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Thu Dec 9, 2021, 11:58 PM

Opinion: The Supreme Court isn't well. The only hope for a cure is more justices.

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The Supreme Court building in Washington. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)


By Nancy Gertner
and
Laurence H. Tribe

Today at 5:01 p.m. EST

Nancy Gertner is a retired U.S. District Court judge. Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor emeritus and professor of constitutional law emeritus at Harvard Law School. Both served on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court.

We now believe that Congress must expand the size of the Supreme Court and do so as soon as possible. We did not come to this conclusion lightly.

One of us is a constitutional law scholar and frequent advocate before the Supreme Court, the other a federal judge for 17 years. After serving on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court over eight months, hearing multiple witnesses, reading draft upon draft of the final report issued this week, our views have evolved. We started out leaning toward term limits for Supreme Court justices but against court expansion and ended up doubtful about term limits but in favor of expanding the size of the court.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/09/expand-supreme-court-laurence-tribe-nancy-gertner/



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Fri Dec 10, 2021, 11:02 AM

1. Expand to 19, with rotation OUT at least one justice after each judicial session.

Hence, every new session is composed of one less previous justice but with one added new justice. The makeup of SCOTUS is never exactly the same for succeeding sessions. That automatically creates term limits.

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Response to RicROC (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 10, 2021, 03:25 PM

2. I am hoping we can address this because the problem will be devastating.

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