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Writing in the New York Times, Professor Barry McDonald argues that the Supreme Court is better off with just eight Justices, even if that means that the Justices are unable to decide some of the most important cases that come before them. To justify his proposal to leave the Supreme Court...
There is no right protected by more provisions of the Constitution than the right to vote. Nonetheless, as Americans prepare to go the polls to elect a new President, the right to vote is under sustained attack. Fifteen states, including battleground states like North Carolina and Wisconsin, have...
Senator Grassley, the fact is we don’t know the full contours of Judge Garland’s view of the Constitution, because you’ve practically quit your job as Chair of the Judiciary Committee and run away from holding hearings. Public hearings are the way that Senators discover what a Supreme Court nominee...
When the Supreme Court hears oral argument in United States v. Texas, the challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, later this month, one of the big issues the Court will be considering is whether the federal courts should be considering the challenge at all. If Chief Justice...

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