It’s in your court
You may have heard about a case where a number of people were charged with misdemeanor trespassing. You may also have heard that they appeared at a meeting of the cCity cCouncil requesting that the mayor and council dismiss the criminal citations. Is this the normal process? It is not. A prosecutor ...Read More
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by Judge Greg Galler Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives. We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates, and a variety of other matters. With so much at stake I am frequently surprised at how...Read More
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by Judge Steve Halsey An article in the Dec. 18, 2014, issue of the Wall Street Journal describes the growing trend of invitees failing to RSVP to invitations to formal events such as banquets, parties and weddings. At one event 96 invitees who failed to RSVP showed up at an event and most sat in [....Read More
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by Judge Greg Galler People sometimes get frustrated with our criminal court system when a person charged with a horrific crime enters a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. There seems to be a common belief that this is a legal loophole that routinely allows guilty people to escape responsibil...Read More
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by Judge Steve Halsey We hear about them all of the time, usually on TMZ or Entertainment Tonight: seemingly-frivolous lawsuits. I just read that a model-contestant who lost on a reality TV show sued one of the show’s judges who found out she had been employed by an “escort service.”  We all ...Read More
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by Judge Stephen Halsey Frequently, we see surveys in the news about the various professions and occupations and how the public views them.  A 2010 Gallup poll rated nurses, military officers, and pharmacists 71-81 percent high or very high for honesty and ethics, while members of Congress, busine...Read More
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