A Judge, on Judging

Federal Judge Robert Lasnik of the Western District of Washington on judicial self-governance, racial fairness in the courts, and … quoting Bob Dylan.

Judges are at the center of every conversation on Amicus but never as guests on the show. Until today. Dahlia Lithwick has a wide-ranging and illuminating conversation with Judge Robert Lasnik, senior United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Lasnik answers questions about how cases are selected, where the judiciary has fallen short in response to #MeToo, whether justices should hit back against criticism or maintain a lofty silence, and why Bob Dylan looms large in his courtroom (more details in this 2011 L.A. Times article).

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