Happy Friday from Avalon and Brad, and welcome to another round-up of the week’s news about the judiciary. This week, we’ll go over Judge Peter Cahill’s tips for handling high-profile cases. Cahill, a Minnesota judge, oversaw the murder trial of Derek Chauvin last year. Plus, we take a look a President Biden’s final push to appoint judges before the end of the year, and Republicans possibly put future appointments out of reach.
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Judge in Chauvin Trial Has Advice on Handling High-Profile Cases
Thousands march in Washington, D.C. protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of local police, on June 6, 2020. Derek Chauvin, the police officer that was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes as the unarmed, handcuffed man laid flat and unable to breathe, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Mass demonstrations have taken place nationwide since the incident took place. Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM