iOS app Android app

Edward A. Purcell Jr.
GET UPDATES FROM Edward A. Purcell Jr.
Edward A. Purcell Jr., the Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor at New York Law School, is a leading authority on the history of the United States Supreme Court and the recipient of of the 2013 Outstanding Scholar Award from the American Bar Foundation. His most recent book is Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise: A Historical Inquiry (Yale University Press, 2007).

Entries by Edward A. Purcell Jr.

The Umpire Changes the Rules

(44) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 2:17 PM

On Monday, October 7, the Supreme Court begins another term under Chief Justice John Roberts, who famously said during his 2005 confirmation hearings that he would favor neither the "little guy" nor the "big guy" but serve as an "umpire." The job of a judge, Roberts told the Senate, was...

Read Post