Members of the Legislative, known as Congress, have to go to the polls regularly to seek re-election. The President by law has a maximum of two terms. The story is different for the judiciary where Supreme Court Justices are nominated to the Supreme Court bench for a lifetime. However, the idea that they too should have term limits is becoming increasingly popular. This article by Seung Min Kim and Robert Barnes is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
President Biden’s commission to study structural revisions to the Supreme Court found one potential change both Democrats and Republicans have said they could support: implementing term limits for the justices, who currently have lifetime tenure.
Yet the bipartisan support among legal experts and the public for term limits isn’t catching on among elected officials on Capitol Hill who would be the starting point on any alterations to the makeup of the Supreme Court. Impatient liberals clamoring for change say enacting term limits would take far too long, while Republican lawmakers are loath to endorse changes they are characterizing as part of a broader effort from Democrats to politicize the judiciary.
The opposition from both corners adds another layer of doubt that proposals laid out and debated by Biden’s Supreme Court commission will translate into tangible action in the near future.
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