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Toward Recognizing an International Human Right to Claim Innocence

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Judicature International | An online-only publication

In the last decade, nations have begun to formally recognize an individual’s right — at any time — to raise post-conviction claims of factual innocence. Despite the recognition at the state level, no international human rights instrument fully recognizes the right to assert one’s claim of innocence.

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10 Things Judges Should Know About Cryptocurrency

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

By now, you have probably heard of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Perhaps, however, you have found the topics impenetrable or doubted their relevance to the courtroom. But cryptocurrency is a […]

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Legal Information vs. Legal Advice: A 25 Year Retrospective

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

In modern times, a key question in access to justice has been: To what extent can court personnel assist unrepresented litigants in filing and managing their claims? The answer to […]

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Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice from the Judges’ Perspective

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

Research sends a clear message: The effects of trauma cannot be ignored within our court system. Up to 90 percent of adolescents and 75 percent of adults involved in the […]

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Judges, Judging and Otherwise

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

Ask the average person to imagine what a judge does, and the answer will most likely be something right out of a courtroom from Law & Order — or Legally Blonde, Just Mercy, My […]

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Reforming the Electoral Count Act, Safeguarding the Vote

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

At the invitation of the leaders of The American Law Institute (ALI), a group of legal experts representing a range of legal and political views has developed a slate of […]

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Bolch Prize 2022: A Shining Example

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Vol. 106 No. 2 | Losing faith?

Through more than 50 years of service on the federal bench, Judge J. Clifford Wallace, chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has led […]

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Tightrope Act: Can new FISA court reforms address privacy concerns without impeding anti-terrorism efforts?

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

Although the revamping of bulk data-collection practices dominated headlines about the passage of the USA Freedom Act in June, the new law also contained reforms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court […]

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The Doctrine of the Last Antecedent, the Example in Barnhart, and Why Both Are Weak

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

Start with an innocuous example: men and women who are tall. Are you talking about all men or only those who are tall? That is, does the who-clause modify both nouns? There’s no […]

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What Every Judge and Lawyer Needs to Know About Electronic Evidence

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

Not long ago, “friend” was a noun, “yelp” meant a shrill bark, “twitter” referred to a chirp, a “tumbler” was a gymnast or a glass, and “facebook,” “youtube,” and “instagram” […]

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