Tag Archives: ethics

Split Opinion? Two Different Opinions Issued in Gitmo Case

Last year a federal judge ordered the release of a Guantanamo detainee, but the following day the judge’s order disappeared from the online docket, only to reappear days later heavily edited and altered. The government has now claimed responsibility, saying…

Do Lawyers Need More Transparent Regulation?

Post by Randall Ryder The Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, has indicated that he is in process of removing a District Attorney who is currently under fire for sending inappropriate text messages. As the Governor notes, however, the alleged misconduct had…

Judge Blocks Federal Government From Funding Stem Cell Research

A federal judge has blocked the federal government from funding any stem cell research, based on a 1996 law that was intended to prevent the destruction of human embryos. The judge issued a preliminary injunction, based his analysis that the…

Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney Recorded Talks with Jailed Defendant

A Defendant’s former defense attorney appeared in federal court last week to explain why he recorded over 60 conversations with the Defendant in jail. Attorney Terry Haddock was working with the government while he represented Shannon Williams. During the course…

Supreme Court Justice Calls for Judicial Election Reform

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg said last week if she had to make one reform in the American court system, it would be judicial elections. Ginsburg, along with former Justice O’Connor, are calling for a reform of the system of…

Appeals Court Strikes Down Prohibitions on Attorney Advertising

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down restrictions on attorney advertising that were imposed by the state of New York. New York had imposed a variety of restrictions, and although the court did not strike down all of…

House Impeaches Federal Judge

The US House has impeached federal Judge Thomas Porteous of New Orleans for misconduct while on the bench. All of the house votes were unanimous on four different articles of impeachment. Porteous is accused of taking money, meals, and other…