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With Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats hold a master class on how to lose a Senate debate

October 22, 2020  ·  James Wallner
Shortly after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Democrats vowed to do everything they could… Read More

Congress, Fix the Succession Act

October 21, 2020  ·  Matt Glassman
The impeachment of President Trump, his recent contraction of COVID-19 and widespread concerns about a possible extended election dispute share an important feature: they all raise the remote, but real,… Read More

Event: Election 2020 – Setting Expectations & Debunking Myths

October 20, 2020  ·  William Gray
When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:30pm ET. Register here. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted American life in many ways and will certainly also impact the 2020 election. In fact, in order… Read More

How should the United States select its judges?

October 19, 2020  ·  William Gray
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

Senate Judiciary Committee Rules

October 16, 2020  ·  James Wallner
This piece originally appeared in Legislative Procedure. Senate Rule XXVI empowers the Judiciary Committee to adopt rules to govern its proceedings. The committees rules can… Read More

What Happens Now in the Senate Judiciary Committee

October 15, 2020  ·  James Wallner
(This piece originally appeared in Legislative Procedure.) After two marathon days of questioning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to complete its review of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to… Read More

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

October 15, 2020  ·  Anthony Marcum
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

One way to modernize Congress is a throwback

October 14, 2020  ·  William Gray
Paul Kane, senior congressional correspondent and columnist for the Washington Post, writes about the last set of recommendations by the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress and how… Read More

End confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees

October 13, 2020  ·  William Gray
In USA Today, Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, makes the case for ending Supreme Court confirmation hearings for… Read More

Barrett’s confirmation may be certain, but these Senate hearings are invaluable

October 13, 2020  ·  William Gray
In the Washington Post, Adam J. White, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, makes the case for why Supreme Court nomination hearings are important. “Yet despite all… Read More