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    Merrick Garland
    (Ballotpedia, 2021) Ballotpedia
    An encyclopedia article detailing the judicial career of Merrick Garland, his nomination to the United States Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and his nomination to be General by President Joe Biden. The article also discusses a significant 2013 ruling delivered by Garland while he sat on the DC Circuit. Included in the article also is a video of an address Garland gave to the Harvard Law School class of 2019.Click on the URI above to read the article. Click on the link below to see an article in the Washington Examiner about Garland's confirmation hearing for Attorney Genral before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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    Merrick Garland chokes up discussing family's fleeing of anti-Semitism
    (The Washington Examiner, 2021-02-22) Brest, Mike
    An article discussing the confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate for Merrick Garland. Garland was President Joe Biden's nominee for the position of Attorney General. It notes Garland's emotional recounting of how his grandparents fled to the United States to escape antisemitic persecution in Eastern Europe. This was in response to a question by Senator Cory Booker. The video of this interaction is included in the article. Click on the URI above to read the article. See also our link to an entry in the political encyclopedia, Ballotpedia, detailing Merrick Garland's judicial career and nominations to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and later his nomination to be Attorney General by President Joe Biden.
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    Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Great Equalizer
    (The New Yorker, 2020-09-18) Lepore, Jill
    This obituary considers the noteworthy career of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on September 18, 2020, after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. Ginsberg is most noted for her role in advancing gender equality, but her broad commitment to equality under the law was evidenced by her sharp dissent when the majority of the Court voted to weaken the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Lepoore quotes from Ginsberg's dissenting opinion, “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes, is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” Lepore credits her with having done more than any other single person, aside from Thurgood Marshall, to promote the cause of equality under the law. Click on the link above to read the article.
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    The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella
    (Supreme Court of Canada, 2020-07-06) Supreme Court of Canada
    Rosalie Silberman Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 by then Prime Minister Paul Martin. Born in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she has the distinction of being the first Jewish woman and the first refugee appointed to the Court. The entry about Abella on the Web Site of the Supreme Court of Canada provides some biographical information about her as well as information about her distinguished career. Click on the link above to see the entry.
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    Justice Breyer Web Discussion with Harvard Hillel
    (C-Span, 2020-06-15) Breyer, Stephen; Gillis, Talia; Passow, Dani
    A C-Span interview with the Jewish American Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer . At approximately the 21 minute mark he is asked about how his Jewish background relates to his work. Click on the link above to access the interview.