Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Really Make Their Decisions

Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m —With experience as both a trial and appellate judge, Charles Benjamin Schudson knows the factors affecting judicial decisions.  In his book Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions (2018), he takes readers behind the bench to probe judicial minds analyzing actual trials and sentencings.  He takes us into chambers to see judges forging appellate decisions about life and death, multimillion-dollar damages and priceless civil rights.  Most significantly, he exposes the personal, professional, financial and political pressures that threaten judicial ethics and independence.