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The New Tradition of Judicial Outreach: Survey Evidence from the States

The bench and chambers are no longer the only purviews for judges, as today’s state supreme court justices are actively stepping away from their traditional territories to interact with the public through judicial outreach activities. The authors present the results of a nationwide survey sent to state supreme court justices about judicial outreach. As the survey results indicate, judicial outreach has been institutionalized in many states and among many justices across the United States as an accepted element of the 21st century judgeship.

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