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Necessarily Engaged

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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Read how judges are taking up the call to improve and expand civics education — in schools, in civic organizations, and in courtrooms.

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Wrangling the Beast

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

With multidistrict litigation cases occupying a full third of the federal docket, would you know how to litigate or adjudicate one? If your answer is a bit timid, it may […]

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Shooting From the Hip: Concealed Cameras in the United States Supreme Court

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

On mar. 28, 1996, Justices David Souter and Anthony Kennedy testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee to discuss the Supreme Court’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Souter, appointed by […]

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Why Putting Cameras In the Courtroom Is Not As Crazy As You Think

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

Public interest in the American jury system is at an all-time high. Late last year, NPR’s hit podcast “Serial” pulled in over 1 million listeners per week as it recounted […]

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The View From the Bench: What grand challenges do you see in your court?

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

Dean Levi turns to leaders in the judiciary — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Supreme Court of California), Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht (Supreme Court of Texas), and Chief Judge Robert […]

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Grand Challenges, Grand Ideas

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

Ideas for surmounting the biggest challenges facing the judiciary and the legal profession today. In delivering the Lloyd D. George Lecture on the Judicial Process at UNLV William S. Boyd […]

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Searching from Within: The Role of Magistrate Judges in Federal Multi-District Litigation

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

While federal magistrate judges are widely viewed as a highly qualified, experienced, and flexible corps of judicial officers who assist Article III district judges in docket management within the United States […]

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Predictability in the Law, Prized yet Not Promoted

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

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Once More Unto the Breach? Further Reforms Considered for Rule 23

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

Even Henry V probably could not exhort the rule makers to action,1 but reported needs of the procedural system may do so. Surely the class-action rule is one of the […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of the 2015 Discovery Amendments

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Winter 2015 | Volume 99 Number 3

How did these new amendments to the civil rules come about? Why now? How will they succeed when past efforts have failed? Duke Lew Dean David F. Levi leads a […]

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