Reflections from the Bench
Reflections from the Bench

Courtroom

I remember a very good trial attorney who had a closet full of used sport coats and ties that he used to dress up his criminal clients when they came to court. He even threw in a shave and haircut to boot....

Reflections from the Bench: Never judge a book (or anything else in a courtroom) by its cover

I remember a very good trial attorney who had a closet full of used sport coats and ties that he used to dress up his criminal clients when they came to court. He even threw in a shave and haircut to boot....

I encountered a very creative defendant in my early years as a prosecutor. He was on probation for felony DWI, and he was charged with having violated a condition of probation that forbade his consumpt...

Reflections from the Bench: A novel defense

I encountered a very creative defendant in my early years as a prosecutor. He was on probation for felony DWI, and he was charged with having violated a condition of probation that forbade his consumpt...

As a longtime judicial officer, I was excited to be summoned for jury duty in January 2017.  When I arrived at the jury assembly room, I wondered why there were so few potential jurors. The jury commiss...

The price I paid for being a ‘good judge’

As a longtime judicial officer, I was excited to be summoned for jury duty in January 2017.  When I arrived at the jury assembly room, I wondered why there were so few potential jurors. The jury commiss...

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Reflections from the Bench: Never judge a book (or anything else in a courtroom) by its cover

Reflections from the Bench: A novel defense

The price I paid for being a ‘good judge’

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