Professor William G. Ross


2017 JURIST Contributing Editor: US Supreme Court

William G. Ross is Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ross has written extensively on legal ethics, American legal history, and the federal judicial appointments process.

A nationally-recognized expert in constitutional history and federalism issues, Professor Ross has published many works on the appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices and other federal judges. Particularly in his books A Muted Fury: Populists, Progressives and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937 and Forging New Freedoms: Nativism, Education, and the Constitution, 1917-1927, he has explored the dynamics of movements to curtail the powers of the federal courts.

Professor Ross has been contributing to JURIST since 2000, writing primarily on issues related to nomination, vetting and approval of US Supreme Court justices.

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