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The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021  
Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor  
Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.  
Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

About 6 in 10 judges surveyed think there should be term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court. The other 40 percent favor keeping the current lifetime appointments.  Those were the results from the NJC...

Most judges appear to support term limits for Supreme Court justices

About 6 in 10 judges surveyed think there should be term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court. The other 40 percent favor keeping the current lifetime appointments.  Those were the results from the NJC...

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Our September Question of the Month asked judges how often they’ve had to make a ruling in line with a law they personally disagreed with. Of the 350 NJC alumni who responded, nearly 95 percent said it ...

How often does a judge end up sentencing someone for breaking a law the judge personally disagrees with?

Our September Question of the Month asked judges how often they’ve had to make a ruling in line with a law they personally disagreed with. Of the 350 NJC alumni who responded, nearly 95 percent said it ...

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Our August Question of the Month asked judges if they plan on leaving the bench within the next year as a result of changed thinking or anything else related to the pandemic. The question noted that peopl...

How many judges have decided to leave the bench because of the pandemic?

Our August Question of the Month asked judges if they plan on leaving the bench within the next year as a result of changed thinking or anything else related to the pandemic. The question noted that peopl...

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021  
Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor  
Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.  
Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Most judges appear to support term limits for Supreme Court justices

Social justice together as a crowd of diverse people with a law symbol representing community legislation and equal rights or legal lawyer icon with 3D illustration elements.
How often does a judge end up sentencing someone for breaking a law the judge personally disagrees with?

Rearview shot of a mature businessman looking through a window in an office
How many judges have decided to leave the bench because of the pandemic?

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Most judges believe this tactic can help eliminate implicit bias in court

Judges overwhelmingly approve of plea bargaining, largely for practical reasons

Debate. The science of communication. Rope pulling.
A heated argument over the 'reasonable person'

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