Vol. 46, No. 2 (1995) Federal Judicial Independence Symposium

Editor's Note

Mercer Law Review is pleased to present this Federal Judicial Independence Symposium at a moment when judicial independence and the alance of powers undergo review and reconsideration in our nation and our nation's capital. Our hope is that this Sympoisum will lay a fresh foundation for debate and provide a stepping stone for progress.

Many thanks go to the authors for their cooperation and patience throughout the sometimes trying production process. Special thanks go to Susan M. Gaddy, Attorney Advisor at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, for her invaluable assistance in making this Symposium a reality. Final thanks go to our Interim Dean, Richard W. Cresswell, our incoming Dean, R. Lawrence Dessem, and our Faculty Advisor, Professor Harold S. Lewis for their support and sincere interest in the continued success of the Mercer Law Review.

—Patrick J. Poff

Front Matter



The Fragmentation of Federal Rules
Erwin Chemerinsky and Barry Friedman


The Independence of Judges
James Zagel and Adam Winkler


Judicial Independence: Can It Be Without Article III?
Richard B. Hoffman and Frank P. Cihlar



Table of Cases

Board of Editors

Andrew L. Howell - Editor-in-Chief
T. Shawn Lanier - Senior Managing Editor
John O'Shea Sullivan - Managing Editor
Laura H. Wanamaker - Managing Editor
Teresa T. Abell - Georgia Survey Editor
Tracy L. Coghill - Lead Articles Editor
Michael W. Rafter - Leads Development Editor
Steven S. Neff -11th Circuit Survey Editor
Patrick J. Poff - Articles Editor
Jennifer S. Yates - Articles Development Editor
Kimberly L. Moore - Student Writing Editor
James E. Lee II - Administrative Editor