Author: Lauren Katz

Amy Coney Barrett and The Legacy of State-Sanctioned Racism

The Supreme Court, supposedly sheltered from the brute forces of political power, is for many liberals a barometer for moral integrity that offers a vision of “universal harmony and justice brought about by reason and persuasion.” However, over the past few months of national reckoning and re-examining of American institutions, the Court has come under fire for perpetuating patterns of state-sanctioned racism that have shaped U.S. history for centuries. Throughout its long history, the Court has advanced progress in fits and starts, and has… Read more »