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Judicial Nominee

Women on the Federal Courts: An Update

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Recently, the Senate confirmed six judicial nominees, four of whom were women. Not only did the confirmation bring the total number of women confirmed during the Obama Administration to 50 (47% of all confirmed nominees), but two broke glass ceilings in their jurisdictions.

Judging Sonia: In Defense of Judicial Activism and a Wise Latina

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What is the role or expectation of a justice on the Supreme Court? An adherent of precedent? A policy maker? And just how did judicial activism garner such a tarnished reputation?