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Phil Boas: The U.S. Supreme Court doesn't need to be expanded — it needs term limits

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, December 20, 2021 - 11:58am

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 Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family
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President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family on Sept. 26, 2020.

The Show regularly checks in with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

U.S. Supreme Court appointments have been an extremely political exercise for several decades. And the disputes between the left and the right became even harsher when then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to consider then-President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the high court, but arguably rushed through the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Bob Robb of the Republic wrote recently about why the response to that should be the possibility of term limits for the court rather than adding justices.

The Show spoke with Robb’s colleague, Phil Boas, to learn about Bob’s perspectives on the current state of the Supreme Court.

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Phil Boas
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