Well here we are:
Oh no not the most toothless and ineffectual thing a politician can possibly do.
Got appease the base with token gestures
Literally the thing you do in politics when you don’t want to do something that matters.
oh no not a commission!
I actually wrote this up a number of years ago and kept it with some other notes.
The intent is to depolarize the SCOTUS appointment process and prevent Justices from just “hanging out” until their guy get into office so they can retire with a Senate and President they view as “compatible” with their desired outcome.
Amend the US Constitution concerning SCOTUS tenure.
This isn’t in legalize, @Safiel would be better at that than I am, but here are the basics:
After a minimum of 20 years of service on the SCOTUS, the senior Associate Justice will face mandatory retirement the year following a Presidential election cycle and each subsequent year which does not contain a Presidential election cycle on June 30th. This will include Associate and Chief Justices. If a new Justice has not been confirmed by October 1st of the same year, then the Chief Justice shall have the discretion of reactivating a retired Justice in accordance with paragraph #2. A Chief Justice cannot face mandatory retirement with less than five years in that role, however the next senior Associate Justice with a minimum of 20 years of service will then be required to retire.
In the event of death, incapacity, voluntary retirement prior to 20 years of service or vacancy, the Chief Justice can provide for temporary reinstatement of a retired Supreme Court Justice in for a non-renewable period of one year or one term, whichever is greater. Once the period has expired, there is no extension. In the event of death or incapacity of the Chief Justice, the senior Associate Justice becomes the Chief pending Senate consent of a new nominee. Requests for reinstatement must be made in the reverse order of retirement with the most recent retiree being solicited first. If that individual declines the request, the next most recent retiree is solicited. In the event there are no retired Justices available or none accept reinstatement, the court will revert to rules pertaining to an even number of Justices. The reinstatement of a temporary Justice ends when the incapacity or vacancy ends.
The Senate is required to advise and consent on Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court, if after 120 days from the official date of nomination there has not been a confirmation vote made available to Senators at large, then the nominee will be deemed consented to by the Senate and confirmed.
Just my thoughts, these and $5.00 will get you a coffee at a Starbucks.
This is how it work in Canada.
all Judges retire at 75.
all appointment are vetted by nonpartisan committee before final selection.
all judges must have been an existing Judge or have been a lawyer for no less then 10 years before appointment.
I’ll take your $5.00 and brew you a pot of coffee made with fresh ground beans.
Somehow the word “bipartisanship” and J’Biden are parts that just won’t fit.
I can’t wait to hear who the conservative are.
There is nothing bi-partisan about the current political state of our country and libs are faking anything that even pretends that they’re interested in it. The proof…is this very discussion, not to mention the removal of the filibuster or overturning a certified election.
His majesty Jbiden should be impeached. President Trump would have already been impeached several times if he had made this mess. Heck, he was impeached two times over nothing.
Speaking of Kings, I hear that Queen Elizabeth doesn’t like Jbiden. She likes President Trump.
Yeah the guy who for 40 years wrote legislation the gop applauded is the non partisan. Mhmm.
how can she dislike someone she has never met?
I dislike Joe Biden and I’ve never met him.
I hear she said he was invisible. I’m not arguing with the Queen…you can if you so choose.
Now libs are demanding Justice Stephen Breyer to retire/step down because he dared to speak out against court packing.
I seriously doubt conservatives would even participate. As to bipartisanship, the two LIB co-chair choices kind of says it all.
The Queen Mum doesn’t dislike anyone. Wait, the Duchess of Sussex? Hmm