It is time to put a permanent injunction on this “prisoner’s dilemma” and pass a constitutional amendment to limit the Supreme Court to nine justices. Look up that concept, professors, in your dusty math books.
Donald Rindler, Potomac
In their July 29 Sunday Opinion essay , Ian Ayres and John Fabian Witt suggested that the Supreme Court be “balanced” by adding two more justices for only 18 years to favor Democrats if the party wins in 2020 to make up for the Merrick Garland fiasco. Such an attempt would likely meet a similar fate of the 1937 attempt by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pack the court. At the time, the Senate Judiciary Committee issued a scathing report that called it “a needless, futile and utterly dangerous abandonment of constitutional principle . . . without precedent or justification.”
Allan R. Lipman, Rockville