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June 2004 Issue


Cover Story

Red Hook Experiment

Judge Alex Calabrese is concerned about the 13-year-old boy sitting in the courtroom gallery.

The youth came to court with his 47-year-old mother, who now stands before Calabrese after testing positive for marijuana, violating her plea agreement.

She has a long rap sheet with lots of arrests for drugs, particularly cocaine, and for prostitution.

“She’s been doing a lot better,” Calabrese whispers to a visitor seated next to him on the bench, explaining that in other courts she had been on a wheel, repeatedly serving about five of every 30 days in jail. “I don’t like to see she’s been using marijuana, but it’s a heck of a lot better than cocaine. And she has significant mental health problems.”

Feature Section

    Punitive Precision

    Federal court jurors received lit­tle guidance when they considered whether to award punitive dam­­­­­­­ages to a Canadian brother and sister who suffered hundreds of bites from bedbugs as they slept in their Chicago motel room.

McElhaney on Litigation

Tough Call

Corner Office

Practice What You Preach

Associates in the Trenches

Compound Interests

Ideas from the Front

Advice from Within

Life Audit

Business Casual

President's Message

Rally for the Rule of Law

Executive Director's Report

Reaching Our Goals

Report from Governmental Affairs

Troubled Waters

Above the Trees

Above the Trees

Obiter Dicta

Frigid Fracas

Keeva on Life and Practice

Temptation to Tally

Letters to the Editor

Happy Anniversary