We devote this issue of the Advocate to the work facing our judges. We witnessed a historicmoment when the first Latina took her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier this summer, the high court considered the influence of campaign contributions on judicial impartiality: Senior Fellow/Professor of Law and Judge Jim Morrow comments on that decision. We also tip our hats to the Hamline alumni who serve as judges, including U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ’77. And we applaud Leo Brisbois as the first Native American and Hamline law alumnus to lead the Minnesota bar—the essential partner of the Minnesota “bench”.