Reflections from the Bench
Reflections from the Bench

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My mother always called me a “character.” It was not meant as a compliment. Like most children growing up in my Midwestern generation, I was expected to be less individual and more conformist. The 196...

The currency of character

My mother always called me a “character.” It was not meant as a compliment. Like most children growing up in my Midwestern generation, I was expected to be less individual and more conformist. The 196...

Village near the Oljato–Monument Valley in Arizona.  Ranch house. Aerial view, from above, drone shooting

Some years ago I was teaching an Indian Law Sovereignty class for the National Indian Justice Center in Las Vegas. In class was my friend Mr. Charlie Hill, Oneida Tribal member and famous comedian. This i...

This Land is Our Land? Two changes Native people would appreciate

Some years ago I was teaching an Indian Law Sovereignty class for the National Indian Justice Center in Las Vegas. In class was my friend Mr. Charlie Hill, Oneida Tribal member and famous comedian. This i...

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a Frenchman who studied American society during a nine-month tour in 1831 when the United States were still simmering with vitriolic political animus from the 1824 and 1...

Reflections from the Bench: Raging waters, recounts and sturdy banks of law

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a Frenchman who studied American society during a nine-month tour in 1831 when the United States were still simmering with vitriolic political animus from the 1824 and 1...

Village near the Oljato–Monument Valley in Arizona.  Ranch house. Aerial view, from above, drone shooting
This Land is Our Land? Two changes Native people would appreciate

Reflections from the Bench: Raging waters, recounts and sturdy banks of law

Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural on U Street NW, Washington, DC USA - Artist Rose Jaffe IG:Rose_Inks
I became a judge because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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COVID has helped cure some of the court’s ills

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