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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 56

In Part 56, Judge Mader offers a story about judges undergoing sensitivity training and reflects on policing tactics that may challenge the pursuit of justice.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 55

In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges.

Episode Six of Durst Trial Podcast: On Kathie’s Disappearance and Bob’s Own Words

This episode looks at the prosecution's presentation of strange events in South Salem around the time of Kathie Durst's disappearance.

Susan Berman — A Moving Epilogue (with an update on Robert Durst’s Medical Incident)

This bonus episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst focuses on the most emotional testimony to date — Mella Kaufman, Susan Berman's surrogate daughter.

Bonus Episode: What Happened to Bob?

Breaking: A mysterious 'medical condition' keeps Robert Durst out of court and in a prison hospital.

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Episode 327: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 56

In Part 56, Judge Mader offers a story about judges undergoing sensitivity training and reflects on policing tactics that may challenge the pursuit of justice. May 23 Political correctness is an aspect of every judge’s demeanor. Not only are we at the mercy of the CJP, but our own local leadership system keeps an eye on us. This was demonstrated at a recent yearly mandatory seminar for all criminal judges. The seminar is designed to bring all criminal judges up to date on...

Episode 326: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 55

In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges. May 19 The “sleep-driving” defendant who crashed his Ferrari evading the police returned this morning for sentencing. The prosecutor finally produced the arrest report from Bakersfield where the defendant was on felony probation. The defendant had been apprehended in a Mercedes which was suspected of having been used in several robberies. He had a gun, as well as meth, cocaine, and...

Season 2 Episode 6: On Kathie’s Disappearance and Bob’s Own Words

Links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. This episode looks at the prosecution's presentation of strange events in South Salem around the time of Kathie Durst's disappearance. We also present our first in a series of deep dives into Robert Durst's life, much of which is presented in Durst's own words as read by actor David Kelsey. Host Kary Antholis discusses the week's developments with co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com.

Season 2 Bonus Episode 4: Susan Berman — A Moving Epilogue (With An Update on Robert Durst’s Medical Incident)

You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here. This bonus episode focuses on the most emotional testimony in the Durst trial to date — Mella Kaufman, Susan Berman's surrogate daughter. Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, also joins to offer the latest news about Robert Durst's mysterious medical incident.

Episode 325: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 54

In Part 54 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader describes how a judge might weigh the circumstances of a crime which may carry a mandatory sentence under three strike provisions. She also explores how mentorship for new judges can help build confidence and develop their understanding of their responsibilities under the law. May 17 Yesterday, I described sentencing the “dog whisperer” to twenty-five years to life for his third strike. A few months ago, I also sentenced someone to life imprisonment for a...

Episode 324: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 53

In Part 53 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader expresses concern about the influence of the so-called "CSI" effect and the demand for DNA evidence by jurors. She reflects on the intent behind three strikes sentencing, and she answers the classic question, "What do judges wear under their robes?" May 11 Jurors watch too much CSI, a dramatic television series highlighting forensics. Even in simple jury trials, they want unnecessary and exotic hair and fiber tests, DNA, and fingerprint evidence. In the trial...