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How Lincoln Packed the Supreme Court | Rachel Shelden | YDHTY, S2E18

Americans expect the Supreme Court to be nonpartisan, but history tells us this wasn't always the case. Rachel Shelden of Penn State joins me on this episode of YDHTY to discuss the Supreme Court of the Civil War Era, where Americans expected their courts to be partisan, partisanship to be fluid,...
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Should the Supreme Court Have Term Limits? | Suzanna Sherry | YDHTY, S2E17

In last week's episode of YDHTY, term limits for Supreme Court Justices were discussed as one reform that could make the Court more representative of the population they serve. The argument goes that if Supreme Court Justices served terms of 18 years, each president would get to appoint two...
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How to Reform the Supreme Court | Gabe Roth of Fix the Court | YDHTY, S2E16

Earlier this year, President Biden signed an executive order enacting a commission to explore potential reforms to the Supreme Court. Much of their discussion has focused on ways to make the partisan makeup of the Court more representative of the electorate at large - whether that be through term...
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