Writes the Magistrate:
Most judges, after all, do their jobs well without reference to mindfulness or calling on mindfulness practices. When a judge is able to whole-heartedly pay attention, without the distortion of habit, bias, or assumptions, that judge is more likely to treat people, and manage a courtroom, in a manner that encourages confidence in our system of justice.Hear, hear! (I hope Justice Thomas reads the Magistrate's letter!) Magistrate McAliley is a fantastic Magistrate, even on a day when she might not have had time for mindfulness meditation.