Director Paul W. Grimm in the News – Summer 2024

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Judge Paul W. Grimm

The Washington Post: Opinion | Democrats must defend Trump’s guilty verdict against MAGA jury denial (June 3, 2024)

The following quote from Director Paul W. Grimm’s October 2023 Bloomberg Law op-ed The Judiciary Is Under Attack. Lawyers Have a Duty to Defend It appears in a Washinton Post op-ed calling for the defense of jury trials.“If inaccurate, unfair, and unjustified attacks against judges are left unchallenged, public perception of the integrity and impartiality of the targeted judges and the judiciary as a whole are undermined, and confidence in the judicial system diminishes,” Grimm wrote. “So, who will defend the judges and the judiciary? The answer is clear: The legal profession must — now, and with a renewed sense of urgency.”

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NewsweekJudges Rebel Against the Supreme Court (June 26, 2024)

In an article for Newsweek, Director Paul W. Grimm urges judges to do their part to help bolster the public’s faith in the judiciary. As public servants, he says, judges of all courts must “recognize that they live in a glass house and that everything they do is subject to personal scrutiny.”

Read the full article » ‘Lawyers Are Always Responsible’: 5th Circuit Discards AI Disclosure Rule After Pushback (June 11, 2024)

Director Paul W. Grimm comments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision to discard an AI disclosure rule. “Existing rules of practice and procedure and lawyer ethical rules already require that lawyers certify that the facts and law cited are ‘real’ and support the arguments made,” he said. “These rules provide ample sanctions if violated, so a special AI rule is not needed.”

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Reuters: US Supreme Court leaves Judge Tanya Chutkan to parse Trump immunity (July 1, 2024)

Director Paul W. Grimm comments on the next steps in the Trump v. United States Supreme Court Case regarding presidential immunity. “It’s probably one of the most challenging trial court responsibilities, certainly in my lifetime, that any district judge has been required to do,” he said.

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