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Articles from Vol. 91, No. 3, November/December

AJS Recognizes Outstanding Leadership
This fall AJS once again had the opportunity to recognize outstanding judicial leadership in America, presenting awards to three judges whose careers and accomplishments are truly exceptional.Carolyn Dineen King, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
Cameras in Court: How Television News Media Use Courtroom Footage
Cameras in court epitomize the interface between two significant institutions in our society: the media and the justice system. The media serve as the primary source of information and the criminal justice system as a primary source for legitimizing...
Judicial INDEPENDENCE, Judicial SELECTION, and the FIRST AMENDMENT in the Post-White Era
An edited transcript of the plenary session at the American Judicature Society Center for Judicial Ethics 20th National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics, October 20, 2006Panel membersModerator: Cynthia Gray, Director AJS Center for Judicial EthicsJames...
Mistaking the Window-Dressing for the Window
Mistaking the window-dressing for the window by Roderick M. Hills, Jr. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions, by Kermit Roosevelt III. Yale University Press. 2006. 272 pages. $30.The Myth of Judicial Activism is the most...
Questions for the Candidates
Starting with the presidential primaries, we encourage AJS members, the media, and the candidates themselves to discuss and debate matters concerning the administration of justice that we believe should be central to our national political discourse:...
Tom Phillips Receives Prestigious Justice Award
Thomas R. Phillips, former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, received the highest honor AJS bestows, the Justice Award. Phillips was recognized for a lifetime of dedication and devotion to the fair and impartial administration of justice in the...
Where Have All the Politicians Gone? Recruiting for the Modern SUPREME COURT
For most of U.S. history, Supreme Court justices have been involved in partisan elective politics prior to their appointments or have served in government, usually in a prominent and political position. Schmidhauser observed in 1959 that "political activism...
Who Ranks as Supreme Court Material?
Who ranks as Supreme Court material? by David Yalof Strategic Selection: Presidential Nomination of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush, by Christine L. Nemacheck. University of Virginia Press. 2007. 200 pages. $35.One may...