As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch get underway, Professor Robin Effron appeared on CBS News March 19 to discuss what to expect from the process.
When asked whether viewing the Supreme Court seat in a partisan way undercuts the authority of the court, Effron said: “Just because the president who nominated him and the Senate who confirmed him thought of it as a political seat doesn’t mean the justice him or herself have to behave in a political way.”
Professor Effron teaches civil procedure and business law courses. Her articles on complex litigation have been published in several law reviews. She serves as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. She is an avid writer, penning op-eds for various publications, and she serves as Editor of the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog for the Law Professors Blog Network. Prior to joining the Law School, Effron served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.