Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bill would require Supreme Court justices to undergo medical exams

From The Hill:

A measure introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., includes a provision that would mandate periodic medical evaluations for Supreme Court justices and federal judges.

Under Issa's Judiciary Reforms, Organization and Operational Modernization, or Room Act, federal justices and judges age 70 and younger would be required to undergo a medical evaluation every five years. Those older than 70 would have to be examined every two years, and those 81 and older would have to go every year.

On the Supreme Court, three of the eight sitting justices are 70 years of age or older. Justice Clarence Thomas is 70, Justice Stephen Breyer is 80 and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85. 

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