Hon. Michael J. Newman See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:1.6 - 2 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24173
Judge Newman has either a poor grasp of complex cases or, in the alternative, a desire to simply avoid complex cases. He writes opinions that are internally inconsistent and clearly against the weight of legal authority. Newman is a prime example of a judge that legislates from the bench.

Court Staff

Comment #: 22654
He is more concerned about how he appears in public than doing his job. It is like he has his own PR firm. All show and no substance. Very shallow. Would be good for a Vegas show.