Show Notes: Inside the President’s Supreme Court Commission

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S4 E2: Inside the President’s Supreme Court Commission

University of Alabama law professor Tara Leigh Grove, a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, joins hosts John Harrison and Risa Goluboff to discuss options for reform and why change is so difficult.

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Show Notes: Inside the President’s Supreme Court Commission

Tara Leigh Grove

Tara Leigh Grove is the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, and director of the school’s Program in Constitutional Studies. Grove’s research focuses on the federal judiciary and the constitutional separation of powers, and her scholarship has been published in numerous law journals.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Grove clerked for Judge Emilio Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then spent four years as an attorney for the Civil Appellate Staff of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued 15 cases in federal courts of appeals.

In 2021, Grove was selected for the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, a bipartisan commission charged with examining proposals for Supreme Court reform.

Grove has received awards for both her research and her teaching, including the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award in 2018 and the Paul M. Bator Award in 2016. Grove is a co-author of a leading federal courts casebook, and she has served as the chair of the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Grove has served as a visiting professor at both Harvard Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 

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