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SUPREME COURT TERM LIMITS: Should U.S. Supreme Court Justices Have Term Limits?
U.S. Supreme Court justices have become too powerful and too divorced from the will of the American people. Term limits would depoliticize the confirmation process, ensure a diversity of viewpoints among justices, and make the Court more democratically accountable to voters.
Life tenure ensures the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court and helps preserve the separation of powers that allows American democracy to function. Term limits would further politicize the appointment process, yield judicial chaos, and reduce experience and wisdom on the Court.
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