Striving for justice: Term limits on the Supreme Court

October 30, 2020

I am a strong believer that America should strive to be a fair country. As an American, I want the American dream to be realized. I want everyone to have a fair and equal chance to succeed, and I want everyone to have their rights. And I feel like something needs to change for that to happen.


The Supreme Court is one of the most powerful groups of people in the United States, and a nomination to it guarantees you have major influence on the law of the entire country until the day you die or retire. I don’t believe that any person should have that much power. I think there should be term limits on Supreme Court justices.


The approval of our most recent justice has guaranteed a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for many years, and while you can see this as a win, you have to be able to see how undemocratic the system is. The people of this country have very little control over who these justices, people who are responsible for upholding the constitution, are.


Term limits would allow the cycling of Supreme Court justices, so that people who are representing the population of this country won’t stay in power forever.


The Supreme Court doesn’t have to be an unchanging institution. It has shrunk or expanded seven times in its history, so the precedent for change is there.


I can understand that people may be hesitant to make such a drastic change to such a long-standing part of American history, but I feel like it is a much-needed change.

Please reload


Print Editions

Online Editions

Please reload


Please reload

Orange Media publications are official student-produced mediums of news and information published by the Journalism students of Olentangy Orange High School. The publications have been established as a designated public forum for student journalists to inform, educate and entertain readers as well as for the discussion of issues of concern to their audience. They  will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials, adults or sources prior to publication.

The content of the publications is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself. They will not publish any material, determined by the staff or adviser, that is libelous, obscene or disruptive to the school day.

The advisers are Kari Phillips and Brian Nicola. Readers may respond to the publications through Letters to the Editor. Letters may be mailed, e-mailed to or dropped off to room 2223. The staff asks that submissions be 300 words or less and contain the author’s name and signature. Editors reserve the right to edit or withhold publication of letters.

The publications strive to uphold the Canons of Professional Journalism, which includes accuracy, impartiality, etc. Therefore, major errors will be corrected in the next issue. Distinction will be marked between news and opinion stories.

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now