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Yes, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should still retire

If they care about the principles they have fought for, they need to step down while they can be replaced by justices who will continue the fight.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Nov 29, 2013
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The problem with lifetime judicial appointments

Lifetime tenure encourages behavior that isn’t ideal for an institution like the court.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jul 5, 2013
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In affirmative action ruling, Supreme Court sidesteps difficult questions

Not a bad short term outcome, but the major ideological battle remains unresolved.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jun 24, 2013
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Why Obama must weigh in again on gay marriage

Obama needs to clarify that he believes the right of gays to marry is protected by the constitution -- and to prepare the public to accept this idea, too.

Why SCOTUS hearing gay marriage cases is such a big deal

The outcomes could set the overall Constitutional boundaries on gay marriage for a generation or more.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Dec 7, 2012
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