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Tom Ginsburg

Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. He directs the Comparative Constitutions Project and is the author of Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory with Nuno Garoupa (University of Chicago Press).

You Shall Appoint for Yourself Judges

Tom Ginsburg

It is not much of an exaggeration to say that legal and judicial politics in Israel since his retirement have pivoted on competing views of Aharon Barak and his court: Was he a robust defender of human rights or a runaway judge who imposed his political preferences on a nation?