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What if...Supreme Court Justices Had Term Limits?

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Supreme Court Term Limits

The idea of Supreme Court Justices' lifetime appointments are guaranteed by the constitution. The idea is that by securing lifetime appointments for Supreme Court Justices, the course of justice will not be influenced by politicking wherein the justices are susceptible to being indebted to a politician, political party or a particular political ideology. Justices are supposed to be accountable to the Constitution and to the people and thus is their mandate and responsibility. But as was demonstrated by the difficulty of the late Chief Justice Rehnquist due to his health since Justices are not under any obligation to step down despite any grave illness, the course of ...

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The solution is a 579-word essay that explores the notion of the Supreme Court having terms limits as opposed to the current system in place which is lifetime appointments. References are listed for the purpose of expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy download and printing.