The Score on The Judicial Branch of Government
[Last Modified on 2006.12.03]
The Supreme Court Justices cannot have lifetime appointments. This rule assumes that all appointed Justices will be competent and nonpartisan for their entire term, whereas human nature belies that possibility.
- Justices must be limited to a maximum of two 8 year terms. They should still be nominated by the executive branch (the president) and voted in by the legislative branch.
- In this new system, the current Justices would be "grandfathered" in for the remainder of their voluntary lifetime tenure. Whenever one Justice retires, the replacement Justice will now have to abide by the new term limits.
- A Justice could be replaced after one 8 year term if both the president and 2/3 of Congress vote for the Justice's replacement.
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