Hon. Matthew J. Maddox See Rating Details
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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)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 35398
In the adjudication of a civil case involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, presided over by Judge Maddox, concerns have been raised regarding potential conflicts of interest. Despite the availability of ample evidence against the university, Judge Maddox, an alumnus of Morgan State University, the defendant in this case, issued a ruling in favor of the university. This decision has led to questions about the impartiality of the judicial process, given his personal connection to the institution involved. [Redcted by Ed.] Judge Maddox’s association with Morgan State University might have influenced his judgment, potentially impacting the fairness afforded to the plaintiff, Dr. Dina El Mahdy. The suggestion is that in matters of such sensitivity and importance, particularly those involving civil rights, the avoidance of any appearance of bias is crucial. Therefore, it is posited that the interests of justice would have been better served if Judge Maddox had recused himself, allowing for another judge without such connections to oversee the case. The concern expressed here is not only about the specific outcome of this case but also about the broader implications for judicial impartiality, especially in cases involving institutions with significant community or cultural ties.