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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to Georgetown Law students in Hart Auditorium on September 26.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks to Georgetown Law 1L, LL.M. Students

September 28, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies Constitutional Law & Theory

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 — and when her colleague Justice Stephen Breyer was nominated in 1994 — there was “a true bipartisan spirit in our Congress…” she said. The late Senators Ted Kennedy and Strom Thurmond, for example, had a very good working relationship, she noted. “I hope that I will live to see that spirit of collegiality restored in our legislature.”

Supreme Court Institute Executive Director Irv Gornstein moderated a lineup of experts: former Solicitor General and Georgetown Law Distinguished Lecturer Paul D. Clement (F’88) of Kirkland & Ellis; Nicole A. Saharsky of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Georgetown Law Professor Martin S. Lederman; former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., of Munger, Tolles & Olson, and Kannon K. Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly.

Supreme Court Institute Press Preview: A Look Ahead

September 18, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies Constitutional Law & Theory

“Last term was a term of blockbusters, most of which fizzled out,” said Professor Irv Gornstein, as he introduced Georgetown Law’s annual Supreme Court Institute press preview on September 17. “This term, by contrast, doesn’t have any blockbusters to begin with — but I think a more accurate caption for this term is the calm before the storm. We’re headed for a whole new world, and the only real question, I think, is how far we are going to go and how fast we are going to get there.”

Brett Kavanaugh listens to senators on Day Three of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Georgetown Law Professors, Alumni Offer Perspectives on SCOTUS Hearings

September 6, 2018 Constitutional Law & Theory Our Alumni Faculty/Staff

As Georgetown Law alumni including Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) were making their voices heard on Capitol Hill regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Day Three of the confirmation hearings, Georgetown Law professors across town were offering their insights on what a future Justice Kavanaugh could mean for the Court.