Briefs

Judicial Honors – Summer 2022

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

Judge D. Brooks Smith, a senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, received the Judge Justin Johnson Award from the Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a civic […]

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Judge Paul W. Grimm named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland has been named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, starting Jan. 1, 2023.

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Helping Courts Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

As the challenges of adjusting to the covid pandemic ease within state courts, persistent concerns regarding the fairness and equity of these same courts remain. Efforts to address these longer-term issues […]

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A New Editorial Board for Judicature

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Vol. 103 No. 1 | Navigating Rough Seas

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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 | 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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Law Review Examines the Judiciary with “A View from the Inside”

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Vol. 103 No. 1 | Navigating Rough Seas

Through the Master of Judicial Studies degree program at Duke Law School, judges not only participate in rigorous courses taught by top legal scholars and professionals, but they also develop […]

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When can judges engage in political activity?

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

When can judges serve on commissions or engage in political activity? Many provisions in the code of judicial conduct refer to “the law, the legal system, or the administration of […]

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On the Hill: PATENT Act Aims To Curb Patent Trolls

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

On Apr. 29, a bipartisan coalition of Senate Judiciary Committee members led by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of […]

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Do remote hearings help — or hurt — access to justice?

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

Beginning in March 2020, courts transformed how they conduct business by rapidly transitioning to online platforms. Moving business entirely online required courts to train judges, court staff, prosecutors, lawyers, and […]

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Sober as a Judge

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

Whether in the courtroom or on social media, judges should be careful about joking around. Judges are often warned against the careless use of humor. Humor is very subjective, but […]

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