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Blurring Institutional Boundaries: Judges' Perceptions Of Threats To Judicial Independence, Alyx Mark, Michael A. Zilis Oct 2018

Blurring Institutional Boundaries: Judges' Perceptions Of Threats To Judicial Independence, Alyx Mark, Michael A. Zilis

Political Science Faculty Publications

The legislature wields multiple tools to limit judicial power, but scholars have little information about how judges interpret variant threats and which they find most concerning. To provide insight, we conduct original interviews regarding legislative threats to courts with over two dozen sitting federal judges, representing all tiers of the federal judiciary. We find that judges have a nuanced understanding of threats and tend to identify components of legislative proposals that threaten formal institutional powers as more concerning than those challenging policy set by judges. This distinction has broad implications for our understanding of judicial behavior at the federal level.


Justice Holmes's Bad Man And The Depleted Purposes Of Punitive Damages, Jill Wieber Lens Jan 2013

Justice Holmes's Bad Man And The Depleted Purposes Of Punitive Damages, Jill Wieber Lens

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


“Testing” Fuller’S Forms And Limits: A Brief Response To Oldfather, Bockhorst, & Dimmer, Scott R. Bauries Jan 2012

“Testing” Fuller’S Forms And Limits: A Brief Response To Oldfather, Bockhorst, & Dimmer, Scott R. Bauries

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In Triangulating Judicial Responsiveness, Chad Oldfather, Joseph Bockhorst, and Brian Dimmer give us a methodology by which we can empirically assess (among other things) the effects that argumentation has on judicial decision making. Unlike the vast majority of empirical legal scholarship of judging, the authors do not use this methodology in their current study to compare “legalist” explanations of judging with “realist” explanations of judging. Rather, the study operates almost entirely within the “legalist” frame. This is a welcome development for many reasons, one on which this Response focuses—the authors’ methodology illustrates a way of scientifically “testing” descriptive legal ...


Making Stuff Up, Richard H. Underwood Jul 2010

Making Stuff Up, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Beginning with an article in this Journal almost thirty years ago, Professor Underwood continues to research and write about legal ethics and litigation. In this Commentary, he offers a witty look at several cases where, in his opinion, the judge allowed improper arguments to the jury.


Putting The Mice In Charge Of The Cheese: Why Federal Judges Cannot Always Be Trusted To Police Themselves And What Congress Can Do About It, Lara A. Bazelon Jan 2009

Putting The Mice In Charge Of The Cheese: Why Federal Judges Cannot Always Be Trusted To Police Themselves And What Congress Can Do About It, Lara A. Bazelon

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Kentucky 2006 Judicial Elections, William H. Fortune, Al Cross Jan 2007

Kentucky 2006 Judicial Elections, William H. Fortune, Al Cross

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This Article is a short report on the impact of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White on the 2006 Kentucky judicial campaigns and elections. The series of events leading up to the 2006 elections can be traced to at least 1988.

While the Kentucky Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee (KJCCC) cannot claim a great impact on Kentucky's 2006 judicial elections, the authors of this Article believe that the committee played a positive role. For the most part, judicial candidates campaigned in a dignified and ethical manner, and refrained from running on issues that might strike a chord with the electorate ...


What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood Apr 2003

What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

I wrote this article to collect some cautionary material about “what gets judges in trouble.” I wanted something I could offer to our state judges, practitioners, and my legal ethics students. While I have never been a judge, and while I have never worked for a judicial conduct organization, I have been a law professor for almost twenty-five years and the chairman of a state bar association ethics committee for fourteen. I am not the kind of person who would refrain from holding forth just because I may not know what I am talking about.

When I started out, I ...


Democracy, Not Deference: An Egalitarian Theory Of Judicial Review, Ronald C. Den Otter Jan 2003

Democracy, Not Deference: An Egalitarian Theory Of Judicial Review, Ronald C. Den Otter

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Judging And Democracy, Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain Jan 2001

Judging And Democracy, Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Judicial Independence: Rebuffing Congressional Attacks On The Third Branch, Stephan O. Kline Jan 1999

Judicial Independence: Rebuffing Congressional Attacks On The Third Branch, Stephan O. Kline

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Proposal To Require Lawyers To Disclose Information About Procedural Matters, William H. Fortune Jan 1999

A Proposal To Require Lawyers To Disclose Information About Procedural Matters, William H. Fortune

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In the absence of a rule clearly requiring disclosure, a lawyer is obligated not to disclose information which is adverse to the interests of a client. However, judges should be able to expect lawyers to disclose information about procedural matters. This Article argues that Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.3 should be amended to require disclosure of information about procedural matters. Part I describes the events in Potter v. Eli Lilly & Co., a case involving a secret settlement related to Prozac. Part II makes the argument for a rule requiring disclosure of procedural information. Part III describes how such ...


