After RBG hospitalization, is it time for Supreme Court term limits?

After the recent hospitalization of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is once again talk of term limits for the highest court in the country.

As we know, once confirmed to the Supreme Court, justices stay there until they either retire or pass away. Gabe Roth with 'Fix the Court' says that doesn't work anymore in 2019.

"They are serving longer than ever. They are more partisan than ever. They're more affected by politics than ever. The country is ready; both Republicans and Democrats," Roth explained.

There have been multiple proposals over the years about how to change it all, and Roth says they all have one thing in common.

"You'd have an 18-year term limit for each new justice. The current nine can stay as long as they want, because that's the job they ascended to," Roth said.

Proposals have come from both sides. Earlier this year, Beto O'Rourke called for term limits. In 2015, Texas Senator Ted Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment that would require the justices to face retention elections.

 
 
 

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