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Justice O’Connor Named 2024 Bolch Prize Recipient

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

PICTURED ABOVE: Justice O’Connor speaking to law students at the University of Texas in 1985. (© Bob Daemmrich/Alamy.com) The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been named the […]

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Judicial Honors Vol. 107 No. 3

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush of the Indiana Supreme Court received the Lady Justice Award from the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) for her commitment to advancing the NAWJ’s core values […]

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The Unclear and Uneasy Role of State Courts in Implementing Federal Policy

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) was enacted in 2022. One of the law’s goals is to reduce gun violence by strengthening background checks for potential gun purchasers between the […]

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New Chair and Members Named to Judicature Editorial Advisory Board

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law, publisher of Judicature, welcomed several new members and a new chair for its editorial advisory board. Judge Robin L. Rosenberg (Duke JD/MA’89) of the U.S. District […]

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Common Themes Emerge in 2023 ‘State of the State Judiciary’ Addresses

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Vol. 107 No. 2 (2023) | Generative AI in the Courts

In 48 states, the chief justice of the state supreme court is the “administrative head” of or holds “administrative power” over the state’s judicial branch.1 As such, many chiefs deliver annual “state of the judiciary” addresses, similar to speeches delivered by governors. […]

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Afghan Judge Serving as Inaugural Bolch Rule of Law Fellow

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

Duke Law School welcomed Judge Tayeba Parsa of Afghanistan as the first Bolch Judicial Institute Rule of Law Judicial Fellow in May. Judge Parsa was among 250 women judges in Afghanistan. […]

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Bolch Prize Honors “Swift, Breathtaking” Effort to Aid Afghanistan’s Courageous Women Judges

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

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) received the 2023 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law during a ceremony in March. […]

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How States Set Judicial Salaries

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

The question of judicial compensation — not just how much, but the mechanism used to set the amount — has been a part of the American discourse on judicial independence since […]

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International Association of Women Judges to receive 2023 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

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Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails

Pictured Above: Evacuees wait to board a plane in Kabul, August 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell, Alamy Photo) The Bolch Judicial Institute has named the International […]

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Case Processing Time Standards Take Hold in State Courts

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Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails

For centuries, courts have grappled with the question of speedy and timely justice. Until the 20th century, this was almost exclusively viewed as a legal question: At what point does […]

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