Author Archives: richardzorza

About richardzorza

I am deeply involved in access to justice and the patient voice movement.

What a Real Apology Takes

PR folks have mastered the art of the “non-apology,” and we are all the worse for it. First of all, “I am sorry” is simply not an apology.  It is completely ambiguous, with two meanings that in context are often … Continue reading

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The Corporate Response to Trump

I have been suggesting that the “public trust and confidence” analogy between public commitment to court processes and fairness and public politics process and fairness might be useful.  The idea is that we need to find the way to talk … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Anti-Trust, Federal Agencies, Federal Courts, International Cooperation, Judicial Supremacy, Political Support, Supreme Court, White House | Leave a comment

Justice Kennedy’s Opinion On “Baking Discrimination” Is Clarion Call for Process Neutrality In The Entire Governmental Sphere

In a brilliant piece in Politico today, Professor Richard Primus argues that the Baking for Gay Marriage Opinion, by rejecting broad First Amendment protections for discrimination, sets up the travel ban case for a similarly positive outcome, not only because … Continue reading

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Study Showing Greater Racial Bias By Republican Judges Has to Shatter Our Assumptions

I was getting ready to draft a rebuttal to an article from the New York Times, Would you go to a Republican Doctor, reporting a study that “knowing about people’s political beliefs did interfere with the ability to assess those … Continue reading

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Excuses for Not Agreeing to Represent Donald Trump

Here are some of the possible excuses: I have clients who are Democrats — that’s a conflict. I have clients who are Republicans — that’s a conflict. I have clients who are Americans — that’s a conflict. I have clients … Continue reading

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Trump-Olson Retainer and Non-Disclosure Agreement

So, that was quick.  The story that Trump might be represented by Ted Olson, was shot down within hours. This blog has obtained a document which might explain why this marriage (a subject on which Olson has argued before the … Continue reading

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Larry Nassar Sentencing Might Stimulate Discussion About Judicial Neutrality

The New York Times Headline sets it up perfectly: Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge Now, the spouse of a sexual assault advocate within me cheers this on, but the former public defender within … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Judicial Ethics