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Judicial Excellence after Earl Warren

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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

Judging the performance of Supreme Court Justices is a tricky business. Nearly everyone would agree that the justices should sustain the ideal of “Equal Justice Under Law,” the motto inscribed […]

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Why We Read the Scalia Opinion First

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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

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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Vol. 101 No. 2 | Can science save justice?

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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Vol. 101 No. 2 | Can science save justice?

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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Vol. 101 No. 2 | Can science save justice?

“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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