Carolyn Shapiro Reflects on Shifting SCOTUS Dynamics

Carolyn Shapiro (’97), Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor, was quoted in a Reuters piece considering Justice Roberts’ current influence as the Supreme Court takes up major cases on abortion and gun rights (“Analysis: Supreme Court Jumps into U.S. Culture Wars with Abortion, Gun Cases,” May 18). Reflecting on the shift from a 5-4 to a 6-3 conservative majority, Carolyn noted, “The most significant thing is that the chief can’t stop his (conservative) colleagues, who are all further to the right than him, from making significant and explicit changes in the law.”