Federal Courts

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 »

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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 »

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 »

51 Imperfect Solutions: State and Federal Judges Consider the Role of State Constitutions

by David F. Levi, Allison Eid, Joan Larsen, Goodwin Liu and Jeffrey Sutton

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Judge Jeffrey Sutton is one of our most respected and admired federal appellate judges. He has served on the Sixth Circuit, with chambers in Columbus, Ohio, since his appointment to Continue Reading »

A Blinding, An Awakening, and a Journey Through Civil Rights History

by Amelia Ashton Thorn

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him Continue Reading »

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Rights That Made the World Right: How Freed Slaves Extended the Reach of Federal Courts and Expanded our Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Laura Edwards

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

In 1870, Maria Mitchell, an African American woman in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, did something that she could not have done when she was enslaved: She “talked for her rights.” Continue Reading »

Summer 2019 Unfulfilled Precedent

Precedent’s Unfulfilled Promise: Re-examining the role of stare decisis

by Marin K. Levy and Richard Re

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

The importance of precedent seems obvious — after all, following precedent is itself precedential. But new cases and questions in front of the Supreme Court have fostered a deeper study Continue Reading »

Excerpts from Unexampled Courage

by Richard Gergel

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him Continue Reading »