Volume 30, Number 1 ~ 2009


The Law and the Courts

The Presence of Lower-Court Amici as as Aspect of Supreme Court Agenda Setting
Timothy M. Hagle and Harold J. Spaeth

Courting Multiple Audiences: The Strategic Selection of Legal Groundings by Judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Robert J. Hume

The Impact of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Reform: A Comparative Analysis  
Lydia Brashear Tiede

Problem Solving and the American Bench: A National Survey of Trial Court Judges    
Donald J. Farole, Jr.

From the Benches and Trenches

Case Management Innovation in a Large, Urban Trial Court: The Critical Importance of Legal Stakeholder Attitudes  
James Peter Coolsen

Court Reform: The North Dakota Experience  
Sally Holewa

Legal Notes

When Judges Sue Their Brethren: Opala v. Watt

Update: Judge Lopez Torres and New York's Trial Judge Nominating Process
Mark S. Hurwitz

Review Section

Review of Gould, The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System
Jack R. Acker

Of Note
Jolly A. Emrey and Stephen L. Wasby