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Judge Katherine Mader (Ret.)

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Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: The Verdict

In this breaking news episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst, host Kary Antholis presents the reading of the verdict in the Durst trial.

Prison Journalism Project: My Small Resistance: Not Re-taking the Basic Education Test

“I’m reading nine books right now,” I said. “If I have an extra 30 minutes of time, I’m going to use it to do what I want to do because I’ve been given a death-by-prison sentence due to its length. And that’s fine, but it’s still my time, and I’m not taking that test again.”

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 81

In Part 81, Judge Mader reflects on the care a judge must take when composing instructions to a jury. She also navigates a delicate situation with a disrespectful prosecutor.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast with Breaking News: Small Time Caveman Lawyer: Closing Arguments — Part 2

On Thursday September 9th, Ethan Milius and Habib Balian wrapped up closing arguments for the prosecution and Dick DeGuerin commenced closing arguments for the defense.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Roaches in Soup: Closing Arguments — Part 1

On Wednesday September 8th, Deputy DA Habib Balian commenced the prosecution's highly-anticipated closing arguments.

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 81

In Part 81, Judge Mader reflects on the care a judge must take when composing instructions to a jury. She also navigates a delicate situation with a disrespectful prosecutor.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 80

In Part 80, Judge Mader recounts a novel excuse offered by a potential juror in an effort to be excused from service. The Judge also explains practical challenges to offering interpretation services to defendants who speak less common languages. You can find links to all installments of Inside the Robe here. September 28 After swearing in our jury, one juror raised his hand. “I didn’t say ‘I do’ when I was asked whether I swore to follow the law and...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 79

In Part 79, Judge Mader examines the political pressures surrounding investigations of officer-involved shootings, drawing on her time as the Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 78

In Part 78, Judge Mader explains the difficulties in trying a charge of criminal threat, where the central issue is a defendant's intent. She also explores the notion of judicial impartiality arguing that judges must recognize their own personal biases so that those biases don’t compromise the integrity of their decision-making.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 77

In Part 77, Judge Mader details the process behind criminal sex prosecutions, focusing on the complex scenario where both parties are intoxicated.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 76

In Part 76, Judge Mader reflects on the emotions generated by being ‘disqualified’ from a case, and then offers her philosophy about the amount of detail a judge owes the court when ruling.