I have three things to plug today:

1. This interesting op-ed.

Executive summary: Require a super-majority for the Court to strike down a law, overturning the will of the elected senators and representatives who passed it and the elected president who signed it.  The Constitution itself, notes the author, gives Congress the authority to make such changes.

2. The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s new book, out Tuesday.

Pop quiz:  Of the last 80 cases to come before the Court affecting corporate interests that fund the Republican Party, how many, do you think, were decided in their favor?  The answer, notes the author: All 80.  Every single one of them.

3. My “depoliticize” the Court framing. Yet again.  (Well, these things require repetition.)

Remember: Two-thirds of the Justices were appointed by Republican presidents, even though Republicans lost the popular vote 7 out of the last 8 times.






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