29 January 2013

Thinking Like An American Judge

[The Judge] is known to be a rational man, one who loves logic and facts.  He can weigh murky, emotionally charged information - rage and love, for instance, divorce and hit and runs - and come up with a fitting legal solution.  Who gets the children, who keeps the house, how many years is enough time served, what constitutes a crime of passion.
- Alice Hoffman, "Here on Earth" (1997), Chapter 6.

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