Synopsis: Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson famously referred to decisions made by him and his colleagues declaring, “We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.” The Supreme Court's responsibility is to resolve disputes arising from the American democratic process, and, for better or for worse, the decisions handed down at 1 First Street are the final resolutions to those disputes. Here at the Supreme Court Spotlight we will examine, review, and analyze these questions and decisions in addition to providing insight on the justices who make these crucial decisions. The goal of this blog is to raise awareness, foster educated debate, and examine Supreme Court decisions in the context of the larger political debate.
Aneri Amin is a second year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, studying Law, Letters, and Society and Political Science. She has worked in political offices, a congressional campaign, and a municipal government. Her particular interests lie in examining legal affairs and politics.
Luke Wetterstrom is a first year at the University of Chicago. Before coming to Chicago he took a year to work for a United States Senator and aspires to return to The Hill.