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More Individuals Representing Themselves in Court

A recent survey of trial court judges around the country has indicated that more and more individuals are choosing to represent themselves (known as "pro se") in court. Specifically, the survey found that individuals are choosing to self-represent in foreclosures,…

Obama Warns of Conservative Judicial Activism

President Obama, on the verge of nominating a successor to Justice Stevens, criticized the Supreme Court of engaging in conservative judicial activism. Obama criticized the Court earlier this year, when it declared a campaign finance law was unconstitutional. That decision…

Will Stevens Replacement Be Opposed No Matter What?

Post by Randall Ryder As soon as Justice Stevens announced he was stepping down, conservatives began preparing for a battle against an alleged "liberal replacement." Now there is buzz that liberals will oppose a replacement who is not liberal enough. Conservatives…

Who Will Replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court?

Post by Randall Ryder With Justice Stevens stepping down later this year from the Supreme Court, rumors are buzzing about who will take his place. His vacancy is regarded as extremely important, as Stevens generally casts the deciding on cases before…

Who Will Obama Appoint to Replace Justice Stevens?

Supreme Court Justice Stevens has announced he will step down during Obama’s presidency to help ensure his replacement will maintain the current idealogical balance on the court. The Supreme Court has 9 justices, and most cases are decided by a…

Underfunded Court Systems Can Lead to a Loss of Constitutional Rights

Post by Randall Ryder State judicial systems around the country are becoming overburdened because of inadequate funding. In Georgia, Chief Justice Carol Hunstein is concerned the current system threatens the constitutional rights of civil litigants and criminal defendants. Hunstein views the…

Supreme Court Justice Calls for Judicial Election Reform

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg said last week if she had to make one reform in the American court system, it would be judicial elections. Ginsburg, along with former Justice O’Connor, are calling for a reform of the system of…