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Sirens & Gavels judges archive

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Honolulu judge puts man in chokehold

HONOLULU (AP) — It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said. District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Thief posts Facebook pic of judge's loot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida say a man is facing charges after he was seen in a photo on Facebook holding a judge's stolen nameplate. Twenty-one-year-old Steven Mulhall was arrested Thursday on violation of probation charges. Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

In this 2003 photo, Jerome Leveque shares a laugh during an announcement by hen-Gov. Gary Locke, right, that Leveque and private defense attorney Maryann Moreno, center, were the new Superior Court judges Friday. (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Judge Leveque to retire at end of year 

In this 2003 photo, Jerome Leveque shares a laugh during an announcement by hen-Gov. Gary Locke, right, that Leveque and private defense attorney Maryann Moreno, center, were the new Superior Court judges Friday. (SRfilephoto) Spokane County Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque will retire when his...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012

Superior Court assignments change

Today, Judge Maryann Moreno steps down from the role of presiding judge in Spokane County Superior Court after overseeing dramatic changes – and improved results – in how local officials administer justice. Presiding judges are elected by their peers and essentially handle the administration of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Recorder leads to Pa. 'joyboating' arrest

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with joyriding in three stolen boats after they say they found a judge's stolen cassette recorder in one of the boats — on which the suspect recorded an account of his crimes. State police...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 2010

3 men nominated for U.S. District judge 

Wenatchee attorney Stanley Bastian, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Rice and Spokane attorney Les Weatherhead have been nominated for federal judge in the Eastern District of Washington.U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell forwarded their names Friday to President Barack Obama for consideration after a...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

Triplet named new Superior Court judge

Spokane County Court Commissioner James Triplet had to keep the secret all of Sunday night: He’d been chosen by Gov. Chris Gregoire to replace Neal Rielly as Superior Court Judge. “She swore me to secrecy until she could make the announcement today,” Triplet said of...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

District judges’ schedules hard to track

An effort to prevent political use of information about their daily duties seems to have backfired on Spokane County District Court judges. Instead, they handed critics an opportunity to accuse them of being secretive. “What do they have to hide?” asked attorney Timothy Note, who...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Tim Note vs. District Court Judge Hayes

A young attorney who has big ideas on how to make court more efficient is taking on a one-term judge who said her life experiences have made her better at making tough decisions. Defense attorney Timothy Note (left), 35, is challenging Spokane County District Court...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

Feds: U.S. judge used cocaine w/ stripper

By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) - A veteran federal judge faces drug and firearms charges after an exotic dancer at an Atlanta strip club told authorities he used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs with her. Senior U.S. District Judge Jack T....

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