I, too, wondered about Mr. Garrett. One also wonders if the three justices are truly equally influential. The founder of Amazon may well be No. 1 right now, but if Mr. Mueller is able to significantly affect D.C. politics through indictments of major figures, that could also change. Unfortunately, it seems that polls like this are somewhat frozen snapshots purely dependent on our view of things at this moment, and as others have pointed out, those views will be widely different. One wonders if there would be a way to select 100 alums and then have an open vote via the magazine website or Disqus this coming year? It could even be a rolling vote that would drop positions 95-100 in favor of nominees offered by the alums. Harder to arrange technically, but likelier far more relevant-seeming to everyone.
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