Judge’s Comments

The Fifth Circuit reassigned a professor’s cases, in which she alleges that Sam Houston State University retaliated against her for making discrimination complaints, to a different judge in the Southern District of Texas. The judge presiding over her cases in the federal district court made prejudicial comments, saying he would “crush” the professor’s counsel in response to their opposition to consolidating her two cases.

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Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court suspended former Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Bachman from the practice of law for six months, finding the former judge engaged in misconduct for an incident in which he ran out of his courtroom and accosted a woman who had screamed in the hallway, brought her back to the court with his hand placed between her neck and shoulder, held her in contempt and increased her three-day jail sentence to 10 days when she protested his actions.

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Democrats Challenge Pick to Replace Barrett on Seventh Circuit

President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the Seventh Circuit seat left empty by Justice Amy Coney Barrett faced sharp criticism Wednesday from Senate Democrats who warned against filling vacancies on the federal bench during the lame-duck period.

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