Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution

As Republicans race to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel Moyn argues that beyond “packing the court” and other measures commonly proposed to rebalance the Supreme Court’s ideological makeup, the institution as a whole must be weakened in order to safeguard democracy. “This country was founded on minority rule and the rejection of democracy, and the Supreme Court has long been a part of that picture,” says Moyn. “Now that the right is on the brink of establishing control, it’s a dangerous institution.”


Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET:

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today:

Daily Email Digest:

Guest Author

The articles published by the Guest Authors are the opinions of these writers. We encourage strong writers to write content related to getmybuzzup to share with our viewers.

Next Post

Cory Sandhagen on why he wants former training partner TJ Dillashaw next | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

Wed Oct 14 , 2020
Cory Sandhagen rejoins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to look back at his knockout victory vs. Marlon Moraes at #UFCFightIsland5. Sandhagen describes (12:09) his mindset heading into the bout, (15;17) why he called out TJ Dillashaw afterwards and his history training with him. #HelwaniShow #UFC #ESPNMMA ✔ For more UFC, sign […]