What it's Like to Deliver Death Sentences
I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
What It's Like to Meet the Men You Sentence to Prison
A judge opens up about the hardest part of his job.
Judge Mark W. Bennett
How Kinky and Non-Traditional Parents are Punished by Family Courts
America's family court system is one of the less-understood branches of our judiciary, but its judges hold sweeping power over the lives of parents and children.
The Judge Who Went Viral for Basic Human Decency
"It makes me a nervous wreck. I'm not used to being in the spotlight."
Cry-Baby of the Week: A Writer Attacked a Woman with a Wine Bottle Because She Didn't Like His Book
Also this week: A judge ordered some foster parents to give up a child because they are lesbians.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Does an Australian Judge's Decision to Stop a Tattooed Woman from Breastfeeding Set a Dangerous Precedent?
"It certainly looks to be paternalistic," said an Australian law professor.
Is New York City Finally Fixing Its Hellish Court System?
Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
In Defense of the UK's Four Masturbating Judges
Just because they watched a bit of porn on a work computer doesn't mean they're the monsters the British media is making them out to be.
Oklahoma and Nebraska Want to Kill Legal Weed in Colorado
The two states are accusing Colorado's booming cannabis industry of spilling across their borders and getting their citizens illegally high.
Josiah M. Hesse
The Judges Approving the NSA's Surveillance Requests Keep Buying Verizon Stock
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) is packed with judges who own stock in the telecom companies handing over data to the government.