In all seriousness, we need to find a way to move these guys/gals on and off quicker (regardless of political affiliation). And not based on how we can can stack the court for our own favor. Maybe have like 5 year majority for conservatives and then vice versa the next 5 years.
Just like I don’t want 80 yo presidents, I don’t want 80 yo SCJ either.
Why would we want a carousel court? How would that serve our interests better than what we have today? At least one can make an argument that the older one is- usually the wiser.
Wouldn’t you also want these individuals to be as free from external pressure as possible? While that’s never 100% effective as we saw with the election nonsense- it still follows that giving them lifetime appointments insulates them from, at minimum, political pressure from other branches. If we gave them 5 year terms wouldn’t that create an incentive for them to make decisions based on getting their next appointment in order? Or have the potential to at least?
I think the court should remain the way it is from a structural standpoint. It is not clear why we would make any changes to it. I don’t understand the reason outside of packing it and making it a political tool to drive policy.