Supreme Court

Eight Is Great?

Why does the U.S. Supreme Court have an odd number of justices; what would happen if it didn’t? In the summer of 2014, well before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the ensuing political turmoil about filling his vacancy, I attended a conference at Stanford dealing with the logical formalisms of inconsistency (“Inconsistency Robustness”).  It […]

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