GlockTalk Forum banner

1 - 20 of 72 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,607 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
If you can't win, change the rules. Sounds like they are admitting defeat.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-u...court-justice-terms-to-18-years-idUSKCN26F3L3

"Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court’s legitimacy.

The new bill, seen by Reuters, would allow every president to nominate two justices per four-year term and comes amid heightened political tensions as Republican President Donald Trump prepares to announce his third pick for the Supreme Court after the death on Sept. 18 of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with just 40 days to go until the Nov. 3 election."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,128 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
74,410 Posts
If you can't win, change the rules. Sounds like they are admitting defeat.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-u...court-justice-terms-to-18-years-idUSKCN26F3L3

"Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court’s legitimacy.

The new bill, seen by Reuters, would allow every president to nominate two justices per four-year term and comes amid heightened political tensions as Republican President Donald Trump prepares to announce his third pick for the Supreme Court after the death on Sept. 18 of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with just 40 days to go until the Nov. 3 election."
The Democrat party is imploding, and it will only get worse.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74,410 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,274 Posts
Congress cannot just change the term of the SCOTUS justices. It's defined in the US Constitution - which as you will recall is not a living, breathing document...

An amendment to the Constitution would be required. Good luck with that.
 

·
Come on man!!
Joined
·
14,348 Posts
First, they wanted to pack the court with Democrat judges and then found out it's virtually impossible and now they want to reduce partisan waring and preserve the court's legitimacy. These people are a total joke.

**** them, and **** their stupid bill.
 

·
PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia
Joined
·
9,689 Posts
I am stunned by their obtuse thinking... with all that is going on, they are trying to change the tenure of the COTUS... really?...is there nothing better to work on?...no wonder our confidence in Congress is so low
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,664 Posts
No matter how long or shot they make it, if you limit their terms then they're just politicians. I could see putting an age cap on it, maybe ... but within ten or twenty years whatever age you choose as a cutoff would be obsolete. Best leave it alone. Lifetime appointment isn't a perfect answer (the last few years of Ginsburg makes it clear why) but it's the best answer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,447 Posts
I am stunned by their obtuse thinking... with all that is going on, they are trying to change the tenure of the COTUS... really?...is there nothing better to work on?...no wonder our confidence in Congress is so low
The Democrats do these kinds of things to make it appear to their naive followers that they're doing something. This is why knowledgeable individuals are their worst fear...
 

·
Unmasked
Joined
·
4,353 Posts
Panic in DC.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,771 Posts
United States Constitution
Article 3, Section 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
 
1 - 20 of 72 Posts
Top