Out with the Old: Renewing the Case for Age Limits on the U.S Supreme Court

19 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2021

Date Written: February 10, 2021

Abstract

Much has been written about enacting term limits on the Supreme Court of the United States. This paper argues that policymakers should once again consider age limits on the federal judicial branch. State constitutions have lawfully limited the age of state courts. An age limit will lessen the appeal of “court packing” and will accomplish many of the same goals in a simpler way and without the partisan drawbacks. Under such a proposal, Justices would be able to serve in lower courts.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Courts, Age Limits, State Constitutions

JEL Classification: Constitution

Suggested Citation

Emmanuel, Christopher, Out with the Old: Renewing the Case for Age Limits on the U.S Supreme Court (February 10, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3783275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3783275

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