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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:03 PM

Here's an idea!...

"In Australia our High Court (equivalent of your Supreme Court) judges have to resign at 70 years. Judges used to have a lifetime tenure but a referendum was held about 40 years ago - I think in response to some justices who had sat on the court for 40 or 50 years - and set the retirement age to 70."

Quora

This would be an EXCELLENT time to put this into practice here in the US...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:05 PM

1. Why?

Death comes to us all!

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. Normally, yes, but Nancy Pelosi seems to have made a pact or something with SOMEONE..

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:13 PM

2. What would the constitutional justification of doing so be?

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:16 PM

5. Hey, I'm just blue-skying it here..

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:17 PM

6. Oh I see

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:19 PM

7. Justices Ruth and Stephen seem to be fraying about the edges, maybe they'd like to relax a bit...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:23 PM

9. But that is their decision to make so we will just have to wait.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:15 PM

4. Knock yourself out.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:21 PM

8. Wow, amend the Const by majority citizen vote? That could be fun.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 02:30 PM

10. I disagree... but we should have some sort of annual mental fitness exam that they

have to qualify with.
I don't have a CLUE as to what kind of test could accomplish that... but we should at least be making certain that these folks have the cognitive and memory skills required to function at this complex level.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 03:06 PM

11. Too late. Too intractable swamp.

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