Suzanne Reynolds

Professor Suzanne Reynolds Delivers Keynote Address at Conference on Red State v. Blue State: The Judicial Role in an Era of Partisanship

Professor Suzanne Reynolds delivered the keynote address in a national conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School on “Red State v. Blue State:  The Judicial Role in an Era of Partisanship.”  Held in UMKC’s Thompson Courtroom on September 12, the conference explored the effect of attempts to polarize sensitive issues, especially in family law, and the impact of those attempts on judges.  Professor June Carbone, one of the nation’s best known family law scholars, organized the conference, which included scholars from the west and east coasts and jurists from Missouri.  Joining Professor Reynolds from North Carolina, Dean David Levi and Professor Mitu Gulati, both of Duke University School of Law, presented their research comparing the performances of elected and appointed judges.

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