Karen J. Mathis


  • Sunday, July 1, 2007
    A hallmark of the American system of government is that the U.S. Supreme Court is the ultimate referee on questions of law. Even when Court decisions stir passionate differences, they must be respected and enforced. Yet it is clear that a recent Supreme Court ruling on pay discrimination cries out for a re-examination by Congress because the practical...
  • Friday, June 1, 2007
    Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives took a critical first step in addressing a growing crisis in our public legal system. It did so by passing a bill -- the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Act of 2007 -- to help state and local prosecutors and federal, state and local public defenders pay off up to $10,000 in student loan debt per year, in...
  • Sunday, April 1, 2007
    Editor: Ms. Mathis, would you tell our readers something about your background and professional experience?