The Supreme Court is independent, yes, but Congress has several options for exercising control over the justices.
Recently, the Fourth Annual Originalism Works in Progress Conference was held at the University of San Diego Law School. And now the video proceedings of the seven papers are available. The papers given at the conference, which involved various aspects of originalism, were as follows:
- James Allan (Queensland), Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin
- Commentator: Grant Huscroft (Western Ontario)
- William Baude (Stanford Constitutional Law Center), Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power
- Commentator: Martin Redish (Northwestern)
- Thomas Colby (George Washington), Originalism and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment
- Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford)
- Allan Hutchinson (link no longer available) (Osgoode Hall), Originalist Sin
- Commentator: Larry Solum (Georgetown)
- Gregory Maggs (George Washington), Using Dictionaries from the Founding Era as a Source of the Original Meaning of the Constitution
- Commentator: Lawrence Solan (Brooklyn)
- Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), John Bingham and the Drafting and Defense of the Fourteenth Amendment
- Commentator: Earl Maltz (Rutgers)
- John McGinnis (Northwestern), Is Judicial Restraint an Originalist Method?
- Commentator: Randy Barnett (Georgetown)