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Litigation, published four times a year, is the preeminent journal in the field. The publication offers practical yet lively information on common problems and interests for the lawyers who try cases and the judges who decide them. All members of the Section of Litigation receive Litigation. To subscribe, join the Section today.

Litigation: Fall 2003Vol. 30, No. 1, Fall 2003: Evidence

Opening Statement: Pinching Pennies, Squeezing Justice: State Budget Cuts Threaten Judicial Independence  |  PDF
Patricia Lee Refo

Attacks on the independence of the judiciary are nothing new. During election cycles in particular, judges are often in the figurative crosshairs of those who— armed with a judicial decision with which they disagree—claim that the independence of the judiciary should be curtailed or even eliminated. Frequently, the attacks are quite direct and include calls for impeachment or, in jurisdictions where judges are elected, turning a particular jurist out of office in the next election.…


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