Tag: judge

Texas Criminal Court Judge Shot in Her Driveway

A felony criminal district court judge in Travis County, Texas, was shot outside her home last night. Judge Julie Kocurek is also a former prosecutor. It is unknown whether the shooting is related to her duties as a criminal judge or prosecutor.

Grenade (Pat Pilon / Flickr / CC)

Judge’s Grenade at Court Spooks Bomb Squad

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, whose identity was not released, found a hand grenade and brought it to the parking lot of a Torrance courthouse on Tuesday, sparking members of the sheriff’s bomb squad to arrive out of fear that the grenade might still be active.

Yee, Calderon (Breitbart News / Wire Services)

Yee, Calderon Office Records Must Be Released, Judge Says

The Bay Area News Group (BANG) and the Los Angeles News Group (LANG) won their battle with the state legislature this week, as a Sacramento County judge ruled that former Democratic state Sens. Leland Yee and Ronald S. Calderon must make their meeting schedules, office calendars and assorted official records available to the public.

Prisoner’s Sex Change Surgery Delay May Still Leave Taxpayers Footing the Bill

$100,000. That’s the prison’s estimated cost of the sex change operation California inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy demanded and was scheduled to receive in July before a Thursday court order delayed the first ever prison-paid procedure of its kind in California. But even if he’s released on parole, the taxpayers could still have the privilege of picking up the tab under Medi-Cal, says one bay area legal director.

AP Photo/Dave Martin

Judge: Child Rapist ‘Did Not Intend to Harm’

In one of the most shocking decisions in recent memory, a California judge reduced a child rapist’s sentence from a mandatory 25 years to 10, claiming that the longer sentence would constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Judge Orders State to Pay for Inmate’s Sex Change

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that California’s corrections department must pay for an inmate’s sex change surgery, establishing a new precedent as no operation for an inmate has ever been ordered in the state.