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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Most Americans Favor Mandatory Retirement Ages for Supreme Court Justices

The Drudge Report has cited an AP story that states that a majority of Americans would like mandatory retirement ages for United States Supreme Court justices. Again, the American people make more sense that the elites in the legal establishment. Ever since the federal courts starting making rather than interpreting law in the Twentieth Century, the federal courts have become wrongfully politicized. The people understand this fact and want restrictions on this branch as with the other branches. Because of the power the U.S. Supreme Court currently has, the people want some of the power distributed to more than just the current 9 with lifelong appointments.

I would go one step further and require that all federal judges serve terms of 10 years with possibility of re-appointment. Some federal Article I courts already have this system. I believe this would have the salutary benefit of reducing tensions over initial appointments because the terms would be ten years, not a lifetime.

The AP story can be found by clicking here.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

It's only a matter of time before the Court defines any person over 80 as not a person so they can be properly euthanized. It would be the Roe vs. Wade of the elderly. Its only for the good of society of course.

11:49 PM, December 01, 2004  

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