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Opinion | ‘What’s It to You?’: An Uncomplicated Path to Supreme Court Reform

 

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The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to restrict access to the abortion drug mifepristone, stating plaintiffs must prove personal harm. Critics argue the court often ignores this principle in politically significant cases. Congress could legislate requirements for who can sue over major national issues, currently determined by Supreme Court cases. This could help control a right-wing majority facing ethical scandals and a legitimacy crisis. The Constitution doesn’t define “case”, so the Supreme Court requires a concrete “injury” to make something a case. Congress could pass a statute limiting federal courts to cases where the plaintiff has a concrete injury caused by the government, which could be redressed by a favorable ruling. This could prevent the court from taking cases like the Biden student loan case and the Colorado

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