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 10, 2014

BENCHMARKS: Marci Hamilton On The Hobby Lobby Ruling - "It Crosses the Line"

Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton on the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Hamilton, who wrote the book God vs. the Gavel, says it crosses a dangerous line that will allow corporations to impose religious beliefs on employees. Hamilton also believes the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was designed as a shield, but is now being used as a sword against women's reproductive rights.

Jul 17, 2013

Benchmarks: Professor Ekow N. Yankah Analyzes the Trayvon Martin Case

Cardozo Professor Ekow N. Yankah discusses the Trayvon Martin case, and the role race plays in the legal system.

Jun 27, 2013

Benchmarks: Professor Kate Shaw on the DOMA and Proposition 8 decisions

Cardozo Professor Kate Shaw discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8, and the impact they will have on marriage equality in America.

Jun 26, 2013

Benchmarks: Professor Ekow N. Yankah Discusses Shelby County v. Holder

Cardozo Professor Ekow N. Yankah talks about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, and its impact on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Jun 25, 2013

Bench Marks: Professor Michelle Adams Discusses Fisher v. University of Texas

Cardozo Law Professor Michelle Adams analyzes the decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and what it means for affirmative action.

Jun 13, 2013

BENCH MARKS: Cardozo Analyzes the Decisions of the Supreme Court

Professor Michael Burstein discusses the United States Supreme Court's decision against Myriad Genetics—and the practical and legal implications of the gene patenting ruling. 

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