Retired Murdaugh Murder Trial Judge Joins Leading Global Dispute Resolution Provider, JAMS

Atlanta, Georgia – Retired Judge Clifton Newman, known for presiding over the high-profile Alex Murdaugh murder trial in South Carolina, has embarked on a new chapter in his legal career. JAMS, the largest global provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, announced Newman’s addition to their team as a panelist. This move highlights Newman’s esteemed reputation and expertise in the legal field. With over 23 years of experience as a judge on the South Carolina Circuit Court, Newman oversaw an array of civil and criminal cases, including the widely publicized State v. Richard Alexander Murdaugh … Read more

Retired Resident Reflects on the Jury Duty Experience: A Balancing Act of Justice and Personal Conviction

Durango, Colorado – Serving on a jury can be a unique and thought-provoking experience. Recently, a columnist from The Durango Herald shared their personal reflections on their time as a juror. As someone who was also a part of that jury, I can relate to their sentiments. Throughout the years, I had been summoned for jury duty multiple times, but never had the opportunity to actually serve until now. When my name was called, I felt a mixture of surprise and responsibility. I took pride in knowing that I could approach the role with impartiality … Read more

Retired Judge Slams Supreme Court’s ‘Dangerous Betrayal’ in Allowing Trump’s Second Term Bid

Washington, D.C. – Retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig strongly criticized the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on Thursday, which ruled that Colorado could not disqualify former President Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment’s insurrection ban. Luttig, a conservative jurist from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, argued that all nine justices “dangerously betrayed” democracy by making this decision (The Atlantic). Advocacy groups and voters had filed numerous challenges to Trump’s ballot eligibility in various states, citing his alleged involvement in the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, as grounds for disqualification (The … Read more

Bitter Retired Scientists Advocate for Adversarial Regulation as Alternative to Risk Management Process

SAN DIEGO – A growing number of retired regulatory scientists are advocating for a new approach to regulatory risk management. These former government-employed scientists, bitter over their experiences in the past, believe that the traditional risk management process is flawed and ineffective. They propose an alternative strategy known as “adversarial regulation,” which seeks to use mass tort litigation to change the behavior of companies and individuals rather than relying on laws and public policies. The concept of adversarial regulation gained traction after its success in the battle against Big Tobacco. These retired scientists argue that … Read more