Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) - Losing faith?

David F. Levi

Declining Confidence in the Judiciary

by David F. Levi

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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, Bob Bauer and Jack L. Goldsmith

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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, Luke Ellmaker, Alexis Mitchell and Mark Heinen

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Diane P. Wood and Jeffrey S. Sutton

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

‘The People’ Have Decided

by Anthony Sanders

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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

Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

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 […]