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Alli Gerkman
This article recognizes that there is no shortage of debate about the best way to seat judges. Some states, like Tenessee, are considering moving from a judicial appointment system to an election system, while others, like Pennsylvania, are attempting to move their system in the other direction. Click here to read the...
Alli Gerkman
Doug Buttrey, executive director of Tennesseans for Economic Growth, lauded Tennessee for enacting civil justice reform but cautioned that its plan to make Tennessee the number one state in job creation and retention can't stop there. He urged Tennessee, which uses commission-based gubernatorial appointment for its...
Alli Gerkman
Jordan Furlong, who writes often on the future of the legal profession, has turned his pen on law schools. In the article, he laments the current state of legal education, but cites a number of initiatives undertaken by legal educators to address this, including Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers . Click here to read the...
Alli Gerkman
This week, Justice at Stake's Gavel Grab featured a guest post by Malia Reddick and Russell Wheeler on the recently released second edition of "Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees. " Click here to read the post.
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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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