Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rick Perry: Term Limits for SCOTUS Justices

According to the Dallas Morning News, that’s one of the proposals that governor Perry has floated:

Perry, in his anti-Washington book "Fed Up!," derides the high court as "nine oligarchs in robes" and writes: "We should take steps to restrict the unlimited power of the courts to rule over us with no accountability."

Perry devotes an entire chapter to his indictment of the judiciary. The proposal to eliminate life tenure is barely a footnote, but that’s enough to inspire sharp passions.

Whatever, the merits, this isn't going to happen. Few politicians would want another  political football of this nature.



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