A More Perfect Constitution By Larry Sabato Essay

1870 Words Dec 10th, 2015 8 Pages
Larry Sabato, an American political scientist who graduated from the University of Oxford, recommends a new constitutional convention to revise the current United States constitution to change all three branches of government.The proposals Sabato is offering do not do any good, as this paper proves later. Constitutional amendments can be great in cases like the 14th or 21st, but these proposals would not do anything like that . Sabato’s opinion on how to revise the judicial branch by increasing the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to twelve and adding a Balanced Budget amendment to prevent any deficit spending are good ideas in theory, but in reality, neither would work. The Supreme Court has always been held in high regard due to the proficiency of its small and elite staff. In A More Perfect Constitution by Larry Sabato, Sabato proposes increasing the size of the Supreme Court from nine justices to twelve justices. While Sabato’s theory is a good idea in paper, it lacks the potential to become a reality due to the history and ability of the United States Judicial system.
With the nine members that the court currently has, each member holds a critical importance to the functioning of the Supreme Court. According to Sabato, an uneven number of justices creates a “swing justice” who wields an even larger amount of power than the other justices. This swing justice controls the outcome of cases and acts as the decision-maker of the court. Sabato also mentions that…

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