Court Review Panel May Recommend Term Limits

Supreme Court commission was established by executive order last month.

On April 9, President Joe Biden signed an executive order creating the presidential commission on the Supreme Court of the United States to examine topics like “the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules and practices.”

It appears that, in addition to the possible expansion of the number of justices, the commission might recommend limiting the tenure of the Supreme Court justices.

Back in October 2020, the House of Representatives considered a bill supporting limiting a justice’s term to 18 years in a bid to reduce partisan wrangling over vacancies and preserve the court’s legitimacy. The bill, which did not pass, would have allowed every president to nominate two justices per 4-year term.

As medical advancements have been made and longevity has increased over the past 50 years, the length of the current court tenure has almost doubled.

From the outset, those who oppose the president’s commission have called it a front for the effort to “pack the court” with additional justices.  The commission has six months to finish its work.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s commission that is studying the multiple issues relative to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • For God’s purpose to be accomplished through the review of the Judicial Branch.

Sources: Daily Caller, Newsmax, USA Today


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