Here’s a way for Justice Jackson to reform the Supreme Court on her first day
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The court’s reputation is teetering. Voluntary term limits could save it.
In a few months, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will join the Supreme Court as its junior justice and the newest member of a liberal minority that is routinely outvoted 6-3. But when it comes to court reform, she can claim a leadership position on day one. When she assumes her new office, Jackson should commit to retire after a fixed period of service, provided that other justices follow suit. The goal: to create a system of Supreme Court term limits.