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The Rule of Law: An Examination of Judicial Discretion in Terrorism Appeals
Prosecuting terrorism has proven to be difficult for the criminal justice system in recent decades. Moreover, terrorists are qualitatively different than traditional criminals. As a result, certain complexities arise that ...
Rush to Judgement: Understanding the Impact of Early Case Resolution on the Pace of Litigation and Quality of Justice
The court system in the United States has long suffered from a slow pace of litigation and its many consequences. Decades of research has concluded that the pace of litigation is by no means static and that certain case ...
The Plain Touch Doctrine: Political Affiliation and Judicial Decision-Making
The Plain Touch exception to the Fourth Amendment allows police officers to seize contraband that is found during a Terry frisk. The exception, as outlined in the case of Minnesota v. Dickerson, extends the doctrine of ...