Kathleen Hopkins Asbury Park Press Published 6:43 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 Superior Court Judge John F. Russo Jr., who had been on paid administrative leave from the Ocean County bench since a law clerk accused him of throwing a file at her in 2017, was ordered to return to work Tuesday in Burlington County, where the state Supreme Court reassigned him. “The charges are pending, and the Supreme Court ordered that he return to work and assigned him to Burlington County,’’ said Amelia Carolla, the attorney representing Russo in the disciplinary matter. Russo was placed on administrative leave on May 18, 2017 and had continued to receive his $165,000 annual salary. His pay increased to $173,000 on July 1, when all the state’s judges were given raises, according to McAleer. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court orders embattled Judge Russo back to work.
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The Venezuelan Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the arrest of prominent opposition leader Julio Borges and prosecution of opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens in connection with an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro, The Associated Press reported Thursday.Police detained Requesens on Tuesday, the report said. The South American country, already deeply embedded in a political crisis, has a strong opposition who accused the government’s ruling part of using the alleged attack to clamp down on the opposition, the AP reported. Social media displayed video showing Venezuela’s political police arresting Requesens, a 29-year-old deputy in the opposition-controlled National Assembly, the report said. Supporters say he was kidnapped from his apartment. In their arrest order, the AP reported, the supreme court accusing Borges of “flagrant crimes,” including public incitement, treason to the fatherland and the attempted homicide against Maduro. … [Read more...] about Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Julio Borges In Maduro Assassination Try
Seaborn Larson Great Falls Tribune Published 12:21 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 For the second time, a jury found David Weisbarth guilty of molesting a 5-year-old girl at his home in late 2012. Weisbarth's first trial in Cascade County District Court produced a conviction in 2014. But in 2016 the Montana Supreme Court ordered he receive a new trial in light of evidence not presented to the first jury. That new trial wrapped up Wednesday; after three days of testimony, the jury deliberated for two hours before finding him guilty on the same evidence, which was scant. A sex assault examination performed months after the assault turned up nothing. The only evidence presented at either trial was the girl's testimony in which she described the assault. Prosecutors argued the girl would have difficulty fabricating a sex assault story at that age. Prosecutors also showed a videoed interview of Weisbarth with a Great Falls police detective in 2013. In the video, … [Read more...] about Great Falls man convicted again of molesting 5-year-old after Supreme Court orders new trial
The Oregon Supreme Court ordered changes this morning to the ballot title for an initiative that would ban the sale of many semi-automatic guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines in the state. It's a setback for the Portland-area clergy backing Initiative Petition 43, who have just over a week to gather the 88,184 signatures necessary to get it on the November ballot. The signature deadline is July 6 and they cannot begin gathering signatures until the ballot title is finalized. In an opinion issued Wednesday morning, the court said Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum must make changes throughout the summary of the initiative that voters would see if the proposal makes it onto the November ballot. Several gun rights and hunting groups appealed to the Supreme Court to modify the ballot title, saying the use of such terms as "assault weapons" and "large capacity magazines" is misleading. The ballot title that was appealed to the Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Oregon Supreme Court orders changes to ballot title for initiative to ban ‘assault weapons’
The U.S. Supreme Court case Washington v. United States may not have made big headlines. But it was an important and long-running dispute over Indian fishing rights, federalism and environmental issues that generated more than a dozen amicus curiae briefs. This premium content is locked forNational Law Journal subscribers only. Subscribe now to enjoy unlimited access to National Law Journal content, 5 free articles* across the ALM Network every 30 days, Exclusive access to other free ALM publications And exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications. Subscribe Now *May exclude premium contentSign In [email protected] to learn more. … [Read more...] about Two Surprise Supreme Court Orders Show Why Recusals Matter