Time to Reform the Supreme Court?
Let’s make this short and sweet. Reform is in the air, so perhaps its time to take a look at tweaking some of the procedures which affect the United States Supreme Court. I continue to suggest that recognizing the validity of a ruling which has been decided by a 5/4 vote is wrong on any number of levels, including how it affects the standing such a court enjoys in the minds of the general citizenry.
There is nothing in the US Constitution which prevents the Congress from requiring that the Supreme Court meet a higher standard than a simple majority when reaching a final decision. The fact that “the people”, as well as “the States”, both need 2/3rds majorities in order to amend the constitution would seem to point out a certain disparity when the Supreme Court can do the same thing with a simple majority. Need I even point out the differences in scale?
Let’s keep this short and sweet. Isn’t it time to reform the Supreme Court and we don’t even need a Constitutional Amendment to do it?
I invite those with a greater flair for presentation to consider the points I have raised here as an attempt to get the conversation started.