Judicial Independence and the Federal Courts: A Historical Perspective


NCC President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen sits down with Stephen B. Burbank of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Tara Leigh Grove of William & Mary Law School to explore the history of judicial independence and the federal courts in the 20th century and the progressive era. They focus in particular on the crucial role of Chief Justice Taft in shaping the judicial branch, some of the key Supreme Court rulings of the era, and how this history shaped the future of judicial independence for years to come.

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