(Originally published by Politico on July 21, 2022)
The Supreme Court’s most dramatic term in decades has reignited calls for various types of court reform. Many proposals have an overt, or at least implicit, partisan slant. Progressives, after all, are searching for ways to blunt the court’s sharp rightward shift.
There is one idea, though, that has longstanding bipartisan support, a proven record of success, and practical wisdom behind it: term limits. Imposing term limits on Supreme Court justices would be good for the country and the court. It would help ease the bitterness of the confirmation process and make the court more representative of the public’s views.
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