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The Case Against Appointing Politicians to the Supreme Court

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 64, p. 31, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2013  

Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Supreme Court, background, politicians, Barton, Mazzone, Alleman

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Denning, Brannon P., The Case Against Appointing Politicians to the Supreme Court (2012). Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 64, p. 31, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2224126

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