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  1. Ahcuah
    February 23, 2016

    Maybe, instead of an amendment limiting the terms of judges, we need one that says that if the Senate has not approved or rejected any presidential nominee within 90 days (maybe 120 days at the start of a presidential term due to the volume of nominations), then the nominee is affirmed.

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  2. Richard G. Kopf
    February 23, 2016

    Murray,

    Excellent post. By the way, Chief Justice John Marshall generally regarded as the foremost federal judge in our Nation’s history, died at 79 after serving the nation for 34 years as Chief Justice. He began his tenure in 1801. He was present at the Founding. Indeed, Marshall served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and was friends with George Washington.

    The notion of term limits and age limits began with and is often pimped by, law professors. Oddly, they don’t want to do away with tenure.

    All the best.

    Rich

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  3. Murray Newman
    February 25, 2016

    Thanks Judge. Law professors say the darnedest things sometimes, don’t they? Quite frankly, I know very few (if any) lawyers UNDER the age of fifty that would have accumulated the requisite knowledge to be a Supreme Court Justice.

    Ahcuah, I like the 90 day idea quite a bit, but it makes too much sense to ever be adopted.

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  4. Jason Truitt
    February 25, 2016

    I like the 90-day rule too, but today that would simply mean every nominee was rejected on the 89th day. It still leaves room for politicking.

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