HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Robert Reich on Reforming...

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:28 PM

Robert Reich on Reforming the Supreme Court

6 replies, 930 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Robert Reich on Reforming the Supreme Court (Original post)
erpowers Oct 2019 OP
in2herbs Oct 2019 #1
bucolic_frolic Oct 2019 #2
Raster Oct 2019 #3
Red Mountain Oct 2019 #4
Nitram Oct 2019 #5
Polybius Oct 2019 #6

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:37 PM

1. Something needs to be done! I like these ideas. Are there others??? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:01 PM

2. Term limits and partisan appointment limits

Every President should appoint one or two naturally occuring vacancies, but not more than two. If no vacancy occurs naturally, the longest serving justice would be retired.

Alternatively, what amounts to the same thing, a maximum of one appointee per four year presidental term.

These are minor tweaks with big results, and not very complicated.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:14 PM

3. Also there need to be provisions against a McConnell happening...

...bastard.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:10 PM

4. Downside?

I see none. I like these ideas. Point is to make things fair rather than to pack your opinions in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 03:06 PM

5. Very interesting proposals. What would be the process by which proposals such as these

would be discussed, written and approved? Does Congress have the authority to propose, approve and enforce such proposals?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 10:38 PM

6. He might be wrong about "the constitution doesn't specify the length of service"

It sorta does. "Shall hold their offices during good behavior...during their continence in office." If Congress writes a law on limits and it's challenged, the SC would certainly side against it because it's not in their interests.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread