• May 2018
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    “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

    by David C. Steelman
    The ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice . . . contributes, more than any other circumstance, to impressing upon the minds of the people affection, esteem, and reverence towards the government. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 17, in Clinton Rossiter (ed.), The Federalist Papers (New York: New American Library, 1961), p. 120. The strength of... Read more »
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    Purposes of Courts Reformulated

    by Victor E. Flango
    In the winter 2016 edition of the Court Manager, Kent Batty challenged us to a discussion of Ernie Friesen’s classic “Purposes of Courts.”1 In light of the evolving role of courts, it is indeed time that these Purposes be reviewed and reconsidered. Mr. Batty makes an admirable start at adding new purposes to accommodate the... Read more »