Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Supreme Court of California; Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson, Supreme Court of Texas; Hon. Jonathan Lippman, New York Court of Appeals
The twentieth century transformed courts into venues in which all demand “equal justice under law.” But the twenty-first century may become famous for a retrenchment that marks the decline of courts, rendering obsolete constitutional guarantees of “open” and “public” courts for both civil and criminal litigants.