TITLE

TERM LIMITS FOR THE SUPREME COURT: LIFE TENURE RECONSIDERED

AUTHOR(S)
Calabresi, Steven G.; Lindgren, James
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2006, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p669
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the life tenure rule for the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The authors believe the constitutional rule granting life tenure to Supreme Court Justices is fundamentally flawed, resulting in Justices remaining on the Court for longer periods. This trend has led to significantly less frequent vacancies on the Court, which reduces the efficacy of the democratic check that the appointment process provides on the Court's membership.
ACCESSION #
21135432

 

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