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Most judges appear to prefer the judiciary handle its own problems rather than having the executive or legislative branches get more involved. But some say self-policing isn’t working all that well, and it...

Judges prefer the judiciary police itself, but there are concerns

Most judges appear to prefer the judiciary handle its own problems rather than having the executive or legislative branches get more involved. But some say self-policing isn’t working all that well, and it...

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Our December Question of the Month asked judges which of the following they’d most enjoy receiving this holiday season: a new gavel, a new robe, a new chair, new attorneys or something else. New chairs ...

Judges have some surprising wishes this holiday season

Our December Question of the Month asked judges which of the following they’d most enjoy receiving this holiday season: a new gavel, a new robe, a new chair, new attorneys or something else. New chairs ...

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We asked judges if they are seeing an increase in verbal attacks on them in the courtroom, and a clear majority (65 percent) of the 571 NJC alumni who responded said they are not. Judges apparently are al...

Judges say verbal attacks on them in court aren’t up, but something else is

We asked judges if they are seeing an increase in verbal attacks on them in the courtroom, and a clear majority (65 percent) of the 571 NJC alumni who responded said they are not. Judges apparently are al...

Washington DC United States government skyline silhouettes of the White House, the United States Capitol Building and the Supreme Court.
Judges prefer the judiciary police itself, but there are concerns

3d rendering of white gift box with red ribbon on round wooden block and brown wooden gavel on blue background. Digital art. Objects and materials. Gifts and celebrations.
Judges have some surprising wishes this holiday season

Man teacher, salesman, student or businessman angry, shouting and swearing with chalk blackboard background
Judges say verbal attacks on them in court aren’t up, but something else is

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021  
Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor  
Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.  
Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Most judges appear to support term limits for Supreme Court justices

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How often does a judge end up sentencing someone for breaking a law the judge personally disagrees with?

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How many judges have decided to leave the bench because of the pandemic?

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