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Should there be a retiring age for all level of judges in America?

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Should there be a retiring age for all level of judges in America?
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The U.S. Supreme Court remains alone in allowing its judges to serve for life. But with people living longer than ever and with justices feeling inclined to stay on the bench long past their primes, life tenure at the high court is no longer rational. Germany requires its justices to leave the bench at age 68. In the United Kingdom, it’s 70, while in Canada and Brazil, it’s 75. Japan doesn’t have a mandatory retirement age, but its high court judges must stand for retention elections every...Read this
The U.S. Supreme Court remains alone in allowing its judges to serve for life. But with people living longer than ever and with justices feeling inclined to stay on the bench long past their primes, life tenure at the high court is no longer rational. Germany requires its justices to leave the bench at age 68. In the United Kingdom, it’s 70, while in Canada and Brazil, it’s 75. Japan doesn’t have a mandatory retirement age, but its high court judges must stand for retention elections every 10 years. Judges in more than 30 states have a mandatory retirement age, with nearly all the rest having term limits. Why not in Supreme Court? Why must one go on serving when there are newer deserving candidates waiting to take the legal world forward. Why not go back and teach and make our legal system stronger for the future? Close this
Asked - 9:18 am - Apr 28 2017
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