Politics has infected the Supreme Court confirmation process. Everyone knows it. Denying it is pointless. And so is blaming one party or the other for starting it.
We don't care who created this problem or how it began. We want to fix it.
Leading constitutional scholars have drafted a proposal that creates a fair and regular system for biennial appointments to the high court, scheduled for the first and third years of each president’s term. Justices who have served for 18 years would then become "senior justices" available to fill in if needed.
Standardizing appointments would prevent justices from gaming their retirements and from remaining in office until a very advanced age. After all, there is nothing in the Constitution that prevents us from taking positive steps to remove the unabashed partisanship of the current process and creating a more predictable nomination schedule.
Please add your name if you support limiting Supreme Court justices to 18-year terms.