< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Re-elect Clarence Thomas - Judge '08

Friday, October 29, 2004

Re-elect Clarence Thomas - Judge '08

What would happen if we had some electoral accountability on the bench? Maybe add another Justice and let that person be elected nationally? I'd even be okay with it pending Senate confirmation. And maybe we could do it w/out messing up the Constitution too. The Prez might just say: "Hey, I'm not gonna pick one this time, I'm gonna let the people pick." This would start a "tradition" kinda like two-terms used to be. What do you think?

UPDATE: I mean one post, life-term, just whenever that seat comes up, it gets voted on. So one election, every 20-30 years or so.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would happen is a whole lot of nastiness... I can't even begin to think about it!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perish the thought!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every four years you want another federal post to elect? What do you like root canals or something?

9:43 PM  
Blogger 'yeti said...

I dunno, sounds like an interesting idea to me... it might end some of the complaining about "activist judges" (like judges aren't supposed to use any personal thought process in formulating a decision, just do what the Republicans tell them...)

I think a President in a first term could take a big step towards re-election by pulling a trick like this (if it succeeds), or even by just promising to appoint a very moderate judge to appeal to both sides.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A president could do some good here, I agree w/Brian. Plus the impact on the Court would be interesting. Can you imagine the hallway talk? "Say Anthony, you think if you had to pass the popular test you'd still be here?" Ouch! I kinda like the idea.

3:03 PM  
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3:55 AM  

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