U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.
The Senate for the first time confirmed an openly gay black man to become a top-level federal judge. By a 98-0 vote Tuesday, senators approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Darrin Gayles to join a district court in Florida.
A judge has released from jail a D.C. police officer charged with threatening to kidnap or injure his girlfriend.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed two men to serve as judges on U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
A judge from Prince George’s County will take over this spring as the top judge of Maryland District Court.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.
Singer Chris Brown’s lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he’s facing in Washington, D.C.
A federal judge has ruled that Virginia cannot automatically hold prisoners convicted of capital murder on “death row,” where the harsh conditions and solitary confinement amount to an unconstitutional denial of due process.
The Senate on Thursday advanced a key judicial nominee of President Barack Obama, an appointment that would complete a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s second most powerful court.
Two new magistrate judges have been appointed to serve on the D.C. Superior Court.