Rule of Law

Boxed In: Does the prospect of re-selection influence judicial decision-making?

by Ann A. Scott Timmer

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

When Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer was given the opportunity to write on a topic of her choosing as part of Duke Law’s Master of Judicial Studies program, she gravitated Continue Reading »

Advancing the Rule of Law

by David F. Levi, Allyson K. Duncan, Anthony M. Kennedy and Samuel A. Alito

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Excerpts from the 2019 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law ceremony On April 11, 2019, the Bolch Judicial Institute presented its inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law Continue Reading »

51 Imperfect Solutions: State and Federal Judges Consider the Role of State Constitutions

by David F. Levi, Allison Eid, Joan Larsen and Goodwin Liu

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Judge Jeffrey Sutton is one of our most respected and admired federal appellate judges. He has served on the Sixth Circuit, with chambers in Columbus, Ohio, since his appointment to Continue Reading »

A Blinding, An Awakening, and a Journey Through Civil Rights History

by Amelia Ashton Thorn

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him Continue Reading »

The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition

by H. Jefferson Powell

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

My title is “The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition,” and what I want us to think about today is the process by which American constitutional law came to Continue Reading »

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Rights That Made the World Right: How Freed Slaves Extended the Reach of Federal Courts and Expanded our Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Laura Edwards

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

In 1870, Maria Mitchell, an African American woman in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, did something that she could not have done when she was enslaved: She “talked for her rights.” Continue Reading »

A Friendly Award: Chief Justice Roberts Presents Justice Ginsburg with The Henry J. Friendly Medal at the 2018 ALI Annual Meeting

by Judicature Staff

Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

At the annual meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI) in May, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., presented the Henry J. Friendly medal to his colleague on the Court, Continue Reading »