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Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years

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Reasonable. What say you to this, term-limit loving republicans?

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Only if 2-term term limits on Senators and House Members are included in the bill.

If it makes sense for the courts, it makes even more sense for lawmakers. And reduce their pensions to be 401k plans like the rest of Americans have.

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If it makes sense for the courts, it makes even more sense for lawmakers.

Except lawmakers are elected by their constituents. Justices are not.

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Will never pass.

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Except lawmakers are elected by their constituents. Justices are not.

How many incumbents are removed from office even when they've been convicted of multiple crimes?

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2014/12/10/orig-hambycast-barry-funeral-jm.cnn

It happens much too often. Once is too often.

Trump supports term-limits, BTW.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/19/us/politics/trump-term-limits-congress.html

Oddly, state laws to mandate term limits on US Senate and US House members was struck town by the SCOTUS in 1995: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/23/us/high-court-blocks-term-limits-for-congress-in-a-5-4-decision.html

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