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ChatGPT and OpenAI
ChatGPT and OpenAI

Chatbots that can answer questions and write legal briefs? Three-quarters of judges responding to our survey say they have never tried the technology. That doesn’t mean they don’t have strong opinions...

Most judges haven’t tried ChatGPT, and they aren’t impressed

Chatbots that can answer questions and write legal briefs? Three-quarters of judges responding to our survey say they have never tried the technology. That doesn’t mean they don’t have strong opinions...

Judge Trina L. Thompson Bench
Judge Trina L. Thompson Bench

In 2022, when Judge Trina Thompson was waiting for the Senate to vote on her lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge, she was asked what had given her the idea to pursue the position. Because ...

A pioneering judge inspired her to take the first stepson her own unlikely journey

In 2022, when Judge Trina Thompson was waiting for the Senate to vote on her lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge, she was asked what had given her the idea to pursue the position. Because ...

Iowa's Supreme Court Justices, lead by Chief Justice Susan Christensen, enter the Iowa House chamber
Iowa's Supreme Court Justices, lead by Chief Justice Susan Christensen, enter the Iowa House chamber

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan (Larson) Christensen is following in some giant footsteps – her father’s – and even outdoing him in one respect. But her achievements of becoming the court’s th...

Dad and brother went first; now she’s the boss

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan (Larson) Christensen is following in some giant footsteps – her father’s – and even outdoing him in one respect. But her achievements of becoming the court’s th...

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