Linda Greenhouse

Cindy Seip

Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist who has covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for more than four decades. By the end of the 2020-21 term – with the right-wing supermajority having completed its first term on the bench – much about the nation’s highest court had changed. Justice On the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court (Random House) tells the story of that term. From the death of RGB and the rise of Barrett, to the pandemic, the election, and the Trump campaign’s legal challenges to the ongoing debate about the role of religion in American life, the Supreme Court was at the center of many of the biggest events of the year. Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and professor of constitutional law emeritus at Harvard Law School, called Justice On the Brink “hands down, the best book about the Supreme Court, its inner dynamics, and its place in the nation’s political and social life at least since Alexander Bickel’s classic, The Least Dangerous Branch, written in 1962.”