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The Old Courthouse, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Courthouses around the World: Old Courthouse, Cong, Ireland

An Approachable Courthouse in County Mayo The Old Courthouse on Abbey Street in Cong, Ireland now serves as a tourist office. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic is displayed outside, as it is at other…

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What we can learn from the life and death of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade

Not Exactly a Roe Model

The Life and Death of Roe v. Wade Class Action Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Obituaries of the recently deceased Norma McCorvey, perhaps best known as the class action plaintiff pseudonymously named Jane Roe in the Supreme Court…

The other guy confessed, but you're the accused. Should the government get to suppress the confession?

The Other Guy Confessed. Shouldn’t You Know?

Marking the Passing of E. Clinton Bamberger Say you happen to be standing trial for murder. Let’s suppose that somehow you got yourself entangled in a bit of a mess and that you weren’t alone when…

What exactly are federal judges committing to when they take the bench?

The Equality of Poor and Rich, So Help Me God

More than 125 years ago, the first Judiciary Act was passed by the first Congress.  The first president—George Washington—signed it the same day. The Judiciary Act of 1789, 1 Stat. 73 (Sept. 24, 1789) establishes district…

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