Should a retired justice have a vote?
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) is considering legislation that would allow a retired member of the Supreme Court to replace a justice who has recused himself -- or herself -- in a particular case. This would avoid the court potentially splitting 4 to 4 on a case and, Leahy hopes, encourage justices to recuse themselves more often when there is an appearance of partiality. What do you think? Should a retired Supreme Court justice have a vote in this situation?
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