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Judge the Fighting Judge – How Would You Rule?

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On June 2, 2014, a fight broke out in the hallway of a Brevard Country, Florida courtroom.  The fight was between an assistant public defender and the presiding Judge, Retired Army Reserve Colonel, John

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Posted in The Bench

Judges as Board Members: New Pa. Code of Judicial Conduct

By Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a new Code of Judicial Conduct. Effective July 1, 2014, new rules will apply to the extrajudicial activities for Pennsylvania judges. Businesses and nonprofits need to accommodate these

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Are Judicial Rulings Based Only on Facts and Law? Justice, Wheaties and Timeouts.

Most judges, lawyers and anyone that watched an episode of Matlock would suggest that judicial rulings are based solely on law and facts. After all, Justice is blind, and an objective Judiciary must apply facts to the law and render an impartial

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

One Last Question.

I recently attended a large event with a room filled with lawyers and judges.  One of the award recipients made the mistake of telling the audience that his acceptance speech was going to be quick and short.  It wasn’t.  Judges started to talk amongst themselves,

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Posted in Trial
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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