The Boston Globe reports that US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner has been a contributor to Slate. Judge Selya, who is known for his constant use of big words in cases that send poor people to jail says this:
I think it would be a great strain on me to be careful not to say anything that could come back and make it seem like I prejudged a matter when it actually came before me,
But, here is the problem: Do judges really have to make an effort to appear not to be biased, when everyone knows where their sympathies lie? Wouldn’t it be better to have a nice stream of consciousness from every judge, so we could know if they are predisposed to rule a certain way.