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Judging Judges: When Appearance Matters

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

All judges must be vigilant in how they practice their craft. No matter who the litigant, that litigant must reasonably receive -- and be given adequate reason to believe that he is receiving -- fair and equal justice.

Mike Sacks

100,000 Progressives Petition Justice Clarence Thomas To Recuse Himself From Health Care Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The calls for Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the health care cases to be heard in March took a theatrical turn at the Su...

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts' Defense Doesn't Persuade Court Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual year-end report to defend his colleagues' integrity, but that defense did not move prominent ...

Mike Sacks

GOP Senators Push For Inside Info On Justice Elena Kagan

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to cooperate with their inquiry into whether Justice...

Should Justice Thomas Recuse or Resign Based on His Wife's Conduct?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

To my knowledge, no other Supreme Court spouse has ever placed a sitting Justice in this awkward position.

When Does A Campaign Contribution Become A Bribe?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

There is a suggestion that elections make judges accountable to the people, but there should be no such accountability. The most unpopular judge can be the very best.

Reflections on the Senate Confirmation Hearings, Part II - Duck, Duck, Goose

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I agree that a nominee should not answer hypothetical questions on cases that may arise in the future, but I see no reason why nominees should not answer questions regarding existing court opinions.