Thursday, October 06, 2005

OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan : The Miers Misstep

In a column revolving around the nomination of Harriet Miers to the United States Supreme Court, Peggy Noonan makes a proposal which sounds good to me:

I find myself lately not passionately supporting or opposing any particular nominee. But I'd give a great deal to see Supreme Court justices term-limited. They should be picked not for life but for a specific term of specific length, and then be released back into the community. This would involve amending the Constitution. Why not? We'd amend it to ban flag-burning, even though a fool burning a flag can't possibly harm our country. But a Kelo decision and a court unrebuked for it can really tear the fabric of a nation.

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