The Importance And Cons Of Supreme Court Justices

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Section 1. Once advice and consent is given by the Senate, a special election will be scheduled for eligible citizens within 60 days of advice and consent. It is the duty of these citizens to decide if a Supreme Court nominee is apt for the court.

Section 2. Supreme Court Justices will be subject to physical and psychological exams every two years. These exams will allow medical and psychological professionals to determine if each justice is in the right mindset and health to serve the Court. Special examinations may be required in the event that a Justice appears to have a decline in mental or physical health.

Section 3. At any given moment there may only be a maximum of nine justices on the Supreme Court.

Section 4. If there is, in
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While there can be good reasons behind these terms, there are also some negatives to this. “Some justices have remained on the Court until mentally debilitated or, at best, long past their prime.” (Taylor). One justice even remained on the court for 10 months after a stroke. “The rigid mind-set that often accompanies advancing age detracts from the open-mindedness that is critical to good judging.” Many justices have come close to this part of their life during their time on the court. Current policies and newer medicines have allowed this to happen more and more since the start of SCOTUS. Requiring mental and physical exams will help to keep the court in the mindset that the framers intended them to …show more content…
The argument states that the framers did not intend for direct control of the judiciary by the people. While this argument is understandable, it fails to recognize that the people will not be directly controlling who will be voted into the Supreme Court. The selection process will only be given another step before a nominee becomes a justice. The president will continue to nominate people, and the senate will continue to advise and give consent accordingly, but after the consent is given those who are eligible will get a say in whether or not the nominee should become a justice. They will not normally be given more than one option, unless more than one nominee is up for the choosing. The ballot will typically be a “yay or nay” style ballot, therefore eligible voters will not have direct control of the appointment

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