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  •  Which one? (2+ / 0-)
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    LuvSet, bythesea

    I think Scalia is losing it, but loving every minute of it.

    Kennedy is the same as ever, except more dangerous.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:22:08 PM PDT

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    •  It will be a very different court in 10 years (0+ / 0-)

      Hopefully less. I don't wish for anyone's demise but the job description almost demands it. Put it this way, the longer they live, the shorter and less pleasant many other peoples' lives will be. May they live as long as they deserve to.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 07:16:36 PM PDT

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      •  IMO, it's time to revisit lifetime appointments (0+ / 0-)

        The purpose of lifetime appointments was to make the SCOTUS apolitical. Which is sort of ridiculous on its face when appointments are made by the president. People also weren't living as long as they do today. Does anybody really argue that the Framers were envisioning a bunch of octogenarians on the court? The court is going to constantly be behind the times when the average age of a justice is nearly 70. If i got to rewrite Article III, I would cap the age of a justice at 75.

        •  MRob - there is bipartisan support for 18 yr terms (0+ / 0-)

          I think there is broad support for 18 year terms for members of the SCOTUS. Even ultra winger Mark Levine supports term limits for members of the SCOTUS. Any Constitutional Amendment would not impact the current Court members, but our side is younger.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 11:54:31 AM PDT

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