Legal News

History Making Appointment

On June 3, 1813, a standing committee on the Judiciary was established by the House of Representatives to consider legislation relating to judicial proceedings. In 1813, U.S. Representative Charles Ingersoll became the first Chairman of the full Judiciary Committee. From … Continue reading

Sunday Interview with Stacey Jackson: ‘I advocate hard for my clients. I give 110 percent.’

Columbus attorney Stacey Jackson had a good year in the courtroom and a bad year at the polls. In September, Jackson’s client Kareem Lane was acquitted of the 1992 murder of Jim Burns, then the superintendent of Muscogee County schools. … Continue reading

President’s nominees face do-or-die moment as Congress sets to adjourn

Anxiety is mounting among advocacy groups over the fates of dozens of executive and judicial branch nominees who remain in Senate limbo as the 113th Congress gets ready to close up shop. With Republicans poised to take control of the … Continue reading

Rev. Edward Pinkney is latest African-American Green leader targeted for political prosecution

Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan is a long-time community organizer who has led resistance in this predominantly African-American community to a government subservient to the Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool corporation. Benton Harbor is among the Michigan cities, including Detroit, … Continue reading

Family of man killed in BB gun case sues police and Walmart

The family of a man who picked up a BB gun for sale at an Ohio Walmart and was shot dead by police has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the corporation and police are responsible for his death. John … Continue reading

Dandridge calls Bar Association members into service

Invoking the names of two legendary Philadelphia lawyers, incoming ChancellorAlbert S. Dandridge III challenged the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association to embrace public service at a deeper level than ever before at the Association’s annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Dandridge reflected back … Continue reading

Bryant-McCormick joins Hendersonville law firm

Kee Bryant-McCormick has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC law firm’s Sumner County office. She’ll focus her practice in business and corporate law, criminal defense and government investigations, estate planning, probate law, wills and trusts and special education law, according to … Continue reading

How Delaware reviews police deadly force debated

The Delaware Attorney General does not use the grand jury as an investigative body as was done in Ferguson and Staten Island. Local critics charge that the state’s review process is similarly flawed and should a similar situation arise here, … Continue reading

How Loretta Lynch could save the country, the Obama administration, and the Democratic Party

For six frustrating years, Obama has tried to be Legislator in Chief focusing his energy almost exclusively on the areas where his enemies could frustrate him, while ignoring the vast Executive Powers of the Presidency. But perhaps with his discovery … Continue reading

From Daniel Pantaleo To Darren Wilson, Police Are Almost Never Indicted

A police officer who choked an unarmed man to death on a public sidewalk will not face trial. This is the second recent high-profile case in which a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who had killed … Continue reading