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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
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.
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
Historic event will feature leaders of The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times along with prominent federal judges and state Supreme Court justices
By John F. Muffler The December 1989 mail-bomb assassination of Judge Robert S. Vance of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit taught many judges to have a plan in place for dealing with potential bombs.
By John F. Muffler Recently, more than a dozen pipe bombs were delivered across the country to prominent public figures at their homes and workplaces. Although none went to judges, there is always a risk to you, your loved ones, and staff from the devious and the disgruntled due to the nature of your position.
‘We want anyone but you’: What ‘substitution’ reveals about us as judges and our entire justice system
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
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our November Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if they have ever regretted one of their rulings. Nearly 80 percent of the 464 judges who responded said yes.