The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!
The first Part of Volume 22 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three articles on a range of issues. The first article comes from Binh Tran-Nam and Michael Walpole and examines how costs to taxpayers influence tax dispute resolution routes in the Australian context. The second article, by Dr Pamela D Schulz, discusses the influence and scope of social media and the theoretical impact on the integrity and independence of courts and the judiciary. The final article is by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore and reflects upon the constitutionality of the increasing use by the legislature of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes.