Pathways to the Bench: U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson

The following program was produced by the United States courts. I’ve been blessed to have a lot of wonderful mentors. My high school debate coach was a mentor and he was really hard on us. And he really had high expectations, but that turned out to be a really good thing. You want people that […]

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Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeffery P. Hopkins

The following program was produced by the United States courts. I never thought because, I came from a poor family or the segregated south or that I was culturally and educationally disadvantaged, that those would be barriers to my success. I always believed that you can achieve anything in life you want. I was born […]

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Detroit Enters Bankruptcy As Pensions and Benefits Go on Chopping Block

JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Detroit is insolvent, making it the largest city in U.S. history eligible to claim bankruptcy. In the ruling, Judge Stephen Rhodes said Detroit can cut pensions and retiree benefits to help pay off its $18 […]

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