The Case Against Appointing Politicians to the Supreme Court
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 64, p. 31, 2012
In this brief comment on Ben Barton's "An Empirical Study of Supreme Court Justice Pre-Appointment Experience," I argue that appointing persons currently or formerly active in partisan politics would likely not benefit the Court as some have claimed and might affirmatively harm the Court as an institution.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: Supreme Court, background, politicians, Barton, Mazzone, Alleman
JEL Classification: K1
Date posted: February 26, 2013
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