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A BLACK MARK FOR JUDGE SCHEINDLIN?

Our colleague -- Professor Randolph McLaughlin -- is quoted in this Law360 "stop-and-frisk" piece: 2nd Circ. Stop-And-Frisk Rebuke A Warning To Chatty Judges By Pete Brush Law360, New York ...
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TOO MUCH LICENSE?

Attorney Mark Bratkovsky got into trouble for allowing a non-attorney--who wasn't even an employee of Bratkovsky's firm--to meet and prepare legal papers for a client. Bratkovsky was later hit ...
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JUDGE BURIN GETS BURNED

It seems like quite a few people were "asleep at the wheel" up in Tompkin's County, New York. And, as a result, an administrative judge, William F. Burin, got himself formally reprimanded -- ...
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"YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?"

Losing one's temper and composure can get a judge defrocked according to a recent decision by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The rules governing judicial conduct require judges to ...
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JUDGE DEFROCKED FOR "SINGLE ERROR IN JUDGMENT"

With retirement only two years away, the Honorable Laura Blackburne was recently "defrocked" by the New York State Court of Appeals and removed from the bench as a Justice of the Supreme Court for a ...
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ABUSE OF POWER? ... HAVE A HEART!

Justice Duane A. Hart of the Queens County Supreme Court should have sensed he was heading for a train wreck after the third mistrial of a contentious "unjust enrichment" and "constructive trust" ...
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