American Judges Association



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Court Review, Volume 52, Issue 4 (2016)


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We start our current issue with the inaugural presidential address by Judge Russell Otter, the American Judges Association’s first president who is a Canadian judge. Please join us in thanking him for his service to AJA.

Our regular “Thoughts from Canada” column and the first article both provide summaries of criminal cases heard before the Supreme Court of Canada and the U.S. Supreme Court, respectively. We are fortunate to have Judge Wayne Gorman, judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, providing this regular column on the Canadian Court. Our annual contributor, Professor Charles D. Weisselberg, the Shannon C. Turner Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, is joined by Juliana DeVries, a 2017 J.D. candidate at Berkeley Law, for the review of the past Term’s U.S. Supreme Court criminal cases. The article begins with a remembrance for Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Scalia’s transformative effect on U.S. criminal law.