UPDATE: The Recorder has a similar article, but theirs says “it’s come to a head because of a feud between Lerach and Weiss over the handling of the WorldCom litigation.”
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“A Queens prosecutor who had romances with her boss and a co-worker sparked a steamy district attorney’s office scandal that ended with two men being demoted and another resigning under pressure, the Daily News has learned. The district attorney’s office declined to comment, but the uproar – including allegations of harassment, pot smoking and misconduct – is the talk of the courthouse.”
Find out more sordid details here from the NY Daily News.
I’m not sure this development is going to help the rest of the world’s opinion of the U.S. Especially not the Arab world’s opinion of us. I just hope that we afford the detainees due process, and make it very clear that we have done so.
“The pair of rulings by the Court of Appeals effectively put the state Commission on Judicial Conduct back into the business of regulating politicking by judges and judicial candidates.”
“Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on campaign statements by judges in Minnesota. But the New York court said Tuesday that the state’s rules are different from Minnesota’s because they restrict candidates’ statements during campaigns without prohibiting them outright,” Newsday.com reports. Law.com NY chimes in on the story here.
That sounds like good news to me. I can’t imagine any country ever being able to function without a working criminal (not to mention civil) justice system.
“If strict obedience to the Supreme Court’s rulings is the best measure of judicial docility, then there is reason to view the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as the country’s most rebellious appellate tribunal. In case after case, the Ninth Circuit is reversed by the Supreme Court, often by a unanimous vote,” Findlaw’s Writ reports here.