Cardozo Bench Marks: When the Supreme Court Has Only Eight Members



Apr 20, 2016

With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Cardozo professors Michael Herz, Kate Shaw, and David Rudenstine discuss how having an even number of justices impacts the United States Supreme Court.


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Jul 4, 2016

OUPblog - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has publicly stated that the US Supreme Court does not function well with eight members. I disagree. Under present circumstances, it would be best for the country and the Court to abolish the vacant Supreme Court seat held by Justice Scalia and to proceed permanently with an eight member court.

Jun 29, 2016

Justice Sotomayor cited Criminal Justice Debt, along with statistics from Justice Department investigations in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere, to illustrate the prevalence of outstanding arrest warrants for minor offenses such as unpaid traffic tickets.

Jun 28, 2016

Reversing a conviction for gun possession based solely on police testimony, the ruling expanded the right of a defendant to cross-examine police witnesses about prior, though not necessarily criminal, misconduct. Elsa Mitsoglou '14, briefed and argued the appeal at both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.

Jun 28, 2016

Professor Sterk’s 400 citations made him the nation’s sixth most-cited property scholar from 2010-14, on the list of the nation's 10 most-cited property faculty by Brian Leiter's Law School Reports.

Jun 23, 2016

Vox - We have a duty to remain better than others at protecting these rights, and it is our duty to keep expanding, and not limiting, those rights. Let's be truly American and open our doors to all the tired, to all the poor, to all the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer of the world who are escaping death in their countries.

Jun 22, 2016

Professor Reinert testified in opposition to the bill, noting that the legislation is too broad and that it violates numerous constitutional principles.

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