10 New Year's Resolutions the Supreme Court Should Adopt

12/27/2011 10:39 am ET | Updated Feb 26, 2012

  1. Enter the 21st century and allow television cameras in the Courtroom: What are you trying to hide?
  2. You don't own the Supreme Court Building -- you rent it: Open the front door and let people climb up the historic steps again.
  3. When the President of the United States invites you to an official function, show up: Attend the State of the Union.
  4. When you attend the State of the Union, feel free to stand, applaud, or even make faces (respectfully) just like the other politicians in the room.
  5. At least once a year make an appearance on a major network: Most Americans don't even know your names.
  6. If Texas or any other state wants to use affirmative action in its Flagship University, don't interfere: The 14th Amendment was passed to help minorities -- not to stop the majority from helping them.
  7. Please, please, no more 100 page decisions with concurring opinions, dissenting opinions, and dissenting concurrences: No one with a life wants to read decisions that long.
  8. Remember the Constitution gives Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment: Do not send us back to the 19th century by overturning the Voting Rights Act.
  9. Remember that it is not your job to make health care policy or tell Congress the best way to regulate interstate commerce: Uphold the Affordable Care Act even if it takes three days to do it.
  10. For Justice Thomas only: Ask some questions, please; it has been over five years!