Section 3 Reasoning

The Supreme Court of the United States is a vital institution that plays a critical role in interpreting and upholding the Constitution. The Court’s legitimacy and credibility depend on its ability to remain impartial and free from the influence of political factions. Unfortunately, recent history has shown that Justices often vote along party lines, which undermines the Court’s credibility and legitimacy.

To address this issue and promote fairness and impartiality in the judicial system, it is proposed to restructure the Supreme Court as follows: the Court shall consist of thirteen (13) members, each elected for a term of twenty (20) years. Justices shall be nominated by each judicial district and reviewed by the current Supreme Court, which shall assess their qualifications, experience, and character to ensure their fitness for the position. The Supreme court selects a nominee that shall be submitted to Congress, which shall confirm or reject them by a 2/3rds majority vote.

By restructuring the Supreme Court in this way, it will help to ensure that the highest court in the land remains impartial and fair, thereby restoring the public’s faith in the judiciary. The restructured Supreme Court will have a greater diversity of perspectives, which will help prevent a single party from dominating the Court’s decisions. Additionally, by having Justices serve a fixed term, it will reduce the potential for political pressure to influence decisions, as Justices will not be seeking re-election or reappointment. Furthermore, the proposal to subject Justices to impeachment and removal for misconduct, incompetence, or violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct will provide a mechanism for accountability.

Overall, restructuring the Supreme Court in this manner will help to safeguard the principles of democracy, justice, and equality that are fundamental to our nation’s success. By promoting fairness and impartiality in the judicial system, the proposed changes will benefit all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation.