Judging

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New Mexico Federal Judges H. Vearle Payne, Edwin Mechem, and Howard Bratton “Frontier Justice”

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Published September 2012 I consider myself most fortunate to have started my legal career in 1972 in federal district court in New Mexico. I was an assistant United States attorney […]

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One-in-a-Generation Kind of Judge: Anna Elizabeth Keever

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Vol. 99 No. 3 (2015) | Fixing Discovery

Like their counterparts in the federal judiciary, state trial court judges “handle the bulk of judicial business.” State courts decide ninety-five percent of the cases and controversies filed in our […]

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Greatness by Any Measure: Anthony J. Scirica

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Published February 2013 Judging is a unique and peculiar art. It is more learned than taught. And it demands a delicate blend of patience, fairness, judgment, compassion, confidence, and legal […]

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Judge Charles R. Wilson, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

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His life is an exemplar of the biblical adage “conduct your affairs with humility and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.” All too often we finally […]

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