Garry Wills: “The Next Justice? It’s Not Up to Us” | History News Network

“One thing the framers of the Constitution set out to prevent was a popular say in who should be a Supreme Court justice. The aim of the document was to ensure there would be an independent judiciary—independent of Congress (by ensuring justices’ salaries), independent of changing administrations (by granting them life tenure), and not subject to popular election.”

Source: History News Network | The Next Justice? It’s Not Up to Us