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PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT TO RECONFIRMA-
TION OF FEDERAL JUDGES AFTER A TERM OF EIGHT

YEARS

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

21-183

WASHINGTON : 1973

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

93d Congress, 1st Session

JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts STROM THURMOND, South Carolina BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

MARLOW W. COOK, Kentucky QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia

EDWARD J. GURNEY, Florida JOHN V. TUNNEY, California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONÅL AMENDMENTS

BIRCH BAYH, Indiana, Chairman JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota MARLOW W. COOK, Kentucky JOHN V. TUNNEY, California

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania

MAY 19, 1972

Byrd, Hon. Harry F., Jr., U.S. Senator from Virginia --

Freund, Paul M., Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law

School, Cambridge, Mass..

Shuford, Paul M., attorney, Wallenstein, Goode, Dobbins, Shuford,

Richmond, Va.; president, Bar Association of the City of Richmond,

Va ---

Kurland, Philip B., professor of law, University of Chicago Law School,

Chicago, Ill.; chief consultant to the Subcommittee on Separation of

Powers, Senate Committee on the Judiciary ----

STATEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

Godwin, Hon. Mills E., Jr., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia..

Gray, Mr. Earl Q., attorney, Ardmore, Okla---

Kuykendall, J. Sloan, senior partner, Kuykendall, Hall & Whiting, Win-

chester, Va.; president of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, former

president of the Virginia State Bar.

Segal, Bernard G., senior partner, Schnader, Hamilton, Segal & Lewis,

Philadelphia, Pa.; former president of the American Bar Association,

president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, chairman of the

board of the American Judicature Society ---

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Bar Association of the City of New York, report of the Federal Courts

Committee on a proposed amendment to the Constitution to require

reconfirmation of Federal judges every 8 years. (S.J. Res. 106).

Battisti, Hon. Frank J., "The Independence of the Federal Judiciary,

Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review, vol. 13, No. 3,

p. 421 (1972)

Bennett, Mr. Hubert D., executive secretary, Supreme Court Virginia,

letter to Hon. Harry F. Byrd, Jr., May 15, 1972-

Berger, Raoul, “Impeachment of Judges and 'Good Behavior' Tenure,'

the Yale Law Journal, vol. 79, No. 8, p. 1475 (1970) -

Bickel, Alexander M., professor of law, Yale Law School, New Haven,

Conn., letter to Hon. Birch Bayh, May 9, 1972

Byrd, Hon. Harry F., Jr., U.S. Senator from Virginia, letter to Hon.

Albertis S. Harrison, Jr.-

Choper, Jesse, professor of law, school of law, University of California,

Berkeley, letter to Hon. Birch Bayh.-

Christian, Hon. Winslow, director, National Center for State Courts,

Washington, D.C., letter to Hon. Birch Bayh, May 18, 1972-

Davis, Robert R., Jr., “The Chandler Incident and Problems of Judicial

Removal,” Stanford Law Review, vol. 19, p. 448 (1967)-

Elsen, Mr. Sheldon H., Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University

School of Law, New York, N.Y., letter to Hon. Birch Bayh, May 11, 1972.

Ervin, Hon. Sam J., Jr., "Separation of Powers: Judicial Independence"

Law and Contemporary Problems

The Federalist, excerpts from Nos. LXV, LXVI, LXXVIII, LXXIX.

Frankel, Jack E., “Judicial Discipline and Retirement—the California

Plan” Illinois Bar Journal, vol. 58 (1970) -

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