retention election for Supreme Court

Cruz SCOTUS Retention Election Idea

Jonathan Zimmerman, Special to Dallas Morning News

Whatever you think of the Ted Cruz plan to control the Supreme Court, don’t dismiss him as crazy; he’s doing precisely what other politicians, such as Teddy Roosevelt and FDR have done. And if his proposal goes down in flames, as it’s likely to do, remember that even failed attacks on the Court can affect its behavior. The justices are political creatures, as Ted Cruz correctly noted last week. And they are watching.