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Op-Ed: The Stench at the Supreme Court

By Nancy Gertner

December 2, 2021

To read on the Boston Globe website, click here.

“Will this institution survive the stench that...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner talks about federal judges' role in Capitol riot cases

November 22, 2021 

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JOHN BERMAN, CNN GUEST HOST: So just days after a federal judge said the former president was responsible for the attack on the Capitol and a Capitol rioter was a “pawn...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner discusses the implications of Rittenhouse's acquittal

November 19, 2021 

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ANDERSON COOPER: Still undetermined after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict is the legacy of this jury's decision and what it means for future protests armed vigilantes and legal...


Anderson Cooper 360: Ongoing jury deliberations in Rittenhouse trial

November 16, 2021 

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ANDERSON COOPER: Joining us now, CNN legal analyst and former Federal prosecutor, Laura Coates; and former Federal judge, Nancy Gertner. 

Judge Gertner, what do you...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner discusses closing arguments in Rittenhouse trial

November 15, 2021 

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ANDERSON COOPER: Joining us now, Harvard Law School senior lecturer and former Federal Judge, Nancy Gertner. Also CNN legal analyst, Paul Callan, and Ron Johnson, former...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner breaks down jury instructions in Rittenhouse murder trial

November 12, 2021

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ANDERSON COOPER: Joining us now, CNN legal analyst, Paul Callan, who's experienced on both the criminal defense and prosecution sides. Also Harvard Law School Senior Lecturer...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner continues discussing judge's behavior in Rittenhouse trial

November 11, 2021 

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ANDERSON COOPER: Joining us now, Harvard Law School senior lecturer and former Federal Judge, Nancy Gertner. Also CNN legal analyst, Paul Callan, who is both an experienced...


Anderson Cooper 360: Judge Gertner discusses Kyle Rittenhouse testimony and judge's behavior in Rittenhouse murder trial

November 10, 2021

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ANDERSON COOPER: Joining us now: CNN legal analyst Paul Callan, who has considerable experience on both criminal defense and prosecution sides of the courtroom, also Harvard...


Op-Ed: America Should Not Tolerate Vigilante Behavior

By Nancy Gertner and Dean Strang

November 8, 2021

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Judge Gertner Participates in Webinar Series "What are Prisons For?" at John Jay College

On November 4, 2021, Nancy Gertner participated in a webinar series called "What are Prisons For?" at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College. Judge Gertner joined Renaldo Hudson of the Illinois Prison Project, Lee Kovarsky of...


Tianjin University Law School Hosts Judge Gertner to Discuss Trial Courts and Trial Court Culture

On October 26, 2021, Tianjin University Law School hosted a Zoom event with Judge Gertner to discuss trial courts and trial court culture.

Nancy Gertner is a former U.S. federal Judge who built her career around standing up for women's...


Do Supreme Court justices have competing judicial philosophies or are they just partisan hacks?

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Supreme Court justices have...


The Lawlessness Of The Supreme Court

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett, in a speech at the Mitch McConnell Center at the University of...


Unfinished Business

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By Nancy Gertner

In 2011, when I retired from the United States District Court in the District of Massachusetts, I...


Supreme Court rulings on traffic stops reinforce structural racism in policing

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By Dean A. Strang and Nancy Gertner

Caron Nazario...


What Trump’s pardons say about criminal justice

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By Nancy Gertner and Dean A. Strang

Much ink has been spilled —...


A judicial undoing project

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By Nancy Gertner

In his 2016 book ...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg was all I wanted to be

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That Harvard racial disparities study: What’s left out

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By Nancy Gertner

In this summer of our racial discontent, with...


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