American Judges Association



Date of this Version

January 2003


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 39:4 (2003), pp. 2. Copyright © 2003 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


Before describing each of the articles in this issue, let me take a moment to comment on the sorts of problems that arise in editing a journal intended for both a United States and Canadian audience. The American Judges Association was formed in the United States and has most of its members there. It also has a substantial—and growing—membership in Canada. As our Canadian readers are well aware, there are some differences in the way the English language is used in Canada and in the United States. (For an entertaining and enlightening discussion of some of the differences, prepared by the Cornerstone Word Company of Ottawa, take a look at

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