That is the only way for Supreme Court Justice seats to become available. Currently, this method is supposed to create bipartisanship or non-political opinion within the court system. This in theory may seem authentic, however, I do not believe so. Should we continue to only allow new Justices in the Supreme Court from the random periods in time upon having a current justice retire or pass away? Or should we place Judicial terms determined at a specific number of years, and only by electoral vote of the public? You can make that call.
Calls for Ginsburg to retire betray the problems with our current system. (REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)
The limiting of a Supreme Court term 2 x (8 years)and require an election for candidates appointed to acquire the position. The election should be from the general public, not based on number of Electoral College votes (http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html). The President should continue to appoint justices during their presidential term but, the general public’s election should decide the winner.
By: David Noyes