Law: The Trouble with Harry

A federal judge goes on trial in Nevada on bribery charges

Judge Harry Claiborne seemed at ease last week in Courtroom 2 of the gray marble federal courthouse in Reno. He leaned back in his chair, stroked a finger across his lips, and listened serenely to the testimony in a criminal trial. But Claiborne, 66, chief judge of Nevada's U.S. District Court, was observing the proceedings from a new perspective. He was not the presiding judge, but the defendant, the second sitting federal judge in U.S. history to be tried for offenses allegedly committed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!