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This series examines a chief judge who appears to be using her power and position to do as she pleases. WXYZ used FOIA extensively in their investigation which lead the city to put her on administrative leave as well as leading to inquiries and audits from the State Court Administrator, the Judicial Tenure Commission and a formal complaint containing 192 specific allegations.
This series is a comprehensive look at drunken driving in Colorado. It includes specific cases, recommendation of dealing with the problem, and current policies.
Legal Times investigates the backlog of cases in Washington, D.C.'s domestic-relations court system. The articles finds the "system seems to victimize those who need help the most." Why? The article finds a lack of good communication between lawyers and judges, miserly court administrators, and basic tardiness are some of the main problems plaguing the system. In a previous survey, two of the most common answers for why cases were delayed were that the "judges or commissioners were not on time," or that "the courtroom was locked." Another factor contributing to the backlog was litigants being able to give long, rambling arguments without being limited by the presiding judge.
Detroit News shows how Michigan's lawyer discipline agency halted investigations of prominent lawyers and shredded documents related to their cases, how the state bar's political influence limited the agency's aggressiveness, and secret rules protected lawyers from their victims, 1989.