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Judge Katherine Mader (Ret.)

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 66

In Part 66, Judge Mader details a dramatic interaction with a person representing himself and offers addendums to several earlier entries.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 65

In Part 65, Judge Mader discusses her evolving views of police officers and explores what constitutes ‘the perfect trial.’ She also revisits the topic of race in jury selection.

CA Innocence Project: Roeling Adams Freed From Prison After Serving 28 Years

Despite having an alibi, Roeling spent 28 years in prison because of eyewitness misidentification, circumstances of gang loyalty, and a dubious star witness. Now, he's free.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Robert Durst’s Love Nest

This episode focuses on the testimony of Susan Giordano and Jeanne Clark, examining the loyalty that Robert Durst seems to inspire in his friends.

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 66

In Part 66, Judge Mader details a dramatic interaction with a person representing himself and offers addendums to several earlier entries.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 65

In Part 65, Judge Mader discusses her evolving views of police officers and explores what constitutes ‘the perfect trial.’ She also revisits the topic of race in jury selection.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 64

In Part 64, Judge Mader considers neutrality in two contexts: Her own need to remain neutral as a jurist and so-called race neutral reasons for dismissing potential jurors.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 63

In Part 63, Judge Mader discusses the use of 'extraction orders' for inmates that refuse to attend court dates. She also reflects on why she began keeping a diary and what she hopes others can gain from her insight.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 62

In Part 62, Judge Mader details her sentencing logic in the case of a defendant who claims he was "sleep driving." She also discusses challenges in trials that rely on Spanish-language interpretation.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 61

In Part 61, Judge Mader reflects on the dynamics among the Los Angeles County Superior Court branches and how judges can resist the ego-driven 'Black Robe Fever.'