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Articles from Vol. 95, No. 5, March/April

A Compendium of Law Relating to the Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
"The recording of custodial interrogations is not,..a measure intended to protect only the accused; a recording also protects the public's interest in honest and effective law enforcement, and the individual interests of those police officers wrongfully...
A Court's Remarkable Recovery from a Capital Case Crisis
Editor's note: an earlier version of this article was published in Arizona Attorney in November, 2011.In April and May, 2009, Arizona Attorney Magazine published, in two parts, "The Capital Case Crisis in Maricopa County: What (Little) We Can Do About...
A Model Biography of a Model Jurist
A model biography of a model jurist Elbert Parr Turtle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution, by Anne Emanuel. The University of Georgia Press. 2011. 399 pages. $34.95. This book is part of the Studies in the Legal History of the South series,...
"Best Practices": Supplemental Practicum for Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judges
The Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania represents the courts of initial jurisdiction in Pennsylvania. These courts are located in the communities in which they serve and operate outside of the centralized county system. Magisterial District...
Capital Case Crisis in Maricopa County, Arizona: A Response from the Defense
The decision on whether to seek death is left almost entirely to the unfettered discretion of an elected County Attorney.Editor's note: this manuscript is in response to an article that follows on page 221 and first appeared in Arizona Attorney in November,...
Judicial Independence
The new threat from withinIn election years, judges frequently come under attack for a specific decision. And since judges generally can't comment publicly about pending cases beyond what was said in the decision itself, judges can be an easy target.But...
Neither Gone nor Forgotten: Evaluating the Potential Impact of Senior Status Judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Senior status judges serve an important, albeit often overlooked, role on the federal bench.In his 2010 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized his concern with the partisan gridlock stalling the judicial appointment...
True Transparency Is Overdue
As I sit to draft this Report, the United States Supreme Court has just completed its third day of arguments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cases, which the media have described as cases that "will be among the most important in American...
Understanding the United States' Incarceration Rate
What has caused prison sentences to climb so sharply and consistently in the last four decades?IntroductionIt is no secret that the United States has an alarming rate of incarceration. Even the popular press has jumped on the fact that the U.S. incarceration...