Appointed to oversee a Georgia courthouse shooting trial, Judge James G. Bodiford has had only a handful of appellate reversals in more than a decade on the bench, which may reassure observers that he is unlikely to be pressured into risking an overturned verdict or retrial by denying essential resources to the defense. Another judge recused himself after remarks attributed to him in a New Yorker article included his observation that "everyone in the world knows [Nichols] did it."
New Judge, but Same Obstacles, in Ga. Courthouse Shooting Case
February 6, 2008