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Judge Katherine Mader (Ret.)

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New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: “The Best You Can Get is Justice”: Closing Arguments — Part 3

On Monday September 13th, David Chesnoff finished closing arguments for the defense and John Lewin launched into rebuttal for the prosecution.

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.

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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.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 75

In Part 75, Judge Mader considers how the self-description of a judicial candidate on a ballot impacts their likelihood of winning election to the bench. The Judge also discusses a troubling plea in a bar brawl case.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 74

In Part 74, Judge Mader deals with a surprising incident of mistaken identity. She then details the range of approaches judges take when it comes to their safety and the safety of their families.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 73

In Part 73, Judge Mader explains why an expensive defense team can result in a longer trial. The Judge also offers an update on the case of a chronic drunk driver and details the essential role that a court clerk plays in daily courtroom operations.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 72

In Part 72, Judge Mader discusses an illegal animal rescue case, and then details the sentencing of a man who destroyed evidence in a gang-related murder investigation.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 71

In Part 71, Judge Mader considers her experiences as a public defender and how they shaped her approach to presiding as a judge. Also, the Judge’s incidental assignment to a civil case leaves her wondering about the norms of the civil trial environment.