Court Reform and Judicial Self-Restraint

Like Jeff Tulis, I admire Adam White’s work. I appreciate both his skepticism of court-packing and his case for self-restraint. And I certainly appreciate Greg Weiner’s point that political actors should not push their constitutional power to the limit. That institutional restraint can be a virtue. Though, if anything, Congress often seems too restrained.  But two points are in order.  First, White is right to worry about whether court-packing and terms limits might cause the Court to be more politicized. In the current environment, he points to some important problems with 18 year term limits for the justices oriented around … Continue reading Court Reform and Judicial Self-Restraint