Rule of Law

An “Almost Sacred Responsibility”: The Rule of Law in Times of Peril

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

Retired Court of Appeals Judge Michael Luttig recently called his fellow members of the bar to action. “We lawyers,” he charged, “are weighted by an almost sacred responsibility” to defend […]

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Proposed Legal Reforms in Israel: Are Israel’s “Constitutional Conventions” in Jeopardy?

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Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to overhaul the Israel judiciary, first introduced in January 2023, has been met with unprecedented international protests. At the forefront of his proposal are […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: March 2023

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Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

ICC issues arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, widespread protests in Israel against plan to increase control over the judiciary, and more.

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The Impact of the Rule of Law on National Security in African Countries

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Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Research shows that a strong rule of law fosters innumerable societal benefits, including improved living conditions and citizen wellbeing, more robust law enforcement, and economic growth. Another important but perhaps […]

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The Rule of Law “Must Always Be Won Anew”

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Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails

Dear Friends: This is my last publisher’s note. As of Jan. 1, 2023, retired U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm is the new director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and the […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: September 2022

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Judicature International (2021-22) | An online-only publication

PICTURED ABOVE: MAIN GATE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA (GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE) Kiribati 🇰🇮 Kiribati’s Court of Appeal upheld orders from the chief justice to withdraw deportation orders placed […]

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Reforming the Electoral Count Act, Safeguarding the Vote

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Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

At the invitation of the leaders of The American Law Institute (ALI), a group of legal experts representing a range of legal and political views has developed a slate of […]

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Bolch Prize 2022: A Shining Example

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Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

Through more than 50 years of service on the federal bench, Judge J. Clifford Wallace, chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has led […]

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Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Named Inaugural Recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

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Vol. 103 No. 1 (2019) | Navigating Rough Seas

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School will award the first annual Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) during a […]

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Tightrope Act: Can new FISA court reforms address privacy concerns without impeding anti-terrorism efforts?

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Vol. 99 No. 2 (2015) | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex

Although the revamping of bulk data-collection practices dominated headlines about the passage of the USA Freedom Act in June, the new law also contained reforms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court […]

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