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A Judge’s Status, Robed in Silence

A Judge’s Status, Robed in Silence Barry Kamins, a senior New York judge under investigation for ethical misconduct, is back on the bench while his case is handled in secret. by ProPublica Sept. 2, 2014, 2:22 p.m. EDT Update Oct. 1, 2014: Judge Barry Kamins, months ago regarded as one of the respected leaders of the New York […]

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Editorial: Astacio case shows need to reform how New York disciplines judges

Editorial: Astacio case shows need to reform how New York disciplines judges Editorial Board, Published 2:00 p.m. ET June 3, 2017 There is no pretty way to put this: The saga of Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been ugly and utterly disappointing. Since a judge convicted Astacio of driving while intoxicated in August 2016 and sentenced her to a […]

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In a Rare Step, Commission Recommends Removal of Queens Judge

In a Rare Step, Commission Recommends Removal of Queens Judge By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.APRIL 11, 2018 A judge’s pet peeve about lawyers saying “O.K.” was one of several reasons the state Commission on Judicial Conduct recommended on Wednesday that he be removed from his seat on the New York City Civil Court in Queens. In […]

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Joint physical custody

Joint physical custody Is joint physical custody best — or worst — for children? Robert E. Emery Ph.D. Posted May 18, 2009 I am a big advocate for joint physical custody. If at all possible, I want children to spend a lot of time – and have good relationships – with both of their parents […]

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After divorce, shared parenting is best for children’s health and development

After divorce, shared parenting is best for children’s health and development Richard A. Warshak, STAT  May. 26, 2017, 2:36 PM As a young psychology intern in the late 1970s, my first patients were boys from divorced homes, suffering from what was then called “father hunger.” In those days, when parents split up, dads fell by the […]

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Abolish the Tyranny of State Family Courts and Enact Federal Legislation That Provides Strong Procedural Protections to Families and Makes Child Sexual Abuse a Federal Crime in the States and U.S. Territories

Abolish the Tyranny of State Family Courts and Enact Federal Legislation That Provides Strong Procedural Protections to Families and Makes Child Sexual Abuse a Federal Crime in the States and U.S. Territories Karin Wolf Karin Wolf has brought an action under The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and 42 USC §1983 to combat […]

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Chief Judge DiFiore appoints Michael Magliano as new safety chief of New York State

Chief Judge DiFiore appoints Michael Magliano as new safety chief of New York State   By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle Chief Judge Janet DiFiore was at the Kings County Supreme Court to officially swear in Michael Magliano as the new chief of public safety for the New York State Unified Court System […]

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$140,000 for a Judgeship?

$140,000 for a Judgeship? by Peter Noel August 22, 2000 Bernard “Mitch” Alter, a prominent lawyer who claimed he was working on behalf of Brooklyn congressman Edolphus Towns, allegedly demanded $140,000 from a civil court judge who asked him to help run her re-election campaign. But after Judge Maxine L. Archer, who was running unopposed, […]

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Corrupt justice: what happens when judges’ bias taints a case?

Corrupt justice: what happens when judges’ bias taints a case? By Peter S. Green and John Mazor Sun 18 Oct 2015 08.00 EDT Divorced mother Margaret Besen tells her five-year struggle to get justice, just one story in the hundreds of judicial transgressions across the US revealed in a Guardian and Contently Foundation for Investigative Reporting […]

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When judges are judged

When judges are judged Panel that takes on the cases of jurists accused of misbehavior seldom calls for their removal By Jie Jenny Zou Published 6:34 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015 Albany A town judge who handled drunken-driving cases while drunk. A city judge who sentenced a 17-year-old defendant without a trial or guilty plea. A […]