In The Court Of Public Opinion:

Blogging at the Intersection of Law, Media and Public Perception

Yes…. Judges are Affected by Public Perception (Part 2)

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 27, 2011

Here’s another example of the extent to which Judges are affected by public pressure. According to Adam Liptak of The New York Times , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently reversed itself on a highly controversial decision it made last year when it decided that there were no racial overtones when…


Will Barry Bonds One Day Sue The Hall of Fame?

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 20, 2011

Check out the most recent episode of my In The Court of Public Opinion radio show on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network for updates on two Sports Law cases making news: the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky sexual assault case and the Barry Bonds sentence.   Key question I ask attorney Mike Agnello, an owner of the…


Commenting on Blago in The Wall Street Journal

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 13, 2011

Here I am in today’s Wall Street Journal, commenting on the sentence handed down against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Relevant section for In The Court Of Public Opinion readers: Might Mr. Blagojevich have been able to get an even better deal by ‘fessing up sooner? Experts seemed to think so.  “In my mind, there’s no…