« Kevin Tobia, Brian Slocum & Victoria Nourse: Statutory Interpretation from the Outside
Michael Ramsey
| Main | Judge James Ho on Lower Court Originalism
Michael Ramsey »

04/10/2021

Seven (?) Originalist-Oriented Members on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court
Michael Ramsey

President Biden established the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States on Friday by executive order.  The White House press release calls it "bipartisan group of experts on the Court and the Court reform debate."  There's some truth to that.  Already there's been widespread commentary and criticism regarding the membership, which I won't try to catalog.  I'll note one aspect of the membership:  by my count, there are seven originalist-oriented members:  Jack Balkin (Yale), Will Baude (Chicago), Judge Thomas Griffith (D.C. Circuit), Caleb Nelson (UVA), Adam White (GMU-Scalia), Keith Whittington (Princeton, political science), and me [ed.: well, that last one was unexpected].  Of course, that's out of 36.

At Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin has more.