Summer 2021 - Volume 105 Number 2

Lady Justice and Barbed Wire

Judicial Independence: Threats Foreign and Domestic

by David F. Levi, Suzanne Spaulding, Nathan Hecht, Allyson K. Duncan and Rodney Acker

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Judicial Independence has so long been a pillar of American government that perhaps it was at one time taken for granted. The idea that politicians would intimidate judges, that judges […]

Shadow of Gavel

Civic Education: Sharing the Values of Judicial Independence

by Jeremy Fogel, D. Brooks Smith, Thelton Henderson and Dahlia Lithwick

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

In May, the Federal Judge Association hosted a panel that examined judicial independence on a micro level, discussing the individual process of judging, the values judges strive to embody, and […]

Perry Mason Landscape

The Moral Order of Perry Mason’s Universe

by Jacqui Shine

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

When it premiered on CBS in 1957, Perry Mason represented the birth of the television courtroom procedural. For decades, Mason, a criminal defense attorney who almost always emerged from the court victorious, […]

Judge Reavley in 1987

A Tall Texan, A Great Man: Judge Thomas Morrow Reavley

by Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

A great man and Tall Texan (6’4”), The Honorable Thomas Morrow Reavley died on 1 December 2020, only about seven months shy of reaching 100. The depth and breadth of […]

A driverless vehicle

Are judges and the justice system ready for driverless cars?

by Christopher Copp and Markus Kemmelmeier

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Autonomous vehicles have long ignited the American imagination. Increasingly, they have caught the attention of lawyers and judges as well. The integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a startling shift […]

Honoring the 2020 & 2021 Recipients of the Bolch Prize

by David F. Levi, Dikgang Moseneke and Margaret H. Marshall

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School honored the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law during a virtual program hosted by PBS […]

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Another plea to hold the acronyms

by Joseph Kimble

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

First, a technical distinction: an acronym is pronounced as a word (“scuba” = self-contained underwater breathing apparatus); an initialism is pronounced letter by letter (“IBM”). Informally, “acronym” is often used for […]

Privacy Protection

The Burden of Privacy In Discovery

by Robert D. Keeling and Ray Mangum

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

With the proliferation of social media platforms and other new technologies has come a renewed legal focus on privacy. Most of that focus has centered on data collection, storage, sharing, […]

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The Privacy-Protection Hook in the Federal Rules

by Lee Rosenthal and Steven Gensler

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

With the proliferation of social media platforms and other new technologies has come a renewed legal focus on privacy. Most of that focus has centered on data collection, storage, sharing, […]

Bail Reform in Texas

Monitoring the Misdemeanor Bail Reform Consent Decree in Harris County, Texas

by Brandon Garrett and Sandra Guerra Thompson

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Maranda ODonnell was driving to her mother’s house to pick up her four-year-old daughter when she was stopped by police and arrested for driving with a suspended license. As was […]

Judicial Temperament

Judicial Temperament, Explained

by Terry A. Maroney

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

[I]t seems to me that temperament is the key to everything else that one does on the bench.1 Elusive as it is important, judicial temperament is notoriously hard to define.2 Judicial […]

Clerkship Continuum

The Clerkship Academia Continuum

by Merritt McAlister and Katherine Mims Crocker

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

In the spring 2021 edition of Judicature (Vol. 105 No. 1), Florida International University Law Professor Howard Wasserman published data analyzing the number of current law professors who have served in clerkships […]

50th NCSC anniversary crowd

The NCSC marks 50 years of service to state courts

by Jesse Rutledge and Charles F. Campbell

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

When Chief Justice Warren Burger called for the creation of “A National Center for State Courts” at the first National Conference of the Judiciary in 1971, it is safe to assume […]

Judicial Honors

by Eric Surber and Maya K. Bell

Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Judge Linda Hidalgo of Harris County, Texas, is a 2021 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. The award honors Americans under 40 who are changing the country through […]