Perry proposes end of life tenure

Sanford Levinson SLevinson at
Tue Nov 15 18:38:45 PST 2011

I write about this in Our Undemocratic Constitution, but I stole the proposal from an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.


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To: Franck, Matthew J <mfranck at>
Cc: LAWCOURT-L at TULANE.EDU <LAWCOURT-L at TULANE.EDU>; conlawprof at <conlawprof at>
Sent: Tue Nov 15 16:25:02 2011
Subject: Re: Perry proposes end of life tenure

Sandy Levinson in his work on constitutional stupidities.



On Nov 15, 2011, at 3:50 PM, "Franck, Matthew J" <mfranck at<mailto:mfranck at>> wrote:

From the NYT just now<>:

Gov. Rick Perry “proposed 18-year terms, staggered every two years, for new Supreme Court justices, and suggested similar limits on federal appellate and district court judges.”
Who was it—I think at Duke—who proposed an 18-year term for justices, in print not so long ago?

Matt Franck

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