Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School
Steven D. Schwinn*
We’re thrilled to bring you the Fourth Edition of the American Constitution Society Supreme Court Review, covering the 2019-2020 Term. In these pages, you’ll find incisive and trenchant analysis of the Court’s most significant rulings by some of the nation’s top constitutional scholars and practitioners. We are delighted that Professor Cheryl Harris graciously agreed to write our foreword this year. She provides an excellent overview of the Term and a preview of the articles.
Since the 2019 Term closed, we lost an icon on the Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg’s life, work, and legacy are an inspiration to us all. We at the Review and in the ACS community acknowledge and deeply appreciate all that she contributed throughout her remarkable life. Like so many others, we continue to be inspired by her unfailing commitment to justice. We hope that the Review honors and advances this commitment, now and in the years to come, and we dedicate this volume to her.
Not all of the pieces in this volume specifically acknowledge her passing, however. Some of them were completed before her death and therefore read as though she were still on the Court.
As usual, this year’s Review was a team effort. I’d like to thank our very talented and thoughtful authors and Professor Harris for their contributions. I’d like also to thank ACS leaderships, in particular ACS President Russ Feingold and Vice President of Policy and Program Kara Stein, for their ongoing support for this project. I’d like to thank Bridget Lawson, Law Fellow, for their outstanding editorial work. And most especially I’d like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to Christopher Wright Durocher, Senior Director of Policy and Program, for his tireless efforts, unwavering faith, and constant support at every step of the process, from conception to completion of this volume.
I’m genuinely honored to share this year’s Review with you. I hope you enjoy the articles as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
* Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois Chicago; Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyers Chapter.