judges

Life Inside

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.
Mike Lynch
4.13.18
Life Inside

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
5.5.17
Stuff

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.
Neil McArthur
12.1.16
News

The Judge Who Went Viral for Basic Human Decency

"It makes me a nervous wreck. I'm not used to being in the spotlight."
Alysia Santo
8.12.16
Stuff

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
11.13.15
News

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.
Alan Weedon
6.19.15
News

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.
John Surico
4.15.15
Stuff

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.
Oscar Rickett
3.19.15
News

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
12.19.14
News

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.
Lee Fang
7.25.14