As I pointed out in 2010, my national group, the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) issues a policy paper each year, known to many as the "COSCA White Paper." Working on racial
disproportionality in child welfare and other systems has sensitized us to the
freighted significance of such terminology. We now refer to it as a Policy
Paper, for that is what we hope the Policy & Liaison committee will produce, a statement of
provocative and helpful policy guidance for the leaders of the states'
court systems. As the current chair of that committee, I hope to release the newest paper, "Courts Are Not Revenue Centers," in the very near future. In the meantime I thought it would be helpful to share a compilation of the last decade-plus worth of very good papers: