judge http://michiganradio.org en This U.S. District Judge turns 90 today, and he has no plans to stop hearing cases http://michiganradio.org/post/us-district-judge-turns-90-today-and-he-has-no-plans-stop-hearing-cases <p></p><div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; display: inline;">​</div><div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; display: inline;">&nbsp;</div><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">35 years ago this spring, President Jimmy Carter nominated Detroit attorney </span>Avern<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> Cohn to be a federal judge.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">High-tech meant IBM </span>selectric<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> typewriters back then.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Detroit had nearly twice its current population. The World Wide Web wouldn’t exist for more than a decade, and President Obama was a teenager still in high school.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Today, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn turns 90. And he’ll spend the day, as usual, in federal court, where he still hears cases, full time.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">“I get great satisfaction out of this,” he told me when I talked to him last week.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">“I’m happy. Every day is different. You are always learning something new. It is a job that keeps you young.”</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:06:15 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 18485 at http://michiganradio.org This U.S. District Judge turns 90 today, and he has no plans to stop hearing cases Former Jackson judge pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges http://michiganradio.org/post/former-jackson-judge-pleads-guilty-misdemeanor-charges <p>A former Jackson County district judge has pleaded guilty to four counts of willful neglect of duty. The charges are misdemeanors.</p><p></p><p>The Michigan Supreme Court removed Judge James Justin from the bench a year ago. Justin was suspended in 2010 due to allegations of misconduct.</p><p></p><p>Justin was accused of fixing speeding and other traffic tickets issued to his wife and his court officers.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:28:22 +0000 Steve Carmody 11099 at http://michiganradio.org Former Jackson judge pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges Juror posts "guilty" on Facebook before trial ends http://michiganradio.org/post/juror-posts-guilty-facebook-trial-ends <p>You're supposed to keep an open mind when sitting as a juror in a trial. If you can't, it's definitely not a good idea to broadcast your prejudices about a case on the web. </p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20100902/NEWS04/100902016/1001/NEWS/Ex-juror-Very-sorry-for-verdict-Facebook-post-">The Detroit Free Press reports</a> that Hadley Jons, while sitting on a jury in a resisting arrest case &quot;wrote on Facebook that it was 'gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're GUILTY.'&quot;</p> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:42:44 +0000 Mark Brush 51 at http://michiganradio.org Juror posts "guilty" on Facebook before trial ends