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Professor Roosevelt Commended for Exemplary Legal Writing

January 04, 2010

Penn Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt has been announced as 2009 honoree for Exemplary Legal Writing by the Green Bag, a law journal dedicated to good legal writing. The award recognizes Roosevelt in the news and editorial category for his essay Justice Cincinnatus: David Souter – a dying breed, the Yankee Republican, which was published on Slate on May 1, 2009. Roosevelt clerked for Justice Souter during the 1999-2000 term.

The Green Bag 2009 honorees were selected by the journal’s board of advisors, which includes distinguished members from the state and federal judiciaries, private law firms, the news media and academia. The Green Bag previously selected Roosevelt as 2007 honoree for Exemplary Legal Writing for his article Originalism and the Living Constitution: Reconciliation, published in Advance: The Journal of the ACS Issue Groups.