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All Politics Is National Reuters

All Politics Is National

How state and local elections fail us, and what we can do about it.

Big Campaign Spending: Government by the 1% Reuters

Big Campaign Spending: Government by the 1%

Big donors are a big threat to American democracy, proving the need for campaign finance reform.

A New Code for Reliable Justice Texas Military Forces/Flickr

A New Code for Reliable Justice

By separating valid claims from invalid ones, judges can finally give our legal system the predictability that it requires.

The Unfortunate Politicization of Judicial Confirmation Hearings Reuters

The Unfortunate Politicization of Judicial Confirmation Hearings

While the confirmation process of judiciary candidates becomes partisan and trivial, the administration of justice goes unattended.

By the Numbers: Americans Lack Confidence in the Legal System taberandrew/Flickr

By the Numbers: Americans Lack Confidence in the Legal System

Regardless of party, elected officials need to address the public's growing concerns over civil justice.

Abolish the Law Reviews! Daniel D. Snyder/Shutterstock

Abolish the Law Reviews!

They're outdated, impractical, and slowly dying. It's time to put them to rest.

The Remedy for Frivolity in Our Courts StuSteeger/Flickr

The Remedy for Frivolity in Our Courts

By addressing the implications of duty, judges might be able to more soundly dismiss meritless lawsuits.

Why Are Hedge Funds Allowed to Invest in Litigation? Reuters

Why Are Hedge Funds Allowed to Invest in Litigation?

A justice system can't really be impartial when there are business entities betting on it.

Why We Need to Readjust the Tort System Reuters

Why We Need to Readjust the Tort System

America's personal injury law needs to narrow its focus and follow the example of other countries.

The Necessity of Civic Education dctim1/Flickr

The Necessity of Civic Education

The legal profession can -- and should-- help to instruct the general public about this country's all-important institutions.

In Criminal Trials, the 'Guilty Mind' Does Matter Reuters

In Criminal Trials, the 'Guilty Mind' Does Matter

Can people be committed for crimes they didn't even know existed?

Is That Painting a Forgery? Don't Answer, You Might Get Sued Reuters

Is That Painting a Forgery? Don't Answer, You Might Get Sued

People shouldn't face the threat of litigation for voicing their honest professional opinions.

Moneyballing Criminal Justice Reuters

Moneyballing Criminal Justice

Smart statistics have changed baseball, health care, and many other industries. But why haven't they changed crime and punishment?

Can We Save the City's Children? Reuters

Can We Save the City's Children?

Instead of distant detention facilities, community-based rehabilitation centers might be the best way to help urban youth.

Why David Brooks Is Right About Authority AP

Why David Brooks Is Right About Authority

A free society needs rules -- and therefore rule enforcers -- to safeguard common resources and provide stability.

Lawsuits Should Not Be a Free-For All alwright1/Flickr

Lawsuits Should Not Be a Free-For All

Today, anyone can sue anyone else, regardless of how ridiculous the claim may be. But it wasn't always like this.

America's English-Style Legal System Evolved to Conceal Truth, Not Reveal It Reuters

America's English-Style Legal System Evolved to Conceal Truth, Not Reveal It

The civil adversarial system that developed over centuries in England, and later spread to the U.S. and other colonies, might not work as well as a truth-seeking system.

5 Steps for Fixing the Civil Justice System srqpix/Flickr

5 Steps for Fixing the Civil Justice System

An equitable society needs a place for its citizens to resolve personal conflicts -- and one that isn't too expensive or inefficient.

What America Can Learn From Germany's Justice System Reuters

What America Can Learn From Germany's Justice System

Judges need to become more actively involved in each case -- throwing out ridiculous claims, conferring with each side, and explaining their decisions.

Judges: The Problem and Solution to America's Judiciary Mess Reuters

Judges: The Problem and Solution to America's Judiciary Mess

To make the justice system fairer for all, courtrooms need to push back on absurd plaintiff claims.

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