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Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter

July 24th, 2014

July 23, 2014 New decision from Sixth Circuit in case where judge had an intimate relationship with the complaining witness in a felony matter. Judge Wade McCree, while serving as the presiding judge in a felony child – support case against Robert King, maintained a romantic and sexual relationship with the complaining witness against King. [...]

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Jurors Have Right to Judge the Law

July 24th, 2014

Jurors Have Right to Judge the Law By Frank Parlato July 22, 2014   It has long been assumed that juries judge the facts and the courts judge the law. But Georgia v. Brailsford (1794) is the precedent that explains why that is a hasty assumption. It sets a precedent that the jury can also [...]

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The judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation.

July 24th, 2014

By Richard L. Hasen Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s strict textualism is gaining traction in some courts. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Unless you are a lawyer or a glutton for punishment, you probably want to avoid reading the new D.C. Circuit and 4th Circuit opinions reaching conflicting results on the legality of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act—the parts [...]

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Online digitized court records now available in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin and Franklin Counties…

July 24th, 2014

A statewide project to digitize court records – and eventually make them more accessible to the public – advanced this week with the launch of electronic filing in Kenton County Circuit Court. Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin and Franklin counties now provide the 24-7 service for civil cases. But the goal is to get all 120 [...]

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Federal appeals court panel deals major blow to health law

July 22nd, 2014

A federal appeals court panel in the District of Columbia struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states. Read more at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-appeals-court-panel-deals-major-blow-to-health-law/2014/07/22/c86dd2ce-06a5-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times Tuesday, [...]

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Supreme Court justices’ cellphone privacy ruling likely to have broad impact

July 22nd, 2014

  AP  A historic Supreme Court term ended with a flourish of major rulings that marked a bitter defeat for racial minorities and a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, all in the space of a day. The justices struck down parts of two federal laws _ the Voting Rights Act and the Defense of Marriage [...]

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In re the matter of: Dana M. Cohen – Judicial Conduct Commission Public Reprimand

July 21st, 2014

Judicial Conduct Commission P.O. Box 4266, Frankfort, Kentucky 40604-4266 502-564-1231 http://courts.ky.gov/commissionscommittees/JCC     Contact: Ms. Jimmy Shaffer, Executive Secretary, JimmyShaffer@KYCourts.net   For Immediate Release   Agreed Order of Public Reprimand   In re the matter of:  Dana M. Cohen   FRANKFORT, KY., July 21, 2014 –   The Judicial Conduct Commission makes public the Agreed Order [...]

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BEWARE OF SCAM E-MAILS REFERRING TO SECURE DOCS AND USING STAN BILLINGSLEY’S NAME OR OTHER NAMES ON YOU E-MAIL LIST.

July 19th, 2014

Beware of scam e-mails which use my name or others names to get you to open their hacking and to provide them personal info about you.  One letter sent to me stated: “Hello, How are you, view and share the important document that I have send to you using the Secure Docs. Thanks” LawReader would never [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t stay Sherlock Holmes copyright ruling

July 18th, 2014

  by Kevin Melrose | July 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM | No Comments | Unfortunately for the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Case of the Sherlock Holmes Copyrights” hasn’t developed into much of a mystery, as its efforts to prevent many of the stories and characters from lapsing into the public domain have met with one defeat after another. [...]

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Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Orange County Clerk of Courts in Florida to Ensure Equal Access to Court Records for Blind Individuals

July 18th, 2014

 U.S. Department of Justice [mailto:usdoj@public.govdelivery.com] Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:16 AM To: Chappell Shelley Subject: Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Orange County Clerk of Courts in Florida to Ensure Equal Access to Court Records for Blind Individuals   The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Orange County Clerk of Courts in [...]

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