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by | Jun 28, 2022

Radio host and perennial vulgarian Howard Stern announced Monday that he is considering running for president of the United States. Stern said that he had only a very limited agenda, namely, “to make the country fair again.” But Stern’s outline…

by | Jan 27, 2022

Conservatives like it when liberal Democrat Supreme Court justices are in their 80s, 90s, or hundreds. That increases the chances such justices will be retiring soon — whether of personal volition or upon being summoned by Heaven to give an…

by | Jul 9, 2021

In a previous American Spectator article, “Dems to Supremes: Shape Up or Pack Up!,” I examined the lessons to be drawn from Franklin Roosevelt’s failed 1937 effort to pack the Supreme Court by raising the number of justices from nine…

by | Jul 6, 2021

President Joe Biden’s tirade against a Supreme Court decision that didn’t go his way elevates the future of the Court to a new level of intensity and, hence, political priority. Let’s begin with the president’s July 1 tweet reacting to the…

by | Jun 20, 2021

In a March 2020 article for The American Spectator, “Event Tectonics: Quake, Shake, Bake & Fake,” I assessed the prospective impact — large — of COVID-19 and compared it in salience to prior events. Those events I divided into four…

by | Jun 9, 2021

The lifetime term of court appointments leads the country to macabre interest in how long particular justices can manage to stay alive. We look at Supreme Court justices the way heavy metal fans look at Ozzy Osbourne: “Wait, they’re still…

by | Apr 22, 2021

A Twilight Zone vibe characterizes 2021 America for anyone who lived in 1991 America. By staying in place, we all immigrated to a new country going by the same name. The House, with unanimous support from the Democratic caucus in…

by and | Apr 20, 2021

For over 150 years, the United States Supreme Court has operated with nine justices reviewing and presiding over the critical legal issues of the day. During that time, only one president attempted to alter the Court by adding more judges…

by | Apr 12, 2021

Justice Stephen Breyer needs to get with the program. At least that’s what many on the left think after last week. In remarks made for Harvard Law School, the Supreme Court justice threw cold water on progressives’ desire to expand…

by | Mar 5, 2021

Among the flashier items on the government docket at the moment is President Joe Biden’s new commission on Supreme Court reform, but it’s not the only transformative proposal the judiciary branch faces. The push to broaden the bench is coming…

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