Rule of Law

The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition

by H. Jefferson Powell

Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

My title is “The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition,” and what I want us to think about today is the process by which American constitutional law came to Continue Reading »


Rights That Made the World Right: How Freed Slaves Extended the Reach of Federal Courts and Expanded our Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Laura Edwards

Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

In 1870, Maria Mitchell, an African American woman in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, did something that she could not have done when she was enslaved: She “talked for her rights.” Continue Reading »

A Friendly Award: Chief Justice Roberts Presents Justice Ginsburg with The Henry J. Friendly Medal at the 2018 ALI Annual Meeting

by Judicature Staff

Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

At the annual meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI) in May, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., presented the Henry J. Friendly medal to his colleague on the Court, Continue Reading »