“The Good Wife” In Real Life

Spoiler warning: This post deals with an episode of a television show that aired last night and includes details beyond those provided in previews for the episode.

I’ve begun to watch CBS’ “The Good Wife” with some regularity, and the previews for last night’s episode particularly caught my attention. The show’s central character, Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies), represents a client before a judge she believes to be a racist.

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First Prosecutors, Now Judges – Is Reform Needed?

Last week, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case testing prosecutors’ immunity from lawsuits where misconduct, or outright fraud, is concerned. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported on a lawsuit that seeks to test the limits of judicial immunity. While the two cases deal with very different circumstances, the potential outcomes raise many of the same concerns and highlight the need for reform.

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