President Biden’s Commission on the U.S. Supreme Court presented a final draft of its findings this week, including the dangerous possibility of packing the nation’s highest court.
Though much attention has been given to court-packing — arguably the most dangerous proposal — the Commission is also considering other alarming “reforms.” To be clear, this doesn’t mean that court-packing has been taken off the table.
The fact is, stacking the Court with a slew of liberal judges remains a very real threat.
Understanding the destruction court-packing would have on our country, Americans made their voice heard. A vast majority — 65% — oppose packing the Court. It appears this overwhelming rejection caused the Commission to shift gears to focus attention on imposing term limits.
Term limits — as opposed to our current system of lifetime tenure — seem like a modest change at first glance. However, Americans mustn’t be deceived. Below are three reasons why limiting tenure is a constitutionally suspect “reform” that could destroy America’s revered system of justice.