H.J.Res. 85 (102nd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the terms of office of the judges of the Supreme and inferior courts.


Jan 22, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 22, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Douglas Applegate

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/22/1991--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - States that Federal judges (including Supreme Court justices): (1) shall be appointed to six-year terms; and (2) may not serve for more than 12 years. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 22, 1991

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 85”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 66 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1989

H.J.Res. 5 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 1993

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