Stephen J. Fortunato Jr.
Stephen J. Fortunato Jr. was as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court for 13 years. He is now an Adjunct Professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law.
Elena Kagan and the Supreme Triangulation of Barack Obama
As U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing continues this week, it's worth questioning her suitability MORE
Views · June 29, 2010
Supreme Court OKs Racial Profiling
Either racial profiling is odious and unconstitutional, with personal and social consequences for communities of color -- or MORE
Act Locally · May 19, 2008
Supreme Court Inc.
The Roberts Court unravels a generation of progress MORE
Features · December 5, 2007
And Now The Justice Department Eight
An indispensable operating principle of any viable democracy is that the judicial branch of government function free from MORE
Views · March 20, 2007
Judging Harriet Miers
Democrats must rise up and challenge conservative claptrap about "activist judges" MORE
Features · October 5, 2005
Bad on the Basics
John Roberts' affability masks a callous indifference to some of our most fundamental rights MORE
Features · September 19, 2005
Origin of the Specious
In wars, even cultural ones, it is crucial to know the opposition--their strategies, their theories, their deceptions. Mark MORE
Culture · June 29, 2005
Judicial Chainsaw Massacre
Plagiarizing from his defeated rival, on November 3 George W. Bush promised the nation “a season of hope.” For MORE
Views · November 22, 2004
Dissenters Be Damned!
Bush’s conception of judicial interpretation harks back to the dark days of monarchy. MORE
Features · October 26, 2004
A Court of Cronies
Presidents have long packed the courts with friends and fellow travelers to prevent their policies from being derailed MORE
Features · June 28, 2004