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Overseas Obligations: An Update on Cross-Border Discovery

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Vol. 103 No. 1 (2019) | Navigating Rough Seas

An article published in the Winter 2016 edition of Judicature provided an overview of case law and approaches for handling cross-border discovery in litigation. Since then, there have been some […]

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Can Federal Sentencing Remain Transparent?

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Vol. 103 No. 1 (2019) | Navigating Rough Seas

Criminal trials have virtually disappeared in many federal courtrooms. According to a recent U.S. Sentencing Commission report, “[i]n recent years, 97 percent of federal defendants convicted of a felony or […]

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The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition

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Vol. 103 No. 1 (2019) | Navigating Rough Seas

My title is “The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition,” and what I want us to think about today is the process by which American constitutional law came to […]

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Remembering Dr. King’s Last Legal Battle

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Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right

During the first week of April this year, the city of Memphis, Tenn., commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the 50th anniversary of the […]

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Six Books for Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment

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Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right

During the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the judicial scholar with an inquiring mind will find much to read, and much historical and constitutional wisdom to […]

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Change Agents: Looking to State Constitutions for Rights Innovations

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Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right

The following is an excerpt from 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law (© 2018 by Jeffrey Sutton, published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.) […]

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How Freed Slaves Extended the Reach of Federal Courts and Expanded our Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment

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Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right

In 1870, Maria Mitchell, an African American woman in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, did something that she could not have done when she was enslaved: She “talked for her rights.” […]

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Conversations of a Lifetime: The Power of the Sentencing Colloquy and How to Make It Matter

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Vol. 103 No. 2 (2019) | Pay NCAA athletes?

In recent years, there has been increased attention on sentencing, and particularly sentencing disparities. The thrust and focus of this attention have been on the statistics of sentencing and reforms, […]

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Taking “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Seriously

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Vol. 103 No. 2 (2019) | Pay NCAA athletes?

Editor’s note: This article was written by Judge Jon O. Newman during his tenure as the Bolch Judicial Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Judge in Residence. The Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence […]

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Excerpts from Unexampled Courage

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Vol. 103 No. 2 (2019) | Pay NCAA athletes?

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him […]

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