Summer 2018 - Volume 102 Number 2


Rights That Made the World Right: How Freed Slaves Extended the Reach of Federal Courts and Expanded our Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Laura Edwards

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

In 1870, Maria Mitchell, an African American woman in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, did something that she could not have done when she was enslaved: She “talked for her rights.” Continue Reading »

Hunter Summer 2018

Six Books for Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment

by Robert Hunter, Jr.

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

During the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the judicial scholar with an inquiring mind will find much to read, and much historical and constitutional wisdom to Continue Reading »

Kimble Summer 2018

Not So Fast: A Response to the Garner Response to My Article on Lockhart

by Joseph Kimble

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

In the Spring 2018 edition of Judicature, Bryan Garner, an old friend, responded to my article in the previous issue,[1] an article that took the form of a mock opinion Continue Reading »

MLK Summer 2018

Remembering Dr. King’s Last Legal Battle

by Sarah Smith

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

During the first week of April this year, the city of Memphis, Tenn., commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the 50th anniversary of the Continue Reading »

Change Agents: Looking to State Constitutions for Rights Innovations

by Jeffrey Sutton

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

The following is an excerpt from 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law (© 2018 by Jeffrey Sutton, published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.) Continue Reading »

Point Counter Point Summer 2018

A(nother) New Plan for Clerkship Hiring

by Diane Wood and Aaron Nielson

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

On February 28, 2018, an unofficial ad-hoc committee of federal judges announced a new version of a law clerk hiring plan, a revision of an earlier system that was tried Continue Reading »

A Giant Among Men: Sammie Chess, Jr.

by Joe Webster

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

This tribute is based on Judge Webster’s book, The Making and Measure of a Judge: Biography of the Honorable Sammie Chess, Jr. (Chapel Hill Press, 2017.) All page numbers reference Continue Reading »