Some judges are crooked. Others are idiots. And some ignore or distort the facts and applicable law to reach results to their liking. So writes commentator Howard J. Bashman, who adds that, no matter how much an appellate litigator may dislike a particular court decision, the wise course of action in challenging the ruling is to focus on the dispute's merits, not on the trial judge's personal character, motivations or qualifications.
Decorum on Appeal: When Judges Are Under Attack
Special to Law.com
January 29, 2007
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