Be careful for what you wish for. If we have a good justice, it could get replaced with one we dont like. The way it is right now, they CAN get rid of any one of them if they really wanted to. They just dont want to. But Trump could make it happen in his second term if carefully done.America would get behind term limits for congress
If they ever pack the Supreme Court with radical leftist, they can claim the Constitution says whatever they want, and the court will back them on those claims.Seems unconstitutional to me....
Thank you, I was actually wondering about that."How long is the term of a Supreme Court Justice?
The Constitution states that Justices "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour." This means that the Justices hold office as long as they choose and can only be removed from office by impeachment.
https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/faq_general.aspx#:~:text=How long is the term,removed from office by impeachment. "
They may be blowing smoke. Doesn’t the Constitution say lifetime?If you can't win, change the rules. Sounds like they are admitting defeat.
"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."
No Supreme Court Justice has ever been removed from office through impeachment.Be careful for what you wish for. If we have a good justice, it could get replaced with one we dont like. The way it is right now, they CAN get rid of any one of them if they really wanted to. They just dont want to. But Trump could make it happen in his second term if carefully done.
The law allows Congress to set the size of the court, however the Constitution sets the criteria for the limitation of the term. Congress has nothing to say about it. It would require a Constitutional Amendment.If that were to pass it would surely end up in the federal courts. Wonder how that would go?
Some of the guys were talking about this over cigars ... except they decided to improve upon the idea by extending such a limitation to serving any political office, meaning once you've reached your limits in any elected office you couldn't run for any other office. No more "political careers". When you finished your allotted "service to the People" in one elected office of your choice, you had to go back to having a real job for the rest of your life, and couldn't just flit from one political position to another.Sounds like a great idea. Term limits for congress.