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The Constitution does not rule out a system in which rotating panels of appeals judges are brought in to hear Supreme Court cases.
Ideas

To fix the Supreme Court, randomly choose new justices for every case

Special interests are gaming the high court to ensure outcomes they like. So let’s stop having the same set of judges decide everything.

Turkish dissidents and other demonstrators went to the Turkish Embassy in Berlin on May 4 to demand freedom for eight people, including Osman Kavala, who were recently sentenced to prison terms in Turkey.
Ideas

My friends the political prisoners

Two good souls have been sent away for no crime other than challenging autocrats.

Donald Trump in the Trump Tower lobby a few months after he declared his presidential candidacy.
Ideas

The seed of democracy’s destruction

A threat that’s more profound than Trumpism.

Ideas

The story of their lives

How Ukrainian journalists are reporting on a savage war — and keeping democracy afloat.

US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene testified on April 22 at a hearing in Atlanta regarding a challenge filed by voters who say she shouldn't be allowed to seek reelection because she helped facilitate the attack on the Capitol that disrupted certification of Joe Biden's presidential victory.
Editorials

Blueprint for a coup comes into focus

The Jan. 6 House committee needs to connect the dots and show how democracy was imperiled.

The current Supreme Court justices, seen in 2021. Stephen Breyer has announced his intention to retire this summer.
Ideas

Here’s a way for Justice Jackson to reform the Supreme Court on her first day

The court’s reputation is teetering. Voluntary term limits could save it.

Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Rohit Chopra as he testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 26 in Washington.
Letters

Can Democrats show they have a fight in them?

Whatever the deficiencies of the Democratic Party, they are now the only true democratic party.

French President Emmanuel Macron celebrated his reelection with his supporters in Paris on Sunday. His opponent, Marine Le Pen, capitalized on a widespread sense of frustration among many French voters.
Editorials

France, and the world, dodge a bullet

Emmanuel Macron’s election victory should not lead to complacency for the French president — or for other Western democracies feeling pressure from the far right.