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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Justice Cheri Beasley with Linda McGee photo

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 […]

Self driving car going down the road

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]