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Dad caught on video beating daughter 'needs help'

Dad caught on video beating daughter 'needs help'

As his adult daughter took to national television, the career of the Texas judge now infamous for the violent beating he gave her as a teenager began to look less certain Thursday. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that it had opened an investigation into the video, now viewed more than 2.3 million times on YouTube, that shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams beating his then 16-year-old daughter with a belt for using an illegal file-sharing program.

Senh: The irony - he handles child abuse cases. And he doesn't think there's anything wrong with what he did.


Pediatrician gets life for abusing patients

Former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley will spend the rest of his life in prison for committing horrific acts of sexual abuse against scores of young patients over more than a decade, a judge ruled Friday.


Stem cell lawsuit tossed

A federal judge has ruled against a lawsuit that temporarily halted the expansion of federally-funded human embryonic stem cell research.


Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case

A judge declared a mistrial on Thursday in the perjury trial of baseball pitching great Roger Clemens because the lead prosecutor gave jurors information that had been barred from the courtroom.


Judge sides with MLB in Dodgers' bankruptcy hearing

Major League Baseball does not have to turn over a wide range of documents to the Dodgers or make Commissioner Bud Selig available for a deposition, the judge in the Dodgers' bankruptcy hearing ruled on Thursday.


Casey Anthony to get more jail, but could be out soon

Casey Anthony to get more jail, but could be out soon

A Florida judge on Thursday sentenced Casey Anthony to four years in jail for lying to police, but said after credit for the nearly three years she already served she could be out of jail by late this month or early August.


Judge raps Congress for keeping Clemens recording

A federal judge has angrily criticized Congress for withholding an audio recording that lawyers want for the trial of pitching great Roger Clemens.


Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $327 Million

A South Carolina judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $327 million in civil penalties after a jury concluded earlier this year the company misled doctors about the safety and effectiveness of antipsychotic Risperdal.


Mubarak Reportedly Fined $90M for Cutting Internet

An Egyptian judge has fined Hosni Mubarak and two other former officials $90 million for government-imposed telecommunication disruptions during the popular uprising earlier this year.


Judge scraps federal ban on corporate money for candidates, cites Supreme Court campaign case

Judge scraps federal ban on corporate money for candidates, cites Supreme Court campaign case

A judge has ruled that the campaign finance law banning corporations from making contributions to federal candidates is unconstitutional. In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Cacheris tossed out part of the indictment against two men accused of illegally reimbursing donors to Hillary Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns. Cacheris says that under last year’s Citizens United Supreme Court case, corporations enjoy the same right as people to contribute to campaigns.


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