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Albany Judge Retirement
The City of Albany, New York is celebrating the retirement of a ground-breaking county judge, William Carter.  Judge Carter became the first Black judge in the city when Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings appointed him in 2002. Judge Carter graduated from...
Thomas Reavley, the oldest active federal judge alive, dies at 99
The oldest active federal judge recently passed away at the age of 99.  Thomas M. Reavley served for 41 years on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Reavley grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas, which fittingly bills itself as the...
Suffragette cookbook
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals justice has compiled a commemorative cookbook for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  Judge M. Margaret McKeown wanted a fitting way to celebrate the anniversary of the amendment that allowed women to vote...
The feminization of the SCOTUS Robe
  Over the course of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s career as a Supreme Court Justice, her fashion choices on the bench have been much discussed and lauded.  In a 2014 interview with Katie Couric, Justice Ginsberg explained the origin, memories, and...
A Judge-run Blog that Answers Teen Law Questions
As a judge, you may receive your fair share of questions in casual conversation about the law, and sometimes these questions involve fields you may not specialize in, making you uncomfortable talking about the subject without research. That’s where other...
Are Judges Required to Wear Robes?
Bench, witness stand, chambers, jury box, and gavel – these are the common things one can see in a courtroom. And another typical sight to behold? A judge wearing a distinguished black robe. We typically expect to see judges wearing...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Clarence Thomas
Last month’s post had us focus on Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. For this month, we’re again going to move forward with the series, this time, setting our eyes on another colleague of his, Justice Clarence Thomas. As someone who emphasizes the textualist...
The supreme tips for getting prepared
Getting a degree is hard deliver the results. There is no two strategies to say it. The secret to success to achieving success is centered on organising your work load and keeping in front of the activity. But you’ve by...
Skirmishing On Obama’s Teaching Legacy
The outrage about this new charter high school offer in The Big Apple seems to be a small compelled, no? It is uncertain how directing through the statistically properly-noted racial disparities in academic final results is racist – quite the...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Anthony M. Kennedy
Last month’s post was about Justice Stephen Breyer, an expert at constitutional law and other related fields. Moving on, we’ll now focus on Anthony M. Kennedy, who has served the Supreme Court for decades now. He’s been known to be the swing vote of...
How Justices Wear and Style Their Judge Robes
Judges don’t simply choose whatever robes hastily. In fact, they can be rather picky with what they wear, even when they adhere to a certain standard. Although judge robes are rather traditional when it comes to appearance—having been used for...
Different Judge Robes All Over the World
Different countries have different traditions. As such, varying judge robes also exist. We may not be aware of this fact. After all, we’re confined to our very own judicial system. If you’re curious on how different the judges’ pieces of...
Judicial Nomination: Jeanne E. Davidson
On February 5, it had been announced that Jeanne E. Davidson has been nominated to serve in the United States Court of International Trade by President Obama himself, replacing Donald C. Pogue, who has retired from the position. The President lauded Davidson as having an...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Stephen Breyer
As we’re done talking about the life and works of Justice Antonin Scalia, we then move on to another colleague of his, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, an unmatched expert in constitutional law. His pragmatic approach to the constitution earned him a place among...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Antonin Scalia
Previously in the series, we focused on Justice Samuel Alito, who’s lived a fascinating life up to being elected as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. To continue, we’ll now move on and set our eyes on a teammate of...
Be In The Know: The Supreme Court Digital Filing System
Ever since its establishment, the Supreme Court relied on manual means of filing for the cases it has handled. In any given scenario, the paper filing system has become rather obsolete and perhaps it would be best to implement a...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Samuel Alito
Previously, we talked about the life and works of Justice Elena Kagan. In today’s post, we’re going discuss on another Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Alito. Considered one of the most conservative justices in the U.S. Supreme Court, Alito is the second Italian-American justice...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Elena Kagan
Last month, we tackled on the life, achievements, and deeds of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In this post, we will talk about another of one of the most powerful justices in the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Reputed to be...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: Sonia Sotomayor
In last month’s post, we talked about the Supreme Court Chief Justice, John G. Roberts. But to get to know the circle of the most powerful judges better, we move on to one of his colleagues, Associate Supreme Court Justice...
Supreme Court Justice Profile: John G. Roberts
How much do you know about the important judges of the country? In any case, it’s essential that you get to know your judges better! In this post, we will take a look at the profile of the most powerful...
Deborah: The Bible’s Only Female Judge
Even in ancient times, we all know that women played a vital role even in the affairs of men. In Israel, back during Biblical times, there was this figure known as Deborah. Outside the Bible, little is known about Deborah....