Judicial Tenure and the Supreme Court

Panelists spoke about the concept of life tenure for justices of the Supreme Court of the United States instead of a fixed term of years or… read more

Panelists spoke about the concept of life tenure for justices of the Supreme Court of the United States instead of a fixed term of years or a mandatory retirement age. No other western democracy and only one of the fifty states has life tenure for its supreme court. Issues included the fact that life expectancy has greatly increased since the Constitution was written and therefore vacancies occur much less frequently than in previous years. Judge Wilkinson moderated. close

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Program ID:
282525-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 24, 2008

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  • Nov 21, 2008 | 9:05am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 21, 2008 | 8:51pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 2008 | 3:26am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 2008 | 11:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
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