MINOT, N.D. — For decades the American left has relied on the courts reading new “rights” into the constitution, and not voters and legislatures making law, to deliver the policy outcomes they desire.
Then the Supreme Court threw a monkey wrench into the works. They struck down the Roe v. Wade precedent, noting, correctly, that the Constitution is neutral on the question of abortion, and that if Americans want certain rights to be in the law, then they ought to write the law in a way that recognizes them.
The left has not handled well this new edict to use democracy, and not judicial fiat, to make policy. They’re out for retribution on the Supreme Court, and one of the avenues they’re proceeding down is term limits.
The Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act, sponsored by Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who once had to be reassured that Guam, the Pacific island, wouldn’t capsize from overpopulation ( I’m not joking ), would see each new president appointing two new justices to the Supreme Court during a four-year term.