TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 25, 2016

Is anger okay on the bench? An article published in Vanderbilt Magazine suggests the answer might be yes. Vanderbilt law professor Terry Maroney writes that while judicial outbursts may be negatively portrayed by the media, anger can help judges recognize wrongdoing and make difficult decisions. “The righteously angry judge is a virtuous judge: He or she gets angry for good reasons, experiences and expresses that anger in a well-regulated manner,” Maroney said.