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Two Sides: Professors on the Supreme Court

Constitutional scholars, Supreme Court commentators and judges and lawyers have long debated whether the Supreme Court is more of a political or legal institution. Given that the justices normally resolve cases implicating unclear constitutional text, contested history and fuzzy precedents, it is not surprising that they have significant discretion to decide cases consistent with their… more »

Reporters Share Inside Look at SCOTUS

Miller Lecture Tackles Supreme Court Transparency

“Citizens in a democracy ought to be able to see their government at work in a public setting,” said Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times during the 57th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Feb.11.

Liptak, along with Dahlia Lithwick, senior… more »

Access to Inner Workings of Supreme Court Limited

It was my first day of law school orientation. I sat in an auditorium filled with my classmates, listening to a local judge give a welcome speech. She welcomed us to Georgia State College of Law and also to the field of law. I will never forget her words: “the practice of law is the… more »