Archive: August 2020

The Plague of Excessive Force: Working Together to Find a Cure

In July, the “Coping with Covid” series shifted attention from one pandemic to another: the plague of excessive force by police oļ¬ƒcers. It is an old and long-standing problem receiving Continue Reading »

Protecting Fair and Impartial Courts: Reflections on Judicial Independence

I speak today about the importance of fair and impartial courts and the role of judicial independence in achieving that goal. I begin with two stories. Some years ago, my Continue Reading »

Experts in the Hot Tub at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) have been postponed to 2021 as a result of the novel coronavirus, but litigation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Continue Reading »

Better by the Dozen: Bringing Back the Twelve-Person Civil Jury

A jury of 12 resonates through the centuries. Twelve-person juries were a fixture from at least the 14th century until the 1970s.1 Over 600 years of history is a powerful Continue Reading »