Outside of legal circles, it is a little known fact that judges, like criminal defendants, have "rap sheets" -- cases involving past misconduct. A judge's "priors" include everything from reversals by higher courts to biases documented in court-reported transcripts.
The ring tone on his cell phone blared the '60s hit, "Hold On, I'm Comin'." Recognizing his girlfriend's number, Eric Caine anxiously took the call. "It's OK," Tina reassured him. "You're on the voter rolls."
We don't need the death penalty. Life in prison without parole is the worst possible sentence. Have you ever visited a prison and spoken to inmates about what goes on there? How they feel? I have. Prison itself is the death penalty. In the slowest of slow motion.