Summer 2022 - Volume 106 Number 2

David F. Levi

Declining Confidence in the Judiciary

by David F. Levi

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

The most recent Gallup polls show a striking loss of confidence by Americans in the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary more generally. Administered in June 2022, the poll showed Americans’ […]

Helping Courts Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Edwin Bell

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

As the challenges of adjusting to the covid pandemic ease within state courts, persistent concerns regarding the fairness and equity of these same courts remain. Efforts to address these longer-term issues […]

Judge Paul W. Grimm named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute

by Melinda Myers Vaughn

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland has been named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Bolch Prize 2022: A Shining Example

by David F. Levi, M. Margaret McKeown, David G. Campbell, D. Todd Christofferson, Manuel Sager and J. Clifford Wallace

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Through more than 50 years of service on the federal bench, Judge J. Clifford Wallace, chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has led […]

Reforming the Electoral Count Act, Safeguarding the Vote

by David F. Levi, Jack L. Goldsmith and Bob Bauer

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

At the invitation of the leaders of The American Law Institute (ALI), a group of legal experts representing a range of legal and political views has developed a slate of […]

Judges, Judging and Otherwise

by Michael C. Pollack

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Ask the average person to imagine what a judge does, and the answer will most likely be something right out of a courtroom from Law & Order — or Legally Blonde, Just Mercy, My […]

Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice from the Judges’ Perspective

by Eva McKinsey, Samantha A. Zottola, Alexis Mitchell, Mark Heinen and Luke Ellmaker

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Research sends a clear message: The effects of trauma cannot be ignored within our court system. Up to 90 percent of adolescents and 75 percent of adults involved in the […]

Legal Information vs. Legal Advice: A 25 Year Retrospective

by John M. Greacen

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

In modern times, a key question in access to justice has been: To what extent can court personnel assist unrepresented litigants in filing and managing their claims? The answer to […]

10 Things Judges Should Know About Cryptocurrency

by Lee Reiners

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

By now, you have probably heard of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Perhaps, however, you have found the topics impenetrable or doubted their relevance to the courtroom. But cryptocurrency is a […]

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Losing Faith: Why Public Trust in the Judiciary Matters

by David F. Levi, Jeffrey S. Sutton, Diane P. Wood and Raymond J. Lohier Jr.

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

What can judges do about America’s declining trust in public institutions?

‘The People’ Have Decided

by Anthony Sanders

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

There are many great judges. Only some have a major impact on our law — or even more rarely on our larger culture and society — and most of those […]

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Taking aim (again) at multiword prepositions (PDF)

by Joseph Kimble

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Since I didn’t wipe them out the first time (Summer 2018), I am reloading. Multiword prepositions—also called compound or complex or phrasal prepositions—are among the most noxious and pervasive small-scale faults in legal writing. […]

Turning Square Corners: Judge David R. Hansen

by Samuel A. Thumma and Jennifer Brooks

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

More than a century ago, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote that upstanding citizens “must turn square corners.” Senior Judge David R. Hansen, United States Court of Appeals for the […]

Legal Tradition — Or Symbol of Subjugation?

by Salmon A. Shomade

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Recently a huge controversy erupted in Zimbabwe over the alleged purchase of British horsehair wigs for Zimbabwean judges. Given the financial challenges ordinary Zimbabweans face, it was not surprising that […]

Judicial Honors – Summer 2022

by Matthew McKnight

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Judge D. Brooks Smith, a senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, received the Judge Justin Johnson Award from the Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a civic […]

In This Edition (Table of Contents Vol 106 No 2)

by Judicature Staff

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Features A Shining Example: Judge J. Clifford Wallace Receives the 2022 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law BY M. MARGARET MCKEOWN, D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON, DAVID CAMPBELL, MANUEL SAGER, DAVID […]

Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Virtual Hearings

by Teri Deal

Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

When physical distancing measures required courts to quickly adapt operations, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) saw an opportunity to examine the experience of families and child welfare court […]