Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) - The Courts Held

The Future of the U.S. Presidency

by David F. Levi, David Kennedy, Daphna Renan, Jack L. Goldsmith and Terry M. Moe

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

What will be the legacy of the Trump presidency? Was this administration uniquely tumultuous because of Donald Trump’s personality and beliefs? Or are there other external forces or circumstances at […]

2020 Election Litigation: The Courts Held

by David F. Levi, Amelia Ashton Thorn and John Macy

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

We had an extraordinary election in November 2020. More Americans voted than in any other election, even though an infectious virus still stalked the nation. Immediately following election day, we […]

An Immigrant Judge’s Ode to Naturalization Ceremonies

by Nancy Joseph

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Above: Judge Joseph in 2019 with her 92-year-old “adoptive” mother, Uctorieuse Destin, on the day Judge Joseph presided over Destin’s naturalization ceremony. COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of life, including […]

Person marking paper with red pen

At Least Do The Easy Stuff

by Joseph Kimble

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

In these two examples, I have done very little rewriting. I simply used plain words and cut unnecessary words (including the egregiously unnecessary parentheticals). And in the second one, I […]

Academic Feeder Judges: Are clerkships the key to academia?

by Howard M. Wasserman

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Click here to download this article’s accompanying appendix. The legal community is familiar with “feeder judges” — federal lower-court (primarily court of appeals) judges who have a substantial number of […]

State Courts Brace for Budget Hit

by William Raftery

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

The COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic changes in the way courts operate and function. It also caused many courts to change their budgetary practices. An October 2020 survey of the Conference […]

Retired Mass. Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall to Receive 2021 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

by Melinda Myers Vaughn

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Margaret H. Marshall — former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and a lifelong advocate for a more transparent, efficient, and accountable judiciary — will receive the 2021 […]

Sandra Day O’Connor’s “First” Principles: A Constructive Vision for an Angry Nation

by Lisa Kern Griffin

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Once upon a time in American public life, there were figures who achieved universal admiration. It was even possible to earn the trust of those with whom one disagreed. Justice […]

A Model of Collegiality: Judge Harry T. Edwards

by Pamela Harris, Daphna Renan and Sri Srinivasan

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

One of Judge Harry Edwards’s successors as chief judge of the D.C. Circuit has called Judge Edwards the “Great Chief.” That is a fitting appellation. While Judge Edwards could serve […]

What do Americans want in their state judges?

by Herbert M. Kritzer

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

As scholars regularly document,1 states have frequently changed their systems of judicial selection and retention. What remains unknown is whether these systems actually address the kinds of qualities citizens value […]

China’s E-Justice Revolution

by Zhuhao Wang (汪诸豪)

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

(Pictured Above: View of an online hearing at the Hangzhou Internet Court, in Hangzhou City, the first court in the world designed to hear cases nearly exclusively online. Disputes focus […]

Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

by Philip Sales

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Much attention is paid to our brave new world wrought by algorithms and artificial technology, one in which many societal functions are accelerated and made more efficient — and more […]

David F. Levi

From The Publisher

by David F. Levi

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

In reviewing this edition of Judicature, I am struck not only by the breadth of subject matter and the thoughtfulness of our authors, but also the way this journal provides […]

Judicial Honors and Milestones

by Emma Roberts

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

Chief Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee received the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award from the Association for Women Attorneys. The award recognizes […]

Table of Contents

by Judicature Staff

Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held

— Features — 2020 ELECTION LITIGATION: THE COURTS HELD David F. Levi, Amelia Ashton Thorn & John Macy THE FUTURE OF THE U.S. PRESIDENCY David Kennedy, Daphna Renan, Terry Moe, […]