Following retired Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s interview with the Daily Beast this week, in which he endorsed term limits for Supreme Court justices, FTC’s Gabe Roth released the following statement:
“Harry Reid is absolutely correct when he insists that we need term limits for Supreme Court justices.
The framers of the Constitution did not intend for justices to serve seemingly endless tenures on the high court. An 18-year term would ensure that justices remain in touch and responsive to the needs of today’s society and would lower the stakes of each individual nomination.
It’s not just retired politicians who can speak out on this issue. Current lawmakers can and should introduce legislation to enact term limits.”