Predicting the shape and size of the federal judiciary in the future requires us to gaze into a rather clouded crystal ball; clouded, because the prediction of future changes in any institution is a hazardous business, and clouded even more in this case because political pressures as well as rational discourse will determine what the federal courts look like a generation hence.
Thomas E. Baker,
A Proposal that Congress Create a Commission on Federal Court Structure
, 14 Misss. C.L. Rev. 271
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