Federal Courts Developments in the Law 137 Harv. L. Rev. 1619

Developments in the Law — Court Reform

Quotes & Contents


Don’t ya know
They’re talking about a revolution?

Tracy Chapman, Talkin’ Bout a Revolution, on Tracy Chapman (Elektra 1988).

I have been told that there is no precedent for admitting a woman to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States. The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.

Belva Lockwood, Address at the Woman Suffrage Association National Convention (1877), as reprinted in Mary Virginia Fox, Lady for the Defense: A Biography of Belva Lockwood 120 (1975).

[T]he opinion today will serve only to highlight the Court’s own impotence in the face of an America whose cries for equality resound.

Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, 143 S. Ct. 2141, 2263 (2023) (Sotomayor, J., dissenting).

When you’re warring with me
It’s People’s Court

Jay-Z, People’s Court, on D.J. Clue?, Backstage: Music Inspired by the Film (Roc-A-Fella & Def Jam 2000).

It’s been a long
A long time coming, but I know
A change gon’ come
Oh yes it will

Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come, on Ain’t that Good News (RCA Victor 1964).