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A Statutory Oddity

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

The Different and Sometimes Convoluted Ways that Congress Granted Circuit Court Trial Jurisdiction to the 19th-Century Federal District Courts Doing research for a book on the history of the federal […]

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Justice Jackson’s Persistent Post-Nuremberg Legacy

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

Justice Jackson’s post-Nuremberg legacy — his “dispassionate approach” to criminal procedure — continues to shape modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.

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Last living Nuremberg Trial prosecutor recalls his work on the Einsatzgruppen Trial

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

During the Nuremberg Trials, Ferencz served as a principal trial lawyer for the U.S., working under chief prosecutors Justice Robert Jackson and Telford Taylor.

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The Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

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Judicature International, Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

The current rule of law crisis has roots in Afghanistan’s 2004 constitution, which created a flawed separation of powers system.

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Leaving Afghanistan

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Judicature International, Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

International organizations are working to evacuate Afghan women judges, who face particular peril under Taliban rule.

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Legal Standards By The Numbers

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Just after midnight on a warm summer night, a Caucasian woman was walking alone on the streets of Washington, D.C. All of a sudden, three young men she had never […]

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Independent Spending in State Supreme Court Elections After Citizens United

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

In January 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled that bans on independent expenditures by labor unions and corporations violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of free expression. Given the polarizing […]

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The Decline in Federal Civil Trials: An Imagined Conversation

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

[The Scene] The first conversation takes place in the chambers of Federal District Judge Nielsen Prius. Prius enters chambers from the courtroom door behind his desk, doffs his black robe, […]

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Why Problem-Solving Principles Should Not Be Grafted onto Mainstream Courts

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Problem-solving courts seek to broaden the focus of courts from simply adjudicating cases to changing the future behavior of litigants and ensuring the well-being of the communities they serve. Advocates […]

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Easing Mandatory Minimums Will Not Be Enough

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Congress is finally considering easing mandatory minimum penalties. However, this effort, even if successful, will need to be complemented by actions taken by the United States Sentencing Commission and federal […]

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