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Judicature Society

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

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Vol. 100 No. 1 (2016) | 100 Years of Judicature

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 length […]

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GM MDL Raises Questions About Fiduciary Duty

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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

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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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

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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Reflections on Judge Edward Weinfeld

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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

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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Vol. 105 No. 2 (2021) | Judicial Independence

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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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

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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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

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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Vol. 100 No. 3 (2016) | Who appointed me god?

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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Vol. 100 No. 3 (2016) | Who appointed me god?

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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Vol. 100 No. 3 (2016) | Who appointed me god?

{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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