Autumn 2016 - Volume 100 Number 3

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Access to Affordable Justice: A Challenge to the Bench, Bar, and Academy

by Neil M. Gorsuch

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Most everyone agrees that in the American civil justice system many important legal rights go unvindicated, serious losses remain uncompensated, and those called on to defend their conduct are often […]

Who appointed me God? Reflections of a Judge on Criminal Sentencing

by Timothy J. Corrigan

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

In my 14 years as a federal district judge, I estimate that I have sentenced well over 2,000 individuals.1 Sentencing is the most multifaceted, emotional, and challenging task a judge […]

An Uphill Battle: How China’s obsession with social stability is blocking judicial reform

by Peter C.H. Chan

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

During the past three years, China has proclaimed a judicial reform campaign that aims to follow the “rule by law” (yifa zhiguo) in civil dispute resolutions. In delivering the 2014 […]

Picking Up Where Aerospatiale Left Off: Merits-Based Discovery, Foreign Parties, And Uncertain Personal Jurisdiction

by Daniel Mandell

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

It is now well established that a United States federal court may compel a foreign party challenging the court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction to engage in jurisdictional discovery pursuant to […]

Robert L. Carter’s Commitment to Justice

by James C. Francis IV

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

As an NAACP Lawyer, Robert L. Carter litigated countless milestone cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. He was such a passionate voice for civil rights that it might appear incongruous […]

Up, Down, All Around

by William Raftery

Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Legislative proposals to change state supreme court compositions gaining popularity The last decade has seen a dramatic uptick in legislative efforts to change the composition of state courts of last […]