William L. Taylor is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law School. He has been a civil rights lawyer for fifty years and played a leading part in the voting rights and court-stripping legislative battles described in his article. His memoir, The Passion of My Times: An Advocate’s Fifty-Year Journey in the Civil Rights Movement, was published last year.


John Roberts: The Nominee

The most intriguing question about John Roberts is what led him as a young person whose success in life was virtually assured by family wealth and academic achievement to enlist in a political campaign designed to deny opportunities for success to those who lacked his advantages. It is a question …