Ross Discusses in Jurist a 2012 US Presidential Election Issue that has been Largely Ignored by both Candidates

Posted: Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:48

William Ross, Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law, has published a new column on Jurist titled “The Supreme Court Should Be a Key Election Issue.” In his column he addresses one aspect of the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election that has not been discussed by either candidate. 

Ross’ column states “that the likelihood of vacancies on the Supreme Court during the next four years should make the Court an important issue in the election, even though it has largely been ignored by the current candidates.”

His column can be accessed online at

About Ross

William Ross is the Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he has taught since 1988.  His courses include professional responsibilities, civil procedure, constitutional law, and American legal history. A graduate of Stanford and the Harvard Law School, Professor Ross was a litigator in law firms in New York City from 1979 until 1988. He has served as a visiting professor of law at Notre Dame (2001-­02); Florida State (summer 2002); and Georgia State (spring 2000). Professor Ross has written extensively on legal ethics, American legal history, and the federal judicial appointments process.