This blog is founded on the proposition that citizens must act to compel members of the U.S. Congress and the Virginia Assembly to investigate and possibly impeach judges of the Judicial Branch, and the U.S. Tax Court for abuse of court rules in violation of the Void ab Initio Order Doctrine so to deny access to an impartial trial by jury of malfeasance.
Consistent with seeking accountablility for the abuses by the oligasrghy of government attorneys and employees, including judges, I share with you for consideration a piece recently published by Washingtonpost.com WonkBlogg that states the following:
“With a an incendiary battle ahead over who will replace Justice Antonin Scallia, it’s worth asking why we don’t subject Supreme Court justices to limited terns or mandatory retirement ages, as most countries do?”
“Supreme Court justices get lifetime appointments. Scalia died last week at 79 after serving more than 29 years.”
“Norm Orstein of the American Enterprise Institute likes the idea of an 18-year term limit, saying it would to some degree lower the temperature on confirmation battles by making the stakes a bit lower.”
“Legal analyst Jeffery Toobin said framers of the Constitution, which provides for lifetime appointments, didn’t envision justices serving three decades. The Constitution, he noted, was written when life tenure meant living into your 50s, because that’s what life expectancy was.”
“Another reason cited for term limits: People generally are much sharper in their 40s, 50s and 60s than in their 70s and 80s.”
“In 2015, two-thirds of Americans supported a 10-year term limits on Supreme Court justices, according to a Reuters-lpsos poll. Only 17 percent said they supported life tenure.”
Could lifetime terms end? Most legal scholars believe a constitutional amendment would be needed. that’s a high bar, but not an insurmountable. one.” by Christopher Ingraham.