The Supreme Question

My Constitutional Amendment for the day:

The Supreme court is increased to up to 15 justices only nine of which sit at any one time while the rest not seated justices are assigned to the Federal Court of Appeals The currently sitting justices are chosen by lottery before each individual session or yearly sessions of the Supreme Court. In the event of a recussal a pool justice will be chosen by lottery for that case session

The process of selecting a new Supreme Justice will begin within 45 days of the opening of a position on the court whether it be through death, impeachment or retirement and a new Supreme Justice will be selected within 90 days of such opening. Should a new justice not be selected within the 90 days then a new justice will be selected by random selection from the top 10 most senior sitting judges on the US Court of Appeals.

No justice once seated may serve more than 15 annual sessions or beyond the age of 75

If a nominee for the Supreme Court is rejected by the senate then the minority party may put forth their own nominee for consideration. If that nominee is also rejected then the new supreme court justice will be determined by random selection between the two competing nominees the winner of such selection to be affirmed and seated by unanimous consent of the senate.

The foundational idea being that you do not want your nominee rejected so you may choose one somewhat closer to the middle of the road rather than gambling on a candidate with a more extreme ideology.

We need to someway reduce the role of politics in the Supreme Court…. just some off the wall ideas.

About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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