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Thread: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court? [W:18]

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Pretty much agree with this. I think it's the lazy way out. An attempt to "fix" things and still remain uninvolved.

    As far as limits go, whether it be political office or the SC, but especially political office, why do people think that their longed-for knight in shining armor will magically pop up and lead us forward?
    Mostly, because its easy. You don't have to investigate how causality an human nature work in order to understand the difficulties of making hundreds of millions (billions when you count the non-American who participate indirectly in our economy and political structure through alliances) of chattering, unruly primates get along with each other when their interests are tied up in multiple policy-driving organizations whose goals they wish to be realized no matter what it costs anyone outside their selected groups. You don't have to re-invent your identity until your perceptions match what extensive research and reasoning suggest is the correct conclusion. All you have to do is root for your favorite team and its star players. Cheer for the referee when he gives a close call to your team and boo when he gives a close call to opposing team.

    "Rooting for your favorite team" is the source of a lot of the evils that have occurred in history.
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    One term with age limits. Term could be as long as 10-15 years even. Retire at 80.
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The role of the court and ideal of justice is to follow the law and to apply the constitution.

    The KKK was created by Southern Democrats. You may want to go back to history class.
    yes those Democrats were conservatives

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am fine with lifetime appointments.I do not like the idea of justices being beholden to the whims of whoever the new congress and president are. However I think the justices should be vetted more thoroughly and it should be easier to remove a justice who goes against the Constitution.For example a justice who cities foreign law should be thrown out, a justice who adds a restriction to an amendment that was never there before should be thrown out. Anyone with a brain in their head knows these people make rulings based on personal ideology and not what the constitution actually says.This is why supreme court rulings are often split based on ideology.
    My thoughts exactly. I wish there was an oversight on the actions of these judges. They supposed to be above politics and partisan beholdings. The fact that the same judges vote the same way, all the time, should be a big red warning light. The law at the supreme could level should be more black and white and not so much gray. Right is right, wrong is wrong. The law is the law. How could they always fall on one side of any given issue just like the Dems and the Reps do in congress? The supreme court is a political court these days. I have not much more respect for them than I do our congress.

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yes those Democrats were conservatives
    Anything to step away from your past eh? Too funny....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Anything to step away from your past eh? Too funny....
    what is funny is that there are stupid people who think that conservative and Democrat are mutually exclusive. What is funny is the lack of knowledge of the past while saying others are lying.

    Again the 1964 Civil rights act had more Democrats vote for it than against it. That is a fact...so if you choose to be ignorant fine. But don't vomit it all over the board.

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    what is funny is that there are stupid people who think that conservative and Democrat are mutually exclusive.
    Fact is Southern Democrats revolted against the Civil Rights amendments that were going through Congress at the time. They were Democrats like Sen Byrd, the famous KKK member and Democratic Senator from West Virginia. I won't let you step away from owning that.

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    What is funny is the lack of knowledge of the past while saying others are lying.
    The lie is yours. If it were up to Southern Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement would never have been signed. Own it.

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    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    If there was a limit I'd say it'd need to be something like 20 years, with no ability to reup and disqualify you from any future elected federal office.

    That would guarantee that there term would be up AT LEAST 2 presidents after the one who appointed them, giving plenty of time for the sway of power and views of the nation to shift a fair bit and making it unlikely that the President who appointed them's spiritual successor (VP) would be the president whose replacing them.

    It would make it a long enough term and stipulations that it would likely not be subject to significant political influence. It would also be long enough that it'd be worth while putting on a younger person, while not making the impact of putting an older, but great, selection onto the court lessened compared to putting a significantly younger candidate.

    I could absolutely see a 20 year, one term, disqualified from federal elected office type of limit be placed on in a successful manner. Anything less than that would be troublesome.

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court? [W:18]

    I've never understood lifetime appointments.

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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    A quick count ( possible miscounted by myself ) of SC justices shows that out 112 Justices that 13 served 30 years or more ,
    25 served from 21 to 29 years and the rest including a few current members severed 20 years or less.



    While the justices of the Supreme Court are appointed for life, some choose to leave the Court before their death: a total of 54 have retired or resigned.

    The average age of newly appointed justices is about 53 years old.
    Historically, the average length of service on the Court has been less than 15 years; however, since 1970 the average length of service has increased to about 26 years.[9]
    List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I would agree to a term limit of between 20 to 30 years and retirement at age 80.
    Last edited by minnie616; 07-02-14 at 05:55 PM.
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