The Supreme Court Wasn’t Always All-Powerful

When it comes to injecting partisan politics into the judiciary, Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed confirmation is a whole new level of meddling

The first eight Chief Justices Of The United States Supreme Court. Photo: Encylopedia Britannica / Getty

As justices’ lifespans increased and their tenures increased with them, each new appointment became more consequential.

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