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Grabbing the Purse - Fort Worth Weekly

“The case of the Dorothy Luck Guardianship is a tragedy like so many others that play out in the probate courts across this nation. Everyday Judges with overreaching powers granted to them by our elected officials strip ordinary citizens of the civil and constitutionally guaranteed rights and often it is done without due process. 529 more words

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Comments: Ex-Judge in Mass. Defends Forced Abortion Ruling - ABC News

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A retired Massachusetts judge on Tuesday defended her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes, and she blasted Boston University for rescinding a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy. 53 more words

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State Bar rejects complaint against lawyer Richard Horne in fake will case

Reblogged from http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/state_bar_rejects_complaint_ag.html#comment-20095839

MOBILE, Alabama — The Alabama State Bar has determined that there is insufficient evidence to discipline lawyer Richard Horne, whom a local insurance agent had accused of ethical lapses related to a will that a jury determined was a fake. 90 more words

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Commission on Judicial Conduct doesn't deserve special privacy

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/commission-on-judicial-conduct-doesnt-deserve-special-privacy-2300638.html#.T4gwv1j_klI.email

Austin Stateman – Editorial – Updated: 7:47 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012

Legislators on the Sunset Advisory Commission had every right to be harshly critical of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct during a public hearing at the Capitol on Tuesday.The agency, which investigates possible misconduct by Texas judges, had denied the lawmakers and sunset staff access to some of its investigative records and closed meetings, claiming attorney-client privilege.The unfounded claim to privilege was in fact a naked claim to secrecy that angered the members of the Sunset Commission, which periodically reviews the performance of state agencies.Sunset commissioners should let that anger burn slowly and carry it to the Legislature when it convenes in January.If between now and then the judicial commission doesn’t voluntarily open its records to sunset staff, then legislators should do what’s necessary to force them to do so. 30 more words

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LegalNewsline | Texas judge charged with judicial misconduct

Texas judge charged with judicial misconduct

BY CHRIS RIZO

Sharon Keller (R)

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The presiding judge of the highest criminal court in Texas has been charged by the state judicial ethics commission. 163 more words

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