Hon. William G. Young See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Mass.  
Average Rating:5.4 - 7 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. William G. Young


Comments


Litigant

Comment #: 13389
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Absolute Bias, reads pro se complaints but disregards facts. Enters rulings devoid of factual content. A bully and a coward, no less threatened sanctions upon attempt to appeal. Those who think they are above the, fear the law...and with good reason

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10228
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Often wrong but seldom in doubt. Judge Young thinks enormously highly of himself but is no judicial heavyweight. He is often rash and hasty, and seems to have a proclivity towards corporate interests. He also favors parties represented by his former clerks. He seems neither interest in knowing about, or adhering to, precedent.

Will be a good day for the judiciary when he finally hangs up the robe.

Litigant

Comment #: 9151
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Young does not play fair with pro se litigants. He allows Defendants to violate Rule 26 by loosing evidence and he does not compel them to turn over discovery.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: 6452
Rating:5.8
Comments:
Recently had two cases (Stewart and Soto -- No. 07-1245) reversed by First Circuit. Judge Young refused to force defendants to submit DNA samples based on privacy concerns. The court then discounted each of these interests, concluding that 1) the programmatic collection of DNA has little connection to the supervision of probationers; 2) the government's interest in deterring crime through the DNA program was speculative at best because Stewart's crimes were non-violent property crimes; and 3) the government's general interest in solving crimes should not be given "overmuch weight" in the analysis. The First Circuit ruled in Weikert and concluded that the government has "important interests in monitoring and rehabilitating supervised releasees, solving crimes, and exonerating innocent individuals" through use of the CODIS database. Reversed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5706
Rating:6.3
Comments:
Very smart, but that page-limit thing has got to go. Doesn't enjoy complicated cases.

Litigant

Comment #: 4671
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Young allows his clerk to run his civil docket. He should be well aware that his clerk works under the table transcribing cases for certain attorneys who practice in Young's court. Very bright but very short tempered

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4120
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Very bright. No nonsense. But can be very mean. And sometimes gets a little frustrated with complex cases.