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Admission Info:
free and open to the public


Dates & Times:
Dec. 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions

Presented by Coronado Public Library

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

640 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118


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The Coronado Public Library will host author Charles Benjamin Schudson on Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30pm in the Winn Room.  With experience as both a trial and appellate judge, Honorable Schudson knows the burdens on judges.  With engaging candor, he takes readers behind the bench to probe judicial minds analyzing  actual trials and sentencings―of abortion protesters, murderers, sex predators, white supremacists, and others. He takes us into chambers to hear judges forging appellate decisions about life and death, multimillion-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights.  Most significantly, he exposes the financial, political, personal, and professional pressures that threaten judicial ethics and independence. As political attacks on judges increase, Schudson calls for reforms to protect judicial independence and for vigilance to ensure justice for all. Independence Corrupted is invaluable for students and scholars, lawyers and judges, and all citizens concerned about the future of America's courts.                                                                      Judge Schudson graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa), where he was a Senior Fellow, and from the Wisconsin Law School (Law Review).  He served as a state and federal prosecutor, a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge, a Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge as well as General Counsel for Wisconsin Law Firms.

The talk will be followed by Q&A and a book signing reception. For more information about this and other upcoming programs, contact the Coronado Library at 619-522-7390.