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Federal judges’ lifetime tenure for good reason; Tallahassee should take note

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There is a profound reason why the Founders gave life tenure to federal judges, subject only to impeachment for bad behavior. As Alexander Hamilton explained it in The Federalist No. 78: “In a monarchy, it is an excellent barrier to the despotism of the prince; in a Republic, it is a no less excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body…” Judges subject to the whims of a president or the Congress to keep their jobs would…

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