United States Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has presided over cases that have changed the history of the United States? The Constitution establishes the Supreme Court, and it permits Congress to decide how to organize it. The generalizations I would make about the backgrounds of the Justices, letting the American people decide this question is the reasonable approach that how long they could sit in office, and how they get appointed into office. We the people should be able to vote who hold the seats in the Supreme Courts and how long, just like we vote for the president on United States and any electoral office. They shouldn’t be allowed to serve as long as they like. We all know that once they are appointed, the Constitution states that the United States Senate…show more content…
They come from different demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States. It does not matter that they are from different religious, geographic, and economic backgrounds, they are unique in their own way. The ages of the justices appointed have made significant achievements in law or politics, which excludes many young potential candidates from consideration. Our justices currently sitting, the youngest at time of appointment is Clarence Thomas, who was 43 years old at the time of his confirmation in 1991. This decisions of the Supreme Court have an important impact on society at large, not just on lawyers and judges. We can’t overstate how critical it is for the American people to understand what’s at stake in this debate. Many leading Supreme Court observers believe that adding yet another liberal justice to the court would lead to major changes in the court’s jurisprudence. Today, this impact the two different visions would have on everyday Americans. The Supreme Court plays a very important role in our constitutional system of government and it sets appropriate limits on democratic government by ensuring that popular majorities cannot pass laws that harm and/or take undue advantage of unpopular minorities. As a recent New York Times article put it, adding another liberal to the Supreme Court “would be the most consequential ideological shift on the court … creating a liberal majority that would almost certainly reshape American law and American life. It will impact all of
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