25 July 2022 🐜

Axios is reporting 67% of Americans (82% Dems / 57% Repubs) support SCOTUS term limits. The (half-baked) idea I had awhile back is, essentially, every presidential election coincides with a SCOTUS appointment. So every election, the longest serving Justice rolls off, and the newly elected President appoints their replacement. This way every President makes a mark (two-term presidents get two) and Justices still serve a pretty lengthy term. Don’t have a great solution for deaths, but I’d say the Chief Justice’s vote counts as two to break a tie vs allowing the standing President an extra appointment.

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