Storied Third Branch

Indelible: Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

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Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation

Shirley Abrahamson’s enduring legacy exists not just in statistics, accolades, and awards. Rather it lies in her innovations in judicial administration, her significant contributions to the development of the law, and the indelible impression she left on the hearts and minds of so many who look to her with admiration and gratitude.

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Turning Square Corners: Judge David R. Hansen

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

More than a century ago, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote that upstanding citizens “must turn square corners.” Senior Judge David R. Hansen, United States Court of Appeals for the […]

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Remembering Judge Robert A. Katzmann

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Vol. 106 No. 1 (2022) | Necessarily Engaged

A scholar, a citizen, a colleague by DEBRA A. LIVINGSTON, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The following remarks were delivered at Judge Katzmann’s memorial service in […]

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A Passion for Justice

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

When you call the name of the Hon. Matthew J. Perry, Jr., everyone reminisces about their cherished memories of this legal and judicial luminary who had a zeal for the […]

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The Incredible Journey of Marian Opala

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Vol. 99 No. 1 (2015) | The View from the Bench

From Polish freedom fighter to Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Marian Opala’s long life was filled with danger, adventure, and a thirst for knowledge. A profound devotion to […]

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The Joy of Judging with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella

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Vol. 105 No. 3 (2021) | Leaving Afghanistan

In her last day as a sitting judge at the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella left us with these parting words: “Justice is the application of law […]

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Judge Paul G. Hatfield (Image from U.S. Senate Historical Office)

An Extraordinary Judge: U.S. District Judge Paul G. Hatfield

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Vol. 100 No. 1 (2016) | 100 Years of Judicature

The Storied Third Branch Judge Paul Hatfield was an extraordinary judge, a man possessed of humility and courage. He was born and raised in a “blue-collar” family, and he never […]

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Judge Weinfeld Portrait

Reflections on Judge Edward Weinfeld

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Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life

Judge Edward Weinfeld was a judge of the Southern District of New York from 1950 until his death in January 1988 at the age of 86. He remained an active […]

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Judge Reavley in 1987

A Tall Texan, A Great Man: Judge Thomas Morrow Reavley

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Vol. 105 No. 2 (2021) | Judicial Independence

A great man and Tall Texan (6’4”), The Honorable Thomas Morrow Reavley died on 1 December 2020, only about seven months shy of reaching 100. The depth and breadth of […]

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Robert L. Carter’s Commitment to Justice

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Vol. 100 No. 3 (2016) | Who appointed me god?

As an NAACP Lawyer, Robert L. Carter litigated countless milestone cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. He was such a passionate voice for civil rights that it might appear incongruous […]

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