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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Judicial Election Ad

A candidate for judge in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans was properly enjoined from airing a campaign ad that claimed her opponent, the incumbent, did not pay child support for 13 years, an appeals court in Louisiana ruled. There was no order to pay child support and the incumbent judge paid a lump sum to his former wife under a consent judgment.

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