Posted February 6, 2017
Do Judges Need to Actually Give Reasons?
For those of you “armchair lawyers” who like to follow real-life trials, watch TV crime shows, or even just read books by John Grisham, here’s an interesting question for you:
In law, can a litigant appeal a judicial ruling simply because the judge’s reasons were brief?
The answer is: Maybe.
The sparseness of the reasons given by the trial judge was among the grounds ...