In a 7-2 ruling issued last week, the Supreme Court said federal administrative law judges who rule on serious charges like stock fraud cannot be hired as career professionals but must be appointed by political appointees such as cabinet secretaries and commissioners.
By Col. Linda Strite Murnane (Ret.), USAF It is summer time, which means family vacations and military moves. Sadly, It also means judges are likely to see military members in municipal or federal magistrate courts for impaired-driving offenses.
Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected or appointed to a new position. Jude Pate, Superior Court, Alaska Jason Chambers, Circuit Court, Illinois Ryan Jumper, Circuit Court, Illinois Thomas R. Lehmann, District Court, Minnesota Jonathan Papik, Supreme Court, Nebraska Mario E. Perez, District Court, North
The College’s Question of the Month for June 2018 asked judges if they give special instructions to jurors to guard against unconscious bias. Most do not, according to the poll. One anonymous respondent shared the instructions he issues: “In this courtroom, everyone is entitled to a level playing field. This means that you must regard
Jury selection in Indian Country is often a challenge because so many tribal members know each other and are related to each other, putting objectivity at risk.
By Hon. James M. Redwine A syllogism: All sentient humans have learned, implicit biases, all judges are sentient human beings, ergo, all judges have implicit biases. The issue is not whether judges are biased. The issue is how judges can guard the people affected by the judge from her/his particular
Unconscious bias has been in the headlines since Starbucks closed all its stores nationwide for an afternoon late last month to conduct racial-bias education for employees.
The College and its affiliate Dividing the Waters have just published Adjudicating Groundwater: A Judge’s Guide to Understanding Groundwater and Modeling.