Judging A Book: Elrod Reviews 'Shortlisted'

Law360 (June 22, 2020, 5:57 PM EDT) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Jennifer Elrod

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously quipped that there will be enough women on the U.S. Supreme Court "when there are nine." Few lawyers know that in Texas, we went there and did that back in 1925.

Johnson v. Darr was a run-of-the-mill trust case. The problem was that it involved the Woodmen of the World, a popular and powerful all-male fraternal organization. When the case reached the Texas Supreme Court, all three justices were members of the Woodmen, and each recused. So many prominent...

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