We're focusing our attention right now the way we
nominate and confirm Supreme Court Justices.
What happens the NEXT time there is an
opening on the Supreme Court?
Will we revisit the same partisan strife?
The same division?
How can we change the system?
Here are some ideas people have suggested so far...
Could we have a system for bi-partisan review of
candidates to make sure the
final nominee will be easily
confirmed with bi-partisan support?
*Reinstate the Supermajority Requirement
Can we reinstate the need for 60 Senate votes for confirmation?
We need the justices who serve on our Supreme Court
to have bi-partisan support.
*Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices
Could we put term limits in place?
The terms could be long...16 years...20 years...
If each presidential term was guaranteed
two supreme court appointments,
some of the stress could be lifted from the system.
*Mandatory time-limit for replacing a vacant seat.
Can we require the Senate to fill
a vacant seat within a set timeframe?
This would help make sure the Supreme Court
nomination and confirmation process
is not influenced by the political calendar.
Do you have other ideas?
"Meet in the Middle"