State Courts

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 »

Distracted Driving

The cars of the future are headed to your courtroom

by The National Center for State Courts

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Distracted and intoxicated driving are costly problems. And while emerging technologies aim to help reduce traffic accidents caused by human error, technology may also increase the number of accidents. For Continue Reading »

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

by Nathan Hecht

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

The television drama The Twilight Zone portrayed characters in disturbing situations set in the murky area between reality and the dark unknown. Most episodes had a moral. Here’s my thought for Continue Reading »

Lawyers, the Legal Profession & Access to Justice in the United States: A Brief History

by Robert W. Gordon

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

In no profession is the gulf greater between ideals and practices than it is for lawyers. Ideally, justice is a universal good: the law protects equally the rights of the Continue Reading »

Reclaiming the Role of Lawyers as Community Connectors

by David F. Levi, Dana Remus and Abigail Frisch

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

For many years, there has been a serious debate about the legal profession’s exclusive role in the market for legal representation. The debate has focused on how that role factors Continue Reading »

The Process Due: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences offers a multidisciplinary examination of the devastating and persistent crisis in legal services

by John Tessitore

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences dedicated an issue of Dædelus, its quarterly scholarly journal, entirely to the topic of “Access to Justice.” Fittingly, it was Continue Reading »

Fairer System of Justice

Fixing Fees, Fines & Bail: Toward a Fairer System of Justice

by David F. Levi, Scott Bales, Douglas Beach, Mark Martin, Judith Nakamura, Stuart Rabner, Martin Hoshino and Mary McQueen

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

State Chief Justices and Court Administrators Discuss What’s Working — And What’s Not — As Courts Strive to Reform Fees, Fines, and Bail Practices Long ignored and highly localized, abusive Continue Reading »

To Pay or Not To Pay?

by Jay Bilas

Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Attorney, ESPN analyst, and former NCAA basketball player Jay Bilas weighs in on the debate over paying collegiate athletes The cover story of the summer 2019 edition of Judicature was, Continue Reading »

Judge Pamela Chen

Judicial Honors

by Judicature Staff

Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Nina Ashenafi-Richardson, a judge with the Leon County Court system in Florida and the first Ethiopian-born judge in the United States, received the Florida Bar’s 2019 Distinguished Judicial Service Award Continue Reading »

State Judicial Selection: Reforms to Promote a Fair and Independent Judiciary

by Alicia Bannon

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Less than a generation ago, state supreme court elections were subdued affairs. Candidates — to the extent they actively campaigned at all — primarily discussed their qualifications and backgrounds. Political Continue Reading »