Skip to comments.Democrats To Introduce Bill To Term Limit Supreme Court Justices…
Posted on 09/24/2020 4:54:30 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court's legitimacy.
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Yup, them first. Then I’m sure the people would be for it.
DOA. Nice try, losers.
Id be more amenable to an amendment to term limit Congress. Lets start there.
How about term limits for congress?
I don’t have a huge problem with reasonable limits as it should apply only to members appointed after the legislation is in effect. HOWEVER!!! I have a huge problem with whatever Democrats favor. In this case, beware of the camel’s nose under the edge of the tent.
Judges shouldn’t have a job for decades until they drop dead. Ideally they would step down and let other people take over but just not in these people’s mindset. I wouldn’t give such a strict 18 year limit nor would I agree with anything Dems propose just because they are trying to run a scam.
Term limits for SCOTUS and Congress, to apply to future members.
Send it to the Senate, McConnell Guts it and replaces it with language that adds 6 more Justices to the Court and Deems it Passed.
Article III of the Constitution says The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.
No legislation can change that.
Wouldnt limiting the number of nominees and term limits need to be a constitutional amendment? At lest the former.
What if they all die in an attack or plane crash?
This is red meat to stir up the crazies and nothing more.
Mandatory retirement at 75 or 80 wouldn’t be bad.
Requires a Constitutional amendment.
Not that Democrats care about the Constitution.
I could support term limits for SCOTUS, but Id like to see them staggered evenly across years (perhaps one replacement every 2 years if we went with an 18 year term) to avoid disruptive lurches in either direction.
Id support term limits for Congress too - and Id like to see them live in their home states and conduct sessions via videoconference. Would make quite a difference if congressional reps had to live among the people they represent.
And the Supreme Court would shut this down ASAP as it requires an amendment to the Constitution to do this. As would term limits on the House and Senate.
Sure they want that. The day after Ginsburg dies.
I’m not a Constitutional scholar, although I taught it to 7th-graders line-by-line for over a quarter century, so I’m passingly familiar with the document. Section 1 of Article 3 says that Justices/Judges shall “hold their offices during good behavior”. As long as they’re not removed through death, resignation, or impeachment/conviction, they have the job.
To change this requires a Constitutional Amendment, not a bill. You’d think that at least a few Congress Critters would know this.
In other words ... we know we are about to lose the election.
well, personally I am sick of 87 yro judges/congresscritters, etc....especially when they are as feable as RG was.....how unfair and unjust of her to keep hanging on like that...
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