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The U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

“Court packing,” the idea of increasing the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, has dominated the headlines. If the Democrats capture the presidency, as expected, and gain control of the Senate, should they increase the number of justices above the current nine? Or would that simply make the highest court look even more partisan and invite inevitable retaliation when the Republicans next gained control over the levers of power?

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