Don't Pack the Court
Why the left must defend judicial independence.
"Our radicalism should be expressed in the legislation we fight for, not in attacks on the institutions we need to preserve liberal democracy." Michael Walzer
A little academic essay, from Michael Walzer
“Judicial review is a necessary feature of constitutional government and of liberal democracy.” This piece by Walzer skates over the fact that judicial review comes in different strengths, & the v strong US form raises serious Qs of democratic legitimacy
It is crucial to maintain judicial independence. But for those engaged in the actual debate around Supreme Court reform, that is a non sequitur.