Article III of the U.S. Constitution states The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. This article means that all federal judges including Supreme Court justices have life tenure. This means they will be appointed for life and only lose their job when then choose to resign, retire, or if they are impeached.
– Discuss the pros of lifetime appointment for Supreme Court justices.
– Discuss the cons of lifetime appointment for Supreme Court justices.
– Do you think Supreme Court judges should be appointed for life or should they have term limits, like officials in Congress and the President? Explain your position.
– What salary do you feel is appropriate for someone who is appointed to the Supreme Court? Explain.