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    Judging Judges: Securing Judicial Independence by Use of Judicial Performance Evaluations

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    This Article discusses judicial performance evaluations as a check on judicial independence. It covers numerous performance evaluation options for measuring accountability, such as bar and media polls, state judicial evaluation programs, and the ABA Guidelines for judicial performance. It discusses the pros and cons of these options. It concludes that the information provided by state judicial performance evaluations offers valuable insight into judicial criticisms and can give voters appropriate criteria to consider in judicial elections

    Newly Available, Not Newly Discovered

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    Advances in science have made it possible to discover new evidence. This newly discovered evidence is not always admissible as evidence. This essay suggests methods by which appellate courts may approach a balance between the rigid application of limitation periods in serious criminal cases and admitting evidence that proves innocence

    A Matter of Perspective

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    Master, Justice, Chancellor Kent: His Legacy for Today\u27s Judges

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    Judicial Courage and Judicial Independence

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    Newly Available, Not Newly Discovered

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    Advances in science have made it possible to discover new evidence. This newly discovered evidence is not always admissible as evidence. This essay suggests methods by which appellate courts may approach a balance between the rigid application of limitation periods in serious criminal cases and admitting evidence that proves innocence
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