The Ideological Stakes of Eliminating Life Tenure
12 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2012
Date Written: 2006
Of the various arguments made for the elimination of life tenure for Supreme Court Justices, some are non-ideological in character; others are "zero-sum" and depend on politics. This article discusses arguments of the the second type. It considers which arguments on the subject are rightly considered political, and whether they are well-founded on their terms. The article is a sequel to an earlier one, The Regulation of Turnover on the Supreme Court.
Keywords: Supreme Court, life tenure
JEL Classification: K19
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