The Evolution Of Chutzpah As A Legal Term: The Chutzpah Championship, Chutzpah Award, Chutzpah Doctrine, And Now, The Supreme Court, Jack Achiezer Guggenheim Jan 1998

The Evolution Of Chutzpah As A Legal Term: The Chutzpah Championship, Chutzpah Award, Chutzpah Doctrine, And Now, The Supreme Court, Jack Achiezer Guggenheim

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Textualism's Selective Canons Of Statutory Construction: Reinvigorating Individual Liberties, Legislative Authority, And Deference To Executive Agencies, Bradford C. Mank Jan 1998

Textualism's Selective Canons Of Statutory Construction: Reinvigorating Individual Liberties, Legislative Authority, And Deference To Executive Agencies, Bradford C. Mank

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Justice Charles H. Reynolds, Brian Pack Jan 1996

Tribute To Justice Charles H. Reynolds, Brian Pack

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Justice Charles M. Leibson, Robert F. Stephens Jan 1996

Tribute To Justice Charles M. Leibson, Robert F. Stephens

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Mr. Justice Frankfurter's Iconography Of Judging, Alfred S. Neely Jan 1993

Mr. Justice Frankfurter's Iconography Of Judging, Alfred S. Neely

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Justice Antonin Scalia And Criminal Justice Cases, Christopher E. Smith Jan 1992

Justice Antonin Scalia And Criminal Justice Cases, Christopher E. Smith

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


"I Vote This Way Because I'M Wrong": The Supreme Court Justice As Epimenides, John M. Rogers Jan 1991

"I Vote This Way Because I'M Wrong": The Supreme Court Justice As Epimenides, John M. Rogers

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Possibly the most unsettling phenomenon in the Supreme Court's 1988 term was Justice White's decision to vote contrary to his own exhaustively stated reasoning in Pennsylvania v. Union Gas Co. His unexplained decision to vote against the result of his own analysis lends support to those who argue that law, or at least constitutional law, is fundamentally indeterminate. Proponents of the indeterminacy argument sometimes base their position on the allegedly inescapable inconsistency of decisions made by a multi-member court. There is an answer to the inconsistency argument, but it founders if justices sometimes vote, without explanation, on the ...


Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, J. Woodford Howard Jr. Jan 1989

Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, J. Woodford Howard Jr.

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, Barbara Lewis Jan 1989

Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, Barbara Lewis

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, Thomas G. Walker Jan 1989

Commentary On Selecting Federal Judges, Thomas G. Walker

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Search For Competent And Representative Judges, Continued, Robert P. Davidow Jan 1989

The Search For Competent And Representative Judges, Continued, Robert P. Davidow

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Independence Of The Judiciary: A Critical Aspect Of The Confirmation Process, Randall R. Rader Jan 1989

The Independence Of The Judiciary: A Critical Aspect Of The Confirmation Process, Randall R. Rader

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Judicial Selection In Context: The American And English Experience, Burton Atkins Jan 1989

Judicial Selection In Context: The American And English Experience, Burton Atkins

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Commentary On State Selection Of Judges, Robert F. Stephens Jan 1989

Commentary On State Selection Of Judges, Robert F. Stephens

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Commentary On State Selection Of Judges, Bradley C. Canon Jan 1989

Commentary On State Selection Of Judges, Bradley C. Canon

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Voters' Information In Judicial Elections: The 1986 Contests For The Ohio Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum Jan 1989

Voters' Information In Judicial Elections: The 1986 Contests For The Ohio Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Ethical Constraints On Judicial Election Campaigns: A Review And Critique Of Canon 7, James J. Alfini, Terrence J. Brooks Jan 1989

Ethical Constraints On Judicial Election Campaigns: A Review And Critique Of Canon 7, James J. Alfini, Terrence J. Brooks

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Experimental Logic Of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Marcia J. Speziale Jan 1989

The Experimental Logic Of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Marcia J. Speziale

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Comments On Professor Rotunda's Essay, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1988

Comments On Professor Rotunda's Essay, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In this comment, Professor Richard H. Underwood provides a response to An Essay on the Constitutional Parameters of Federal Impeachment, by Professor Ronald D. Rotunda. Rotunda’s essay was published in the Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 707-732.