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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has named eight judges as new committee chairs and extended the service of three existing chairs for the Judicial Conference of the United States. The committees make policy recommendations to the Conference. Click here to read the article.
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The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law received a $1 million gift from the Moser Family Philanthropic Fund "to establish the Moser Ethics in Action Endowment, which will fund projects and courses centered on ethics, pro bono and professionalism. Click here to read the article.
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Missouri Bar President John S. Johnston countered a recent Wall Street Journal editorial attack on its merit-based judicial selection system: Although I usually find your opinion pieces very good, I read with sadness your editorial “Missouri Compromised.” Your editorial position on the issue of merit selection of...
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The Supreme Court of Wisconsin declined to open its deliberations to the public. The proposal was made by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who hoped it might restore civility to the process. The Court also tabled a proposal to bring in a workplace consultant to work with the justices on collegiality. Click here to...
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In the wake of allegations that a Pennsylvania state senator improperly helped her sister get elected to the state's high court, the Inquirer calls for merit-based appointment of appellate judges. Click here to read the article.
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Newly elected president of the American Judges Association (AJA) and IAALS board member Judge Kevin Burke has launched a blog on behalf of the AJA: The American Judges Association claims to be the “voice of the judiciary.” As a result, we need to speak frequently and about the issues confronting the judges of the...
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Fourth Judicial District Judge Kevin Burke has been elected president of the American Judges Association. The installation took place Thursday, September 15, at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Judge Burke currently serves in the Fourth Judicial District’s Family Court in Minneapolis, MN. Click here...
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The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver today launches a unique, national initiative to change the way law schools educate students. “Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers” provides a platform to encourage law schools in the U.S. to showcase innovative teaching to...

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