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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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A Balanced Budget Amendment

By Mike Kapic / August 7, 2020 / Comments Off on A Balanced Budget Amendment

Here’s Why A Balanced Budget Amendment is so Significant to a Prosperous Post-Coronavirus Recovery By Let Us Vote BBA Newsletter – July 27, 2020 Recent emergency funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic was both heroic and necessary. However, the addition of such large deficits to the existing national debt is a problem Americans are no longer willing…

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The Thing About History

By Mike Kapic / August 4, 2020 / Comments Off on The Thing About History

By Rodney Dodsworth – July 13, 2020 To many people history is a pain they’ll never soothe. Since knowledge of events from long ago might contradict their feelings and passions, it is best left alone, shunned, and ignored. Besides, we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for, right? Why bother with the dead hand of the past? History…

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A Convention Strategy

By Mike Kapic / February 19, 2020 / Comments Off on A Convention Strategy

A New Strategy for the Article V Convention of States Movement[i] by Paul Gardiner (Ron Scott & Neal Schuerer also contributed) February 13, 2020 Efforts to convene a Convention of States (COS) to propose important amendments to America’s constitution have been going on for many years. Millions of Americans heartily support the convening of a…

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Phoenix COS Update

By Mike Kapic / December 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Phoenix COS Update

Phoenix Correspondence Commission Meets, Adopts Charter by Stuart MacPhail, November, 2019 During September 2017, 72 delegates representing 19 states (plus 4 states with official observers) met in Phoenix, called by the state of Arizona for the purpose of adopting rules for the conduct of a future Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)-focused Article V convention of states.…

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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, 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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