In early 2020, several Democratic presidential candidates including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke offered different proposals to reforming the Supreme Court. The proposals include adding 5 democratically elected judges to the current court and imposing term limits on current judges. According to the U.S. federal statute, justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed from office. Proponents of Supreme Court reform argue that the current court will be filled with too many conservative judges for the next several decades and it is not representative of the US population. Opponents argue that the plans are unconstitutional, would upset the balance of power and reinforce the idea that there are Democratic judges and Republican judges.
They should be reformed, but not by adding seats and term limits. That would just further politicize the Supreme Court. If I got to rewrite the Constitution on the issue of the Supreme Court, I would create a fundamentalist, church-like Constitutionalist cult to elect Supreme Court justices, rather than having the President and the Senate do it, two parts of government that are ripe with partisanship.
yes, but only add more seats in the case that the balance of power has become so that passing legislation that the majority of americans agree with is not likely, and set the term limits for 25 years, and we should strive to remove politics from the court as much as possible
There needs to be an overhaul on the Supreme Court. Over the last few decades the courts have become more divided along political lines. There needs to be a congressional review community with new terms for justice appointments. The Supreme Court needs to be more flexible, adaptable and less political.
A new constitutional amendment the clearly defines the need for a 60+ Senate approval. Allow every President to nominate one Justice per 4 year term. Allow for an extra nomination if the court falls below 5 members . Justices should still serve for life.
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