By John F. Muffler
Recently, more than a dozen pipe bombs were delivered across the country to prominent public figures at their homes and workplaces. Although none went to judges, there is always a risk to you, your loved ones, and staff from the devious and the disgruntled due to the nature of your position.
A year ago we asked NJC alumni if they like wearing a judicial robe, and more than four out of five said yes. But let’s face it, as well as a plain black robe communicates the solemnity of legal proceedings, it’s not exactly high fashion.
Evidence suggests that human trafficking, a modern-day term for slavery that often involves forced sex work, is more prevalent among Native peoples than in the United States population as a whole.
By Mackenzie Barrett
An airman was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force in 2014 after being convicted of beating his wife and cracking his toddler stepson’s skull.
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Legal System: A mixed system of common law and customary law
The NJC is coming to Washington, D.C., the week of December 10 for these huge events:
- A four-day course for judges on Contemporary Threats to Judicial Independence and Freedom of the Press (register now – slots are nearly gone);
- A historic symposium for judges and journalists at the National Press Club titled “‘So-Called Judges’ and the ‘Enemy of the People’: Judges, Journalists and the Prospects for Democracy.”