Other Writings

Politics and Judicial Ethics: A Historical Perspective (PDF)
The Yale Law Journal Forum (Oct. 24, 2021)
This essay explores the ethics and politics of extrajudicial activities from a distinctly historical perspective. While others have written about judges and their political and extrajudicial endeavors, this essay situates its discussion within the evolution of judicial ethics codes, beginning in antiquity and proceeding to the present.

Justice Takes a Side (PDF)
Pacific NW Magazine, Seattle Times (Aug. 16, 2018)
An engaging portrayal of Justice Douglas’s campaign to save the Olympic Beach in Washington State, the last and longest undeveloped stretch of coast in the lower 48 states.

The Trees Are Still Standing: The Backstory of Sierra Club v. Morton (PDF)
44 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. 189 (2019)
Justice Douglas’s iconic dissent in Sierra Club v. Morton is one of the most famous in Supreme Court history. He wrote eloquently about “priceless bits of Americana, such as a valley, an alpine meadow, a river, or a lake” and the notion that “the voice of existing beneficiaries of these environmental wonders should be heard.” The article traces the history of his dissent and the origin of his invocation of the concept whether inanimate objects, such as trees, have standing.

Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Cookbook: 100 Recipes for 100 Years 
(Hon. M. Margaret McKeown & Kelsey Matevish eds., American Bar Association, 2020)
The Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Cookbook celebrates the spirit of the suffragists, who published cookbooks to support their cause. Now, one hundred years later, we offer this collection of recipes from legal luminaries. Featuring 100 recipes (for 100 years for the vote!) including contributions from Supreme Court Justices, Nina Totenberg, Amal Clooney, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Recipes for breakfasts, appetizers, soups and salads, side dishes, pastas and grains, meats and mains, comfort foods, and desserts.
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