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Algorithms were supposed to make Virginia judges fairer. What actually happened was far more complicated.

We tend to assume the near-term future of automation will be built on man-machine partnerships. Our robot sidekicks will compensate for the squishy inefficiencies of the human brain, while human judgment will sand down their cold, mechanical edges. But what ...

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GOP judge releases juvenile defendants after election loss: ‘Obviously what the voters wanted’

Glenn Devlin, a District Court judge in Houston who was among 59 Republican jurists in the county who were swept out of office in a Democratic rout, released at least seven and potentially more minors who appeared before him on ...

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Analysis: American judges are just as partisan as everyone else

“There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge,” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch stated in his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, “we just have judges in this country.” Judges aren’t “politicians in robes,” he said a day ...

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Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

SEATTLE — When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump’s travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among jurists across the country, and experts are worried that the president’s own attacks on the judiciary ...

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Judges’ response to Trump criticism: Silence

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s unusually personal criticism of federal judges has drawn rebukes from many quarters, including from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but not from the judges themselves. And that’s not likely to change, even if the tweeter ...

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Commentary: Oh, the places judges go!

A U.S. Supreme Court opinion cited Dr. Seuss for the first time on Feb. 25, five days before what would have been his 101st birthday. The case was Yates v. United States, a name that has a nice Seussian rhyme ...

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