Reflections from the Bench
Reflections from the Bench

Clemson
Clemson

I’ve sat on the bench for 25 years—but it’s probably not the bench you are thinking of. I am a judge for the Clemson University Municipal Court. We are a department within the Division of Student Af...

Reflections from the Bench: My court is on a college campus

I’ve sat on the bench for 25 years—but it’s probably not the bench you are thinking of. I am a judge for the Clemson University Municipal Court. We are a department within the Division of Student Af...

Division of Student Affairs, Clemson
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njured African American veteran in wheelchair talks with military psychiatrist. Both men are seen from the neck down. Focus is on the wheelchair.
njured African American veteran in wheelchair talks with military psychiatrist. Both men are seen from the neck down. Focus is on the wheelchair.

Reggie kept his eyes fixed on his shoes and answered my questions in a voice barely louder than a whisper. Defendants often act deferential and docile, but I’d never seen a Marine sound this defeated befor...

Reflections from the Bench: My court rescues veterans suffering silently

Reggie kept his eyes fixed on his shoes and answered my questions in a voice barely louder than a whisper. Defendants often act deferential and docile, but I’d never seen a Marine sound this defeated befor...

Soccer Mom magistrate
Soccer Mom magistrate

I was the magistrate on call one morning when a young man I recognized was brought before me in an initial appearance. He had been a classmate with my oldest son. He was charged with DUI. As I began...

Reflections from the Bench: ‘Mom’ and ‘Magistrate’ – more interchangeable than I thought

I was the magistrate on call one morning when a young man I recognized was brought before me in an initial appearance. He had been a classmate with my oldest son. He was charged with DUI. As I began...

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