The Supreme Court “can hold its conservative impulses in check with an eye to the future,” writes. “Or it can ramp up a power struggle with the other branches.” Today, we’re publishing a special section on the court, and how to fix it.
OPINION | "Court packing and term limits for justices are just the first steps down a steep and slippery slope," writes #GeorgetownLaw professor in
Once fundamental norms of judicial independence, bipartisanship in the Senate and against court packing are abandoned, there is no natural stopping point, writes
“In the past two decades, both Republicans and Democrats have repudiated several important Senate norms governing ‘advise and consent’ to judicial selection,” writes. Once we go down that road, “there is no natural stopping point.”
I'm with - as I normally always am re functioning of courts. But it's funny bc the list is like author 1: BURN IT DOWN author 2: BURN IT DOWN author 3: BURN IT DOWN author 4: BURN IT DOWN : dude chill
We have to take a sober, serious look at balancing the federal courts to ensure a fair, independent judiciary that continues to command the respect of the American public. Appreciated reading some of these perspectives in NYT, including by
The Supreme Court is supposed to be a counterweight to the will of the majority. But it needs constraints. Here are six ways to reform the courts — and one argument that we shouldn't change a thing.
“Republican presidents have picked 16 of the last 20 justices though the Democrats have won more votes in 6 of the last 7 presidential contests.” Such a remarkable fact. And another reminder Democrats need to start being ruthless about exercising power.
Highly recommend reading this package of legal scholars’ Supreme Court reform proposals—expand or threaten to expand the court, do term limits, end justices’ power to rig adjudication, create a separate Constitutional Court and more. Great SCOTUS primer.
Timely set of opinion pieces: How to Fix the Supreme Court - The New York Times
I’m biased, but it’s striking how selective this suite of options is and—worse—does not engage the question of *to what end* Supreme Court reform should take place. ⁩
Take the time to consider the options closely: How to Fix the Supreme Court