A knock on the fact that Federal judges are appointed for a life-time tenure….
Of course the best known “mechanism” to supposedly assure “ independence ” in an official is life tenure for federal judges .
I’m fundamentally opposed to such.Indeed ,in my view ,federal judges ,including Supreme Court Justices , should serve a single fixed term with no eligibility for reappointment,something like ten years.The idea that those in these positions must be allowed to serve until they themselves decide to leave(or die) strikes me as of no particular value.
I think the country would actually benefit from allowing a variety of individuals to serve in these positions .
Unfortunately, this “idea” is so ingrained in the body politic ,and changing it would be exceedingly difficult (requiring a constitutional amendment ) ,that it is highly unlikely to ever happen….
Jack @ Politicaldog101