American Judges Association


Date of this Version

July 2004


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 41:2 (2004), pp. 3. Copyright © 2004 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


This special edition of Court Review will be devoted to the critical issue of judicial independence. The articles contained here were solicited as part of the National Forum on Judicial Independence, which will take place at the AJA’s 44th annual educational conference in San Francisco. For those attending the conference, these papers will be an integral element of the Forum and will be discussed and debated in San Francisco by the authors and conference attendees. For those who can’t attend the Forum, these articles present excellent analysis by respected judicial professionals about various aspects of the concept of judicial independence.

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