Federal Courts

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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Plausibly a plus? Two attorneys discuss the Twiqbal effect

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

It has been more than five years since the Supreme Court set a new pleading standard with landmark decisions in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly in 2007 and Ashcroft v. Iqbal in 2009. Since Twiqbal, as […]

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Federal Judges and Public Attention

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

{THE CAST OF CHARACTERS} Federal courts law professor LANG FELL Federal circuit judge COAR DAPPEL Federal district judge NIELSEN PRIUS Federal bankruptcy judge CHIP TERLEVEN Federal magistrate judge MADGE STRAIT Federal trial lawyer TALAGUD STOREY Federal […]

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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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The Fluidity of Judicial Coalitions

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

A surprising look at coalitions within the supreme courts of the United States and Indiana In June 2001, the United States Supreme Court decided three closely watched deportation cases by […]

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The U.S. Constitution and Judicial Qualifications: A Curious Omission

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

The Constitution carefully spells out qualifications for President and members of Congress, but is virtually silent with regard to judicial qualifications. Why? It is common knowledge that, under Article II of […]

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Guidelines & Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

The Winter 2016 edition of Judicature originally contained excerpts from the Guidelines and Best Practices Guidelines & Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality report published by […]

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A Report from the Proportionality Roadshow

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

Recommendations from the Bench and Bar in 17 Cities on Implementing the 2015 Proportionality Amendments 6 MONTHS. 17 CITIES. 20,000 MILES. From November 2015 to May 2016, the “Proportionality Roadshow” […]

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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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A Model of Collegiality: Judge Harry T. Edwards

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

One of Judge Harry Edwards’s successors as chief judge of the D.C. Circuit has called Judge Edwards the “Great Chief.” That is a fitting appellation. While Judge Edwards could serve […]

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