David Franklin Reflects On Being RBG Clerk

 
In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

For more on how Ruth Bader Ginsburg conducted herself as a Supreme Court justice, we’re joined by someone who had an up-close view. David Franklin is a law professor at DePaul College of Law in Chicago, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Conflict of Laws. And the solicitor general of Illinois — basically the state’s top appellate lawyer — from 2016 to 2019. But most on point for our conversation today, he was a clerk to Justice Ginsburg in 1999 and 2000.

Guests:

David Franklin, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law (Chicago), Solicitor General of Illinois, 2016-2019, Clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1999-2000