Gov. Kathy Hochul was set to pledge $10 billion to boost the state’s decimated health care work force, and to direct funds to further combat gun violence.
It is the best way to address the crisis in the court’s functioning and legitimacy.
The bipartisan group voted 34 to 0 to send the president a report analyzing ideas like Supreme Court expansion, but it declined to take a stand.
A draft version of the document flagged deep disputes over court expansion while exploring how phasing in term limits might work.
But in newly released materials, members of the panel acknowledged “profound disagreement” over the wisdom of adding more justices to the court.
Preliminary draft materials suggested that adding justices might be seen as a “partisan maneuver,” but said that an 18-year tenure merits “serious consideration.”
These justices are courting disaster for the rest of us.
Patriotic films. History lessons. Mass weddings. The Chinese Communist Party is going into overdrive to celebrate its 100th birthday.
President Biden’s new panel, which is set to meet on Friday, has ambitions to tackle many other proposals to overhaul the court.
Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, was named to a third term in office as party leaders were unable to reach consensus on a successor. The reappointment may have put off a transition to more pragmatic leadership.
The Trump administration wants to mandate job reviews for top government scientists and managers every five years, which could lead to reassignment.
Unlike any Chinese leader since 1949, he has no identifiable rivals and no likely successors.
We asked readers if and how you would alter the way justices are chosen and how the court works, and received more than 1,500 responses. Some of your suggestions would require constitutional amendments.
Presidential elections are scheduled soon in at least 10 African countries. Many incumbents are changing constitutions and bending rules to ensure they stay in power.
Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.
I’m a libertarian-conservative. We need to depoliticize the court and appoint members to a single 18-year-term.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.
Tens of thousands took to the streets in Russia’s usually somnolent hinterland after the arrest of a popular regional governor.
Russia’s constitutional “referendum” delivered its expected outcome — President Putin can serve until 2036 — but an elaborate spectacle of public affirmation was vital to his legitimacy.