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Judges On Judging

These podcasts are hosted by The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell. Judge Rendell is the Chairman of the Board of The Rendell Center and a Judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A fair and impartial judiciary is among the bedrocks of our nation’s constitutional structure. It’s the mechanism that implements and safeguards the rule of law. The podcasts will explore the role of judges and courts in our democracy and the importance of a Fair and Impartial Judiciary. View symposium videos on Fair and Impartial Judiciary for additional perspectives.

Judges on Judging podcasts are made possible through a partnership between the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement.

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The Michael Flynn Case

Podcast #1

Judge Marjorie Rendell moderates a discussion of the judicial proceedings in the case concerning former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Joining Judge Rendell is U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg.

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The Impact of COVID on the Courts

Podcast #2

Rendell Center Chair and Federal Circuit Court Judge Marjorie Rendell moderates a discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the U.S. court system. Joining Judge Rendell is U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg.

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First Amendment Rights vs Laws Prohibit Discrimination

Podcast #3

Judge Marjorie “Midge” Rendell moderates a discussion on First Amendment rights and rulings on laws that prohibit discrimination. Judge Rendell discusses the the Masterpiece Cake case and the Fulton v. the City of Philadelphia case with Thomas L. Ambro, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

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Legal Principles Regarding Police Accountability

Podcast #4

Rendell Center co-founder and Federal Circuit Court Judge Marjorie “Midge” Rendell moderates a discussion about legal principals regarding police accountability. Joining Judge Rendell is Judge Kent A. Jordan, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Executive Power and the Judicial Branch

Podcast #5

Rendell Center co-founder and Federal Circuit Court Judge Marjorie “Midge” Rendell moderates a discussion about Executive Power and how it impacts the Judicial Branch of government and the Supreme Court. Joining Judge Rendell is Judge John Jones, the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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Elections 2020

Podcast #6

Rendell Center co-founder and Federal Circuit Court Judge Marjorie “Midge” Rendell moderates a discussion about policies and practices pertaining to the 2020 election in November and how local jurisdictions across the country are handling mail-in balloting. Joining Judge Rendell is David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy in Philadelphia, PA.