Judges' Legacy

The Great Dissent: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Shelby County v. Holder

The Great Dissent: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Shelby County v. Holder

Dissents speak to a future age. … [T]he greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their ...
RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

Over the course of her 27-year tenure as a United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg consistently ...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act:  An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act: An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s long tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court produced a limited but meaningful body of work in fair ...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, the U.S. Supreme Court lost one of its last remaining champions
The Early Years:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

The Early Years: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

In 1972, the year I was born, a young law professor became the founding director of the ACLU Women’s Rights ...
Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

On September 18, 2020, the first evening of the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...
Justice Kennedy’s Justice for Juveniles: Roper’s Reach

Justice Kennedy’s Justice for Juveniles: Roper’s Reach

In the field of juvenile justice, Justice Kennedy is most recognized for his Eighth Amendment sentencing ...
Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long served as the swing vote on important healthcare-related decisions, retired from ...
Justice Kennedy’s Gay Rights Legacy

Justice Kennedy’s Gay Rights Legacy

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement left progressives reeling over what the Court’s inevitable rightward
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Anthony McLeod Kennedy, born on January 23, 1936, to Irish Catholic parents, announced his retirement on June 27, ...

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