To Save the Planet, Democratize, and Modernize the Supreme Court

Today’s US Supreme Court bears little resemblance to the political makeup of our nation. While that’s created a crisis of legitimacy, it’s a problem with available solutions.

This section explores a few of the options available for remedying our ailing judiciary. Ultimately, part 3 of this book explores how citizens can reverse Lewis Powell’s coup and break the right-wing stranglehold on the Supreme Court specifically, and on our political system generally.

Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution says that the Supreme Court is, essentially, the final arbiter of all legal disputes in the United States, “with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress ...

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