Judicature

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Articles from Vol. 90, No. 6, May/June

A Dark, Troubling Tale
A dark, troubling tale by Matt Epstein The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, by John Crisham. Doubleday. 2006. $28.95.I have read a number of John Grisham books and like most lawyers I know I appreciate how he keeps my interest and...
How We Should Address Mental and Emotional Harm
We need to provide therapeutic alternatives to those who resort to tort law as a last resort to address their mental and emotional harm.At its best, tort law offers seriously injured claimants assistance in rebuilding their shattered lives. Therefore,...
Innovative AJS Curriculum Helps High School Seniors Understand the Justice System
Primary and secondary schools provide pivotal education experiences and content to students through civics classes that prepare children to be responsible citizens. On a positive note, students in the United States generally have performed well on national...
Lady Justice Must Be Crying
Since promoting a "fair system of justice" is part of the mission of AJS, this month's Judicature editorial ("Putting Justice back in the Department") is rightfully critical of the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys, which "recklessly undermined trust in...
Picking Judges in a Time of Turmoil
W. BUSH'S JUDICIARY DURING THE 109TH CONGRESSDespite increasingly being seen as under siege and in a state of turmoil, it can be argued that judicial appointments represent a success story for the administration in achieving its policy agenda.The roller...
Putting Justice Back in the Department
The Attorney General and his subordinates recklessly undermined trust in the fair administration of justice, and we cannot afford the loss.The administration's dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys raises issues of prosecutorial fairness, the permissible...
The 2007 ABA Model Code: Taking Judicial Ethics Standards to the Next Level
At its February 2007 meeting, the American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted a revised model code of judicial conduct, the first comprehensive revision of the code since 1990. The 2007 model code makes important changes that clarify the ethical...