Judge LaDoris Cordell on How to Fix a Broken Legal System

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Judge LaDoris Cordell's new memoir is "Her Honor: My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken and How to Change It." (Photo of LaDoris Hazzard Cordell by Laurie Naiman)

"Judging is not for the faint of heart," writes Judge LaDoris Cordell in her new memoir "Her Honor." Over two decades, as the first Black female jurist to sit on a superior court in Northern California, Cordell oversaw thousands of civil and criminal cases, many of which laid bare for her the racial biases and other structural flaws that infect the legal system. We'll talk about her experiences on the bench and her proposals to reform how justice is administered in U.S. courts.

Guests:

Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, retired judge, Superior Court of California. Her new book is "Her Honor: My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken and How to Change It."

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