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Bring the court down to earth, GMU profs argue

Two George Mason University law school professors have the audacity to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court justices have become a bunch of spotlight-chasing celebrities.

This contention, by Professors Craig Lerner and Nelson Lund, is no mere cocktail chatter or stand-up routine. The two academics have penned a forthcoming law review article aimed at reforming the practice of the court. The two contend “that Congress could and should provide the Justices with incentives to behave more like traditional judges and less like publicity-hungry politicians.”

Lerner and Lund call for anonymous opinions, a heavier caseload, court-hired law clerks, and circuit-riding duties for the justices.

By Peter Vieth, with hat tips to DC Dicta and the ABA Journal.

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