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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...
Alli Gerkman
Early this month, Rebecca Love Kourlis sat down with LawWeek reporter Matt Masich to discuss the purpose of her new book, Rebuilding Justice , and the current state of civil courts in the United States.
Alli Gerkman
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and North Carolina Central School of Law are co-hosting a conference on March 3, 2012 , which will focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. They announced a call for proposals , due November 1, 2011. From the conference...
Alli Gerkman
As Gavel Grab reports , the United States Senate is not only at odds over the federal judicial nominees--it's also at odds over whether the delay in appointments is unreasonable.
Alli Gerkman
Judge Kevin Burke holds Newt Gingrich's claim that "President Thomas Jefferson abolished over half the federal judgeships" to historical scrutiny. Click here to read the article.

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