Life tenure for Supreme Court justices is a fixed feature of the constitutional landscape. Or is it? Some noted law professors are seeking a re-examination of that tradition by advancing a proposal that would, in effect, force justices into senior status after about 18 years. The professors hope to force the country to face what they say is a long-ignored problem of ever-lengthening and increasingly unaccountable service on the nation's highest court.
Coming to Terms With Supreme Court Tenure
January 3, 2005