Category Archives: Judicial Systems

Gregory C. Sisk, Lifting the Blindfold From Lady Justice: Allowing Judges to See the Structure in the Judicial Code

62 Fla. L. Rev. 457 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Two centuries ago, Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that “[w]here the mind labours to discover the design of the legislature, it seizes everything from which … Continue reading

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Dhammika Dharmapala, Nuno Garoupa & Joanna M. Shepherd, Legislatures, Judges, and Parole Boards: The Allocation of Discretion Under Determinate Sentencing

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1037 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Criminal sentencing in the United States has undergone sweeping changes in recent decades. The most significant development in sentencing has been the reallocation of power away from judges … Continue reading

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Benjamin H. Barton, Against Civil Gideon (and for Pro Se Court Reform)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1227 (2010)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: “Civil Gideon” is a short-hand name for a concept that has been the white whale of American poverty law for the last forty years-a constitutional civil guarantee to a … Continue reading

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Usha Rodrigues, From Loyalty to Conflict: Addressing Fiduciary Duty at the Officer Level

61 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: Conflicts of interest are the quintessential agency cost-the constant, lurking danger that agents may seek their own personal gain, rather than the good of the corporation. Yet many … Continue reading

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David A. Karp, Why Justice Thomas Should Speak at Oral Argument

61 Fla. L. Rev. 611 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Morse v. Frederick began at 10:03 a.m. in typical fashion, like a high-speed game of chess. Forty-two seconds … Continue reading

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Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., The Perspective of a Junior Circuit Judge on Judicial Modesty

60 Fla. L. Rev. 1007 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: I appreciate the invitation to deliver the Dunwody Lecture this year, and I am grateful that this occasion has allowed me to visit, for the first time, one … Continue reading

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