Rethinking Fairness: Principled Legal Realism and Federal Jurisdiction

15 Pages Posted: 4 May 2003

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Aviam Soifer

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: April 30, 2003

Abstract

What should be special about our federal judges? By focusing on several federal courts opinions by Second Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman, as well as discussing some of Newman's extrajudicial writing, this article identifies and discusses key aspects of judicial craftsmanship and independence. The article then builds upon Judge Newman's innovative proposals for far-reaching federal court reform necessary to protect and even to enhance the admirable qualities we can identify in some of our best judges.

Suggested Citation

Soifer, Aviam, Rethinking Fairness: Principled Legal Realism and Federal Jurisdiction (April 30, 2003). NYLS Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1-2, pp. 29-42, 2002-2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=401504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.401504

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