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Anthony Marcum

Research Associate, Governance Project, R Street Institute

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Those 5-4 decisions on the Supreme Court? 9-0 is far more common.

June 28, 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement Wednesday that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court led to justifiable hand-wringing about his crucial role as the swing vote in 5-4 decisions. Read More

The federal courts need more judges — magistrates can help

June 21, 2018
There is a crisis in the federal judiciary — 75 of them to be exact. That is the number of federal courts, according to the Judicial Conference (the… Read More

Does Trump even know a formal pardon process exists?

June 11, 2018
President Trump recently tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself. Is he right? We’ll see. Regardless, the president indisputably has the power to grant… Read More

Congress should take a lesson in civility from the Supreme Court

June 7, 2018
“Stupid,” “weak-kneed,” “xenophobic,” “supine” and “racist.” These are just some of the words members of Congress have used to describe one another in recent weeks. And although nearly … Read More