Court Administration

Labrier an example of new proportionality rules at work

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

In December 2015, the amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b) took effect. These amendments, highlighted in Judicature’s Winter 2015 issue, moved the proportionality provisions from Rule 26(b)(2)(C)(iii), as a limit on discovery, […]

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How the States Avoid Supreme Stalemates

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

State high courts avoid tie votes in a variety of ways, some more juris-prudent than others. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing portends a seismic realtering of the Supreme Court’s ideological balance. […]

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Cross Border Discovery at a Crossroads

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

Along with explosive globalization, including the ease with which parties can conduct business abroad, there has been a concomitant need for international legal systems to consider exchange of information across […]

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State Courts Brace for Budget Hit

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

The COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic changes in the way courts operate and function. It also caused many courts to change their budgetary practices. An October 2020 survey of the Conference […]

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At Least Do The Easy Stuff

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

In these two examples, I have done very little rewriting. I simply used plain words and cut unnecessary words (including the egregiously unnecessary parentheticals). And in the second one, I […]

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Cain questions court funding, highlights best practices for proportionality

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Cain v. City of New Orleans (15-cv-04479) brings into sharp relief issues threatening the judiciary’s legitimacy, while simultaneously providing a procedural roadmap applying the 2015 discovery-proportionality amendments — themes highlighted […]

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Rebuild our Courts: State Chief Justices Call for Action to Achieve Civil Justice for All

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Many remember the alarming call to mission control from the Apollo 13 spacecraft crew. “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Well, dear Judicature readers, we denizens of the judicial system have […]

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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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