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Should judges serve for fixed terms rather than being appointed for life?

  • Yes, judges should be serve for fixed terms.

    First off, many things can change over the course of a lifetime. New laws can be passed; new technologies can be invented. Therefore, it is better to be bringing in fresh perspectives, especially those of people who understand the modern world better. Also, as people age, their brains begin to deteriorate, therefore causing a lack of better judgement. Not only that, these people will keep their biases for much of their life, so it is better to have varied perspectives instead of keeping the same few perspectives, and therefore biases, for decades.

  • Yes.

    However, they should be limited to one term, period. You serve one term. That's it. If you've got judges who serve for life, they're just annoying. While I guess the idea is that if they're appointed for life, they don't have to worry about repercussions from making an unpopular decision, it also gives them a green light to screw everything up by misinterpreting everything intentionally or just because they're morons. You'd probably put more effort into your judging if you knew you'd be looking for a new job after your current one expired. Judges should only serve one fixed term in a given capacity, lest they make stupid yet popular decisions to keep their position.

  • yes.

    Hey, if you were a Judge but, later on you wanted to be say, a cop, but you couldn't because you were a judge for life, that would be denying free will.

  • Yes - they will get tired of their jobs

    Many judges can become tired of jobs and will eventually give out unfair treatment to the innocent. Also just as Benjamin Franklin had once claimed that when he got older, he begun to doubt his own reasons because he could have been wrong easily. Judges would eventually despise their jobs and may confuse who is right and who is wrong.

  • Yes - too much can change

    Just as most other political seats are only available for a fixed time to one person, so should be the case for a judge. Too many things can change in the course of a person's life that they should not be able to hold a job for life. There is too much at stake for the common people.

  • Yes. There absolutely should be term limits for Supreme Court justices.

    Term limits for Supreme Courts could help minimize corruption. It would make it much more difficult for the President to pack the Supreme Court full of members in favor of their own selfish ideologies. The way a law is interpreted is as important as the law itself. The ruling behind a law has the power to completely change its meaning.

  • In my opinion, Supreme court cannot make every single decision.

    In conclusion, people in the supreme court are making our decisions constantly and it's like supreme court is thinking, "why have a president when we could make our own decision for the world." And if there is always a person leading our country, why shouldn't supreme court be appointed for life?

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  • Defeats purpose of judiciary

    A major purpose of the Supreme Court is to be a thorn in the side of congress and the president. They strike down laws for being unconstitutional and are not supposed to ever make new public policies. If presidents could appoint a new court whenever the judges' term limits ran out, the court would essentially turn into a puppet of the president. Notice that the cabinet almost never opposes the president's policies? It's because he hand picked them all. If each president would have the ability to point a majority do justices to the bench, you would lose the reason for having the court in the first place. Lifetime appointments mean that the policy makers have to convince people who may have different philosophies that the laws being passed are constitutional.

  • No earning the privilege is a reward

    I don't think there should be fixed terms for supreme court justices. They have earned the position after years of hard work and are being rewarded. If you cap their term it may lead to issues where as their term is ending they are careless or try to incite too much change.

  • No

    I think that judges need to keep up on their knowledge so not to seem outdated, or unaware of the ways around them, for times DO in fact change, while people like to stay stuck in their ways, but I don't think that judges should have a fixed term. If someone does their job, does their job well, bettering their community then why should they stop? I understand that the definition of a job well done in itself is up for debate, but even so, if enough people think they aren't doing well enough, them they get taken from their position anyway. Let them do their job as long as their doing it right, and retire as they should. I imagine it takes much schooling, and determination and headaches to become a judge. They earned their salary, their position, and the right to be at the bench until they so choose.

  • No.

    Errr...you know judges can retire right? If they are not appointed for life, then they will get sweeped up in politics and worry about winning their next tern. And you can't have that with a supreme court judge. There is no reason a judge should be brought into the world of politics.

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  • We are fine without it

    I think the Judge or people in the Judicial court should be in there for life. I think this because we always have the opportunity to impeach the judicial official. Also the judges have almost practiced all ther life in order to get into the judicial court, so why make them stress out and be sure people vote for him/her. Also we know what to expect from our judges and it would be a waste of time and money to vote for the Judicial officials. Our country was and is fine without voting for judges. The senate and and president are smart people and know who to nominate for judge.

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