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HE GOT 30 YEARS FOR GOING TO GEORGIA

Canadian Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Traveling to Have Sex with an 11-Year-Old Girl Defendant Caught by FBI and Alpharetta Police Undercover Operation BRIAN SCHUMAKER, 54, of Mississagua, ...
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NORA ANDERSON, SUSPENDED

Poor Nora. Here's what Jimmy Vielkind of the PolitickerNY.com reported earlier today: Anderson Suspended Before She's Sworn In By Jimmy Vielkind ALBANY--The state's highest court has moved to suspend ...
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"OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"

Judge Robert M. Restaino, City Court Judge in Niagara Falls, New York, jailed 46 people after unsuccessfully trying to determine whose cell phone had disrupted the court proceedings. When repeated ...
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RAOUL LIONEL FELDER GETS NO CONFIDENCE

Did you hear about the mutiny over at the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct ? In a statement released on April 13, 2007, the Commission's members expressed disapproval of a book ...
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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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NO PAY RAISE, NO DECISION

Judges haven't been particularly pleased with the fact that they haven't received a pay increase since 1999 and a number of them have announced that they would refuse to participate in any case ...
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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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DON'T YOU CALL ME STUPID, STUPID!

Judge Gerald Lebovits has a monthly column called "The Legal Writer" featured in the Journal, a publication of the New York State Bar Association. In this month's issue (Vol. 79, No. 1), ...
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N.O.W., SHAME ON YOU!

A very unusual press release crossed my desk the other day. The New York State Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYS) is accusing New York County Supreme Court Justice Joan Lobis and ...
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WANNA BE A JUDGE?

If you've ever considered becoming a judge, you may want to think twice. The campaign process is highly regulated and riddled with technicalities. It's so convoluted and complex that all judicial ...
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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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