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Texas Republican Judge Switches Party, Denouncing GOP as Party of Bigots and Hate-Mongers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, democrats, candidates, elections, ethics, politics, judge )

- 1397 days ago -
A Republican Judge from San Antonio, Texas, has announced he is quitting the GOP and will seek re-election as a Democrat, saying that he can no longer be part of political party whose identity is based on hate, bigotry and destroying people's lives.
Judge Favored By BP Has Financial Ties to Oil Industry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gulf oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, judge, bp, BP Oil Spill, BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, gulf of mexico oil spill, Gulf oil spill disaster )

- 2614 days ago -
The judge that BP wants to hear an estimated 200 lawsuits over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster gets tens of thousands of dollars a year in oil royalties and is paid travel expenses to industry conferences, financial disclosure forms show.
Sotomayor Poised to Become First Hispanic Justice
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Judge, Sotomayor, politics, Votes, democrats, republicans )

- 2936 days ago -
WASHINGTON - The Senate pressed toward a history-making vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice Thursday, elevating the daughter of Puerto Rican parents after a summer-long debate filled with ethnic politics.
No 3rd Trial After Judge's Ban of Word 'Rape'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: victim, rape, court, judge, trial, sexual assault, ban )

- 3515 days ago -
OMAHA, Nebraska - Prosecutors in Nebraska have decided not to pursue a third trial in a sexual assault case that gained national attention after the judge barred the words "rape" and "victim" in court.
Judge Denies Larry Craig Motion to Revoke Plea
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Larry Craig, sex sting, court, judge, senator, media, usa )

- 3606 days ago -
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota judge on Thursday rejected Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's bid to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, a major setback in Craig's effort to clear his name and hang on to his Senate seat. "Because the defendant's plea was

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