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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Avoiding Recusal-Based Ties at USSC

In light of yesterday's per curiam decision in Kent, Howard Bashman's "On Appeal" column at should be of interest.    Bashman discusses recusal-based ties at the Supreme Court, and proposes allowing federal circuit judges to sit by designation in cases where a Supreme Court Justice recuses. 


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Congress should make the number of SC Justices an even number, preferably a far higher one. 5-4 decisions hurt the credibility of the Court. Ties will make the Court more conservative, in the sense of enhancing stare decisis.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Mar 9, 2008 10:16:08 PM

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