Four Supreme Court Justices Are Older Than 75. Is That a Problem?
University of Pittsburgh Prof. David Garrow writes in the L.A. Times that with four justices in or near their 80s, Pitt Law Prof. David Garrow writes that they may be “doing harm to their court and hurting their own reputations by remaining on the bench too long.”
“Our court system and the law,” he adds, “benefit from the wisdom of judges with many years of experience. But the federal judiciary, especially given congressional dysfunction, is simply too important to leave in the hands of old fogeys.”