AMA: I'm Alicia Bannon, director of the Judiciary Program at the Brennan Center. Ask me anything about how Supreme Court term limits would work and how we can fix the broken Court.
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Here’s some reading on the Supreme Court:
The Supreme Court is issuing extreme rulings deeply at odds with both precedent and public sentiment. Ethics scandals involving Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas highlight the lack of accountability and basic checks and balances. The United States stands virtually alone in giving justices a lifetime job — every other major democracy has term or age limits for their high courts. Rhode Island is the only U.S. state with life tenure for its state supreme court. Staggered 18-year terms would bring regular turnover to the bench, resulting in a court that better reflects public values.