President Biden Nominates Peoria Magistrate Judge Jonathan Hawley for U.S. District Court Position

Peoria, Ill. — U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan E. Hawley, currently presiding in Peoria, has been nominated by President Joseph Biden to ascend to the role of a full district judge. This nomination aims to fill the vacancy that will arise as U.S. District Judge James Shadid transitions to senior status, a form of semi-retirement that allows judges to maintain a lighter caseload while remaining active on the bench. The announcement from the White House came early Wednesday, setting the stage for what is expected to be a thorough review of Hawley’s credentials and jurisprudence by … Read more

Experienced Deputy District Attorney Valerie Summers Seeks San Diego County Superior Court Judge Position for Fair and Equal Justice

SAN DIEGO, California – Valerie Summers, a candidate for San Diego County Superior Court judge, Office 43, is vying for a position that demands experience and a strong track record in administering fair and equal justice. Drawing from her more than 35 years of service as a deputy district attorney, Summers emphasizes her commitment to community safety and dedication to upholding the rule of law. Summers’ qualifications have earned her an exceptional rating from the San Diego County Bar Association. As a prosecutor, Summers has handled a wide range of criminal cases, including murder, child … Read more

Former Orange County Spokesman Settles Discrimination Lawsuit, Resigns from Position

GOSHEN, N.Y. – A discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Orange County spokesman against his former supervisor has been settled. Justin Rodriguez, who served as an assistant to the Orange County executive, will also be leaving his position. Rodriguez claimed that his supervisor, Harold Porr, created a hostile work environment based on his religious and ethnic background. His lawsuit alleged that Porr, who was aware that Rodriguez’s mother is Jewish and his father is of Puerto Rican descent, made derogatory comments and exhibited demeaning behavior towards him. Rodriguez refrained from making an official complaint out … Read more

Elmira Attorney Bryan Maggs Vies for New Family Court Judge Position in Chemung County

ELMIRA, N.Y. – Chemung County in New York will soon have a second Family Court judge, with attorney Bryan Maggs announcing his candidacy for the position. The addition of this new role was made possible by state legislation passed last year, which amended the state’s Judiciary Law and Family Court Act to allocate additional judges across various jurisdictions. As a registered Republican, Maggs, who brings 23 years of experience as a trial attorney, hopes to secure the newly-created Family Court seat in the upcoming fall election. Maggs’ background includes serving as a U.S. Army Judge … Read more