Supreme Court compromise: The case for a temporary justice

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October 30, 2016
Cato Institute
by Thomas Berry  
Posted in Commentary

"Senate Republicans seem to face an almost apocalyptic choice: either confirm a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court that could shift its ideological balance indefinitely, or continue to be labeled as an obstructionist party keeping a ninth vote off the Court. This is a false dilemma. Congress can give the president his choice of a Supreme Court justice without allowing that justice to remain on the Court indefinitely. Such a short-term justice would be the best compromise available to both sides of a dispute that currently seems intractable." (10/28/16)  


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