Supreme Court Justices: Impeachment In The United States

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Under Section 1 in Article III of the United States Constitution, it states “The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.” This means that Supreme Court Justices are allowed to hold office as long as they choose and can only be removed from their position by impeachment. It is not directed stated, but it provides the ability for Justices to serve life term limits and not be required to resign after a…show more content…
The basic point of lifetime appointment was to assume the integrity of the power granted to each Supreme Court Justice and protect them against interference from either the legislative or executive…show more content…
The idea of life tenure may have made sense in the time of the Framers, but things have changed in the United States and the Supreme Court is given a much stronger power than it had back then. Many different studies and arguments have shown that the mental capacities of a Justice diminish as they increase in age and the longer they remain on the court, the more they part from their original ideology. Other arguments are made that life tenure helps the justices on the Supreme Court make decisions that would benefit our country as whole. In states’ Supreme Courts things are done a little different in almost every state, except for the exception of one or two states. Most state Supreme Courts have established term limits for their justices on the court. This allows for new judges to come in and replace the old ones and bring new ideas and opinions to the court, but it also can cause problems for the ideology of the state as well. With new justices being appointed to the court, it takes away from the idea of outside interference and can allow for justices to be appointed to favor one specific side. The main point behind all my research is to see whether it would be more effective to have term limits established for justices on the United States Supreme Court, or all

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