Fall 2019 - Volume 103 Number 3

To Pay or Not To Pay?

by Jay Bilas

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Attorney, ESPN analyst, and former NCAA basketball player Jay Bilas weighs in on the debate over paying collegiate athletes The cover story of the summer 2019 edition of Judicature was, Continue Reading »

Stevens, J., Dissenting: The Legacy of Heller

by Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Second Amendment scholars discuss the late Justice John Paul Stevens’s contributions to one of the nation’s thorniest debates During his 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens Continue Reading »

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Fixing Fees, Fines & Bail: Toward a Fairer System of Justice

by David F. Levi, Scott Bales, Douglas Beach, Mark Martin, Judith Nakamura, Stuart Rabner, Martin Hoshino and Mary McQueen

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

State Chief Justices and Court Administrators Discuss What’s Working — And What’s Not — As Courts Strive to Reform Fees, Fines, and Bail Practices Long ignored and highly localized, abusive Continue Reading »

The Process Due: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences offers a multidisciplinary examination of the devastating and persistent crisis in legal services

by John Tessitore

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences dedicated an issue of Dædelus, its quarterly scholarly journal, entirely to the topic of “Access to Justice.” Fittingly, it was Continue Reading »

Reclaiming the Role of Lawyers as Community Connectors

by David F. Levi, Dana Remus and Abigail Frisch

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

For many years, there has been a serious debate about the legal profession’s exclusive role in the market for legal representation. The debate has focused on how that role factors Continue Reading »

Lawyers, the Legal Profession & Access to Justice in the United States: A Brief History

by Robert W. Gordon

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

In no profession is the gulf greater between ideals and practices than it is for lawyers. Ideally, justice is a universal good: the law protects equally the rights of the Continue Reading »

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

by Nathan Hecht

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

The television drama The Twilight Zone portrayed characters in disturbing situations set in the murky area between reality and the dark unknown. Most episodes had a moral. Here’s my thought for Continue Reading »

Finding Humanity in the Great Power Competition for artificial intelligence

by J. Zhanna Malekos Smith

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

I recently spoke on artificial intelligence, law, and ethics as a panelist at the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Atlanta. At the end of our discussion, the moderator Continue Reading »

shattering glass ceilings

Shattering Glass Ceilings from the Bench

by Charles Hall

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo first thought of a legal career in the 1940s when her school bus drove by a local law school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. “It was like a Continue Reading »

emails to federal judge

Emails to a Federal Judge

by D. Brock Hornby

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Recently an esteemed member of the bar died. In closing out the lawyer’s laptop, a legal assistant discovered a trove of emails the lawyer had composed and addressed to a Continue Reading »

Judicial Honors Fall 2019

by Judicature Staff

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Kem Thompson Frost, chief justice of Texas’s Court of Appeals-14th District, has been named a 2019 Outstanding Texas Leader and inducted into the Texas Leadership Hall of Fame by JBS Continue Reading »

Distracted Driving

The Cars of the Future are Headed to Your Courtroom

by The National Center for State Courts

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Distracted and intoxicated driving are costly problems. And while emerging technologies aim to help reduce traffic accidents caused by human error, technology may also increase the number of accidents. For Continue Reading »

She Lifted Her Voice: Constance Baker Motley (1921–2005) U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

by Ann Claire Williams

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Although she loved music, she could not sing. She was such a bad singer that, as a little girl growing up in New Haven, she was asked to leave the Continue Reading »

Boxed In: Does the Prospect of Re-Selection Influence Judicial Decision Making?

by Ann A. Scott Timmer

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

When Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer was given the opportunity to write on a topic of her choosing as part of Duke Law’s Master of Judicial Studies program, she gravitated Continue Reading »

A bridge too far

A bridge too far? An expert panel examines the promise and peril of third-party litigation financing

by David W. Ichel, Amy St. Eve, John H. Beisner, Ernest J. Getto, Samuel Issacharoff and Christopher A. Seeger

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Third-party litigation finance has captured the attention of litigants, the courts, and the academy across the globe. It has the potential to substantially impact civil litigation as we know it Continue Reading »