Monday, February 22, 2016

Finite terms for SCOTUS justices would solve problems, says editorial

The Washington Post’s editorial board sees a connection between life tenure for Supreme Court justices and the “dysfunctional politics of judicial nominations.”

In an editorial published on Sunday, the Washington Post says the Constitution relied on life tenure to strike a balance between democratic accountability and judicial independence. But that mechanism is failing, the editorial says.

Article here (via ABA Journal). 

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