Commentary

  • The Buffalo News

    Sunday, August 1, 2004

    The Sad State of New York’s Government

    Legislature is in Desperate Need of a Leader Who Can Initiate Reform

    By Scott Schell

    The narrator of “All the Kings Men”, Robert Penn Warrens classic novel of American politics, asks about Willie Stark, the books central character:

    August 1, 2004
  • The National Law Journal

    April 29, 2002

    In Judicial Elections, Due Process Is Paramount

    By Deborah Goldberg

    April 29, 2002
  • Legal Times

    February 4, 2002

    What Judges Do

    By Mark Kozlowski

    February 4, 2002
  • History News Network

    October 29, 2001

    It Didn’t Start With Earl Warren

    By Mark Kozlowski

    October 29, 2001
  • Legal Times

    October 8, 2001

    Second-Guessing the Supreme Court

    By Mark Kozlowski

    “What ’Brown v. Board of Education’ Should Have Said”

    Edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin

    NYU Press; 257 pages; $29.95

    October 8, 2001
  • Lincoln Journal Star

    July 3, 2001

    Nebraska Should Stand Up for Integrity

    By Deborah Goldberg

    July 3, 2001
  • TomPaine.com

    May 14, 2001

    BUSH HAS NO MANDATE TO REMAKE THE COURTS: Right-Wing Appointments Won’t Fly

    By Mark Kozlowski

    May 14, 2001
  • April 13, 2001

    Bush Puts Strong Courts on Endangered Species List

    By Deborah Goldberg

    President Bush wants to pick and choose when his administration will obey the law. In a budget document sent to Capitol Hill on Monday, he has asked Congress to eliminate funding needed for compliance with new court orders enforcing the Endangered Species Act. If the President gets his way, judges might decide that the government has violated that law, but administration officials will be able to thumb their noses at the courts.

    April 13, 2001
  • Legal Times, November 1, 1999

    The Court as a Political Body

    By Mark Kozlowski

    November 1, 1999
  • Legal Times

    August 9, 1999

    The Soul of an Elected Judge

    By Mark Kozlowski

    The idea of electing judges has an unsettling aspect that is almost self-evident. As Justice John Paul Stevens once said to the American Bar Association, the practice “is comparable to allowing football fans to elect the referees.” The practice is even more problematic when, as in a recent case from Louisiana, the fans occupying the luxury boxes exert a highly disproportionate influence over the electoral results.

    August 9, 1999

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