Letters to the Editor

Court term limits?

From time to time, depending upon the issue, one side of the political spectrum or the other is angry at the Supreme Court.

For some this means the court is doing its job properly. Currently it appears that both sides are less than happy.

This may be the right time to consider term limits for the justices.

No one can argue with the idea behind lifetime appointments to remove the court from political influences. But that noted, it is clear that all the justices, with some exceptions, carry their own political baggage overtly and the appointment does not often seem to mitigate the bias.

Narrowing the appointment to a 10- or 20-year tenure would not significantly diminish the purpose of the lifetime appointment and help mitigate the damage that a zealot might do. This might be the right time for a constitutional amendment.

Sid Kaskey,

South Miami

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