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Sweeping, splashy “reforms” would harm SCOTUS and the Republic
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2022) – A new study from R Street Institute Resident Fellow Matt Germer highlights the issues with commonly proposed Supreme Court measures like term limits and court packing…

Opinions on Judicial Reform: A Review of the 2021 Supreme Court Commission
Matt Germer

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In April 2021, President Joe Biden created the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States to evaluate many of the most popular ideas for reforming the…

, Fox News
1803 Justice Chase impeachment shows Dems may be able to pressure Thomas with political threats: Expert
James Wallner

From Fox News:

The Chase impeachment happened in the wake of the 1800 presidential election when Jeffersonian Republicans swept into power in the presidency and in Congress. This left the…

, Bloomberg
What Senate’s 50-50 Split Means for Biden Supreme Court Pick
James Wallner

From Bloomberg:
3. Could Democrats work around a boycott?
They certainly could try. If, say, Democrats voted to advance the nomination out of committee while Republicans were gone, Republicans…

Preclearance as a Deterrent, Not as Detention
Anthony Marcum

INTRODUCTION
Following the “Bloody Sunday” attack on peaceful protestors in Selma, Alabama, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which “employed extraordinary measures” to combat…

, The Shaun Thompson Show
Radio: The Shaun Thompson Show – SCOTUS Reforms
Anthony Marcum

From The Shaun Thompson Show:

Stores on the Mag Mile are warned about a rash of robberies. Then, Alderman Ray Lopez of the 15th ward joins Shaun to discuss what can be done about…

Radio: Are Changes Coming to The Supreme Court?
Anthony Marcum

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

President Biden’s Supreme Court commission released its first recommendations today, which may not please progressives who want to completely…

Three Takeaways from the Supreme Court Commission’s Preliminary Report
Anthony Marcum

Making good on a campaign pledge, President Joe Biden recently created a bipartisan commission to study and draft a report concerning potential reforms to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, after summer…

, The Fulcrum
Covid consequence: Supreme Court will let you listen in live
Anthony Marcum

From The Fulcrum:

Anthony Marcum with the R Street Institute, a conservative good government think tank, lauded the court’s decision as sending “a powerful message that the court remains open for…

Request for Continued Access to Live Audio Streaming of Oral Arguments
Anthony Marcum

Dear Chief Justice Roberts:

The 76 undersigned civil society, media, disability rights, and government transparency organizations write to urge the Court to commit to providing live audio access…

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