Faculty on Point: Professor Jane S. Schacter on Judicial Activism, Politics, and the Supreme Court


Jane S. Schacter is a leading national expert on statutory interpretation and legislative process, constitutional law, and sexual orientation law. Her work has been published in numerous law journals, and she co-edits casebooks on constitutional law and sexual orientation law. Her most recent work has focused on various aspects of the debate over same-sex marriage, an issue that lies at the intersection of her teaching and research interests. Here, she discusses the concept of so-called “judicial activism” in contemporary times and the past.