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March 3 roundup

“Illinois trial lawyers take a swing at youth baseball” [Curt Mercadente, Illinois Civil Justice League] Luzerne County, Pa. scandal: “Court Filing Says Former Judge Met With Felons Twice a Month”...

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“Crumbled lives and shredded families”

The Philadelphia Inquirer and its columnist Daniel Rubin on the Luzerne County juvenile justice scandal (via Obbie). One detail I hadn’t known: after teenagers were sent on minor or dubious charges to...

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March 21 roundup

A triumph for good sense, good policy, and the Constitution: Supreme Court declines to disturb 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, thus ending NYC’s wrongful and unfair lawsuit against gun...

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April 2 roundup

Topic we’ve covered before: should the MCAT exam for prospective M.D.s grant extra time to applicants with learning disabilities? [KevinMD] Virginia blogger Waldo Jaquith fighting subpoena seeking...

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May 7 roundup

New court allegations that disgraced Luzerne County, Pa. judges fixed civil cases as well [Legal Intelligencer; earlier here and here] Half-hopeful, half-sad story of Florida town’s efforts to live...

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August 20 roundup

Federal judge rejects lenient plea deal for two judges in Luzerne County, Pa. judicial scandal [ABA Journal, Scott Greenfield] More: allegations of extensive abuses including “rampant case-fixing and...

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January 8 roundup

Pa. cash-for-kids judge allegedly came up with number of months for length of sentence based on how many birds could be seen out his office window [Legal Ethics Forum, with notes on ornithomancy or...

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More leads in Luzerne County, Pa. judicial scandal

Before the sensational revelations of corruption in juvenile justice sentencing, investigators had been tipped off about suspicious judicial handling of car-crash arbitrations and suits filed by...

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February 24 roundup

Judge Ciavarella defiant after racketeering conviction in Pennsylvania cash-for-kids horror [TheLegalIntel, Sullum and more, WSJ Law Blog, Greenfield, earlier] Widener lawprof Lawrence Connell facing...

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January 28 roundup

Voters unseat prosecutor in office during Luzerne County cash-for-kids scandal [Wendy N. Davis, ABA Journal] Obama plan for mass refinance overriding terms of mortgages “could permanently drive...

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Child welfare/protection roundup

Oh, American Academy of Pediatrics, why are you so consistently wrong? On videogames, on food-ad bans, on guns, CPSIA… New book by Annette Fuentes, Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a...

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Police and prosecution roundup

Tony Jalali case: “Anaheim, feds try to seize office building under forfeiture laws because owner rented to medical marijuana dispensaries” [@radleybalko, Institute for Justice] Judge Ciavarella, of...

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