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Crawford and the Amicus Court: Further Support for a Non-Partisan Advisory Tribunal

Posted on April 29, 2008, 10:52 am

What does Crawford tell us about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ability to resolve highly contentious election law cases? The answer depends upon one’s psychological disposition towards optimism or pessimism, because Crawford is a glass that easily can be described as either half full or half empty. It’s a glass that will look better, however, if it helps prompt the creation of an “Amicus Court” to assist the Supreme Court, as described below, in improving its appearance of impartiality in future election disputes.


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