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...the judges of the Supreme and inferior courts.

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 5, 1993 (Introduced).

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103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 5

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.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 1993

Mr. APPLEGATE introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

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.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, to be valid only if ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of the submission of this joint resolution by the Congress for ratification:

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    ‘SECTION 1. (a) Subject to the limitations of subsection (b), each judge of the Supreme Court or of any inferior court shall be appointed to serve during good behavior for a term of six years.

    ‘(b) No individual may serve for a total of more than twelve years as a judge of the Supreme Court, for a total of more than twelve years as a judge of any inferior court, or for a combined total of more than twelve years as a judge of any two or more inferior courts.

    ‘SECTION 2. This article shall not apply with respect to any judge of the Supreme Court or any inferior court who holds office by reason of appointment to such office before the ratification of this article.’.