By Kenneth D. Robinson
- Marijuana has changed
The marijuana your friends may have smoked in the 1970s bears little resemblance to the marijuana consumed today. The concentration of the psychoactive ingredient — THC — has increased almost six-fold.
- This is a fatal dose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 100 times stronger than morphine.
By Anna-Leigh Firth
Our October Question of the Month asked alumni, “Should there be a maximum age for judges, even those with lifetime appointments?” A slight majority, 52 percent of the 632 respondents, said yes.
By the late Judge Dennis Challeen
Back in the ’60s and ’70s, the liberals were in charge of corrections, and a lot of money was spent on rehabilitation programs. Almost everything was tried, from teaching job skills, enhancing self-esteem, hugs and warm fuzzies and poetry to intense probation.
Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.
Monica Jo Gomez, County Court, Colorado
Meghan A. Adams, Superior Court, Delaware
Michael W. Arrington, Family Court, Delaware
Jeffery O. Monroe, Superior Court, Georgia
Frank A. Brindisi, District Court, Louisiana
Melissa Saterbak, District Court, Minnesota
Darlene Rivera Spalla, District Court, Minnesota
Rachna Sullivan, District Court, Minnesota
Misty A. Watson, Deputy Probate Commissioner, Missouri
Jennifer McAffrey, District
By Anna-Leigh Firth
Our September Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if they think it is right for journalists to point out which president or governor appointed a judge. The survey attracted 438 participants, and by a wide margin – nearly 4-1 – they indicated that they have no problem with the practice.
By Hon. David J. Dreyer
My name is Dave and I’m an incivility-holic.
I don’t know where to begin.
I didn’t want to become uncivil, it just kind of happened, I guess. I grew up in an uncivil family. My parents would stay up late at night, both of them as uncivil as a skunk. We kids learned to fend for ourselves. As is often the case of children of uncivil parents,