Washington, D.C. — The rules governing the appointment of justices to the Supreme Court should be updated to reflect the realities of modern life. The average length of a justice’s tenure has grown significantly since the establishment of the federal judiciary in the 1700s, giving outsize power to nine individuals in a way never imagined by the framers of the Constitution.
This longevity has led to fewer vacancies on the court and turned the confirmation process into a political sideshow. This state of affairs in untenable. Policymakers must address these issues and consider legislation creating term limits for justices.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an online discussion on the importance of term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court—featuring professor Jamal Greene from Columbia Law School; Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court; and Caroline Fredrickson, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice.
If you have questions for our panel before the start of the event, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #SCOTUSTermLimits or send them to gro.ssergorpnacirema@snoitseuqtnevePAC.
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Maggie Jo Buchanan, Director of Legal Progress, Center for American Progress
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET
You can RSVP to the livestream by clicking this link.
For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at gro.ssergorpnacirema@lenanahs or 202-478-6327.