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January 26, 2016
Jeremy D. Fogel

This is a primer on mindfulness and its uses in judging. Mindfulness involves slowing down one’s mental processes enough to allow one to notice as much as possible about a given moment or situation, and then to act thoughtfully based on what one has noticed. Much of the discussion of mindfulness in relation to judges so far has focused on health and wellness, but mindfulness also has obvious implications for the actual work that judges do.

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May 1, 1992
Paul J. Hofer, Barbara Meierhoefer

A magazine that reported Center research and education activities in a concise format. In this issue of FJC Directions:

  • Plea Agreements, Judicial Discretion, and Sentencing Goals, by Paul J. Hofer, page 1
  • The New Approach to Supervising Federal Offenders, by Barbara S. Meierhoefer, page 13
May 13, 1975
Maurice Rosenberg

A discussion of types of cases in which judicial discretionbased on facts and guided by lawis applied in trial courts. Presented at a Seminar for Federal Appellate Judges sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, May 13-16, 1975

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