Amendment To Change How The U.S. Supreme Court Is Composed
I think an Amendment should be added which will allow WE THE PEOPLE to vote for U.S. Supreme Court Justices instead of a President appointing them. I also think this Amendment should stipulate a two term limit (total 8 years) for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
I feel strongly that the U. S. Supreme Court under its current set-up is a dictatorship that must be ended. C'mon, the President nor any member of Congress or the Senate gets the privilege to serve for life!
The Court Justices are to function in an apolitical role to deterimine whether a law meets the intent of the constitution. Running for the office would destroy the concept of decisions being based on law versus public opinion.
The basic purpose of lifetime appointment is to assure the integrity of the power granted to Court Justices and protect them against unwarranted interference from either the legislative or executive branch. The express and implicit separation of the Supreme Court from the other branches of Government is therefore upheld.
In accordance with the principle of providing checks and balances, the executive and legislative branches exercise control over the Supreme Court by, respectively, proposing and approving candidates for that body.
To me, the Justices are chosen due to their political party affiliation by a sitting President and this is wrong to me, and this is why I support an Amendment to the Constitution to let the voters decide who gets to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. After all, President Trump has not chosen a Democrat to fill a Court vacancy and neither did President Obama select a Republican for the Supreme Court. Therefore, political party prejudice plays an important role with selection of Supreme Court Justices. It's too much power given to a President.
Why do you believe that the nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate, as proscribed by the Constitution is outdated? The executive and legislative branches have input and the Senate has the final call.
Seems like the founding fathers understood checks and balances, along with shared responsibility.
The Founding Fathers could not fathom 21st century America. The present Constitution has to be given a loose interpretation because our society has changed.
The overwhelming members of the Senate vote for a Supreme Court Justice based on his/her political party affiliation. I may be wrong, but I am confident not a single Democrat is going to approve of Brett Kavanaugh and I think all Republican members with maybe the exception of two will vote for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Also, I think a Supreme Court Justice should try their best not disclose what Religion he/she is because there is going to be those critics who will be against nominating a Supreme Court Justice for fear that he or she will bring their religious affiliation as an integral force on certain cases being decided by the Supreme Court.
I think it's amazing that the "founding fathers" devised a system in the late 18th century that has worked well till now. I see no reason why it should not work well into the future. The constitution should be interpreted as it is written. It provides the internal structure to evolve as needed through amendments.