"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stanford Law School Faculty Take On Recent Key U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

"Stanford Law School faculty members offer commentary on key SCOTUS decisions from the 2016 term (most issued in spring 2017), offering critical analysis."

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and the Age at which Judges Should Step Down From the Bench

Should judges serve for a life tenure or should they step down at e.g. age 80?

Nonagenarian Carl Reiner, age 95, in his New York Times piece titled Justice Kennedy, Don’t Retire, urges U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who turns 81 on July 23, and who is reportedly considering retirement,
to stick with it.

Contrarily, Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal reports on the opinion of Judge Posner, age 78, who suggests that judges should step down at age 80.
See 'No need for octogenarians' on the bench, including those on the Supreme Court, Posner says.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.