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Finding Home: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

Finding Home: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

| October 31, 2011

The author, who wasn't around to experience the outrage that women felt at senators' reception of Anita Hill testifying at the Clarence Thomas hearings two decades ago, writes of some epiphanies of her own. More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

| August 23, 2010

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to welcome Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court bench this fall, she reflects on the value of civil discourse in an interview with Associate Professor Nichola D. Gutgold. More »

The Marriage Thing

The Marriage Thing

| May 14, 2010

That the sexual identity of the Supreme Court nominee might be regarded as anyone’s business but her own strikes the author, lead plaintiff in the 1974 women’s discrimination law suit against the New York Times, as a sad anachronism. More »

Elena Kagan—The President’s Choice

Elena Kagan—The President’s Choice

| May 11, 2010

For his second nomination to the high court, President Obama once more chooses a woman—one who lacks a paper trail of judicial opinions and has a history of pulling support from more than one ideological sector. And that, argues the author, is what makes some people nervous. More »

Obama’s Supreme Court Choice: Plenty of Talent—and an Opportunity

Obama’s Supreme Court Choice: Plenty of Talent—and an Opportunity

| April 19, 2010

A half dozen extraordinary women occupy the White House list of candidates to replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court, according to reports. The author argues that President Obama should seize this chance to make a historic step toward true diversity at the top of the judiciary system. More »

Make Room on the Bench

Make Room on the Bench

| April 6, 2010

U.S. law schools now graduate as many women as men, and women are nearly half of all law firm associates. But representation in the judiciary branch is far from equal, a recent study shows. More »

Who We Are, and What We See

| July 15, 2009

The author, a psychologist/psychoanalyst, explains how Judge Sonia Sotomayor is naturally informed by her gender and ethnicity as she performs her duties on the bench. More »