Spring 2022 - Volume 106 Number 1

David F. Levi

From The Publisher

by David F. Levi

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

This edition of Judicature highlights some of the excellent work that courts and judges are doing to advance civic education in our country. Their efforts respond to Chief Justice John G. Roberts […]

Sober as a Judge

by Cynthia Gray

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Whether in the courtroom or on social media, judges should be careful about joking around. Judges are often warned against the careless use of humor. Humor is very subjective, but […]

Necessarily Engaged

by Judicature Staff

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Read how judges are taking up the call to improve and expand civics education — in schools, in civic organizations, and in courtrooms.

Civic Illiteracy and the Rule of Law

by Don R. Willett

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The past few years have been a wild ride, and I say that as a former rodeo cowboy. America has endured a confluence of overlapping crises: pandemic, recession, impeachment, social […]

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Involve, Inform, Inspire

by Rebecca Fanning

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

My first civics teacher was my father. He was a World War II veteran and a POW for 16 months, three of which were spent in extreme winter conditions on […]

Joining Forces on Adult Civics Education

by Rebecca Fanning

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

If adults lack knowledge or interest in civics, how can they model what it means to be a good citizen? For decades, federal and state courts have engaged in educational […]

A Model for Adult Civics Education

by Richard L. Gabriel

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Americans are more likely to interact with their state and local governments than their federal counterparts — and that includes the courts. State courts hear more than 90 percent of […]

One of the Most Rewarding Things I’ve Done as a Judge

by Michael J. Newman

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

While working as a United States magistrate judge, I had the great (and rather humbling) honor to serve as national president of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) from 2016 to […]

Critical Life Skills Through Courtroom Experiences

by Beth Bloom, Hayley Lawrence and Robin L. Rosenberg

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Often, problems come as problems. We know them when we see them; when we feel that unmistakable pit in our stomachs. But sometimes, the problems that arrive on our doorstep […]

Civics Tools for Teachers

by Marjorie O. Rendell

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

“It may be an easy thing to make a Republic; but it is a very laborious thing to make Republicans; and woe to the republic that rests upon no better […]

Civics Education Resources

by Judicature Staff

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Here are just a few of the many civics education resources mentioned in this edition of Judicature.

Remembering Judge Robert A. Katzmann

by Debra A. Livingston and Jon O. Newman

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

A scholar, a citizen, a colleague by DEBRA A. LIVINGSTON, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The following remarks were delivered at Judge Katzmann’s memorial service in […]

Collected Wisdom on Selecting Leaders and Managing MDLs

by Stephen R. Bough and Elizabeth Burch

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

In 2020, nearly one out of every two new suits filed in federal civil court was part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Initially designed to organize antitrust cases against electrical equipment manufacturers, […]

Oral argument at the Supreme Court Before, During, and After the Pandemic

by Neal Katyal, Erica L. Ross, Walter Dellinger and Jeff Fisher

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The pandemic has upended things big and small, from our daily routines to the very institutions we hold dear. Perhaps nowhere else in government have these changes been so peculiar […]

A Tale of Two Restrictions

by Travis N. Taylor

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The Dynamic Effect of Contribution Limits and Direct Solicitation Rules on Individual Donations to State Supreme Court Campaigns Campaign finance is regulated up and down the ballot under the government’s […]

Walking Back Human Rights in Europe?

by Erik Voeten and Laurence R. Helfer

Spring 2022, Judicature International | 2021-2022

In Walking Back Human Rights in Europe? (published in the European Journal of International Law, Vol. 31 No. 3, 2020), scholars LAURENCE R. HELFER and ERIK VOETEN examined minority opinions of the European Court of Human Rights […]

Ebb and Flow

by Laurence R. Helfer and David Collins

Spring 2022, Judicature International | 2021-2022

In their article, Human Rights in Europe? (European Journal of international law, Vol. 31 No. 3 (2020)), LAURENCE R. HELFER, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University, and ERIK VOETEN, the […]

Stopping the Presses: National Security Meets Freedom of Speech

by Heidi Kitrosser

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

There are at least two points of consensus among those who study national security secrecy: First, the government must keep some secrets in order to protect national security. Second, a […]

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The Wonderfully Versatile Em-Dash (PDF)

by Joseph Kimble

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

We all know that legal writing could benefit from more periods. A strong contender for the second most neglected punctuation mark in legal writing is the em-dash, the long dash.

Do remote hearings help — or hurt — access to justice?

by Kristina Bryant and Tara Kunkel

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Beginning in March 2020, courts transformed how they conduct business by rapidly transitioning to online platforms. Moving business entirely online required courts to train judges, court staff, prosecutors, lawyers, and […]

Judicial Honors: Spring 2022

by Eric Surber

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) honored Judge MARY JANE TRAPP of Florida’s 11th District Court of Appeals with the Ohio Bar Medal. The medal is the OSBA’s highest honor and is […]

A Poem: Substance Abuse Trial (PDF)

by Jane Mead

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Substance Abuse Trial He mispronounces you, the judge, rhyming your first with your second name, making you into something ridiculous: Gillis Willis Mead. But you stand as still as they […]

Judicature Table of Contents Spring 2022

In This Edition (Table of Contents Vol 106 No 1)

by Judicature Staff

Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Features Civic Illiteracy and the Rule of Law BY DON R. WILLETT Involve, Inform, Inspire BY REBECCA FANNING A Model for Adult Civics Education BY RICHARD L. GABRIEL One of […]