Judicial Ethics

Ending Bias A Priority For Judiciary, Calif. Top Judge Says

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye used her annual State of the Judiciary speech on Tuesday to highlight the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the justice system, calling for a more accessible and equitable judicial branch…

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Don’t DQ Quinn Emanuel In Uber Case, Defunct Rival Says

A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm’s previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case…

Stormy Daniels Gets New Counsel After Avenatti Drops Her

Stormy Daniels, whose high-profile lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a hush money agreement just suffered a blow, said on Tuesday that she’d hired a new attorney to replace Michael Avenatti after the embattled Los Angeles-based lawyer dropped the adult film actress as a client…

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Roger Stone’s Book Intro A Breach Of Gag Order, Judge Says

A D.C. federal judge took self-described political dirty trickster and Trump campaign veteran Roger Stone to task on Tuesday, saying the release of a preview to his book on the internet violated a gag order she had imposed last month…

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AG Barr Won’t Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

Ethics officials at the U.S. Department of Justice have cleared Attorney General William Barr to oversee the probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a Monday statement, despite concerns about Barr’s possible bias against the investigation…

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Calif. Judges Slam Atty For Gender Remarks: Not OK, Period

A panel of California appellate judges on Thursday called out an attorney’s seemingly misogynistic and homophobic remarks from a court filing and said it had referred him to the state bar for possible disciplinary proceedings related to that incident and other alleged misconduct…

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