit is resolved. An Iowa judge today froze emergency rules to verify the eligibility of about 3,500 voters until a lawsuit is resolved.

Polk County District Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a temporary injunction against the two rules, which Secretary of State Matt Schultz enacted in July, says the Des Moines Register.


Trayvon Martin case judge to step down

George Zimmerman

A Florida appeals court has granted defendant George Zimmerman's request for a new judge in his murder trial, Zimmerman's lawyer said Wednesday.

Senh: Jeez, another one.


Judge warns of civil war if Obama wins

Tom Head

An elected county judge in Texas is warning that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected, and is calling for a trained, well-equipped force to battle the United Nations troops he says Obama would bring in. The comments by Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, who oversees emergency planning efforts, were broadcast by CNN affiliate KJTV. He made similar remarks on radio station FOX Talk 950.

Senh: How did a crazy nut like him got elected into office?


Judge in George Zimmerman's Florida trial will not step down

Kenneth Lester

A Florida judge on Wednesday rejected a motion asking him to step down from the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, ruling the defense request was "legally insufficient."


Zimmerman wants to toss trial judge

Judge Kenneth Lester

George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, on Friday asked for a new judge – again.


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