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FTC Cohosts Event on SCOTUS Fixes with Georgetown Law's FedSoc and ACS Chapters

Today Fix the Court cohosted its 13th law school event – this one with the Federalist Society and American Constitution Society chapters of Georgetown University Law Center.

Joining FTC executive director Gabe Roth on the panel were Prof. Victoria Nourse of GULC (left in photo), a one-time federal court clerk, counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and judicial nominee, and Tom Jipping of the Heritage Foundation (right), a former clerk and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jipping was filling in for Heritage’s Elizabeth Slattery, who had a last-minute conflict.

The three discussed FTC’s proposals for a more open and accountable third branch – from live audio at SCOTUS to ending life tenure to requiring that justices abide by a formal code of conduct. After about 40 minutes of back-and-forth, the students added their own insights and questions, including on a mandatory retirement age and judicial elections.

If you are a law student and would like to host a similar event at your law school, please send an e-mail to with such a request.

Click here to see the event handout.

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