Bill looks to put a term limit on Supreme Court justices

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 10:50:16-04

Some House Democrats plan to introduce a bill to set an 18-year term limit for Supreme Court justices ending lifetime appointments.

It's a largely symbolic response to the high-stakes battle in Congress over the Supreme Court vacancy left by late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The legislation has no chance of passage in the Republican-led Senate.

The proposal comes as Senate Republicans try to fast-track a successor to Ginsburg and preserve a conservative majority for a generation.

The bill will be formally introduced Tuesday.