Category Archives: Access to Justice Generally

Becky Sandefur is a MacArthur!!!

What wonderful news to wake up to! Becky Sandefur, one of the smartest, gentlest and most beloved contributors to our network has just gotten a MacArthur. Her work has already reshaped our field, initially by demonstrating beyond doubt the utterly … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Research and Evalation

Judiciary Committee Democrats Should Call the Republican “Assistant” as an Expert Witness on Sex Assault Reporting and Veracity

We all remember the scene from Inherit the Wind.  Spencer Tracey, playing Clarence Darrow, is cut off from calling almost all his experts, so he turns round and calls the prosecuting William Jennings Brown-based character, who then makes a fool … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Discrimination, Political Issues and Justice, Supreme Court, White House | 1 Comment

Where the Investigation is Headed: Some Propositions

I offer some propositions as to where the Mueller investigation is headed, and what can and will happen: One:  Under No Circumstances Will Trump Offer Testimony Under Oath. Guilliani posturing notwithstanding, there is no chance that Trump will testify for … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Political Issues and Justice

A Telling Moment

I feel I should report on a fascinating and telling interaction a couple of weeks ago with people associated with the Secret Service. I was at a meeting in a DC hotel that happened to be being conducted in a … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally

What a Real Apology Takes

PR folks have mastered the art of the “non-apology,” and we are all the worse for it. First of all, “I am sorry” is simply not an apology.  It is completely ambiguous, with two meanings that in context are often … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Family Law, Love, Personal, Social Workers

The Corporate Response to Trump

I have been suggesting that the “public trust and confidence” analogy between public commitment to court processes and fairness and public politics process and fairness might be useful.  The idea is that we need to find the way to talk … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Anti-Trust, Federal Agencies, Federal Courts, International Cooperation, Judicial Supremacy, Political Support, Supreme Court, White House

Justice Kennedy’s Opinion On “Baking Discrimination” Is Clarion Call for Process Neutrality In The Entire Governmental Sphere

In a brilliant piece in Politico today, Professor Richard Primus argues that the Baking for Gay Marriage Opinion, by rejecting broad First Amendment protections for discrimination, sets up the travel ban case for a similarly positive outcome, not only because … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Discrimination, Federal Courts, Freedom of Expression, Immigration, Political Support, Supreme Court