Lawfare and The Atlantic’s Weak Case for Court-Packing

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The authors persistently stack the deck by omitting or whitewashing just about everything that runs against their argument.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Q uinta Jurecic and Susan Hennessey of Lawfare argue, in The Atlantic, that “The Reckless Race to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett Justifies Court Packing.” The article aims at a more-in-sorrow-than-anger tone, which it announces without subtlety: “We have now come to believe, more in sorrow than in anger, that adding justices may be the only way to restore the institutional legitimacy of the Court.” It is, however, an incoherent soup of Democratic talking points to justify what Democratic partisans want to do.

Jurecic and Hennessey persistently stack the deck by omitting or whitewashing just about everything that runs against their argument. “For

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