David Stras: Trump Judicial Nominee and SCOTUS Reformer

, Supreme Court Brief


David Stras once wrote that U.S. Supreme Court justices should not have term limits. Instead, he said they should be incentivized to leave when they get old, through "golden parachute" pensions and a heavier workload, including being forced to hear cases around the country by "riding the circuits." Stras, 42, an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, may be able to continue his scholarly scrutiny from the inside. President Donald Trump this month announced plans to nominate Stras to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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