Judging

On Responsive Judging

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Judicature International (2024) | An online-only publication

Judges are not constitutional theorists. Their role is a practical one: to provide impartial justice to parties in a particular case. […]

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In Conversation About the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s New Mass Atrocity Prevention Training

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Judicature International (2024) | An online-only publication

The new online course “Lessons in Leadership: Criminal Justice Approaches for Preventing Mass Atrocities” emphasizes accountability and ethical decision-making.

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Allyson K. Duncan: Quietly Tenacious, Fervently Committed

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

PICTURED ABOVE: Judge Duncan with her portrait, which was installed at Duke Law School in 2018 and was painted by Gale Fulton Ross. Ross earlier painted one of Duncan’s mother, […]

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Invaluable Knowledge: How Trial Judge Experience Shapes Intermediate Appellate Review

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

Imagine that you (a former civil trial judge) and your colleague (a former tax court judge) are on an appellate panel assigned to adjudicate two appeals. One is an appeal […]

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the “Freshman Effect”

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Select Articles (Pre-2015) | Volumes 1-98

Contrary to expectations, the newest justice quickly adapted to her environment and almost immediately began participating fully in the work of the Court.

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Judges in the U.S. and India Cultivate a Shared Commitment to Lifelong Learning

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Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

U.S. and Indian judges unite in judicial education exchange programs focused on terrorism, cybercrimes, and human trafficking.

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In This Edition (Table of Contents Vol 107 No 2)

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

Features In Daniel’s Name ESTHER SALAS & ROBIN L. ROSENBERG Should the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Be Amended to Address Cross-Border Discovery? MICHAEL M. BAYLSON & STEVEN S. GENSLER […]

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Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson

Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson’s Prescient, Bold Vision of Justice

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

I began reading this book because of the great respect, affection, and admiration I have for my esteemed colleague, the Honorable Dorothy Nelson, senior circuit judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

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Neutrality Can Be Maddening to the Public. And to Judges, Too.

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

Those drawn to careers in law often want to save the world. When we decided on law school, we hoped to wield the armor and lance of the law to ensure civil rights, make people whole, and do justice. Some of us became judges, many accepting a reduction in salary to do public service. […]

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What Can Be Done About Backlogs?

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

No new judgeships have been authorized for the federal courts of appeals in more than 40 years, resulting in a system that is burdened by large caseloads: By 2021, filings […]

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