With the recent announcement of United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, there is a renewed attention on the ideological make-up of the court. Breyer’s retirement does not greatly change the composition of the Supreme Court—as it will still remain tilted in…
Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones, the current Jerome Lyle Rappaport distinguished visiting professor at Boston College Law School, will act as a “sherpa” for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, guiding them through the confirmation process in the Senate.
The American left today will tell you that Biden’s attempts to obstruct democracy in 2020 were OK because Republicans used a similar argument in 2016. It is true that in 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a just and proper Senate hearing. But two wrongs do not make a right. McConnell’s attempt to obstruct the judicial process in 2016 was as unjust as Biden’s attempt in 2020.
Originalism is a deeply partisan, political ideology that shrouds itself in the language of protecting the Constitution and democracy through serious intellectual rigidity. With Barrett now confirmed to the Supreme Court, the convincing, yet hollow, rhetoric of this formidable ideology on the court will be a force to contend with if we want to protect civil and human rights in America.
Citizens of Newton reflected upon the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday afternoon in an event organized by The League of Women Voters Newton.
“Over the years, DACA students have enriched our campus through their presence, and we hope they will continue to do so in the years to come,” Dunn said.
A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice ruled to vacate the charges against a man arrested at the Straight Pride Parade in response to a petition filed by District Attorney Rachael Rollins. She filed it last week to overturn Judge Richard Sinnot, who had insisted on upholding the charges despite the prosecution’s requests to have them…
“If you stay silent, over time, it’s easier and easier to stay silent. Or you [can] speak up. It gets easier and easier to speak,” said Greenfield.
On Oct. 5, 24 professors from Boston College Law School signed a letter alongside 2,400 other law professors from across the country, that asked senators not to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court based on what they said was a lack of a proper judicial temperament.