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Village near the Oljato–Monument Valley in Arizona.  Ranch house. Aerial view, from above, drone shooting

Some years ago I was teaching an Indian Law Sovereignty class for the National Indian Justice Center in Las Vegas. In class was my friend Mr. Charlie Hill, Oneida Tribal member and famous comedian. This i...

This Land is Our Land? Two changes Native people would appreciate

Some years ago I was teaching an Indian Law Sovereignty class for the National Indian Justice Center in Las Vegas. In class was my friend Mr. Charlie Hill, Oneida Tribal member and famous comedian. This i...

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a Frenchman who studied American society during a nine-month tour in 1831 when the United States were still simmering with vitriolic political animus from the 1824 and 1...

Reflections from the Bench: Raging waters, recounts and sturdy banks of law

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a Frenchman who studied American society during a nine-month tour in 1831 when the United States were still simmering with vitriolic political animus from the 1824 and 1...

United States Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, USA.

Our November Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if they think any judges should be appointed for life. The survey attracted 701 judges and 60 percent said no. It’s important to note that few of the ...

The majority of judges polled oppose lifetime appointments

Our November Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if they think any judges should be appointed for life. The survey attracted 701 judges and 60 percent said no. It’s important to note that few of the ...

Village near the Oljato–Monument Valley in Arizona.  Ranch house. Aerial view, from above, drone shooting
This Land is Our Land? Two changes Native people would appreciate

Reflections from the Bench: Raging waters, recounts and sturdy banks of law

United States Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, USA.
The majority of judges polled oppose lifetime appointments

Waiting in line and voting.
Judges think few voters know enough to make informed choices in judicial elections; but they aren’t high on published reviews either

Supreme Court’s Sotomayor inspires at special online Reading & Robes

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