Judging

Why Are State Judges Among Us?

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

A considerable number of judges are stepping away from the bench and their chambers in order to interact with the public through judicial outreach activities. Why? We execute a nationwide survey […]

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Features AN UPHILL BATTLE: HOW CHINA’S OBSESSION WITH SOCIAL STABILITY IS BLOCKING JUDICIAL REFORM Peter C.H. Chan WHO APPOINTED ME GOD? REFLECTIONS OF A JUDGE ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING Timothy J. […]

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Judicial Honors: Autumn 2016

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

JAMES F. REITZ, a judge on the Putnam County Court in New York, was celebrated at the Patterson Rotary Club’s “Men Who Cook” fundraiser for his efforts to make Putnam […]

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From the Editor in Chief: Virginia Baker Norton

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Judge Norton is pictured above and at right with fellow 2016 graduates of Duke’s judicial studies LL.M. program. Left to right: Judges Donald Molloy, Robert Morris, Norton, and Julia Prahl. In […]

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Crossing the line? Recent ethics cases show that the line between personal and judicial conduct can be blurred

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

Not all extrajudicial conduct on which the public may frown has been considered sanctionable in judicial discipline proceedings; after all, as Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in The Strange Case of Dr. […]

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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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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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Robert L. Carter’s Commitment to Justice

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

As an NAACP Lawyer, Robert L. Carter litigated countless milestone cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. He was such a passionate voice for civil rights that it might appear incongruous […]

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Who appointed me God? Reflections of a Judge on Criminal Sentencing

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

In my 14 years as a federal district judge, I estimate that I have sentenced well over 2,000 individuals.1 Sentencing is the most multifaceted, emotional, and challenging task a judge […]

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

— Features — REVISED GUIDELINES & PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE 2015 DISCOVERY AMENDMENTS TO ACHIEVE PROPORTIONALITY Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies HOW TWO NEW RULES FOR SELF-AUTHENTICATION WILL SAVE […]

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