In Part 66, Judge Mader details a dramatic interaction with a person representing himself and offers addendums to several earlier entries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
In Part 60, Judge Mader discusses the far-reaching implications of the Brock Turner sexual assault case and the challenge of determining the 'correct' sentence for a given crime.
In Part 59, Judge Mader offers insight into the impact of public outcry on sentencing decisions and details an assignment to a preliminary hearing in a particularly brutal case.
Rehabilitation programs alone cannot fix the broken dynamic inside American prisons — But time banking can.
Judge Mader discusses the use of confidential informants in gang-related investigations and how judges may factor into the attorney-client relationship.
Part 57, Judge Mader outlines how empathy can be a useful tool in the courtroom. She also reflects on the often thankless role of the criminal defense attorney.
More than twenty years ago, Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne pled guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. Jarrett Adams says he's got proof that should set them free.
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.
In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges.
In Part 54 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader describes how a judge might weigh the circumstances of...