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Batter up for some judicial activism

Published: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

The term “judicial activism” is commonly thrown around to disparage judges. It generally is used to accuse courts of being too aggressive or too liberal. A recent court of appeals decision contains an element which raises an interesting question.

FINDING JURORS: We need a way to overcome common concerns about public service

Published: Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Perhaps the most common question asked of me by friends, neighbors and family regarding the legal system is “How do I get out of jury service?”

CUSTODY AND SERVICE PEOPLE: New law not perfect but does have good elements

Published: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

The confluence of law and politics does not always equal good policy. A good example is the continuing efforts over the years to deal with the issue of the effect of deployed service people and the placement of minor children.

The U.S. Supreme Court and politics

Published: Monday, July 11th, 2022

It would be pointless to write a column on the United States legal system and ignore the two significant cases which the court decided this week. One case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen significantly expanded gun rights by striking down a New York law which restricted the right of New Yorkers to carry handguns in public.

Courts meant to serve the public

Published: Monday, June 20th, 2022

Though I try to discuss new topics in each of my columns, every once in a while, there is something which merits further discussion.

VALADEZ – PART 2: Returning to the subject of my most debated column

Published: Thursday, May 5th, 2022

The first family-law case to be recommended for publication by the Court of Appeals in almost two years makes me wish that it would have been longer. Well, the good news is that when I write my end of the year column for 2022 highlighting bad decisions, I will have a good start.

The Brown Jackson nomination hearings and what they say about the duty to represent bad people

Published: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

The first family-law case to be recommended for publication by the Court of Appeals in almost two years makes me wish that it would have been longer. Well, the good news is that when I write my end of the year column for 2022 highlighting bad decisions, I will have a good start.

Will courts really enforce proposed financial information exchange rules?

Published: Friday, March 18th, 2022

The first family-law case to be recommended for publication by the Court of Appeals in almost two years makes me wish that it would have been longer. Well, the good news is that when I write my end of the year column for 2022 highlighting bad decisions, I will have a good start.

LAWYER ADVERTISING: Is it hucksterism or a valid business practice?

Published: Thursday, February 24th, 2022

The first family-law case to be recommended for publication by the Court of Appeals in almost two years makes me wish that it would have been longer. Well, the good news is that when I write my end of the year column for 2022 highlighting bad decisions, I will have a good start.

The Valadez case: A bad start to the year

Published: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

The first family-law case to be recommended for publication by the Court of Appeals in almost two years makes me wish that it would have been longer. Well, the good news is that when I write my end of the year column for 2022 highlighting bad decisions, I will have a good start.

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