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Sherrilyn Ifill Pens Op-Ed in The Root on the Late Justice Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

After Scalia: A Single Supreme Court Justice Can Impede Progress, Influence Our Discourse

As the country and Congress grapple with the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a key lesson has emerged from his tenure and his legacy in civil rights cases in particular: A single Supreme Court justice can powerfully influence our national discourse on critical issues of inequality. Through the opinions they write, the language they employ in those opinions, the questions they ask, and the statements they make at argument and in interviews, Supreme Court justices can exercise leadership, affirming or challenging the dignity of those who are most marginalized.

Read the full op-ed here.