Jonathan Turley: Supreme Court Should Have 19 Members

Posted by | June 24, 2012 17:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

That way, the fate of health care (and other issues) won’t be in the hands of one person:

While the best number is debatable, I believe that a 19-member court — roughly the average size of a circuit court — would be ideal. Appellate circuits are often divided between liberal and conservative judges. Yet, it is rare that one or two of those judges consistently provide the swing votes on all issues when they sit “en banc,” or as a whole. Appellate courts of this size have proved to be manageable while allowing for more diversity in their members. More important, the power of individual judges is diluted.

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