Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

Judge Dementia Claim Dismissed


Without disclosing a name, the 9th Circuit has dismissed a judicial complaint claiming a bankruptcy judge somewhere in the circuit suffers from dementia.  Chief Judge Alex Kozinski rejected the complaint following an internal investigation. The complaint said the judge showed…

Death Penalty Struck Down


A federal judge in Los Angeles declared California’s death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday for its arbitrary and unpredictable delays in violation of protections against cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney vacated the death sentence of Ernest Dwayne Jones…