Rule of Law

Justice Dikgang Moseneke

A Freedom Fighter and Judicial Luminary: 2020 Bolch Prize Honors Dikgang Moseneke of the South Africa Constitutional Court

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

Dikgang Moseneke, an internationally revered jurist who helped build and lead a democratic South Africa as it emerged from apartheid, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Bolch Prize […]

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Boxed In: Does the Prospect of Re-Selection Influence Judicial Decision Making?

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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 […]

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David F. Levi

From the Publisher: Making the Case for the Rule of Law

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Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

We received news of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement as we prepared this edition of Judicature for printing. We look forward to paying tribute to him in a later […]

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Justice Kennedy speaking at 2019 Bolch Prize ceremony

Advancing the Rule of Law

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition

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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 […]

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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

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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.” […]

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

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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, […]

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