Benjamin Lerner.
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Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
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Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment
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AP News
August 26, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman's ruling followed the first state...
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia Common Pleas judge has granted part of the city's request for a preliminary injunction against the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital. Judge Nina Padilla ruled that Hahnemann's owners are prohibited "from closing, ceasing operations, or in any way...
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A Florida judge granted NFL team owner Robert Kraft's request to suppress surveillance video footage and other evidence in his prostitution solicitation case.
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May 13, 2019 - 7:54 pm
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) - - A Florida judged ruled Monday that prosecutors cannot use surveillance video and other evidence in the prostitution solicitation case against NFL team owner Robert Kraft. The ruling is a major win for Kraft, one of dozens of spa patrons allegedly caught on...
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Judge claimed during trial he had knowledge from God
March 08, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- The Texas Judicial Commission is issuing a public warning to a judge who told a jury that God wanted to acquit a woman who was on trial for charges related to sex trafficking. The jury found her guilty instead, and Gloria Romero Perez was sentenced to 25 years in prison...
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FILE- Roger Stone formally apologized Monday for his controversial Instagram posts about federal district court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a letter filed with the court.
February 18, 2019 - 9:57 pm
By Kate Sullivan and Sara Murray, CNN (CNN) -- Roger Stone formally apologized Monday for his controversial Instagram posts about federal district court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a letter filed with the court. Jackson is overseeing Stone's criminal case in DC District Court. A photo was posted...
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Director Francois Ozon holds aloft the Silver Bear grand jury prize for the film 'By the Grace of God' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens...
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Jacquie Jones is now running for circuit court judge in Delaware County.
Courtesy of Stefan Roots, Chester Matters Blog
Justin Udo
January 22, 2019 - 7:52 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A local lawyer is using a traumatic experience to advocate for others as she runs for political office. Life changed in the blink of an eye for Jacquie Jones, a lawyer in Media, Delaware County, when she found out her brother was stabbed to death by his girlfriend. "I...
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Mike Farrell (pictured) is running as a Democrat for Common Pleas Judge in Delaware County.
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Paul Kurtz
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
DELWARE COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — A judicial candidate in Delaware County is letting voters know that he has battled Parkinson's disease for much of his adult life. Mike Farrell was just 31 when he learned he had young-onset Parkinson's, a diagnosis he refused to accept. "I tried to use Irish...
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Michael African and Rachel Wolkenstein.
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Cherri Gregg
January 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Common Pleas judge that opened the door for a partial appeal in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is retaining jurisdiction. Earlier this month, the District Attorney's Office alerted the court of newly discovered case files. Jamal supporters met in West...
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