Why Judges Matter for Human Rights

I recently presented my dim view of our government and discussed voting in the upcoming election. I noted that government seems to have lost sight of whom it represents and that the election might be a fantastic way to remind those in power whose interests they should really be listening to. And yet, as important as the election is to our country’s future, as a law professor I think what’s really at stake is the future direction of the judicial branch and its crown jewel, the U.S. Supreme Court. Let me offer you a cautionary tale of why that matters.

Image of the United States Supreme Court.
Image of the United States Supreme Court.
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Formal portrait of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Formal portrait of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Justice Thurgood Marshall
Formal portrait of Judge Amy Coney Barrett smiling.
Formal portrait of Judge Amy Coney Barrett smiling.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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