Federal Courts

A bridge too far

A bridge too far? An expert panel examines the promise and peril of third-party litigation financing

by David W. Ichel, Amy St. Eve, John H. Beisner, Ernest J. Getto, Samuel Issacharoff and Christopher A. Seeger

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Third-party litigation finance has captured the attention of litigants, the courts, and the academy across the globe. It has the potential to substantially impact civil litigation as we know it Continue Reading »

emails to federal judge

Emails to a federal judge

by D. Brock Hornby

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Recently an esteemed member of the bar died. In closing out the lawyer’s laptop, a legal assistant discovered a trove of emails the lawyer had composed and addressed to a Continue Reading »

shattering glass ceilings

Shattering glass ceilings from the bench

by Charles Hall

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo first thought of a legal career in the 1940s when her school bus drove by a local law school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. “It was like a Continue Reading »

J. Stevens

Stevens, J., Dissenting: The Legacy of Heller

by Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Second Amendment scholars discuss the late Justice John Paul Stevens’s contributions to one of the nation’s thorniest debates During his 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens Continue Reading »

To Pay or Not To Pay?

by Jay Bilas

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Attorney, ESPN analyst, and former NCAA basketball player Jay Bilas weighs in on the debate over paying collegiate athletes The cover story of the summer 2019 edition of Judicature was, Continue Reading »

Judge Pamela Chen

Judicial Honors

by Judicature Staff

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Nina Ashenafi-Richardson, a judge with the Leon County Court system in Florida and the first Ethiopian-born judge in the United States, received the Florida Bar’s 2019 Distinguished Judicial Service Award Continue Reading »

Sports in the Courts: The NCAA and the Future of Intercollegiate Revenue Sports

by Paul Haagen

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

On February 20, 2019, the Duke men’s basketball team met the team from the University of North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The much-hyped game featured Continue Reading »

International Shoe

Has Shoe Run Its Course?

by David W. Ichel

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

How will recent Supreme Court decisions on personal jurisdiction impact the legacy of International Shoe and the future of complex litigation? In just a few years, the Supreme Court has Continue Reading »

Cross Border Security

Overseas Obligations: An Update on Cross-Border Discovery

by Sandra Jeskie and Michael Baylson

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

An article published in the Winter 2016 edition of Judicature provided an overview of case law and approaches for handling cross-border discovery in litigation. Since then, there have been some Continue Reading »

Hornby Spring 2019

Can Federal Sentencing Remain Transparent?

by D. Brock Hornby

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Criminal trials have virtually disappeared in many federal courtrooms.[1] According to a recent U.S. Sentencing Commission report, “[i]n recent years, 97 percent of federal defendants convicted of a felony or Continue Reading »