Judicial Conference Takes Action to Eliminate Judge Shopping and Ensure Fairness in the Courtroom

Washington, D.C. – The Judicial Conference of the United States has taken a significant step towards creating a fair and impartial justice system. In an effort to combat judge shopping and promote random case assignment, the governing body of federal courts has released guidelines for district courts to follow. This move aims to address the appearance of unfairness and restore public trust in the judicial process. Judge shopping refers to the practice of selecting a judge who is perceived to be sympathetic to a particular case. This has raised concerns about the integrity of the … Read more

Federal Judiciary Urged to Curb ‘Judge Shopping’ to Ensure Fairness and Impartiality in Texas Courts

Dallas, Texas – The advisory body to the federal judiciary has recently issued guidelines to discourage the practice of “judge shopping,” a tactic used by attorneys to ensure their case is heard by a judge who aligns with their cause. While the guidelines are not binding, there is a call for federal courts in Texas to adopt them. Judge shopping involves attorneys seeking out single-judge divisions within federal courts where the judge is likely to align with their ideology. This tactic is used to obtain favorable rulings and has become a significant issue, particularly in … Read more

Concerned Maine Residents Await Sensible Gun Laws to Ensure Public Safety

West Bath, Maine – On the opening day of the 2024 legislative session in Maine, a concerned citizen, Kristen Hanley, along with her two sons, stood outside the State House waiting for the session to begin. Their purpose was clear – to urge state leaders to implement sensible gun laws that would protect Mainers from future tragedies like the Lewiston shooting. Hanley emphasized the need for legislation as there are no metal detectors to ensure their safety at work or school, making the law their only form of protection. Despite their efforts, the Maine Legislature … Read more

California Implements New Law on Retaliation: Guidelines for Employers to Mitigate Risks and Ensure Fair Employment Practices

SACRAMENTO, California – Recent changes in California’s employment laws have brought about a significant shift for employers in handling disciplinary actions and terminations following a protected complaint. The implementation of a new law has established a rebuttable presumption of retaliation, which has far-reaching implications. This article will delve into the legislation, explore its impact, analyze the burden shifting analysis, and provide practical guidance for employers to mitigate risks. The new law introduces a rebuttable presumption of retaliation when certain violations of the Labor Code occur and an employee faces disciplinary action or termination within 90 … Read more