California spent thousands on sexual harassment suits against judges

Amid a flurry of sexual harassment cases in the California Legislature, a record request has revealed the state’s court system has been settling sexual harassment complaints against judges and staffers. [LA Times]

Over the last seven years, the state Judicial Council has paid more than $500,000 to settle sexual harassment cases. Read More …

Grover Beach woman pleads guilty to involvement in oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug dealing case. [Billings Gazette]

Claudia Norman, 57, allegedly acted as the supplier for methamphetamine dealers in the Bakken oil fields, which span the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. Read More …