Rethinking my priors on the Chief Justice
I saw this Tweet today: "Republicans have only won one popular vote in the last 34 years. Democratic Senators represent 40 million more voters than Republican Senators. Doesn’t matter. We have 6 conservative Supreme Court monarchs who call all the shots. This is not what functional democracy looks like." Agree or disagree with the implications of the Tweet, this is what erosion of court legitimacy looks like. We already lived through 50 years of conservative discontent with the decisions from Brown through Roe. Now the left has turned against it as well. What happens next is anyone's guess.
Is preserving the integrity of the institution an argument for expanding the court? (Please don't call it "packing" the court. That's already been done.)