Please follow the links below for reference papers and articles related to this conference:
Cover letter with endorsers: explanation and text
(as of Oct 6, 2009).
New & Improved Supreme Court [pdf], Richard Brust.
Appointment of Justices
Regularizing Supreme Court Appointments [pdf], Daniel Meador.
The Rotation of the Justices: A Thought Experiment , Jack Balkin.
The Case for Term Limits on the Supreme Court, Linda Greenhouse.
Changing the Tenure of Supreme Court Justices [pdf], Stephen Burbank.
Additional reading not available on line:
Reforming the Court -- Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices, Roger Cramton & Paul Carrington eds (Carolina Academic Press, 2006). Constitutional issues discussed at pages 345-402. .
Tenure for the Chief Justice
The Chief Justice of the United States: More Than Just the Highest Ranking Judge [pdf],
Alan Morrison & Scott Stenhouse.
Responding to a Democratic Deficit: Limiting the Powers and the Term of the Chief Justice of the United States [pdf], Judith Resnik & Lane Dilg.
Federal Court Governance: Why Congress Should – and Why Congress Should Not – Create a Full-Time Executive Judge, Abolish the Judicial Conference & Remove Circuit Judges from District Court Governance [pdf], Russell R. Wheeler & Gordon Bermant.
Chief Justice Rehnquist as Third Branch Leader [pdf], Russell Wheeler.
Rehnquist’s Paper Trail [pdf], Tony Mauro.
Revising the Certiorari Process
Questioning Certiorari: Seventy-Five Years After the Judges Bill [pdf], Edward Hartnett.
Judicial Independence in Excess: Reviving the Judicial Duty of the Supreme Court [pdf], Paul Carrington & Roger Cramton.
Reining in the Super Legislature: A Response to Professors Carrington & Cramton [pdf], Daniel Meador.
A Few Thoughts on Judicial Supremacy: A Response to Professors Carrington & Cramton [pdf], Patrick Higginbotham.
The Chamber of Secrets [pdf], Arlen Specter.
Going on a Diet – Supreme Court Style [pdf], Alan Morrison.
Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Section Process.Papers and proceedings from Sept 2009 conference.
Assessing the Supreme Court's Current Caseload: Questions of Law or Politics? [pdf], Sanford Levinson.
Original Sin & Judicial Independence: Providing Accountability for Justices [pdf], Paul Carrington & Roger Cramton.
Federal Court Searches for Answers to an Aging Bench [pdf], John Roemer
There goes the judge-How do we get rid of whacked-out judges? [pdf], Cecil Adams.
Addressing Disability and Promoting Wellness in the Federal Courts [pdf], Richard Collins.
Rule 2.14 American Bar Association’s Model Code of Judicial Conduct (2007) [pdf]