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One Judge’s Order For Hate Crime Committers: Read More Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

Earlier this week, WUSA9, a local news site in Ashburn, Virginia, reported that a group of teenage boys was given an “unusual sentence” after spra...

Federal Judge In Detroit Orders Temporary Ban On Trump Immigration Restrictions

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Detroit has issued an order temporarily restraining the Trump administration from carrying out immigration restri...

The Benefit of the Doubt Is Free

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

There is no harm, no foul in giving people the benefit of the doubt, at least for the short term. For instance, let's say you called a friend and they...

Judge May Lose Job 2 Years After 'Keep Your Knees Together' Rape Comment

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women

A Canadian judge may lose his job over a 2014 trial in which he asked a 19-year-old alleged rape victim why she couldn’t simply keep her knees toget...

The Soullessness Of Jury Duty

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I was called to jury duty. I was one of those delusional citizens who was a big believer that every American should perform their civic dut...

Judge Allows Inmate To Meet And Hold 1-Month-Old Son For First Time

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Good News

Judge Amber Wolf just rules. When the Louisville judge realized a defendant in a burglary case had been in custody during the birth of his son, Wolf a...

Judge Jails Lawyer For Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin. Now, Activists Are Pushing Back.

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

Activists in Youngstown, Ohio, are planning protests in support of an attorney who was jailed last week for wearing a Black Lives Matter pin during a ...

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

Las Vegas Judge Who Humiliated Defense Attorney Loses Election In A Landslide

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

A Las Vegas judge who last month ordered a public defender to be placed in handcuffs in court, saying she needed to learn "a lesson" about courtroom e...

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

Republican Posts Bigotry on Facebook for Discussion

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Adams County Republican Party Vice Chair John Sampson does not believe that a Muslim judge, who chose to take her oath of office with her hand on a Qu...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Voters Decide That Judge Having Sex In Chambers Is NBD

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Weird News

Ardor in the court didn't cost this jurist his job. A California judge who was reprimanded for having sex with two women in his chambers was re-electe...

If I Don't Speak for Judge Curiel, Who Will Speak When Trump Comes for Me?

Suraj Patel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Suraj Patel

Mr. Trump's questioning of whether a judge born in my own state of Indiana with Mexican background can ever be impartial relegates me to the exact second-class citizenship about which I was insecure growing up.

Family Health Care Costs Can't be Subject to Political Whim

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United Sta...

Judge Not...When the Judges Become the Judged

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Steve McSwain

Judge Not! Of course, like anything else, this would not be the case with every experience of life. There are things that happen around us and, sometimes, even to us that appear to be completely random and devoid of any rational explanation.

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Judge Has Emotional Reunion With Defendant She Recognized As Former Classmate

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Good News

The verdict is in -- this reunion will tug at your heartstrings. Florida Judge Mindy Glazer went viral last year when she recognized a defendant at a...

Shifting the Language of Inner Space

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 04.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

When we shift the language of our inner space from limiting thoughts to a kind, compassionate voice that inspires and encourages us, we open ourselves up to worlds of possibility.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

5 Things Your Divorce Judge Wants to Tell You, But Doesn't

Jason Levoy | Posted 03.19.2017 | Divorce
Jason Levoy

As a divorce attorney, I have experienced the power that judges hold in a divorce case, and have seen the good, bad and the ugly when it comes to how a judge's opinion of the parties creates the tenner of the proceedings and affects important issues, such as custody and alimony.

Walk a Day in My Shoes

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.26.2017 | Women
Mim Jenkinson

Walk a day in my shoes. Feel my fear that I'm going to lose this fight. That I might never see my children grow up, go to school, win their first competition, really talk to them, dance at their weddings. Feel sad that my children might never really know me.

How Polls Trick People Into Saying Dumb Things, Like Judge Judy Being On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

Do you think Judge Judy is a member of the Supreme Court? Yes? Maybe? Doesn't matter. Anything less than "absolutely not" shows you've been failed by...

Man Caught Having Sex With Donkey Asks For Jail Time

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.03.2016 | Crime

A 21-year-old farm worker from Wisconsin who was caught having sex with a female donkey is headed to jail -- after asking a judge to revoke his more l...