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Articles from Vol. 95, No. 6, May/June

A Vision for Enhancing Public Confidence in the Judiciary
Commit to Fairness in Court"There is a Chinese curse which says, 'may he live in interesting time.' Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history...
Legal Decision Making: Toward an Interdisciplinary Understanding
Legal decision making: toward an interdisciplinary understanding What's Law Got to Do With it? What Judges Do, Why They Do It, and What's at Stake, edited by Charles Gardner Geyh. Stanford University Press. 2011. 355 pp.After decades of largely talking...
Noteworthy
Leslie C. Levin and Lynn Mather, Lawyers in Practice, The University of Chicago Press. 2012. $39. The reality of the legal profession and the ethical dilemmas that lawyers face daily are confronted in a collection of essays. This book explores ethical...
Preserving Judicial Independence
Merit selection of judges has come under increasing attack, with Missouri the latest target for those who seek to politicize judicial selection. Judicial nominating commissions must take concrete steps to demonstrate their effectiveness, in order to...
The Chief Justice as Advocate-in-Chief
Examining the Year-End Report on the Federal JudiciaryReviewing Roberts'record as an agent of judicial reform.On December 31, 2009, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., released the 2009 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. For the first time in...
TURNER V. ROGERS
The Implications for Access to Justice StrategiesA watershed for the right to counsel and self-representation?On June 20, 2011, the United State Supreme Court decided Turner v. Rogers.1 Turner should be considered a landmark decision for die self-represented,...
What's AJS Done Lately?
AJS is the oldest independent, nonpartisan membership organization in America working to protect the integrity of our justice system. For nearly one hundred years, A]S has based its policies and recommendations on hard empirical research, rather than...