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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 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.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 70

In Part 70, Judge Mader details the essential role of anonymity for potential jurors, and then explores how keeping a defendant in custody can be used as a coercive strategy by prosecutors.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 69

In Part 69, Judge Mader discusses the elements a judge must weigh when sentencing defendants with a mental illness or those who have committed crimes during a psychotic break. The Judge also shares a few courtroom management strategies.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 68

In Part 68, Judge Mader explains the challenges of proving ‘aiding and abetting’ cases, and then reflects on the impact a sincere, empathetic prosecutor can have on the criminal legal process.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 67

In Part 67, Judge Mader navigates her colleagues’ sensitivities while editing a magazine for judges. Mader also explores the fine line judges must walk when talking to defendants about plea offers.

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.