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Committee on the American Judicial System

How the Supreme Court Is Reshaping American Life: Programs on Supreme Court Issues

The Litigation Section, along with its partners Berkeley Judicial Institute and Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law, is hosting critical discussions on how the Supreme Court is reshaping American life.

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Defending Justice: Essays on Judicial Independence

The Defending Justice essay series, a joint production of the Committee on the American Judicial System and the ABA Journal, is a forum for thoughtful and thought-provoking essays about topics related to judicial independence written by prominent judges, lawyers, ABA members, and advocates for fair, impartial, effective courts.

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How-to Guide for Rapid Response to Fake News, Misleading Statements, and Unjust Criticism of the Judiciary

The updated version of the Rapid Response to Fake News, Misleading Statements, and Unjust Criticism of the Judiciary is available for download. This booklet serves as a tool to guide bar associations as they prepare for and respond to unjust attacks. This resource will walk you through how to evaluate whether an attack is unjust, whether it requires a response, and how to respond most effectively.

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Committee Projects

The Committee on the American Judicial System has undertaken various projects over the years to help further its important mission.

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Threats to Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

Remarks from Judge Paul L. Friedman, The Eleventh Annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture, Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

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