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Why We Read the Scalia Opinion First

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Writing about Justice Antonin Scalia’s writing is a daunting project indeed. The Justice plainly had a gift that is perhaps better savored than analyzed. As one privileged to be his […]

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Foundations of U.S. Federalism

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

What precisely is American federalism? In their seminal work on federal jurisdiction, Felix Frankfurter and Wilber Katz allude to a “dynamic struggle” between federal and state power, the ebb and […]

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Rebuild our Courts: State Chief Justices Call for Action to Achieve Civil Justice for All

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Many remember the alarming call to mission control from the Apollo 13 spacecraft crew. “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Well, dear Judicature readers, we denizens of the judicial system have […]

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Mindfulness and Judging

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Judges, as our title implies, make judgments. Sometimes the process of making a judgment is straightforward, as when clearly written statute plainly applies to undisputed facts. But more often, the […]

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#Engage: It’s Time for Judges to Tweet, Like, & Share

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

The judiciary is, in many respects, the least understood branch of government. The law can be mysterious and a bit frightening to those who do not work in the legal […]

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Picking Judges: How Judicial-Selection Methods Affect Diversity in State Appellate Courts

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

In the beginning, judges in the 13 original states either were appointed by the governor or selected by the legislature. Over the next 80 years, however, a majority of states […]

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IP Law Post-Brexit

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

FOUR EUROPEAN IP EXPERTS ASSESS THE LIKELY IMPACT of BREXIT on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS in the UK AND EU — AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS for the UNITED STATES On […]

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Amended Rule 37(e): What’s New and What’s Next in Spoliation?

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

AMENDED RULE 37(e) OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (“RULE 37(e)”) BECAME EFFECTIVE ON DEC. 1, 2015. It emerged as a pithy and focused restatement of the best thinking […]

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Can Science Save Justice?

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

“Know thyself.” Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and echoed down the halls of time by Plato, Pope, Franklin, and Emerson, there may be no more fundamental maxim […]

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Building Administrative Scaffolding in Small Courts: Experiences in the U.S. and Abroad

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

In 2014, two years after graduating law school, I was appointed to serve as a municipal court judge in Guadalupe, Ariz.1 The town had the highest unemployment rate in Maricopa […]

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