House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a bill which would implement term limits on current and new Supreme Court Justices.
The bill, “Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization (Term) Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) would essentially amend a federal law that would place an 18-year limit on Supreme Court Justices. The bill also states that Supreme Court appointments would only take place during the first and third year after of a presidential election.
Johnson said that the aim of the proposal is “to restore legitimacy and independence to the nation’s highest court is increasingly facing a legitimacy crisis,” per The Western Journal.
“Five of the six conservative justices on the bench were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, and they are now racing to impose their out-of-touch agenda on the American people, who do not want it,” Johnson said.
The congressman in a statement suggested that placing term limits on Supreme Court Justices was, “a necessary step toward restoring balance.” Democrats have been pushing for this reform since the Trump presidency.
On the other side, Fox News notes that the GOP views this recent push for reform as the Democrats way of payback with the reversal of Roe v. Wade shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision of Dobbs v. Jackson.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Wednesday said, “When the Democrats get their way on rulings, they’re happy with the Supreme Court. When they don’t get their way, they want to pack the Supreme Court. They want to change the Supreme Court. They ought to focus with working with us Republicans on fixing the problems they’ve created instead of continuing to go out and attack other people.”
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