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What do judges want to ask Nina Totenberg? Here’s what you said.

2018-12-10T15:09:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Nina Totenberg By Anna-Leigh Firth December’s Question of the Month was unusual in that it asked our judicial alumni for questions instead of an answer. With the College about to present one of the biggest events in its history – a nonpartisan national symposium for judges and journalists Dec. 13 at the National

Two Sides of the Field Look at Drug-Recognition Experts

2018-11-30T15:12:14+00:00November 30th, 2018|

Drug-Recognition Experts (DREs) are law enforcement officers with specialized training on identifying the influence of alcohol, other drugs, combinations of alcohol and other drugs, and injury/illness in drivers. Listen to this podcast to hear more about DREs from the perspective of a defense attorney and a prosecutor.

Staying Fit on the Bench in 2019

2018-11-29T11:06:54+00:00November 27th, 2018|

January 31 & February 14, 2019 10 AM PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free Often judges spend a lot of time solving other people’s problems, at the expense of their own. Struggling with personal matters can affect your quality of life and your decision-making on the bench. This webcast is

Welcome to the Bench

2018-11-26T09:56:33+00:00November 21st, 2018|

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected or appointed to a new position. They are listed alphabetically by state.

‘We want anyone but you’: What ‘substitution’ reveals about us as judges and our entire justice system

2018-11-13T15:26:39+00:00November 12th, 2018|

The following is an excerpt from Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions by Charles Benjamin Schudson. Reprinted by permission of the University of Wisconsin Press. ©2018 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved. “If changing judges changes law, it is not even