Eleanor Holmes Norton delivers 2018 Commencement Address at Georgetown Law


Those who have brought change to our
country did not win it by shutting down the other side.
They won change the hard and only way that ensures that it will be lasting.
They persisted against their adversaries until they persuaded the
country that they should prevail. To be sure, sometimes the change makers had to
pursue change using lawyers like you will become and judges like many of
Georgetown’s many alumni. Even so, ultimately, change makers acting with
vital help from the law must persuade the Democratic majority to accept change
even when they have won it in court.

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