Category: Cases

From our Publisher: Call it the “Mystery of the Missing Memo”

Sara Corcoran, correspondent and contributing editor, as well as founding publisher of the National Courts Monitor, is sleuthing to find a missing article about the so-called “Baron & Budd witness coaching memo,” which has gone missing from Wikipedia,… Read More

Title 18 Sec 201: Corruption Code Stuck in Error Mode

By Sara Corcoran, Washington DC Correspondent Title 18 Section 201 is a relatively unknown section of the federal criminal code related to the bribery of public officials and witnesses. Its interpretation and limitations still impact some of the… Read More

Law Firms Eager to Solicit Victims of California Fires

Where there’s smoke, there are lawyers. From the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., comes a wry acknowledgement that the record-setting wildfires that devastated California’s wine country set the table for a legal feeding frenzy. “After the limitless… Read More

Delaware Report Recommends More Funding for ‘Civil Gideon’

Another year brings another report about the need to improve access to civil courts for low-income residents. A court-mandated legal commission in Delaware capped a two-year investigation this fall and issued its recommendations, agreeing the system is unfair… Read More

Proposed Immigration Court Reform Could Be ‘Death Knell’

Judicial independence would suffer under a plan by the Trump administration to streamline immigration hearings, according to the editorial staff at The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on Nov. 17 to the Federalist Society national lawyers… Read More