Opinion | We Were Clerks at the Supreme Court. Its Legitimacy Is Now in Question. - The New York Times
Opinion | We Were Clerks at the Supreme Court. Its Legitimacy Is Now in Question. - The New York Times
If Senate Republicans hastily confirm Judge Barrett in the middle of an election, when a clear majority of Americans would prefer that Congress focus on the nation’s economy, the court's legitimacy will be put in jeopardy, write two former court clerks.
Must confess I simply don't get this common argument. The Court's perceived "legitimacy" is important because otherwise people won't abide by its judgments? Really? Of course they will--as they always have, even when the Court's reputation was abysmal.
This is nice but let's face it, Anthony Kennedy has some dark clouds over his head, including why and when he retired.
Alexa. Show me an example of a public institution facing challenges to its legitimacy as the gap between its manifest and latent function becomes more pronounced in public view.
Delegitimation of the Supreme Court would threaten crucial values like the amount of our post-clerkship bonuses
A strong and fair argument by 2 former Supreme Court clerks about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation: The issue is process and the legitimacy of the Least Dangerous Branch, not the nominee.
The people will have difficulty sustaining the illusion that the Supreme Court is not political if we allow it to become openly reactionary
We Were Clerks at the Supreme Court. Its Legitimacy Is Now in Question.
The power of power to corrupt any institution via
"We worry that a large swath of the nation, told a Democrat can’t fill a vacancy in an election year but a Republican can, will dismiss the court as yet another partisan body."
Questioning the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is a dangerous sentiment to spread