“Quasi-monarchial judicial tenure makes it less likely that turnover will lead to reconsideration of erroneous or unpopular constitutional rulings. This feeds doubts about the legitimacy of those rulings among voters and elected officials who feed disenfranchised. People may become less willing to comply if they come to see the justices as enfeebles relics of another era.”
-Stuart Taylor, Jr., “Life Tenure Is Too Long for Supreme Court Justices,” The Atlantic
Summarize this excerpt from an article in The Atlantic about life tenure granted to Supreme Court justices. Do you think the author is for or against term limits for Supreme Court justices? Do you agree or disagree with the author’s point of view? Why or why not?