Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Justice

Scales of Justice: Balancing court efficiency and in forma paupers applications By Jasmine V. Hernandez and Stephen A. Kobza Bench and Bar, December 2012 In scenarios where a litigant does not meet the statutory requirements to file as an indigent individual, this article suggests the incorporation of installment plans and extension of the seven-day extension period.
An interview with the other Holmes By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, October 2011 An imagined conversation between the author and Sherlock Holmes.
Respecting religious freedom without sacrificing justice: The right to wear religious garb in court proceedings By Hon. Thomas More Donnelly Bench and Bar, October 2011 The free exercise of religion in this country deserves a delicate approach. While a trial judge has the ultimate responsibility to control the courtroom, the responsibility must be exercised reasonably and within constitutional bounds.
A fresh perspective on the judicial system By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright Jr. and Kalisa Gary Young Lawyers Division, February 2011 Read 13-year-old Kalisa Gary's award-winning essay on the subject of "keeping an impartial balance of life, accepting all divisions of fairness."
Perceptions of justice By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, April 2010 Most judges, if asked, consider themselves free of bias, even-handed, and open-minded, but something is certainly amiss when large numbers of people of color, decade after decade, perceive the courts to be either biased or inequitable.
Is justice equal for all? By Maria Laura Cabrera Iliou International and Immigration Law, July 2009 On April 7, 2009, Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru became the first Latin American president found guilty of crimes against humanity.