Nothing is more upsetting to many practiced litigators -- or judges -- than hearing someone address the bench with
What Do Judges Want?
It was Dr. Sigmund Freud who once rhetorically asked: "What do women want?". Litigants and lawyers preparing for trial should likewise...
Should Retired Judges Mediate?
Why use judges to mediate? This is a frequent question and an understandable one, given the relatively high cost of scarce judicial resources and the already heavy demands on judges' time.
How a judge is selected in Massachusetts
In the United States, some states elect their judges, while in others they are appointed. Judges in Massachusetts are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, also known as the Governor’s Council.
No-fault divorce is long overdue, says top judge
A Supreme Court judge has criticised ministers for failing to reform divorce and cohabitation law, in a rare public outburst. Lord Wilson of Culworth said that the law was in urgent need of...
Mastering the Art of Cross-Examination: Tips from a Judge
According to at least one judge, most lawyers do a good job in their opening statements, direct examinations, and closing argument, but never learn the art of cross-examination. To master that art,…
Why a corrupt 1930s politician received a hero's welcome after prison
Even corrupt politicians can be beloved, as MLive reporter Gus Burns explains in this week's Michigan Crime Stories podcast.
California Voters Want Policing Reforms—Why Won't Politicians Deliver Them?
The public overwhelmingly favors safeguards that law-enforcement unions oppose—and the unions are winning.
Voters lose when judges’ misdeeds are kept secret
The idea of a public body formally scolding an elected official for violating simple rules, solemn oaths and enshrined codes of conduct, but keeping it all behind closed doors, seems to go against the basic concept of democratic accountability.
Why judges and prosecutors like plea bargains
Many Washington residents may have heard of the concept of plea bargaining and how it can help a person charged with a crime, ... criminal defense
What can I say to persuade the judge to remove
it's been almost four years sense it was put on, I would like to remove it and don't know how to word the letter to persuade the judge and his PO to drop the DANCO. I tried a few years back his PO denied it, said when he's further along in his treatment he'd consider it. Well he's completed almost everything... I was just wondering how to correctly persuade them both to remove it... What would be the right thing to say?
John Oliver explains why elected judges are terrible for American democracy
Thirty-nine states elect judges, according to Oliver.
Why So Late Condemning the Death Penalty Judge Price?
Justice Harry Blackmun was tired. It was 1993 and he was a few short months from announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court o...
A Macomb County judge has agreed to pay a defense expert in the James VanCallis murder case $10,000, but the expert demands to be paid the $15,000 fee agree upon prior to the trial.
Advice from Family Judges on Parenting. Free blog by a Super Lawyer
Blog from Natalie Gregg, Law Office of Natalie Gregg
Why All Judges Should Spend One Week in a Prison
Before an individual becomes a judge, it should be required that any future judge be locked up in a prison for one week. I am not suggesting that our future dispenser of justice should be incarcerated with other inmates. The week of incarceration can be in a completely segregated protected unit or in a closed prison. The …
How Black Politicians Are Fighting the Resurgence of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
In 2012, Florida teen Trayvon Martin became a poster-child for the state's contested Stand Your Ground law, which granted residents like neighborhood watch
Bank Directors Appointed By Politicians
I recently wrote about proposed legislation (SB 528) that would establish the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank) as a...
Judge rules White House must restore CNN reporter's pass immediately
CNN sued the White House earlier this week, alleging that CNN and Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the suspension of Acosta's press pass.
We should applaud the end of the nuclear family, says top judge
Britain should "welcome and applaud" the collapse of the nuclear family, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has said.