(Subscription required) Judge Rod Cortez doesn’t shy away from being firm with defendants. He recently reminded a woman in his drug court that she wouldn’t get clean by continuing to lie to him and herself.
(Subscription required) Now on the bench for a decade, Pirozzi is currently assigned to the fast-track felony criminal trial court. The assignment, which he's handled for nearly two years, ranges from misdemeanor traffic violations to murder trials and everything in between.
(Subscription required) Hanging in Judge Michael Sachs' chambers is a painting of a downcast Abraham Lincoln, which he first laid eyes on while staying at his grandparents' home in New York. As a kid, he thought it was a bit creepy.