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How Racism Infects Jury Verdicts

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

While the impact of a person's race in the criminal justice system is the subject of intense debate among courts and commentators, there is no dispute that the race of a person investigated or accused of crime matters.

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 Beauty of Justice in Action

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Jury service is the great equalizer and a reminder that none of us is above the court sanctioned judgment of another. If you have never sat in on a jury trial -- pick one and go. It's a real eye-opener.

Might Kennedy's Plea Bargain Decisions Reveal How He Will Swing on Health Care?

David Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
David Coleman

One can hope Justice Kennedy's approach of seeing the world as it really functions, and not through ideological glasses, will incline him to be a swing vote to affirm the constitutionality of imposing insurance obligations for health care.