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Ginsburg Dissent: Gonzales v. Carhart Case Summary

Ginsburg Dissent: Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 129 (2007) The Supreme Court’s position on abortion has evolved and led to different outcomes over the years. In 2007, the Court heard Gonzales v. Carhart, a clash of morality, medicine, privacy, and women’s rights in abortions. In this summary of the case, Franklin Fegurgur, a 2L, highlights […]

Ginsburg Dissent: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Case Summary

This case summary was written by Elizabeth Bowman for the Law Library blog.  You can listen to Justice Ginsburg announce her dissent and imagine her wearing her “dissent jabot” (see the display in the Law Library lobby):  https://apps.oyez.org/player/#/roberts2/opinion_announcement_audio/22216.  The decision in this case led to the enactment of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of […]

Ginsburg Dissent: Gratz v. Bollinger Case Summary

This week the Law Library tasked law student Andy Kiyuna with summarizing a dissent by Justice Ginsburg.  In her dissent concerning the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions policy in Gratz v. Bollinger, Justice Ginsburg relied upon a 1998 journal article authored by Professor Linda Hamilton Krieger.  Professor Krieger’s article titled, Civil Rights Perestroika: Intergroup […]

CourtListener: Free Legal Research

CourtListener is an open source aggregator of court opinions. It is a subproject of the Free Law Project. From their site: “We collect legal opinions from court websites and from data donations, and are aiming to have the best, most complete data on the open Web within the next couple years. We are slowly expanding […]