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Articles from Vol. 90, No. 3, November/December

Efforts to Split the Ninth Circuit Unsuccessful in the 109th Congress
For practically the last quarter century, Republican members of Congress have attempted to split the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the 109th Congress was no exception. The attempt to divide the large appellate court that serves...
How Much Influence?
How much influence?Courtiers of the Marble Palace: The Rise and Influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerk, by Todd C. Peppers. Stanford University Press, 2006. 310 pages; $21.95 paperback, $55.00 cloth.Sorcerers' Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at...
IN A DIFFERENT PATH: The Process of Becoming a Judge for Women and Men
A survey of Texas judges and lawyers shows significant differences between men and women, both for those in the judiciary and those who could be members of the judiciary. Informal requirements for attaining a seat on the bench could be a factor.While...
MEDIA COVERAGE of the UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DECISIONS: The View from Mainstream, Black, and Latino Journalists
The missions of both the mainstream and specialized press affect their coverage of the Supreme Court, which in turn might well affect how their audiences perceive the institution.T"he U.S. Supreme Court regularly articulates policies of profound political...
New Executive Vice President Will Enhance AJS Mission
Successful membership organizations rely upon professional staff to implement their missions and programming goals. The American Judicature Society is fortunate to have an outstanding, dedicated staff of experts in many areas of concern to the public,...
Steps Forward, Steps Back on Judicial Ethics
The proposed revisions to the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct go far toward ensuring public confidence in the judiciary, but some rules need to go further.After over three years of review, the American Bar Association Joint Commission to Evaluate...
The UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCES of HATE CRIME LEGISLATION
Although hate crime legislation may be consistent with the general principles of punishment, the effects may be inconsistent with the legislation's original goals of protecting minorities.Hate crime legislation is, paradoxically, one of the most over-...
Trial Practicum Integral to First-Year Law School Curriculum
Creative collaboration between the courts and the academy has created a first-year experiential education jewel at the Drake University Law School. The First-Year Trial Practicum (FYTP) is a structured educational experience in which every first-year...
Voters Reject Judicial Ballot Initiatives
On November 7, 2006, voters rejected referenda that would have tampered with courts in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and South Dakota.The most closely watched anti-court ballot measure, the so-called "JAIL 4 Judges" proposal in South Dakota, was dealt a devastating...