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Ethics 101: The Same Person Cannot Serve as Prosecutor and Judge in the Same Case. The Supreme Court Needs to Say So

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Every so often, a state judge's conflict of interest in deciding a particular case is so extreme and antithetical to fundamental fairness that the Supreme Court needs to step in to cleanse the taint.

The Right Fight for Progressives Over the Souter Vacancy

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

If conservatives insist on using slogans like "judicial activism" and "legislating from the bench," then at the very least, such terms should be applied to liberal and conservative nominees consistently.

Supreme Court's Judge-For-Sale Case Is Just The Tip of a Larger Iceberg

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Corporate-owned courts presided over by the business community's hand-picked arbitrators are fast becoming the rule, and a deeply ideological bench is only sometimes available as an imperfect alternative.