Federal Courts

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The Decline in Federal Civil Trials: An Imagined Conversation

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

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Easing Mandatory Minimums Will Not Be Enough

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

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Judicature Society

Possible and Needed Reforms in the Administration of Civil Justice in the Federal Courts

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

This year marks the 100th volume of Judicature To celebrate, each edition of this centennial volume will feature reprints of articles from the journal’s first 100 years. We’ve edited for […]

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GM MDL Raises Questions About Fiduciary Duty

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

In 2014, General Motors (GM) recalled at least 30 million cars worldwide for problems related to faulty ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut the engine off and prevent the airbags […]

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Point Counterpoint

Point-Counterpoint: Rethinking Mandatory Disclosure

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

In 1991, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules published for public comment proposed amendments to FRCP 26(a)(1) that would mandate disclosure of documents and tangible things that “significantly bear on […]

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The Storied Third Branch: Reflections on Judge Edward Weinfeld

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

Judge Edward Weinfeld was a judge of the Southern District of New York from 1950 until his death in January 1988 at the age of 86. He remained an active […]

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Judicial Independence: Threats Foreign and Domestic

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Judicial Independence has so long been a pillar of American government that perhaps it was at one time taken for granted. The idea that politicians would intimidate judges, that judges […]

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The New Restatement of Employment Law: An Analytical Synopsis

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

In April 2015, the American Law Institute published the Restatement of Employment Law, its first publication focusing on this area of law. The single volume consists of 550 pages and […]

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In Memoriam: Dining with Justice Antonin Scalia

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

Like many others, I have unusually vivid recollections of Justice Antonin Scalia. How could it not be? His force field was that powerful. I had the benefit of a strong family […]

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Fixing Discovery: The Judge’s Job

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt of an article that first appeared in ABA Litigation, Vol. 38 No. 4 (2012). In it, Judge James G. Carr responded to major pleading […]

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