Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court
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.
judges, gender, supreme court, SCOTUS, discrimination
Judges | Law and Gender
Brenner Johnson, Hannah and Jefferson, Renee Knake, "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court" (2022). Faculty Books At California Western School of Law. 1.