View Poll Results: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

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  • Fine as is, lifetime appointments

    19 65.52%
  • Limited terms, one term only

    5 17.24%
  • Limited terms, but allow multiple terms if re-confirmed

    2 6.90%
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    3 10.34%
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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?

    No............ Never!!!
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    it should be easier to remove a justice who goes against the Constitution
    And who exactly should be in charge of determining whether the justice went against the constitution? Whoever you pick, you're going to end up in the exact same situation you are now, with decisions influenced by personal ideology, you'll just have another group of people involved.

    As much as you might want justices that judge things based solely on their interpretation of the constitution, it's completely unrealistic. People are biased about things, and none of us are very good at preventing our bias from influencing our thinking.

    I do agree that justices should be appointed for life though. I think it limits somewhat the degree to which politics affects their opinions.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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