What’s Gone Wrong with the Supreme Court — and How to Fix It

(Bill Chizek/Getty Images)
Ilya Shapiro’s Supreme Disorder reviews the history of political jockeying over the Court and the various proposals for reform.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A my Coney Barrett seems headed for confirmation to the Supreme Court, and I’m very much among those celebrating. But everyone across the political spectrum knows that something has gone deeply wrong with this process. For decades now the Senate has been rejecting well-qualified judicial nominees, from Robert Bork to Merrick Garland, for ideological reasons. “Court-packing” is even in the headlines again, however unlikely it remains.

Cato Institute legal scholar Ilya Shapiro has thus picked a fortuitous time to release his new book, Supreme Disorder. It provides the full history of Supreme Court confirmations and evaluates proposals for reform. Court-watchers owe it

Most Popular

Elections

Our Conspiracy-Minded Subculture

On the menu today: Attorney General William Barr declares that he and the Department of Justice have found no evidence of widespread vote fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election; some Trump fans conclude the attorney general has been a deep-state sleeper all along; and why this country is likely ... Read More
Elections

Our Conspiracy-Minded Subculture

On the menu today: Attorney General William Barr declares that he and the Department of Justice have found no evidence of widespread vote fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election; some Trump fans conclude the attorney general has been a deep-state sleeper all along; and why this country is likely ... Read More
World

China’s Pandemic Deception

You’ve made it to December in our annus horribilis. On the menu today: sorting through CNN’s fascinating but not completely illuminating bombshell involving leaked documents from the Hubei, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, filling in some details about the early days of the pandemic. More ... Read More
World

China’s Pandemic Deception

You’ve made it to December in our annus horribilis. On the menu today: sorting through CNN’s fascinating but not completely illuminating bombshell involving leaked documents from the Hubei, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, filling in some details about the early days of the pandemic. More ... Read More
Economy & Business

The Corporate-Woke Complex

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that several multinational corporations including Apple and Nike are lobbying against legislation that would ban products from China’s Xinjiang province, many of which are made by forced Uyghur labor. Lobbyists are arguing that, although their clients oppose forced labor ... Read More
Economy & Business

The Corporate-Woke Complex

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that several multinational corporations including Apple and Nike are lobbying against legislation that would ban products from China’s Xinjiang province, many of which are made by forced Uyghur labor. Lobbyists are arguing that, although their clients oppose forced labor ... Read More