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Legal Beat

Breyer says big Supreme Court changes could diminish trust

Justice Stephen Breyer on Tuesday said liberal advocates of big changes at the Supreme Court, including expanding the number of justices, should think “long and hard” about what they’re proposing. Politically driven change could diminish the trust Americans place in the court, Breyer said in the prepared text of a long speech he gave remotely

Opinion

Opinion: Supreme Court Doesn’t Need Fixing, Everything Else Does

The Supreme Court has been in the political crosshairs recently, and various reforms have been proposed to “fix” it. But the court, especially in recent months, has proven it does not need to be fixed. What should be fixed is our continued focus on addressing our problems in D.C. rather than locally. True federalism is

Opinion

Opinion: Court Packing Issue Looms Large in SCOTUS Hearings

If Democrats pay a political price over the issue of court packing, they can’t say they weren’t warned. Some prominent progressives are pushing Democrats to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court so they can add new judges and create a liberal majority, if their party wins control of both Congress and the White

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