FTC executive director Gabe Roth released this statement commemorating Election Day 2020:
“The next time you vote for president, you’re going to have a guarantee of two Supreme Court nominations as part of the deal for the winner.
“That’s because a Supreme Court term limits bill – when it passes, some time between now and 2025 – will mean a justice is added every two years, or two justices per four-year presidential term, yielding 18-year terms for future justices.
“The court is already politicized and has been since its inception. Tying presidential elections directly to the court’s personnel won’t change that. But it will make the appointment process saner and more equitable.”