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    Default 4 ideas for Supreme Court reform

    Term limits

    All federal judges have lifetime appointments. Even some who have pushed for expanding the Supreme Court have floated term limits as an alternative. Norm Ornstein has been talking about this for many years, even before the current fervor built for overhauling the court.

    The number floated for Supreme Court justices is often 18 years.

    I dont think someone should have that much power in an unelected position for that long, former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. has said. I think that three senatorial terms, 18 years, would be enough for a justice.

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    I don't personally believe in term limits.
    I'd rather Biden simply announce who his hand-picked nine new members of the SCOTUS are and then see what anybody can do about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiftyNiblick View Post
    I don't personally believe in term limits.
    I'd rather Biden simply announce who his hand-picked nine new members of the SCOTUS are and then see what anybody can do about it.
    We can do both. There is nothing special about judges to leave them on the job until they die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    We can do both. There is nothing special about judges to leave them on the job until they die.
    Perhaps so. Just notice, however, that many people want to change almost every aspect of the constitution while proclaiming to love it.

    We can't amend it during a polarized culture war.
    Yet nobody wants a page one rewrite, i.e., a new republic or multiple ones.

    Americans have a big problem with reality. They think that they can "wish" a new reality into being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiftyNiblick View Post
    Perhaps so. Just notice, however, that many people want to change almost every aspect of the constitution while proclaiming to love it.

    We can't amend it during a polarized culture war.
    Yet nobody wants a page one rewrite, i.e., a new republic or multiple ones.

    Americans have a big problem with reality. They think that they can "wish" a new reality into being.
    Well, nothing in Constitution states how many Supreme Court justices there can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Well, nothing in Constitution states how many Supreme Court justices there can be.
    True enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    We can do both. There is nothing special about judges to leave them on the job until they die.
    It not about them being special. It is supposed to put them out of the politician's power. They can't fire them, cut their salaries, or do anything to them if they do not like their votes. Then they will presumably decide based on law.

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    Im sure its just a coincidence that certain people want to add FOUR new Judges to the SC. Not 1, 2, or 3.....no that just wouldnt do. It has to be four for some odd reason. Must be something special about that number....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Im sure its just a coincidence that certain people want to add FOUR new Judges to the SC. Not 1, 2, or 3.....no that just wouldnt do. It has to be four for some odd reason. Must be something special about that number....
    They want to turn it into another legislative body with a leftist majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Im sure its just a coincidence that certain people want to add FOUR new Judges to the SC. Not 1, 2, or 3.....no that just wouldnt do. It has to be four for some odd reason. Must be something special about that number....
    Yep, it will take away what the reds achieved by cheating. I agree, it is the perfect number. Rightys are upset because this is exactly what they would do if situations were reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    It not about them being special. It is supposed to put them out of the politician's power. They can't fire them, cut their salaries, or do anything to them if they do not like their votes. Then they will presumably decide based on law.
    Same for President, Senator, Congress, Governor, Mayor, any public office. Nothing special about a judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    I don’t think someone should have that much power in an unelected position for that long,” former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. has said. “I think that three senatorial terms, 18 years, would be enough for a justice.” /
    Being "unelected" is not the issue. Being elected means you cater to public opinion rather than the Constitution or law.

    Justices don't really gain power with seniority (except in assigning opinions). If term limits for the SC are a good idea it is because of issues with old age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Being "unelected" is not the issue. Being elected means you cater to public opinion rather than the Constitution or law.

    Justices don't really gain power with seniority (except in assigning opinions). If term limits for the SC are a good idea it is because of issues with old age.
    I don't see what is special about a judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Same for President, Senator, Congress, Governor, Mayor, any public office. Nothing special about a judge.
    All those offices are elected except the SC--that makes them special.

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