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Why Did The Framers Give Lifetime Tenure To Supreme Court Justices?
Scalia's Death Revives Call For Supreme Court Term Limits
Is It Time To Reconsider Lifetime Appointments To The Supreme Court?
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Should we elect our Supreme Court Justices?
This America From Scratch video asks if, instead of term limits, should we elect our Supreme Court Justices instead?
Justice Kagan on SCOTUS Term Limits: "Maybe"
Hear what Justice Elaina Kagan has to say about term limits for SCOTUS.
Justice Breyer on Supreme Court Term Limits
Hear what Justice Stephen Breyer has to say about term limits.
Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Americans favor Supreme Court term limits
This poll from 2015 discusses what Americans think about term limits for the Supreme Court.
Florida House Wants Justices Gone After 12 Years
The United States Supreme Court isn't the only Supreme Court talking about term limits. Head down south to see how the issue has affected Florida's highest court.
Should the U.S. Supreme Court have term limits?
This article from Fast Company talks about how one non-partisan, grassroots organization is looking to change the Supreme Court - and what it means for the future.
Why Supreme Court Term Limits Won't Work and What to Do Instead
This opinion piece from Slate is an interesting look into the debate over Supreme Court term limits and what reforms should or shouldn't happen.
Put the gavel in the hands of students as they play this game from iCivics, an educational learning platform created and designed with the guidance of Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- What's the emotional appeal? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Should Supreme Court Justices have term limits?
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