Below is an excerpt from an interview Sean O Murchu conducted with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in April 1990, just prior to Justice Brennan retiring from the Supreme Court. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, Brennan served for 33 years. In the opinion of many, he was the mostRead more..
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On April 25, 1990 William Joseph Brennan, Jr was 84 years old. An associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States for the past 33 years, he is considered – ruefully, by his many conservative detractors – to be one of the most influential shapers of public policy in the country. A nativeRead more..
The U.K. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a Malaysian civil rights case has caused dramatic repercussions for Northern Ireland. Families of victims of the Batang Kali massacre were pursuing action against the British government under Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which forbids any governmental force from intentionally killing civilians and requiresRead more..
In a five to four ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively voted to overturn states’ bans on same-sex marriage June 26th – the same day as United States v. Windsor (which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013) and Lawrence v. Texas (which overturned a Texas law – and by extension all state lawsRead more..
As a Supreme Court Justice for 33 years, William Brennan was considered — ruefully, by his many conservative detractors — to be one of the most influential shapers of public policy in the country over the last three decades of the 20th century. He was appointed to the court by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.Read more..