The Case Against Appointing Politicians to the Supreme Court
Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 64, p. 31, 2012
3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2013
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Supreme Court, background, politicians, Barton, Mazzone, Alleman
JEL Classification: K1
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