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Paul Collins’ Opinion Piece “Should the Supreme Court Have Term Limits?” Gets Continued Coverage

An opinion piece written by Paul Collins, Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at UMass Amherst has appeared in a number of news outlets.  In the piece, which was co-authored by Artemus Ward of Northern Illinois University, Collins says, “Our extensive research on the Supreme Court shows life tenure, while well-intended, has had unforeseen consequences. It skews how the confirmation process and judicial decision-making work, and causes justices who want to retire to behave like political operatives.” (Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Rome News-Tribune, 7/8/21)

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