Jeffrey Morris
Jeffrey Morris

Jeffrey B. Morris is a Professor of Law at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He is a legal scholar and political scientist who has written, and continues to write, the history of some of America’s most important courts, often at the request of the judges of those courts. Among Professor Morris’s books are histories of The U.S. Court of Appeals for The Second Circuit, The U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the for The District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, has been a Judicial Fellow and served for five years on the staff of Chief Justice Warren Burger.

Columns by Jeffrey Morris
A Profile of John J. Gleeson, the Trial Court’s Proposed “Friend Of The Court” in the Michael Flynn Case

Touro law professors Jeffrey B. Morris and Rodger D. Citron conduct a profile of John J. Gleeson, the lawyer and former judge who has been appointed as a “friend of the court” to advise the federal district court on a matter where the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking dismissal of the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Morris and Citron describe Gleeson’s background both on and off the bench and predict that, if given the opportunity to fulfill his role, Gleeson will certainly be fair and proper in determining the proper way to deal with Michael Flynn’s case.

A Giant Departs the Federal Bench: Reflections on the Retirement of the Hon. Jack B. Weinstein

Touro law professor Jeffrey B. Morris reflects on the impressive career of the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, who recently announced his retirement from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York at the age of 98. Morris praises Judge Weinstein for his skill and humanity as a jurist, pointing out the many ways his opinions, articles, and speeches reflect his belief that “aiding the weak and suffering is the primary duty and soul of American law.”