Category: Jay Wexler

BU Law Professor: Pledge Case Before Supreme Court Is ‘Unique’

September 5th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

A Massachusetts family is challenging the use of the phrase “under God” in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance—a morning tradition that has been carried out in classrooms across the country for decades—in the state’s highest court…

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“I think the plaintiff’s challenge is probably a long shot. [The court] might be very reluctant to strike down the Pledge, regardless of what the theory is. They have a long road of travel ahead to get them to strike the term ‘under God.’”

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Ginsburg: Diminutive dissenter at height of power

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law, USA Today 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

The Supreme Court justices sat largely still in late June as Chief Justice John Roberts announced his majority opinion against the Voting Rights Act of 1965. All, that is, except Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

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“Once it’s done, she’s done. She’s just very efficient.”

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‘Out of Order’ by Sandra Day O’Connor

March 10th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Jay Wexler, School of Law

It has been about seven years since Sandra Day O’Connor stepped down from the high court…

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UPDATE 3-US court rules Obama’s appointments unconstitutional

January 25th, 2013 in 2013, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, in a sweeping decision that could limit presidential power to push through federal nominees…

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‘My Beloved World’ By Sonia Sotomayor

January 13th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Jay Wexler, School of Law

It can sometimes be easy to forget that Supreme Court justices are people too…

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Lucky 36: What It Takes to Land a Supreme Court Clerkship

October 1st, 2012 in 2012, ABA Journal, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

About a thousand candidates—most if not all of whom have top grades, fascinating backgrounds and served as law review editors—apply for U.S. Supreme Court clerkship slots each year…

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Shhh! Former Supreme Court Clerk Dishes on RBG’s Goofy Song Dance, CT’s Normality

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, ABA Journal, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

Boston University law professor Jay Wexler tells all in an essay about his onetime job as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or “RBG” in clerkship speak…

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I made Clarence Thomas laugh

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, Salon.com, School of Law 0 comments

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By Jay Wexler, School of Law

When former Supreme Court law clerk Edward Lazarus published “Closed Chambers: The First Eyewitness Account of the Epic Struggles Inside the Supreme Court” in 1998, curious readers bought the book in droves to find out what really happens behind the scenes at the nation’s highest court…

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You Are Not the Speaker

March 20th, 2012 in 2012, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law, Slate.com 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

Newt Gingrich can be called many things: garrulous, grandiose, philandering. But one thing he should not be called is “Mr. Speaker.”…

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Judicial Follies: Those Crazy Relatives

February 26th, 2012 in 2012, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

There’s always something a little sigh-inducing when you’ve spent years laboring in obscurity over an obscure topic — like, to pick something totally at random, judicial humor — only to learn that someone with far more visibility has stolen your thunder, at least briefly…

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