Jonathan Varat

Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Professor Emeritus at UCLA School of Law where his main focus is Constitutional Law the Federal Courts, and the Separation of Powers

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Senate confirmation for SCOTUS nominees has become a political circus. That’s because unelected judges have seized legislative powers--when Congress fails to take action.

The Supreme Court and the End of Judicial Restraint

Senate confirmation for SCOTUS nominees has become a political circus. That’s because unelected judges have seized legislative powers--when Congress fails to take action.

from To the Point

President Trump can replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court, depending on when the Senate gives him the chance.

What might be next for the US Supreme Court?

President Trump can replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court, depending on when the Senate gives him the chance.

from To the Point

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