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

    Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    As it is now, a Supreme Court (SC) justice is appointed for life. Should we change that and have them serve limited terms? If limited, should we allow re-confirmation for more than one term, or limit it to a single term? Also, if limited terms, how long?
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    As it is now, a Supreme Court (SC) justice is appointed for life. Should we change that and have them serve limited terms? If limited, should we allow re-confirmation for more than one term, or limit it to a single term? Also, if limited terms, how long?
    I tend to like the independence and consistency the present conditions afford. It would be bad in the Executive or the Legislative. But in the Supreme Court it seems just right.

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

    Terms seem a bad idea. Just like in the Netherlands judges are independent and can only be fired if they break the laws themselves.

    Justices need to be independent and not be at the mercy of politicians who could theoretically then can remove them from office because of political reasons, crippling the supreme court/judiciary.

    But maybe an age limit would be imaginable, say 75 or 80 tops.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    As it is now, a Supreme Court (SC) justice is appointed for life. Should we change that and have them serve limited terms? If limited, should we allow re-confirmation for more than one term, or limit it to a single term? Also, if limited terms, how long?
    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.
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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.
    Completely agree with this. I know there are some things in the Constitution that could have been worded better, but most of it is pretty clear cut.
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    I would advocate for one 10 year term. That way they will run over into a new Presidency (for sure), but won't be there for life. IMO, no one in DC should be in ANY office for life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    As it is now, a Supreme Court (SC) justice is appointed for life. Should we change that and have them serve limited terms? If limited, should we allow re-confirmation for more than one term, or limit it to a single term? Also, if limited terms, how long?
    Liberals haven't gotten what they wanted from the court, so now they want new amendments to the Constitution. First an amendment restricting political speech that was actually voted out of Senate Committee, and now this nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Liberals haven't gotten what they wanted from the court, so now they want new amendments to the Constitution. First an amendment restricting political speech that was actually voted out of Senate Committee, and now this nonsense.
    Seriously, I haven't decided whether I personally approve of the HL ruling, but people are acting as if the sky is falling.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    Seriously, I haven't decided whether I personally approve of the HL ruling, but people are acting as if the sky is falling.
    Role of the court is to be fair and equitable. That's the ideal of justice.

    Conservatives aren't big on fairness. Hence, the Klu Klux Klan developed to keep blacks from getting involved in politics. Or, dislike of universal health care.
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    Re: Should we change the terms for the US Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Role of the court is to be fair and equitable. That's the ideal of justice.
    The role of the court and ideal of justice is to follow the law and to apply the constitution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Conservatives aren't big on fairness. Hence, the Klu Klux Klan developed to keep blacks from getting involved in politics.
    The KKK was created by Southern Democrats. You may want to go back to history class.
    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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