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Advice From a Judge While Waiting For a Jury

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Marcus Landsberg

"Waiting is really the hardest part," The judge of my first jury trial told me. After a day and a half the Jury had yet to send back a jury communica...

The 7 Biggest Divorce Mistakes

Daniel Clement | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Daniel Clement

Since a litigated divorce is mentally overwhelming, you could unwittingly fall victim to these behaviors which would ensure that you would only view your divorce with regrets. By simply being aware of what not to do, you can steer clear of these mistakes.

Stop-and-Frisk: Why We Have Courts

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The American judiciary exists, first and foremost, to protect the constitutional rights of those who are not in the majority. It exists to ensure that our government treats all of us with respect.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

"Poor Alaskans": Court Blasts Alaska's Redistricting

John Aronno | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The last round of reapportionment in Alaska didn't meet any rational smell check. The heavily right-leaning redistricting board focused on pitting political rivals against each other and erected new obstacles for left-leaning candidates and incumbents in their home districts.

What Does Mediation Really Mean?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Those involved in the legal system have created confusion in the marketplace regarding the concept of mediation itself. If those involved in the legal system don't know what mediation is supposed to be, how can we expect the general public to grasp the concept?

Plan B's Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.

Just Looking

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

I wonder if how I look at people and what I think of them has any relationship to justice in the world. When I look at people and make judgments about them in the privacy of my thoughts, am I just looking at them or is my looking and my judgment really just?

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

Making Sense Of California Youth Sentences

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory...

Rapist: It Would Be 'Rather Asinine' If I Didn't Get The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Crime

A convicted rapist and murderer again told a Florida court that it would be "rather asinine" if he received anything less than the death penalty. ...

Help More, Judge Less

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

He is a great executive. A self-starter, he prides himself on being able to land on his feet in virtually any new environment. He is extremely intelli...

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

By the Time I Get to Arizona -- What SB 1070 Means Now

Josh Bowman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Josh Bowman

Laws such as SB 1070 are reflective of larger economic fears and xenophobia. When xenophobia and fear become law, the consequences are far-reaching and create a variety of challenges.

80-Year-Old Child Molester Told Young Boys He Needed Their Semen To Live

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 06.22.2012 | Crime

In a disgusting ploy to lure young boys in to molest them, Charles Lee Bergeron Sr. told them he "needed their semen to live," prosecutors said. B...

Just What Is Ricardo Lugo Running for?

John V. Santore | Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago
John V. Santore

The following audio report examines judicial elections in Chicago. The campaign of Ricardo Lugo, who is running for the judgeship in the Sixth Sub-Circuit, is used as a case study.

That's the Ticket

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not a lawyer, although I have been admitted to many bars, but at the risk of being sentenced to life in prison for felonious stupidity, I decided to represent myself recently when I went to traffic court to fight a parking ticket.

14 Signs Of A Good Family Court Judge

Henry Gornbein | Posted 03.28.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In over forty years of practicing family law, I have appeared before hundreds of different judges. Here are some of my thoughts on the attributes of a good judge in family law.

Is It NUTS To Sue A Spouse For Not ‘Putting Out’?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.06.2011 | Divorce
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Should you be obligated to have sex with your spouse? A judge in Nice, France thinks so. He fined a 51-year-old man 8,500 pounds for not having sex with his now ex-wife.

Lizzie Schiffman

New Juvenile Justice Law Aims To Keep Young Offenders Out Of Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Legislation signed Monday will require juvenile court judges to review additional factors before issuing sentences in Illinois, in the hopes sending f...

Parents' Top 10 Child Custody Complaints

Liz Mandarano | Posted 08.08.2011 | Divorce
Liz Mandarano

In a recent pow wow with my law partner Dror Bikel, we discussed how frequently we hear parties in child custody matters make the same complaints rega...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Scores Legal Victory On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration won a victory Thursday in the winding legal debate surrounding the president's signature health care law, as a ...

Weekly Pulse: Judge Rules Against Health Reform, Takes Cash from Opponents

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Virginia federal judge who ruled against a key component of health care reform on Monday has tie...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Emerging Judicial Crisis: Judges Blocked At Historic Rate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the first congressional session of Obama's presidency draws to a close, what began as a slow process of confirmation has ballooned into a full-blow...