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Judicial Temperament, Explained

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

[I]t seems to me that temperament is the key to everything else that one does on the bench.1 Elusive as it is important, judicial temperament is notoriously hard to define.2 Judicial […]

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Bail Reform in Texas

Monitoring the Misdemeanor Bail Reform Consent Decree in Harris County, Texas

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Maranda ODonnell was driving to her mother’s house to pick up her four-year-old daughter when she was stopped by police and arrested for driving with a suspended license. As was […]

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Bail Reform in Texas

Monitoring the Misdemeanor Bail Reform Consent Decree in Harris County, Texas

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Maranda ODonnell was driving to her mother’s house to pick up her four-year-old daughter when she was stopped by police and arrested for driving with a suspended license. As was […]

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Honoring the 2020 & 2021 Recipients of the Bolch Prize

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School honored the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law during a virtual program hosted by PBS […]

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Are judges and the justice system ready for driverless cars?

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Autonomous vehicles have long ignited the American imagination. Increasingly, they have caught the attention of lawyers and judges as well. The integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a startling shift […]

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Civic Education: Sharing the Values of Judicial Independence

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

In May, the Federal Judge Association hosted a panel that examined judicial independence on a micro level, discussing the individual process of judging, the values judges strive to embody, and […]

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Judicial Independence: Threats Foreign and Domestic

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Judicial Independence has so long been a pillar of American government that perhaps it was at one time taken for granted. The idea that politicians would intimidate judges, that judges […]

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A Report from the 2015 United States–United Kingdom Legal Exchange

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

INTRODUCTION1 This paper was originally presented at the United Kingdom-United States Legal Exchange in London, England, in September 2015. The Exchange, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, originated […]

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The New Restatement of Employment Law: An Analytical Synopsis

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

In April 2015, the American Law Institute published the Restatement of Employment Law, its first publication focusing on this area of law. The single volume consists of 550 pages and […]

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DOS and DON’TS for Lawyers in a Changing World

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

If you could see a dialogue bubble above the judge’s head showing what the judge is thinking while certain events unfold in the courtroom, you would be surprised at how […]

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