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Injustice On Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis

William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195342079
eISBN:
9780199332397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals are among the most important governmental institutions in our society. However, because the Supreme Court can hear less than 150 cases per year, the ... More


Nature of the Job

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents stories about the nature of federal judgeship. Federal judgeship can be defined and perhaps even described by reference to statutory authority, but its nature can be described ... More


The Chief Judgeship and World War II

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter details Learned Hand's accession to chief judgeship after fifteen years as circuit court judge. He gained the position not as a reward for outstanding work, but automatically: the ... More


Judicial Presence

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at judgeship. It further develops the ideal of presence as it relates to shari'a court processes and to governmental practice under the imams. The vocabulary of zulm is precisely ... More


Court Order

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of court reform and concludes with another recent skit, this one critical of former judicial practices. The twentieth century opened in Yemen with a judgeship ... More


Relations of Interpretation

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned with the division of interpretive labor between two categories of worldly interpreters. The main activity of the mufti is the writing of fatwas. A mufti is a type of Muslim ... More


The Obvious Solution and the Judicial Opposition

William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds

in Injustice On Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195342079
eISBN:
9780199332397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342079.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals have responded to the caseload flood with the system of Appellate Triage, a series of appellate process truncating devices. These devices, used to dispose of the ... More


Bankruptcy in the Middle District, 1984–2000

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses bankruptcy litigation in the Middle District of Florida from 1984 to 2000. Many of the bankruptcy practitioners, judges, and their cases are chronicled. The circumstances under ... More


Growing Pains, Constitutional Questions, and Bankruptcy, 1976–1980

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the dramatic growth the Middle District’s case load from 1976 to 1980. The increasing need for more judges and facilities to handle the growth is covered. In 1976 and 1979 ... More


Roots: The Road to Judgeship

Theodor Meron

in Standing Up for Justice: The Challenges of Trying Atrocity Crimes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198863434
eISBN:
9780191895852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863434.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a brief biography of the author and his road to Judgeship. Being a Judge allowed him to put into practice his commitment to accountability, rule of law and due process. The ... More


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