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A modest proposal for taking partisanship out of the federal judiciary

Patton was the Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003 and has been chancellor of the University of Pikeville for seven years.

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A packed court would neuter judicial independence and strengthen the president

Strand is president of the Congressional Institute, a nonprofit that seeks to help members of Congress better serve their constituents and their constituents better understand Congress.
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Joe Biden, attending a campaign event Friday in Iowa, said he opposes expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court.

Top presidential hopefuls, except Biden, open to a Supreme Court revamp

Top Democratic presidential candidates appear universally opposed to the major Supreme Court decisions that have recently reshaped American politics but are split on whether or even how to reshape the high court itself.

But controversial Supreme Court decisions, such as loosening the reins on campaign finance, allowing for extreme partisan gerrymandering and gutting the core of the Voting Rights Act, have at least some Democrats talking about overhauling the judicial branch.

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