Class action lawyers collect billions of dollars in attorney's fees filing lawsuits against companies for failing to disclose this, making false and misleading statements about that, and breach of fiduciary duty for the other.
The startling revelation last month of the death threat against my colleague Judge Joseph Biancoreminded me of the death threat made against me a few years ago by Anthony Casso, who went by the charming nickname "Gaspipe."
Presidents come and go, but federal judges stay. In the second term, it is important that President Obama find ways to focus his energies on judicial nominations, and find ways to ensure that the Senate does the same.
Great judges or justices are great when they persuade their colleagues on the bench to change their views, as happened following their famous dissents. Not when judges expediently change their own stated views to allay or placate a then-underwhelmed or even excoriating press or public.
From these cases, judicial behavior seems less partisan than, well, the behavior of our politicians, and that's a good thing. Still, this snapshot of judicial decision-making suggests that our ideologies follow us into court appointments.
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At this time, when the public perception of lawyers is understandably at an all-time low, the not-for-profit Lawyers to the Rescue has identified several South Florida lawyers who have set a new standard for their commitment to public service.
Let's stand up for one of our most precious monuments -- our judiciary -- as a place of integrity and independence, and as a refuge for those in our society who seek to enforce rights and protect freedoms. Our liberty depends on it.
Since when we have ever required judges to disclose the details of the personal lives in such a manner? On what basis does one's sexual orientation affect his or her ability to determine the legality of matters?
If an eminently qualified nominee like Caitlin Halligan cannot get an up-or-down vote in the Senate, how will any future nominee be seriously considered? And how will the nation get out of the judicial crisis we are facing?
Recently, the Senate confirmed six judicial nominees, four of whom were women. Not only did the confirmation bring the total number of women confirmed during the Obama Administration to 50 (47% of all confirmed nominees), but two broke glass ceilings in their jurisdictions.
The Tennessee Plan has been tested in the state's courts and survived constitutional scrutiny there. But those who oppose it insist that no panel of judges would rule against a plan that would subject them, and other judges, to public approval.
Can we count on judges to be truly independent, to make decisions only based only on the law, and not based on politics and/or what is popular, if they must stand before the public every few years in order to keep their jobs?