AJA’s well-respected quarterly publication, Court Review, features current articles on trends, innovations, and topics of practical interest to judges. The current issue featured articles are excerpted below.
Volume 59, Issue 4
The Role of the Judge in Establishing a VTC
By Mishkat Al Moumin, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers & Amber Menchio
This paper focuses on the specific issues of establishing a Veterans Treatment Court that is expected to address many of the concerns its veterans experience. More specifically, this concept identifies the goals and principles of the VTC; legislative and internal regulations; financial and human resources; the role of a judge, interdisciplinary team and volunteer veteran mentors and other components of the VTC establishment.
Prospective Jurors’ Attitudes Toward Voir Dire
By Wendy P. Heath & Bruce D. Grannemann
There is evidence that jurors are not always entirely honest during voir dire, especially when it is held in open court. ... Making jurors as comfortable as possible with the process of jury duty should be an important goal. Future research can help determine if the procedures discussed in this article (e.g., juror anonymity) can help achieve that goal.
- Complete Issue
- Table of Contents
- Editor's Note
- President's Column
- The Role of the Judge in Establishing a VTC
- Prospective Jurors’ Attitudes Toward Voir Dire
- Constitutional Losses and (Some) Statutory Wins for Criminal Defendants: Select Criminal Law and Procedure Cases from the Supreme Court’s 2022-23 Term
- Canon Conversations: Constructive Criticism
- Thoughts from Canada: Publication Bans
- The Resource Page
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