Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
The proposed merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court is intended to address delays and inefficiencies in the system. Experts question, however, how effective the reforms will be.
There are still far too few female, black, Asian and minority ethnic judges.
Inconsistencies in how judges handle appeal cases and different levels of legal provision around the country can leave asylum seekers facing a lottery.
A study of 100,000 convicted felons shows why rethinking parole may be the key to reversing mass incarceration.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
A man was recently sent to prison for six years at least in part by the recommendation of a private company’s secret proprietary software.
We live in a probabilistic world. The courts need to catch up – and start training juries in statistics.
If even top judges can get it wrong when it comes to domestic abuse then perhaps it's time we all tried to better understand the nature of coercive and controlling behaviour.
At least half of the UK's Supreme Court will retire in the next two years, presenting a prime opportunity for a more representative judiciary.
Access to justice is still deeply unequal when it comes to low level disputes over bad service or faulty goods.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
TV cameras will be coming to a court near you.
The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
Courts have left teachers and administrators without adequate guidance on schoolchildren's free speech rights. Should schools exercise censorship?
There are inherent shortcomings in a procedure that asks judges to make objective and rational assessments about how their own conduct, relationships or interests might appear to others
How has a former judge with an avowed commitment to judicial independence and probity found himself at the centre of a very public controversy over his own impartiality?
It is no criticism of Australia’s judiciary to say that it would be preferable, both for them and the public, if they took office after a more transparent process.
Now that women will make up 40% of High Court judges come June 2015, is gender now irrelevant? Hardly. Women have made up slightly less than 10% of all High Court judges in the court’s history.
According to copyright expert Wendy Gordon, the judge bungled his instructions to the jury. From there, the outcome was inevitable.