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

I am thoroughly convinced that attorneys should never serve in public office. They don’t understand the Constitution.


House Democrats are preparing to introduce a bill next week seeking to limit Supreme Court justices to 18-year terms, instead of their current lifetime appointments, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a copy of the bill seen by the news agency.

Supporters said the legislation would reduce the likelihood of partisan fights like the one looming over Republicans’ plan to rapidly replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with just 40 days to go before the Nov. 3 election.

Under the bill, justices’ terms would rotate so that two would be appointed every four-year presidential term.

Only new justices would be limited to 18 years. Current justices would continue to serve their lifetime appointments.

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