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Q: Why do you think there was a disagreement among the justices who were in the majority?
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What do you think of Supreme Court Justices having political party affiliations?

Supreme Court Justices do not necessarily have parties because they do not run for a political seat. The criteria for a supreme court justice has to be someone who is familiar with the law such as a former lawyer. If Supreme Court justices ran on a political platform that could complicate the position they hold because many political parties have money or a platform they run on.

Why does Madison think federalism will prevent disagreement?

Almost single handed, Madison worked through the summer of 1789 to draft and secure agreement on the measure.

Do the US citizens elect the justices of the Supreme Court?

No.Article 2 Section 2 of the US Constitution provides that Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the President with the Advice and Consent of the Senate:[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.US Supreme Court Justices are nominated by the current President, presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee for investigation, then accepted or rejected by the US Senate.If a nominee receives a simple majority (51) of the votes, then he or she is commissioned as a Supreme Court Justice. This is a lifetime appointment, and is served until such time as the Justice retires, resigns, dies or is impeached by the House of Representative and tried by the Senate.In some states, like North Carolina, voters elect state supreme court justices to a fixed term of office; in other states, justices are appointed by the state Governor or another legislative body.For more information, see Related Questions, below.

Referring to the average length of time modern justices sit on the Supreme Court one law professor stated that Serving 25 years or more is too long in a democracy. What do you think he meant by that?

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What continent or region do you think has the greatest variability among nations in terms of quality of life?