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Texas Judges Discuss Their Notions Of Justice

Three former and current judges discuss their interpretations of justice and what changes they’ve seen during their tenures.


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Justice can be a challenging concept to define. Most would probably agree that there is some component of fairness or equality to justice, but how does that actually play out practically in the justice system?

Further, have our principles of justice changed much in recent decades?

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen asks three guests from the legal profession to weigh in with their interpretations of the meaning of justice and how those notions have changed for themselves and collectively in society.

Our guests include:

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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