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Articles from Vol. 94, No. 3, November/December

ABA Convenes National Symposium on the American Jury System
On October Ul and 22, 2010 at the George Washington University Law School, the American Bar .Association's Commission on the American Jury PrOJe1Ct convened i is fourth National Symposium on ihe American Jury System. The agenda featured presentations...
AJS Representatives Consult on Process for Assessing Performance of Turkish Judges
In recent months, the Turkish Ministry of Justice has been studying ways to improve the current process for assessing the performance of Turkey's judges. Turkey has a career judiciary where, once judges are appointed, they serve until age 65. Judges...
Fallibility of Automated Biometric Recognition Technologies
A new report by the National Research Council says ihai biometrie systems - designed f<> automatical]}· recogjii/e individuals based on biological and behavioral tniits such as fingerprints, palm prints, or voice or face recognition - are "inherently...
Just WHAT Made DRUG COURTS Successful?
Drug courts have expanded greatly since their introduction in 1989; what made them successful is a focus on procedural fairness.In the early 1970s, the United States saw a wave of new laws imposing dramatically harsher penalties for drug convictions.1...
Lessons Learned from the Mid-Term Judicial Elections; and Fondly Remembering Dick Perrault and Al Sobel
From national press reports, and certainly from the "nightly news," we can be left with the impression that the recently concluded mid-term elections involved only lhe election (or non-election) of officials al her than judges. But that of course was...
Movie Review: A True Story of Exoneration
Movie review: A true story of exonerationConviction (2010, 1 hr. 46 min.), directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray and distributed by Fox SearchlightOn May 11, 1983, Kenny Walers was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.Conviction...
Remembrances
Dick Perrault and Al Sobel - A passion for the work of AJSTwo great men died within days of 'each oilier in November. In common they shared a passion for the work of the American Judicature Societv. I was honored to serve with them for two years as President...
Ruminations on Arbitral and Judicial Case Management
Do arbitrators know something that judges don't?Arbitration has grown rapidly in recent years. The fact that the American Albitration Association was arbitrating 137,000 cases a vear by 2006, and the National Arbitration Forum, which was shut down last...
Survey Looks at New Media and the Courts
A first-of-its-kincl nationwide survey on new media and ihe courts shows that stale judges and court staff recognize the potential impact of social media on the administration of justice and are taking a close look at hoth the ramifications and opportunities....
WHO Participates as Amici Curiae in the U.S. COURTS OF APPEALS?
In the past two decades, scholars have made remarkable advancements in the slate of knowledge about the U.S. courts of appeals. We now have a better understanding of the political nature of their stalling1 and the historical transformation that ? belower...