Publications

Articles From Justice Michael B. Hyman

The Folly of Overemphasizing Emphasis

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
June
2018
Column
Page 44
A judge quashes all that is bolded, underlined, and ALL CAPPED.

Down with Footnotes

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
March
2018
Column
Page 52
Any point worth making belongs in the text, not a footnote.

Reining in Implicit Bias

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
July
2017
Article
Page 26
Implicit bias poses a constant challenge to lawyers and judges. Nothing will eliminate it, but we can reduce its influence.

Implicit Bias in the Courts

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
January
2014
Article
Page 40
Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.

Proposed Rule 225: Does Illinois Need a New Class-Action Rule?

By Justice Michael B. Hyman, Carol V. Gilden, Melinda J. Morales, Adam J. Levitt, Michael A. Pope, and Steven F. Pflaum
April
2005
Article
Page 202
Proponents say Rule 225 would stop class-action abuse; Opponents say it isn't needed.  

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