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    First of all, this is an excellent diary, and I appreciate your remarks and point of view.

    What would you think of eliminating the filibuster but amending the Constitution to limit Supreme Court justices to an initial 10- or 15-year term, with the Senate having the prerogative to vote up or down on additional 10-year terms?

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 11:15:51 PM PDT

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      A court can really make some sweeping calls in 10 or 15 years. And that would give the president, if the Senate was of the same party, vast and virtually unchecked power to name whoever he wanted to the court for that length of time, and then give even a bare majority in the Senate vast and unchecked power when it came time to re-up on each justice's term.

      Democrat, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 11:27:32 PM PDT

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