Reagan Ally Bill Batchelder Laid to Rest in Ohio

“Sir, do you work for the state?” a police officer years ago asked as he rushed down the hall to catch up to Rep. Bill Batchelder (R-OH) when he walked past security in the Ohio statehouse. “No,” the conservative lawmaker replied. “I work against it.”

Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder (R-Medina) presides over the floor debate about Sena

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.

judge Julie Kocurek

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.

Grenade (Pat Pilon / Flickr / CC)

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.

Yee, Calderon (Breitbart News / Wire Services)