In celebration of 150 years of Dutch constitutional law, the John Adams Institute welcomed the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. During her lecture, Justice Ginsburg discussed the role of the courts in monitoring legislative and executive acts for consistency with the Constitution. Herman Tjeenk Willink provided an overview of the Netherland’s constitution and Tim Koopmans addressed the question of whether parallels can be drawn between the developing European judicial framework and the American system. Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Ms. Ginsburg became the second woman to join the law faculty of Rutger’s University in 1963 and the first tenured female law professor at Columbia Law School in 1972. She was appointed to the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.
Moderator: Marc Chavannes