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Judge Justin Walker on Judicial Decisionmaking

Season 1, Ep. 519

In this episode, the Honorable Justin R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky discusses his views on judicial decisionmaking and the role of the judge. Walker begins by describing his background and how he became a judge. He reflects on impartiality and fairness, and how to ensure criminal punishment is appropriate. He discusses how he hires his law clerks and the role they play in his chambers. And he discusses "plagiarism" in court filing.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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