Judge Melissa R. DuBose’s Historic Approval Paves the Way for Diversity on Rhode Island’s Federal Bench

Providence, Rhode Island – The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has given its approval to the nomination of District Court Judge Melissa R. DuBose to the federal bench. With a vote of 12-9, mainly along party lines, DuBose is now one step closer to taking the U.S. District Court seat relinquished by Judge William E. Smith. If the nomination is confirmed by the full Senate, DuBose will make history as Rhode Island’s first person of color and LGBTQ+ judge. DuBose’s nomination was put forward by President Joe Biden in January, following the recommendation of … Read more

Mississippi Resident Andrew S. Harris Appointed as New U.S. Magistrate Judge, Bringing Extensive Legal Expertise to the Federal Bench

Jackson, Miss. – Andrew S. Harris has been named as the successor to U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball in the Northern Division at Jackson by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi judges. The transition is set to take place on March 1, according to a press release from the court. Harris, a resident of Mississippi for 37 years, has a strong background in law and a deep connection to the state. He earned his B.A. from Millsaps College in 2007 and graduated with top honors from the University of … Read more

Judge Robert Adrian Dismissed from Bench for Blatant Violations: Illinois Courts Commission Takes Action

QUINCY, IL – An Illinois judge has been dismissed from the bench following a ruling by the Illinois Courts Commission on allegations of judicial misconduct. Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge Robert Adrian faced a hearing regarding his potential misconduct, and after nearly three months of deliberation, the commission decided to remove him from his position. This latest development raises concerns about the integrity of the judicial system and the impact of such violations on the administration of justice. The commission’s ruling document, spanning over thirty pages, outlines the various criteria used to determine appropriate sanctions for … Read more

Crowell & Moring Strengthens California Litigation Bench with Addition of Prominent Trial Lawyer Eric Enson

LOS ANGELES – Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust and Competition Group has added experienced trial lawyer Eric Enson as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Enson has a strong background in handling complex international cartel investigations and antitrust class actions, including major jury trials. Enson brings extensive experience in responding to U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigations and dealing with follow-on civil class action and opt-out litigation. He has represented both targets and witnesses in criminal grand jury investigations involving collusion among competitors. Enson previously worked at Jones Day as a partner before joining Crowell … Read more