Ted Cruz, obviously not happy with the recent Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, thinks he has the solution to solving the Court’s judicial activism problems — a constitutional amendment that mandates periodic judicial-retention elections for SCOTUS justices.
He writes at National Review Online:
Judicial retention elections have worked in states across America; they will work for America. In order to provide the people themselves with a constitutional remedy to the problem of judicial activism and the means for throwing off judicial tyrants, I am proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would subject the justices of the Supreme Court to periodic judicial-retention elections. Every justice, beginning with the second national election after his or her appointment, will answer to the American people and the states in a retention election every eight years. Those justices deemed unfit for retention by both a majority of the American people as a whole and by majorities of the electorates in at least half of the 50 states will be removed from office and disqualified from future service on the Court.
To change your comments display name, click here.