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Judicial Reform

Ukraine's Bright and Gutsy Reformers Say Public Wants Immediate Reform

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. . . . We must have patience till luck turns," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798.

We Need Criminal and Civil Justice Reform

Carla DiMare | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Carla DiMare

President Obama recently highlighted the need for criminal justice reform which complements the bipartisan effort to reform our criminal justice system. However, reforming only the criminal justice system falls short of what is needed.

Fundamental Fairness Reform of Arbitration Agreements Is Essential

Brad Reid | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Prior to 1900, English and U.S. legal traditions tended not to favor or enforce pre-dispute arbitration agreements. Attempts to "oust the jurisdiction...

Reforming Our Justice System

Carla DiMare | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Carla DiMare

How do we improve the judiciary? Easy. Change the law. Some suggestions will cost our country virtually nothing, but will reap benefits of fairness, justice, social order and peace, particularly for the most vulnerable.

In California's 'Hip Hop City,' Mayor Looks 'Beyond Brooklyn'

Sara Warner | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

In some circles, that cautionary ambition has come to be known as "Beyond Brooklyn" -- loosely defined as a municipal alchemy involving social and financial capital, leadership and educational reform.

Debtor's Prisons in Kentucky and Other Horrors of the Justice System

Don McNay | Posted 12.13.2014 | Crime
Don McNay

What is going on in Kentucky is apparently going on in various pockets of the nation. It has to stop because it is wrong. It also has to stop unless the rulings of the Supreme Court mean nothing to people charged with upholding them.

Divorce Corp.: Documentary Paints Horrific Picture of Intimidation, Collusion, and Excessive Billing in Family Courts

Paul Raeburn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Divorce
Paul Raeburn

The film reminds us that divorce is expensive and can lead to years-long fights over alimony, child support, and custody; that's not surprising. Many of us have been through that process or watched family members go through it. What is shocking in this film is the depiction of lawlessness in the family courts.

By Nuclear Threat or Weekend Recess

Victor Williams | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate majority's unified, strategic and forceful stand against ever-increasing minority obstruction holds the potential to be a game-changing event for the 112th Senate.

Elected Justice

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Judicial candidates running election campaigns sound more like they are running for sheriff than running to be a neutral arbiter of the law.

Judicial Reform Puts Saudi Women Lawyers in a Position of All Show and No Play

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

About 10 years ago Saudi women started returning home from abroad with fresh law degrees and were ready to take on the world. And they are still waiting.

Jason Linkins

Vitter, Landrieu Enmeshed In Bitter, Pointless Spat Over Judicial Appointments | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Writing for the WBRZ News Advocate, Gerard Shields describes the actions being taken by Senator David Vitter (R-Louis.), who is blocking the nominatio...

Right and Left Join to Take On Criminal Justice System

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the next several months, the Supreme Court will decide at least a half-dozen cases about the rights of people accused of crimes invol...