Judges: The Other Side of the Bench

The man on the bench is usually an impartial figure who sits above the battle. What happens when a group of judges doff their robes and themselves seek relief in the courts? It does not occur often, but just such a case arose in Michigan this year when the 27 judges of the Third Circuit Court brought a suit against Wayne County. They claimed that the county was illegally denying them enough clerks and probation officers to handle the heavy traffic in their circuit, which includes Detroit.

But if the judges were all litigants, who would preside over their...

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