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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Roles of State and Federal Courts Examined at Mass Tort Conference, by James G. Apple
  • Administrative, Litigation Coordination Emphasized at Williamsburg State-Federal Meeting
  • What State Judges Need to Know About Bankruptcy Cases
  • Zobel Named FJC Director; Will Assume Duties in April
  • Sabbaticals for State and Federal Judges: Necessary in the Pursuit of Judicial Excellence, by Ira P. Robbins
  • Court Technology Conference Covers Variety of Technical Innovation
  • Court Building Wins National Trust Honor Award; Project Seen as Model for Other State, Federal Courts
  • Bankruptcy Education Seminar Planned for State Judges from Midwest
  • Boyum Receives 1994 Warren E. Burger Award; Nominations Being Solicited for 1995 Award

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them. 

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • State, Federal Judicial Bodies Agree on Health Case Dispute Resolution Principles
  • Seminar Features Nationally Known Authors; Oates, McPherson Speak
  • NCCJ Adopts Two Strong Resolutions on Federalism
  • State and Federal Judges, Court Personnel Attend March Conference on Ending Racial, Ethnic Bias
  • Chief Justices' Conference Takes Strong Stand Against Justice Department Regulation
  • Substantive Legal Issues Create Tensions Between State and Federal Courts, by Susan P. Graber
  • British Lord Chancellor Greets State, Federal Judges at Seminar
  • Realistic Long-Range Planning for Courts: A State-Federal Judicial Council Project, by William W Schwarzer
  • Special Issue of Justice System Journal Details Courts' Attempts to Deal with Rising Drug Caseloads
  • State-Federal Council Discussion Survey Reveals Variety of Subjects: (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia)

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Courts Struggle with Rising Caseloads: State, Federal Criminal Cases Increase, by Charles Campbell
  • National State-Federal Council Endorses Resolution Opposing Federal Crime Bill
  • National Roundup of State-Federal Judicial Council Meetings and Activities: (California, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington. Regional and Metropolitan Councils: Detroit, and Kansas City)
  • New State-Federal Judicial Councils Formed in Arizona, Northern Marianas
  • NCSC Technology Conference Expects 2,500 Judges, Court Administrators
  • "Why Judges Resign" is Subject of Study by Federal Judicial Center History Office
  • Complex Litigation is Issue for Principled Federalism], by Thomas M. Reavley
  • California State, Federal Judges Discuss Errors that Cause Habeas Problems
  • Twenty-One Issues Identified that Cause Reversals in Habeas Corpus Proceedings
  • Pro Se Prisoner Cases Dominate Discussions at State-Federal Meeting; Hatch Speaks
  • NCSC Study Yields New Findings About Federal Habeas Corpus Review of State Convictions; Most Petitions Not Granted, by Victor Eugene Flango

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • State and Federal Judges Express Concern Over New Legislation; Crime Bills, Other Proposals May Affect Traditional Federalism, by James G. Apple
  • FJC Publication Details Debate over Judicial Federalism, Increased Federalization of Crime
  • Joint State-Federal Task Forces Study Problems of Gender Bias in Courts
  • Second California Capital Case Symposium Scheduled for April in Los Angeles- U.S. Fourth Circuit Committee Plans Regional State-Federal Conference
  • State, Federal Judges Attend California Conferences on Settlement Processes
  • On Windshields and Rearview Mirrors, Layer Cakes, Parkinson's Disease, and Judicial Federalism: Adapted from informal remarks at the Western Regional Conference on State-Federal Judicial Relationships, in June 1993, in Stevenson, Washington , by Daniel J. Meador
  • Video Appearances Make Judicial Life Easier for State District Judge, by James G. Apple
  • Judicial Education Changes Direction; Humanities, Ethics and Values, Works of Literature, and Science are Additions to Traditional Curricula, by James G. Apple

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Supreme Court Justice O'Connor Encourages State-Federal Cooperation at Local Levels, by James G. Apple
  • O'Connor Asks for "Hard Look" at Increasing Size of Federal Judiciary, by Sandra Day O'Connor (An excerpt from a speech given at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Conference in August 1993, in Santa Barbara, California.)
  • Breast Implant Cases Lead to Model for Nationwide State-Federal Cooperation
  • Special Issue of Justice System Journal Focuses on the Impact of Tort Litigation on Courts
  • Erosion of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice System is Source of Increased Federalization of Crime, by Stanley Marcus
  • State-Federal Committee Hears Reports on Condition, Trends of Federal Courts
  • State and Federal Judges Explore Frontiers of Science at Fourth Annual Medina Seminar
  • Courts' Weak Relations with Media, Public, Legislatures are Topics at State-Federal Meetings: Corrective Actions Recommended Include More Contacts with Press, Citizens, and Lawmakers, by James G. Apple

