Cruz Proposes Supreme Court Elections to Counter ‘Judicial Tyranny’
Ted Cruz has been pretty vocal today about his dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of both Obamacare and gay marriage. He told Sean Hannity earlier that the two rulings have marked “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.”
Cruz railed against how “lawless” the highest court in the land has become, and in a National Review op-ed, proposed a solution: judicial elections.
Yes, Cruz declared that “liberty is in the balance” with how the Supreme Court is ruling on these important issues, “untethered to reason and logic,” and the best way to remedy this is a constitutional amendment to “subject the justices of the Supreme Court to periodic judicial-retention elections.”
Here’s how it would work:
Every justice, beginning with the second national election after his or her appointment, will answer to the American people and the states in a retention election every eight years. Those justices deemed unfit for retention by both a majority of the American people as a whole and by majorities of the electorates in at least half of the 50 states will be removed from office and disqualified from future service on the Court.
And if Congress doesn’t do this, Cruz said, “the movement from the people for an Article V Convention of the States — to propose the amendments directly — will grow stronger and stronger.”
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