Archive: August 2020

Judicature Announces New Editorial Board for 2020-21 Term

Judge Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has been named chair of Judicature’s editorial board for the 2020–21 editorial term. A 2016 graduate of Continue Reading »

David F. Levi

From the Publisher: Challenging Times

In this edition of Judicature, published during a difficult time in our national history, we look at enduring themes and new, pressing challenges. The American Judicature Society, founded in 1913 Continue Reading »

Milestones Summer 2020

Congratulations to these federal judges (active status) who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of their commission dates. 40 years Carmen Consuelo Cerezo, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico 35 years Continue Reading »

Judicial Honors Summer 2020

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the Southern District of Indiana received the 2020 Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement Award from Howard University School of Law. The award recognizes alumni who have made Continue Reading »

The New Rap Sheet: Prosecuting Crimes, Chilling Free Speech

With the Fourth Amendment gone, eyes are on the First // That’s why I’m spittin cyanide each and every verse These lyrics from American rap artist Paris’ 2003 album, Sonic Continue Reading »


Will Jurors Come Back to Courthouses?

While America continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, courts are working to return to “new normal” operations. Of chief concern is the courts’ ability to recruit representative jury Continue Reading »


Typography for Judges

Not so long ago, the prevailing standard for typography in opinions and briefs was atrocious. The entire profession seemed to believe that the way to make a document look lawyerly Continue Reading »

My Own Liberator: A Conversation with Dikgang Moseneke

During a lunch-hour event with students at Duke Law School in February, David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, interviewed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the Continue Reading »

On the Record: Lyrics in Judicial Writing

Judge Mark W. Klingensmith of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has always had rock and roll pumping through his veins. He played in a band during law school that Continue Reading »

A Remarkable Journey to the ‘Centre Chair’

Above: Beverley McLachlin, 17th Chief Justice of Canada (Photo by Roy Grogran, courtesy of the Supreme Court of Canada) Beverley McLachlin, widely regarded as one of the best legal minds Continue Reading »