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Do most judges think plea bargains advance justice? Yes, but it’s complicated. Nearly 90 percent of the 552 judges who voted in our one-question survey of NJC alumni earlier this month said plea bargain...

Judges overwhelmingly approve of plea bargaining, largely for practical reasons

Do most judges think plea bargains advance justice? Yes, but it’s complicated. Nearly 90 percent of the 552 judges who voted in our one-question survey of NJC alumni earlier this month said plea bargain...

Abby Abinanti remembers it as a particularly big fight.   Two men in her Yurok tribe were engaged in a dispute about a haul of fish from the Klamath River in far Northern California. The Yurok In...

Judicial Heroes & Legends: June 2021 – Chief Judge Abby Abinanti

Abby Abinanti remembers it as a particularly big fight.   Two men in her Yurok tribe were engaged in a dispute about a haul of fish from the Klamath River in far Northern California. The Yurok In...

Upset woman in casino with falling cards

A study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that problem gambling grows as the number of ways to gamble legally multiplies. That means that as more jurisdictions legalize g...

How to sentence someone with a gambling addiction

A study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that problem gambling grows as the number of ways to gamble legally multiplies. That means that as more jurisdictions legalize g...

Judges overwhelmingly approve of plea bargaining, largely for practical reasons

Judicial Heroes & Legends: June 2021 – Chief Judge Abby Abinanti

Upset woman in casino with falling cards
How to sentence someone with a gambling addiction

Judicial Heroes & Legends: May 2021 – Chief Justice William S. Richardson

Debate. The science of communication. Rope pulling.
A heated argument over the 'reasonable person'

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