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A Dozen Canons of Statutory and Constitutional Text Construction

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

Supremacy-of-Text Principle. The words of a governing text are of paramount concern, and what they convey, in their context, is what the text means. Principle of Interrelating Canons. No canon of interpretation […]

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Supremes

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

Today, about a third of active federal judges are women, according to the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, 1789- present. But our country was more than 150 years old before […]

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Patent Confusion: Correcting the Record on America’s First Patent Holder

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Vol. 99 No. 3 | Fixing Discovery

Correcting the record on America’s first patent holder — 225 years later The framers of the U.S. Constitution vested congress with the power “[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful […]

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In Memoriam: Dining with Justice Antonin Scalia

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Vol. 100 No. 2 | A Judge in Public Life

Like many others, I have unusually vivid recollections of Justice Antonin Scalia. How could it not be? His force field was that powerful. I had the benefit of a strong family […]

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A China Diary: Judicature 1984

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Vol. 100 No. 3 | Who appointed me god?

On May 21, 1984, a 36-member delegation from the American Judicature Society left for a two-week visit to the People’s Republic of China. The trip was sponsored by People to People, […]

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Chief Tammy Morris, Sheriff Mike Williams, Judge Virginia Baker Norton, Richard McKissick, and Mayor Lenny Curry visiting the D.A.W.N. program in 2015.

Lastly: A Judge Honors the Activist Who Brought Her to Jail

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Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts

Pictured Above, Left to Right: Chief Tammy Morris, Sheriff Mike Williams, Judge Virginia Baker Norton, Richard McKissick, and Mayor Lenny Curry visiting the D.A.W.N. program in 2015. I met Richard […]

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Table for Nine

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Vol. 102 No. 3 | Crowdsourcing and Data Analytics

Food traditions have always been important at the Supreme Court, as the justices have purposefully sought occasions to break bread together to reinforce cordiality and cooperation. Their most important culinary […]

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Five Ways Judges Can Improve Well-being

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Vol. 101 No. 4 | Equal opportunity?

While judicial stressors are legion, resources to help judges combat stress are slim. Fortunately, social science research now touts a host of evidence-based practices that can help judges learn to […]

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