D.C. Superior Court extends judicial emergency

Jefferson Memorial

D.C. Superior Court has again extended the judicial emergency, this time through May 20, 2021. The Court will expand some operations.

Judicial emergency in D.C. is extended

DC Superior Court front

Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring has issued an order extending the pandemic-related judicial emergency in D.C. Superior Court through March 31, 2021.

Kevin McCarthy should start with an apology

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy wants unity? The ball is in his court. He should start by acknowledging that he was wrong to propogate the lie of a rigged election. He should start with an apology.

On character and grace

Trump at Resolute Desk

Donald Trump’s problems go beyond a lack of manners or character. He is also a sociopath. He does not learn. He has no shame. He is driven only by immediate self-interest.

Good judge. Bad person.

art work

A D.C. Superior Court judge — always one of my favorites — retires abruptly after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

White men, on the margin

D.C. criminal defense lawyer

My mother once said that the hardest part about getting old was the fear of being marginalized. She felt this particularly acutely as an older woman. She complained about feeling invisible.

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