Pass term limits for Supreme Court justices

The petition to Congress reads:

"Set term limits for Supreme Court justices."

We know him now as Attorney General Merrick Garland, but he would have had a different title if things had been different. In 2016, upon the death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, then-President Obama nominated Garland to replace him on the bench. Garland was seen as a moderate, someone that even Republicans could get behind. But it wasn't to be.

The cynical maneuvering of the Senate under McConnell refused to consider the nomination and left him in limbo for nearly a year. By then, the congressional session had ended. Trump spared little time taking advantage of the empty seat and quickly nominated and confirmed Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy.

That was the first time in the history of this country that a Supreme Court seat was stolen from a president. Since then, more disgrace and antics from the Republican party have left the country reeling from a super conservative court where decisions are based on partisan politics, not jurisprudence. With a 6-3 conservative majority, the balance of the highest court in the land is likely to stay tilted for decades since judges have their seat for life.

The time has come for common-sense Supreme Court reform to bring balance back to the bench. Sign CREDO Mobile’s petition in support of limits on Supreme Court terms.