The Legislative Path to Supreme Court Reform

Oct 25, 2023 |
Boston, MA and Online
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A new publication from the bipartisan U.S. Supreme Court Working Group of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences sets out a possible path to reform. The Case for Supreme Court Term Limits builds on the Academy’s 2020 landmark report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, to examine how 18-year term limits for Supreme Court justices could be enacted without the need for a Constitutional amendment.

At this event, co-hosted by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Professor Akhil Amar, Professor Charles Fried, journalist Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Fix the Court Executive Director Gabe Roth, and Judge Patti Saris as moderator, discussed the The Case for Supreme Court Term Limits, the possibility of establishing Supreme Court term limits, and the role the Senate could play in enacting such a reform.