Representative Government, Representative Court? The Supreme Court as a Representative Body
Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1252, 2006
24 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009
Date Written: 2006
In this Symposium Essay, I propose, as a thinking matter, that we expand the number of Supreme Court justices to increase the representation of various demographic groups on the Court. In Part I, I advance the argument that the Court should be regarded as a demographically representative body of the citizens of the United States, and in Part II, I argue that the Court should be enlarged to ensure diverse representation of all voices on the most powerful judicial body of our nation.
Keywords: courts, judges, representation, diversity, civil rights, voting, Supreme Court
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