Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years

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  1. evlbruce

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    I'd be in favor of making a bill limiting ALL public service to 20 years.
     
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  2. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Federal judges can only be removed through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction in the Senate. You would need to Amend the COTUS to change that.
     

  3. BBMW

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    The court challenges to this would be interesting and hilarious. Can the SCOTUS rule on whether a law limiting SCOTUS terms is constitutional? Would a lower court ruling have to stand because, by definition, all the justices on the SCOTUS would be personally affected? But what if there are multiple challenges in multiple circuits that come to different conclusions, and the SCOTUS has to resolve them?

    This is going to be a train wreck.
     
  4. flyover

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    The dems just throwing crap against a wall to see if it will stick. It wont.
     
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  5. Bish1309

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    I like this "one and done" term limit. How about adding you don't take any government benefits with you?
     
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  6. jayglocker

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    6 two-year term for congress; 2 six-year term for the senate; 2 4-year consecutive terms, skip 1 term or vice versa for a total of 12 years service for president. 1 12-year term for judges. 1 renomination for another 12 year term. No movement to another top gov't position like Secretary of State, AG or other Cabinet position. So like ex president Taft that jumped to Scotus after his presidency. After completion of service, just be a lobbyist, TV commentator, political pundit at some sorry a$$ institute or go home and die.
     
  7. thewitt

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    When people talk about not supporting term limits, why do you support term limits on the President when you don't support them on Congress?
     
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  8. pAZ Ron

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    Yeah, but they are Nerf arrows unless they open Pandora's box & try to change the constitution!
     
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  9. larry_minn

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    Yes to a point. IMO Trump is the exception. Few business, small government could handle pressures of Capital. Without being a Governor, Representative.....
    But unlike the former resident of 1600 Penn.... actually complete the job. IIRC Almost every position he ran for he Ran for he immediately (as good as) abandoned in order to run for next level.
    Besides his stupid ideas, he also lacked the skills he might have learned. IIRC being President was one of few positions he actually completed his term. (Sadly)
     
  10. railfancwb

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    Except for infringing on the right to keep and bear arms, the provisions of the Constitution seem impervious to being amended by mere laws.
     
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  11. ReaPer105

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    I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss that. So many turn out to be the opposite of what the appointing president thought, and honestly, some go till they are so old they shouldn't be there. Since most are over 40 when appointed, an 18 year term would put them near 70, a time to retire or get re-appointed if they are good to keep going.
     
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  12. mike from st pe

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    ALL elected or appointed public officials should have a mandatory retirement at 70 or 20 years of "service" (more akin to sucking the government teat).