Judge Dreyer comes up with a way to cure court budget woes and provide reality TV.
Some people just do not like judges. But according to Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Charles Geyh, most people do – at least up to a point.
So over many years, I found a kind of “sub-wisdom.” It came not from law study or research, but rather from living with real world cases.
A trial judge’s job is often befuddling. We have to differentiate between peoples’ language, their values, even their competing views about what language means.
My daughter lives in Oregon but she never calls. But the other night she did text. Of course I did not find it until later, and it simply reported in plain terms the largest historical event of her young adult life. No glee, no joy, just a simple statement about what happened in Pakistan. But I have not been able to stop thinking what made it so important to contact her parents.
Judge David Dreyer discusses being an uncivil-holic.
Judge David Dreyer writes about judges doing their jobs on controversial topics.
Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, head of LawProse Inc., and plain English expert, uses the following passage in “The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing,” (1992), to show efforts to simplify legal writing existed as far back as 1837 when the author satirizes how a lawyer would write, “have an orange”: “Timothy Walker (1802-1856). […]
“The Indiana Model Civil Jury Instructions, written in plain English, are now available. … The new instructions
were prepared by the Civil Instructions Committee of the Indiana Judges Association.”
Judge David J. Dreyer urges the governor to appoint a Notre Dame Law School alum.