Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

Title

Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

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Description

Winner, Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Women's Nonfiction 2022

Best Book of 2020, National Law Journal

The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered—but not selected—for the US Supreme Court. Shortlisted tells the overlooked stories of nine extraordinary women—a cohort large enough to seat the entire Supreme Court—who appeared on presidential lists dating back to the 1930s. Florence Allen, the first female judge on the highest court in Ohio, was named repeatedly in those early years. Eight more followed, including Amalya Kearse, a federal appellate judge who was the first African American woman viewed as a potential Supreme Court nominee. Award-winning scholars Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson cleverly weave together long-forgotten materials from presidential libraries and private archives to reveal the professional and personal lives of these accomplished women.

ISBN

9781479811960

Publication Date

2-2022

Publisher

NYU Press

Keywords

judges, gender, supreme court, SCOTUS, discrimination

Disciplines

Judges | Law and Gender

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