Judicial sortition helps Congress and the Supreme Court

September 14, 2022
There are different ways to win a debate. One of the most common techniques in politics is to make a straw man argument. Straw man arguments are prevalent in political… Read More

How should the United States select its judges?

October 19, 2020
In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Judith Resnik joins Julia, Lee, and James to consider how a democracy should select its judges. Judith is the Arthur… Read More

Supreme Court term limits would increase political tensions around justices, not ease them

October 15, 2020
This piece originally appeared in USA Today. Here we go again. The third Supreme Court confirmation battle in less than four years has begun. Court watchers and policymakers have… Read More

For the Supreme Court, 8 Justices Would be Better than 9

October 7, 2020
(This piece by Anthony Marcum and James Wallner originally appeared in Politico.) Republican efforts to confirm a third Supreme Court justice in President Trump’s first term have reignited the… Read More

Reforming the Judiciary: the Good, the Bad and the Even Worse

September 23, 2020
(This post originally appeared on rstreet.org.) The recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the forthcoming nomination of her replacement by President Trump has spurred numerous debates… Read More