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By Mike Kapic / September 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Left-Leaning Article V

Left-Leaning Group Proposes Term Limits for SCOTUS by Stuart MacPhail – September, 2020 The August 3 edition of The Epoch Times carried an article by Matthew Vadum entitled Democrat Think Tank Embraces Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices. The referenced think tank is The Center for American Progress (CAP), founded by John Podesta. In releasing the proposal, Maggie Jo Buchanan,…

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Resolving America’s Debt Problems

By Mike Kapic / September 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Resolving America’s Debt Problems

ALEC: BBA Could Resolve America’s Debt Problems By Stuart MacPhail – September, 2020 On August 11 the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) published an article by Karla Jones entitled A Balanced Budget Amendment Could Put America on a Sustainable Fiscal Path. The article highlighted one of the workshops held in conjunction with the group’s Annual Meeting, and includes…

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Convening a More Perfect Union

By Mike Kapic / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Convening a More Perfect Union

An essay of the history, value, and purpose of State Leaders convening to discuss national issues By Mike Kapic, Neal Schuerer, Marcus Costantino A More Perfect Union In the last decade, American’s approval of Congress has been hovering around 20% and a May 2019 Gallup poll found that 19% of American’s identified that the “most…

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Path to a Convention: Continued

By Mike Kapic / August 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Path to a Convention: Continued

This is a supplement to last weeks August 14, 2020 article, Path to a Balanced Budget of  presented by Let Us Vote for a BBA Newsletter of August 5, 2020. It was titled The Most Direct Path to a Balanced Budget Amendment. This is from their August 20, 2020 newsletter. In a recent AP article, writer Michael Biesecker…

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Path to a Balanced Budget

By Mike Kapic / August 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Path to a Balanced Budget

The Most Direct Path to a Balanced Budget Amendment  Let Us Vote For BBA – August 5, 2020 Last week, The New York Times along with many Associated Press affiliates across the country published an article written by Michael Biesecker, exploring a potential federal lawsuit which could force Congress to call an Article V Convention to…

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Left-Leaning Group Proposes Term Limits for SCOTUS

by Stuart MacPhail – September, 2020

The August 3 edition of The Epoch Times carried an article by Matthew Vadum entitled Democrat Think Tank Embraces Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices. The referenced think tank is The Center for American Progress (CAP), founded by John Podesta.

In releasing the proposal, Maggie Jo Buchanan, CAP’s director of legal progress said, “The idea of term limits for the Supreme Court is gaining momentum and continues to enjoy support by a variety of progressive— as well as conservative— legal experts.”

Although the US Constitution does not explicitly say Supreme Court Justices serve for life, Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution has always been interpreted to provide for such tenure.  Thus, a limit on Judicial terms would probably require a constitutional amendment.

The announcement made no mention of seeking a Congressionally-proposed amendment or using an Article V convention of states to propose the constitutional change that could lead to the imposition of SCOTUS term limits.  Instead, Ms. Buchanan repeatedly references SCOTUS term lengths as “rules.”  She says, “The rules governing the US Supreme Court must be updated to reflect the reality of life in modern America. The average tenure of a Supreme Court justice has significantly lengthened since the establishment of the federal judiciary in the 1700s, giving outsize power to nine individuals in a way the framers of the Constitution could never have imagined.”  Then she said, “This state of affairs is untenable; policymakers must address it by enacting legislation to create term limits for justices.”  Read the Epoch Times article HERE.

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