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Alli Gerkman
IAALS board member Russell Wheeler was intereviewed for this article, which focused on a federal judicial selection process in which President Obama has been slow to nominate and the Senate has been slow to confirm federal judges. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
The New York times reviews the legal profession's failure to put women in leadership and judicial positions in the thirty years since Sandra Day O'Connor heard her first Supreme Court case. While three women are on the Supreme Court, as of last year women made up only 22 percent of the federal judiciary and 26 percent...
Alli Gerkman
The Final Report by IAALS and ACTL was cited in Lee v. Max International, LLC , a Tenth Circuit decision written by Judge Neil Gorsuch. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
The Final Report by IAALS and ACTL was cited in this article , which discusses the implications technology may have on document review. Over the past 10 years, courts and commentators have struggled with this issue. Some, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, have proposed radical limits on discovery to...
Alli Gerkman
Three federal judge vacancies in Atlanta, which have been declared "emergencies," face continued delays due to partisan gridlock. Larry Thompson , an Advisory Committee member for the O'Connor Judicial Selection Project, was interviewed for the story. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
Presidential Newt Gingrich brought national focus to an issue state courts were already facing: legislators and politicians around the country are taking aim at the third branch of government. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
There may be as many as 175 judicial elections—both contested and retention—on the 2012 general election ballot. Two of these races are at the supreme court level, with one justice expected to stand for retention and one justice who was appointed to the bench competing against several challengers to keep her seat. (In...
Alli Gerkman
Intervention in judicial campaigns by special interest groups was an issue in a debate between two superior court candidates. One candidate was prepared to renounce all such activity by third-party groups, while the other candidate preferred to make that decision if questionable activity took place. (The superior...

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