Court Administration

Briefs: Salary by Committee

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

As the Great Recession ends, judicial salaries — stagnant for most of that period — appear to be on the rise. But a long-running debate over the role of judicial […]

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Cameras Belong in the Supreme Court

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

On Jan. 24, 2017, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court issued its monumental decision concerning the fate of Brexit, a legal ruling with major implications for the people of England, Europe, […]

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How Courts Are Coping

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

From the Chair of the Editorial Board When 2020 debuted, the term “COVID-19” was not yet in the world’s lexicon. As 2020 winds down (finally!), the pandemic is omnipresent. The […]

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Empty Chairs

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

The sudden deaths of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia ignited political firestorms regarding the appropriate timeline for confirming a new justice […]

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Court Communications for the Disinformation Age

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

As communication tools evolve, it’s critical that courts understand how traditional and new media can be used, and on occasion misused, to communicate effectively with the public. Two recent publications […]

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Building Administrative Scaffolding in Small Courts: Experiences in the U.S. and Abroad

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

In 2014, two years after graduating law school, I was appointed to serve as a municipal court judge in Guadalupe, Ariz.1 The town had the highest unemployment rate in Maricopa […]

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The Zooming of Federal Civil Litigation

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

Two great forces are upon us. One is COVID-19, a highly infectious disease that has disrupted society around the globe.1 The other is the constant push of technological advancement, which […]

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Contracting the Virus: Not If, But When

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

In the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Texas judiciary focused on its response to the global pandemic. The Office of Court Administration (OCA), the judicial branch agency tasked […]

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Modernizing Security Measures to Protect Federal Judges and Their Families

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

On the evening of July 19, 2020, United States District Judge Esther Salas was enjoying a playful moment with her son Daniel, who had just celebrated his 20th birthday. As […]

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Assessing Safety and Security Challenges in State Courts

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

As the number of reported incidents of courthouse violence has increased,1 awareness of the need to improve security in state courts has also grown. At the same time, courts have […]

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