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One of the Most Rewarding Things I’ve Done as a Judge

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

While working as a United States magistrate judge, I had the great (and rather humbling) honor to serve as national president of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) from 2016 to […]

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A Model for Adult Civics Education

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

Americans are more likely to interact with their state and local governments than their federal counterparts — and that includes the courts. State courts hear more than 90 percent of […]

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Joining Forces on Adult Civics Education

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

If adults lack knowledge or interest in civics, how can they model what it means to be a good citizen? For decades, federal and state courts have engaged in educational […]

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Involve, Inform, Inspire

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

My first civics teacher was my father. He was a World War II veteran and a POW for 16 months, three of which were spent in extreme winter conditions on […]

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Civic Illiteracy and the Rule of Law

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

The past few years have been a wild ride, and I say that as a former rodeo cowboy. America has endured a confluence of overlapping crises: pandemic, recession, impeachment, social […]

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Necessarily Engaged

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Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged

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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Vol. 99 No. 2 | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex

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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Vol. 99 No. 2 | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex

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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Vol. 99 No. 1 | The View from the Bench

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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Vol. 99 No. 1 | The View from the Bench

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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