REFORMING THE COURT

TERM LIMITS FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

A SYMPOSIUM

Roger C. Cramton & Paul D. Carrington, Editors

Contents

Roger C. Cramton & Paul D. Carrington, Introduction...........................................................      3-12

Is the Prolonged Tenure of Justices a Problem Requiring Attention?                                                                                     13

Steven G. Calabresi & James Lindgren, Term Limits for the Supreme Court:

Life Tenure Reconsidered.........................................      15-98

L. A. Powe, Jr., “Marble Palace, We’ve Got A Problem—with You”   99-113

Daniel J. Meador, Thinking About Age and Supreme Court Tenure. 115-123

Prolonged Tenure of Justices as Part of A Larger Problem...................................................................................... 125

Robert F. Nagel, Limiting the Court by Limiting Life Tenure........... 127-136

Paul D. Carrington, Checks and Balances: Congress and the Federal Courts.................   .................................................. 137-179

Judith Resnik, Democratic Responses to the Breadth of Power of the Chief Justice..................................................................... 181-200

Making A System of Term Limits Work..................             .. 201

Alan B. Morrison, Opting for Change in Supreme Court Selection,and for the Chief Justice,Too.                                                                            203-223

Thomas W. Merrill, Internal Dynamics of Term Limits for Justices.    225-248

Arguments that Prolonged Tenure is not a Problem...  ... 249

Ward Farnsworth, The Case for Life Tenure..                   ............. 251-269

David Garrow, Protecting and Enhancing the U.S. Supreme Court    271-289

Arthur D. Hellman, Reining in the Supreme Court: Are Term Limits the Answer?..........                                                         ................. 291-316

Stephen B. Burbank, An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Tenure   of Supreme Court Justices....              ...............................................................                     317-342

Constitutionality of Legislation Limiting the Tenure of Justices........................................................................................ 343

Roger C. Cramton, Constitutionality of Reforming the Supreme Court by Statute..............            ...................................................... 345-360

John Harrison, The Power of Congress over the Terms of Justices of the Supreme Court..................................................................... 361-373

Sanford Levinson, Life Tenure and the Supreme Court: What is to Be Done?........................................................................................ 375-383

William Van Alstyne, Constitutional Futility of Statutory Term Limits  for Supreme Court Justices...........................................................385-402

 Other Legislative and Constitutional Alternatives.   403

Philip D. Oliver, Increasing the Size of the Court as a Partial but Clearly Constitutional Alternative.....                                                          . 405-414

Richard A. Epstein, Mandatory Retirement for Supreme Court Justices 415-33

Terri L. Peretti, Promoting Equity in the Distribution of Supreme Court Appointments............                              ........................ 435-453

George W. Liebmann, Curbing District Court Jurisdiction and Improving

Litigation Procedure: Another Approach to More Restrained Adjudication455-63

Appendix: The Editors’ Initial Proposal.                       ....... 465

Paul D. Carrington & Roger C. Cramton, The Supreme Court Renewal Act: A Return to Basic Principles...                                                 .. 467-471

Index                                                                   .................... 473-505