Let’s blame the proper demon, here.
The issue on the table is the Court. Why is the Court so important? Because of the cowardice of the congresscritters. They refuse to legislate their conscience if it might threaten their re-election.
Since nature abhors a vacuum, the Court steps in when it must, when Congress will not.
Since there is little chance that Congress will suddenly develop a backbone, one might consider an alternate solution; a bipartisan, Constitutional Amendment where Court appointments are made for a single term of X (10 might make most sense) years. This would not change the dynamic of our government (like electing the SCOTUS would), but would decrease the importance of those lifetime appointments.
That aside, reading the above tome (it’s substantially too long to be called an “article”), I could only think how lovely it is that Medium exists, so an individual can say “I disagree” in several thousand words instead of two.
I suppose that’s progress. :-(