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Hannah Teich / Crime Story Daily Editor

Kary Antholis / Editor - Publisher

Paul Butler / Consulting Editor

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 90

In Part 90, Judge Mader explains the role of a court commissioner and what happens when these court officers make a misstep. She then details the boundaries she sets for herself when friends and family ask for legal advice.

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part...

In Part 89, Judge Mader discusses the complex considerations when resolving conflicts between parties in court. The Judge then looks to the Thanksgiving holiday and reflects on what she is thankful for in the American criminal justice system.

CA Innocence Project: Reggie Cole Freed From “15-Year Nightmare of Unjust Captivity”

In 2009, the California Innocence Project filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus on Reggie Cole’s behalf, alleging a range of grievous errors in Cole's prosecution.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part...

In Part 88, Judge Mader considers how to balance chastising an attorney for...

Prison Journalism Project: Living with COVID-19 Inside Soledad State Prison

As safety measures were ignored, inmates contracted the virus. CDCR said a website lists the current numbers of active cases and deaths, but beyond that not a lot of information has been made available to us.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part...

In Part 87, Judge Mader explains the strategies lawyers use when selecting a jury. The Judge also discusses the endorsement process for judicial candidates and the importance of ethical standards when vetting prospective judges.

CA Innocence Project: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel May Have Led to Raymundo Chagolla Spending...

Based only on questionable eyewitness identification and unrecorded hearsay, Raymundo Chagolla was charged and convicted of a murder in 2000 he's maintained he did not commit.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part...

In Part 86, Judge Mader examines the circumstances of a so-called Watson murder, where an intoxicated driver kills someone while driving drunk, and details the hidden tragedies she finds among the jury pool.

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