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Judicial Honors – Summer 2022

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

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Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Named Inaugural Recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

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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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

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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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

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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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

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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