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10 Things Judges Should Know About Cryptocurrency

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

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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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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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A Closer Look at New Pleading in the Litigation Marketplace

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

Courts and parties undoubtedly are affected by the new pleading regime of twombly and Iqbal. But, as rational actors, they also are responsive to it. Their responsive behaviors both mitigate […]

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