"U.S. Supreme Court v. Rule of Law" by Professor Martha Ertman

Published in The Baltimore Sun July 20, 2022

As the shock wears off from the U.S. Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, many are rationally asking whether the five conservative judges warped the rule of law into the rule of the religious right.

They didn’t.

Why? Because Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett simply don’t have that much power. The Supreme Court cannot wreck our lives in a single ruling, let alone single-handedly replace the rule of law with brutalist right wing politics...

Read the complete essay in The Baltimore Sun.

Martha M. Ertman is the Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor. She teaches Contracts, Commercial Law and Foundational Transaction Skills courses. She researches and writes about commodification –  the upside of contracts into families, genetic materials, and remedies for racial injustice – as well as contracts and transactional skills.

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