President Biden should find ways to defy the rulings of “MAGA justices” for their “gravely mistaken” constitutional interpretations, university professors urged in a letter on Wednesday.
Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet and San Francisco State University political scientist Aaron Belkin penned “An Open Letter to the Biden Administration on Popular Constitutionalism” to respond to what Biden has called “not a normal court” following high-profile cases.
“We urge President Biden to restrain MAGA justices immediately by announcing that if and when they issue rulings that are based on gravely mistaken interpretations of the Constitution that undermine our most fundamental commitments, the Administration will be guided by its own constitutional interpretations,” they wrote.
The letter continued, “We have worked diligently over the past five years to advocate Supreme Court expansion as a necessary strategy for restoring democracy. Although we continue to support expansion, the threat that MAGA justices pose is so extreme that reforms that do not require Congressional approval are needed at this time, and advocates and experts should encourage President Biden to take immediate action to limit the damage.”