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

Female Athletes Take Legal Action Against NCAA Over Transgender Policies, Seeking Fairness and Accountability

Atlanta, Georgia – A group of 16 female athletes has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, claiming that the organization’s transgender athlete policies violate Title IX and the 14th Amendment. Among the plaintiffs is Reka Gyorgy, a former swimming champion from Hungary who missed out on a spot at the 2022 NCAA championships due to a transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas, taking her place. The lawsuit, organized by the Independent Council on Women’s Sports, has the potential to bring about significant changes in college athletics, as the NCAA sets the rules for its 1,100 member institutions. … 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

Unregulated Lawsuit Lending Threatens Fairness and Timeliness in the American Legal System, Urgent Reforms Needed

New York, NY – The American legal system, symbolized by the iconic Lady Justice statue, is intended to be a fair and even playing field. However, the reality is far more complex, with various factors that favor those with power and resources. One of these factors is the rapidly growing lawsuit lending industry, a shadowy and unregulated practice that poses a threat to the equilibrium of the legal system. Third-party litigation funding (TPLF) is more than just a financial aid for disadvantaged plaintiffs – it has evolved into a dubious influence that often dictates the … Read more