Democrat Lawmakers Want SCOTUS Term Limits So They Can Hijack The Court

Democrat Lawmakers Want SCOTUS Term Limits So They Can Hijack The Court


On July 26, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., introduced a bill to end life tenure for Supreme Court Justices. The “Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization (TERM) Act” proposes to end life tenure and create a system where justices actively serve for 18 years before taking senior status. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is introducing the bill in the Senate. This is a clear partisan political reaction to the court’s release of a series of excellent decisions this term and contains serious constitutional and logical problems. 

Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution vests all judicial power in the courts and states that “[t]he Judges … shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” This has long been interpreted to give life tenure to Supreme Court

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