Dems Want Term Limits For Supreme Court Justices

( – Two House Democrats proposed on July 3 legislation to put term limits on Supreme Court justices to stop “extreme partisanship” and “rebalance” the court. This move took place a couple of days after the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action and student loan forgiveness.

The lawmakers who took this step were Ro Khanna from California and Don Beyer from Virginia, reintroducing the Supreme Court Term Limits and Regular Appointments Act. In a statement, Khanna said that while the Founding Fathers agreed with “lifetime appointments” to guarantee impartiality, the Supreme Court has now become too partisan. She added that the legislation was necessary as she accused the tribunal to be “out of step” with American citizens.

The representatives were mainly focused on the Supreme Court decision on student loan forgiveness. Khanna and Beyer said that the cost of college has tripled in the US since 1980, while wages and federal aid haven’t kept up. They added that it’s unfair that the student debt borrowers owe so much today while most Americans are currently living “paycheck to paycheck.”

In a separate statement, Beyer claimed that most people feel that the Supreme Court is an unelected and secretive body that can make drastic changes without accountability. He added that public trust in the court has been undermined after the Supreme Court “destroyed” voting and reproductive rights in the country.

While some Democrats agree with these measures, President Joe Biden has expressed some comments that suggest these may be too radical. During a June 29 interview at MSNBC, the president said that leftist efforts to expand the Supreme Court’s size would “politicize it” in a dangerous way.

When asked if the conservative-majority tribunal will do “too much harm” without court reform, the president said it will, but noticed that expanding the court won’t be good. He said taking this step would be a “mistake” that could affect everything in a way “that you can’t get back.”

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