The Washington Post has a detailed but generally flattering article on Senior U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer. The judge is presiding over the corruption trial of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
The piece in the post is entitled, McDonnell judge presides with humor and impatience. I urge you to read the article. Afterwards, let me know whether you would want to try a case to jury before Judge Spencer. I am interested in knowing whether trial judges who preside with an edge or a flair in jury cases scare trial lawyers.