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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This issue of FJC Directions provides highlights of the papers presented at the National Conference on State-Federal Judicial Relationships, held in April 1992, and of the discussions the papers prompted. Included are summaries of participants' ideas, of the keynote address, and of panel commentary on the address; a discussion of planning using the National Judicial Council of State and Federal Courts; results of a survey on state-federal administrative cooperation nationwide. In this issue of FJC Directions:

  • A Synthesis of Participants' Ideas: The Small-Group Discussions, by Paul D. Carrington, Ellen A. Peters, and J. Clifford Wallace, page 3
  • Judicial Federalism in Action: Coordination of Parallel Litigation in the State and Federal Courts, by William W Schwarzer, Nancy Weiss, and Alan Hirsch, page 9
  • New Contours in the Debate over Diversity Jurisdiction, by Nancy Weiss, page 17
  • Institutional Arrangement of State-Federal Judicial Planning and Analysis, by Edward B. McConnell, page 20
  • Administrative Cooperation Between State and Federal Courts, by Victor E. Flango and Maria Gibson, page 23
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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Western States Commit to Improving State-Federal Judicial Relations: Nine States Set State-Federal Priorities at First Regional Conference in Skamania in June
  • NCSC Offers Technology Services to Federal Courts
  • Brookings Holds Seminar in Issues of Federalism in the Courts: Hughes Addresses Conference on Increasing Federalization of Crime
  • National Center for State Courts Publishes Caseload Statistics Report
  • Federalism in the Administration of Criminal Justice, by William W Schwarzer
  • California State-Federal Judicial Council Sponsors Capital Case Symposium; Issues are Identified for Dialogue, Solutions
  • Ensuring Gender Fairness is Issue at State-Federal Courts Bias Conference, by Marilyn Roberts
  • Focus On: New Court Complex --Tacoma Saves Historic Rail Station for Use by Judges, Court Administrators(includes photograph)
  • National Roundup of Activities of State-Federal Judicial Councils: (Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Disclosure Rules are Tested in State, Federal Courts: Federal Judge's Experiment with Proposed Disclosure Provisions Proves Successful, by William O. Bertelsman
  • Disclosure Rules are Tested in State, Federal Courts: Mandatory Disclosure, Arbitration Rules Dramatically Affect Arizona Litigation, by James G. Apple​
  • Three National State-Federal Bodies Meet; Discuss Legislative Proposals Affecting State and Federal Courts
  • Oklahoma Moves to Establish Three New State-Federal Judicial Councils
  • State-Federal Coordination Nationwide is Goal in Breast Implant Litigation
  • Judicial Education and Judicial Skills for State and Federal Judges--A Syllabus by William W Schwarzer​
  • Three New Bills May Affect Federal Court Criminal Caseloads​
  • State-Federal and Interstate Cooperation, Case Management Techniques Move Complex Litigation, Hasten Disposition of Asbestos, Other Cases, by Sandra Mazer Moss
  • Special Seminar for State Judges Helps Relieve Tensions from Bankruptcy Stays
  • State, Federal Courts Cooperate in Prospective Juror Selection and Jury Service Programs, by G. Thomas Munsterman & David Williams
  • Focus On: Historic Courthouse -- The courthouse in Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, is the oldest standing courthouse west of the Allegheny Mountains. It was built in the years 1802-1804. (includes photograph)

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

  • Orlando Meeting Fosters Interest in Judicial Federalism; New State-Federal Councils, Conferences are Planned
  • Tennessee Forms New State-Federal Judicial Council; Ohio Takes Action
  • National Center Publishes New Book on Court Facilities and Design
  • FJC Issues "Starter Kit" to Assist in Organizing State-Federal Councils
  • From the Chief Justices, by William H. Rehnquist & Robert F. Stephens
  • State and Federal Judges Attend Third Medina Humanities Seminar at Princeton; Fourth Seminar is Planned- Western Region Schedules State-Federal Conference for June 1993
  • Philadelphia Courts Couple Solutions to Court Congestion, Historic Preservation: Complex Litigation Center is Created in Restored Wanamaker Department Store Building Near City Hall by James G. Apple
  • National Roundup of Activities of State-Federal Judicial Councils: Review of Council Meetings Reveals Diversity of Agenda Topics: (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Washington)

The State-Federal Judicial Observer was published from 1993-1999 as an occasional newsletter. It was issued by the Center's Interjudicial Affairs Office to further the Center's statutory charge to further cooperation between the state and federal judiciaries. Issues covered a range of topics relating to judicial federalism and provide updates on state-federal judicial councils in the states that have them.

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A paper that describes how some state and federal judges have coordinated complex litigation pending in their courts. It recounts various arrangements the judges used to address problems presented by related multiforum litigation and considers the circumstances under which coordination is likely to be successful. The paper also addresses federalism concerns that may arise when state and federal judges coordinate litigation. Reprint of 78 Virginia Law Review 1689 (1992).

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