(Not) Wired: Electronic Coverage in the Federal Courts

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By: Nancy Gertner

I supported electronic coverage of court proceedings...

The Trial of Edward Snowman--Legally Speaking (Special Edition)

In late 2012, an NSA contractor named Edward Snowden leaked to the press almost 200,000 classified documents exposing secrets about the scope and methods of American intelligence gathering. To some this made him a hero; to others a traitor. In...

Judicial Nominations

On February 6, 2014 Judge Gertner was on C-SPAN discussing Judicial Nominations with Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the keynote speaker at an Alliance for Justice forum on judicial nominations and diversity. She...

Tsarnaev Death Penalty Decision Causes Divide

Judge Gertner was interviewed regarding her thoughts on the decision to seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. She is quoted as saying, “Even in this horrendous crime, our citizens believe that the death...

Which Judges Breached the Rules?

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By Judge Nancy Gertner

As a former U.S. District Court...

Keep Female Prisoners Close to Family

By Nancy Gertner and Judith Resnik

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Just as Attorney General Eric Holder was...

If I Sentenced Manning

By Nancy Gertner

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Forgive this title. It is a bit of a tease. In fact, I am completely skeptical of...

Public Defenders Fall to the Sequester

By Nancy Gertner and Paul Cassell. This article was published in the Wall Street Journal.

The American justice system is based on the principle that justice is only possible when everyone...

Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations of Americans

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Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified...

The end of the line

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Nancy Gertner Gives Commencement Speech at Wheaton College

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Doctor of Laws

The verdict is in. You, Nancy Gertner...

The Legal Case


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Somehow, the chaos is behind us. The bombings, the terror, the police...