A good idea from Senator Ted Cruz (R.Tx.):
Yet we are a people who believe, in the words of our Declaration of Independence that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations . . . evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.” In California, the people said enough is enough in 1986, and removed from office three activist justices who had repeatedly contorted the state constitution to effectively outlaw capital punishment, no matter how savage the crime. The people of Nebraska likewise removed a justice who had twice disfigured that state’s constitution to overturn the people’s decision to subject state legislators to term limits. And in 2010, the voters of Iowa removed three justices who had, like the Supreme Court in Obergefell, invented a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
to National Review Online
to read the rest. Obviously current checks and balances do not prevent the Supreme Court from acting like a Council of Platonic Guardians instead of a Court. I would darely love to see the results when Justice Anthony “Sweet Mystery of Life” Kennedy would come before the voters. This proposal would be deadly for Justices who are appointed as avatars of Judicial Restraint and “grow” in office, since they would face abandonment at the polls by the Republican party to which they owed their appointment. Something to consider when the Constitutional Convention convenes, and I increasingly believe that I will live to see such a Convention called by the States.