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Articles from Vol. 95, No. 2, September/October

AJS-Standing Ready to Help
I begin this, my first President's Report, with a special "Thank You" to my predecessor, Bill Johnston. Bill has been indefatigable in his work on behalf of AJS for many years but, during the last year, the amount of time Bill devoted to the work of...
AN ANALYSIS OF GHOSTWRITING DECISIONS: Still Searching for the Elusive Harm
Ghostwriting should be recognized as a legitimate means of providing limited legal representation to those unable to afford full representation in order to provide them access to justice.You're an attorney - or maybe even a judge - and people you know,...
Colorado Streamlines Civil Procedure for Business Cases
Business cases filed in five metropolitan-Denver area courts will be subject to new civil procedure rules designed to reduce the time and expense of litigation. Colorado's two-year Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP), which begins in January, will focus...
Improving Criminal Justice
How can we make the American criminal justice system more just?Jrustice means, first and foremost, ensuring that defendants are not onvicted of crimes they did not commit. The criminal justice system's woi-st nightmare is the wrongful conviction of an...
Judicial Decision Making in Times of FINANCIAL CRISES
State Supreme Courts and Mortgage Moratorium Laws in the Great DepressionEver since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, which is widely viewed as a watershed event in the current financial crisis, the U.S. housing market still faces...
Overwhelming Evidence
In her 2005 presidential address to the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Denise Rousseau decried "a research-practice gap" in American business, criticizing "managers, including those with MBAs, [who] continue to rely largely on personal...
The Crisis in the Immigration Courts
The cornerstone American principle of fair justice, including timely and meaningful access to justice, is neglected in the immigration court systemThe glaring deficiencies in our immigration court system have lingered for far too long. The cornerstone...
The Prospect of Open Deliberations in the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Recent episodes have underscored a lack of collegiality among the justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, including most prominently an alleged assault of one justice by another. In response, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson proposed a menu of institutional...
Untangling the Twists of Habeas Corpus
Untangling the twists of habeas corpus Habeas for the Twenty-First Century, by Nancy J. King & Joseph L. Hoffmann. University of Chicago Press. 2011. 272 pages. $45.00Take it from me. The One job you don't want is sorting out federal habeas corpus....