Activists Petition Congress to Stick it to SCOTUS
Posted at 12:22 p.m. on July 3, 2014
Pray at the Pump Movement founder Rocky Twyman wants Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to step up and help him clean house across the street at the Supreme Court.
(Courtesy Rocky Twyman)
“Since the 2000 election that resulted in George Bush being selected as President of the United States, the Supreme Court has become highly politicized,” Twyman argues in his Change.org petition.
He cites polarizing positions such as the game changing Citizens United and McCutcheon cases, as well as controversial revisions to the Voting Rights Act, as evidence the judicial system has gone totally awry. “Because of these highly partisan decisions that enable individuals and corporations to virtually buy elections, we the people want to amend the Constitution of the United States and eliminate the unlimited terms of Justices to only eight years,” Twyman states.
Per Twyman’s plan, all future SCOTUS panelists would be term-limited to just under a decade at the highest court in the land, while any sitting justices who’ve presided longer than that would be urged to step down immediately.
If his plan were put into place tomorrow, Associate Justices Sonia M. Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would be the only ones eligible to hold onto their ultra-cushy gigs.
Given that the 113 Congress can’t even agree on when to officially call it a day any more, confidence is low Twyman will get his legislative wish any time soon.
“This is a most urgent matter to save our union from widespread corruption that goes against the democratic principles that our forefathers envisioned for this great country,” Twyman warns. “Don’t let the millionaires and other billionaires destroy your American dream.”