All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Judges’

Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed on Wednesday in a rare unanimous (96-0) vote in the U.S. Senate. She has now been nominated for federal positions …

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Helen Mirren Voted Top Female Performer

Helen Mirren was the recent recipient of the 2013 Best Actress award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her performance of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. Apparently, Mirren was originally tied with another nominee (Linda Bassett, Lesley Manville, Billie Piper or Kristin Scott Thomas) for the coveted award until movie critic Henry Hitchings changed his vote. This ordeal …

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Betty Fletcher Dies at 89, Liberal U.S. Appeals Judge

Today, we mourn the loss of Betty Fletcher, a great and faithful servant to San Francisco’s Court of Appeals (Ninth District), who died yesterday (Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012). Prior to her involvement with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fletcher started as a practicing lawyer in 1956 at Preston, Gates, and Ellis, a small private practice firm in Seattle, WA, …

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American Idol Hosts: Mariah Carey Officially Joins Up

American Idols hosts are dropping like flies. Both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have parted ways with the popular talent show, leaving fans to wonder, “Who will producers find to fill the void left by these two unexpected departures?” According to Entertainment Weekly, pop diva Mariah Carey has officially signed on for the 12th season of the popular television program. …

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What Impact Does Facebook, Twitter Have On Court Juries?

To answer the question above; no, a majority of court cases aren’t tainted by the use of social media. According to a survey (PDF) which asked 508 judges various questions regarding juries and their use of social media services. It should be noted that the questionnaire was given to 952 judges, with only the 508 responding. So the results aren’t …

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