Representative Government, Representative Court? The Supreme Court as a Representative Body

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1252, 2006

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-28

24 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Onwuachi-Willig, Angela, Representative Government, Representative Court? The Supreme Court as a Representative Body (2006). Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1252, 2006; U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1385602

Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Contact Author)

University of Iowa College of Law ( email )

290 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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