This is a test of the American democratic system

Bloomberg Opinion Today

It was a big week for America's political scientists. In a particularly polarizing few days for the Donald Trump administration, the president vowed to fill the seat left empty by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death before Election Day. (Yesterday, Trump named his Supreme Court nominee: Amy Coney Barrett.) Then he told a reporter he would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power after said election. His moves have left observers on both sides of the aisle warning that democracy really is in danger. We have less than six weeks to go before Nov. 3, with presidential debates, nonstop polling and endless handwringing ahead of what will no doubt be a history-making vote for the American republic.

Amy Coney Barrett Deserves to Be on the Supreme Court — Noah Feldman

Trump Is Proving That Democracy Is Broken — Jonathan Bernstein

Elections Aren't the Only Things Trump Thinks Are Rigged — Timothy L. O'Brien

Bernie Sanders and AOC Change Their Tune — Francis Wilkinson

A 'Color Revolution'? Democrats Are Not Planning One — Eli Lake

Not Even FDR Could Pack the Supreme Court — Noah Feldman

If Trump Prepares for Tyranny, Will Republicans Follow? — Jonathan Bernstein

Why Conservatives Care More About the Supreme Court — Ramesh Ponnuru

The One and Only Question for Trump's Nominee — Francis Wilkinson

It's Actually Easy to Predict Supreme Court Performance — Cass R. Sunstein

A New Justice Wouldn't Guarantee a Pro-Trump Election Verdict — Noah Feldman

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