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have the appointment again for a full term of 12 years. The judge then, practically, comes up to the period of retirement, and we suggest 70 as an automatic retirement age.
We also suggest other methods of removal in this Constitution, besides impeachment. Impeachment has proved to be very unsatisfactory in all the states. Every state in the union provides for the impeachment method of removal, but it seldom works. Besides impeachment by the Legislature, we provide that the Supreme Court and the Governor and the Judicial Council have the power to prefer charges before the Senate. Not only that - we go further and give the Supreme Court the power to remove for cause after hearing.
I believe I have used up my time so I will stop this discussion and submit our proposals to you in the form of a Judiciary Article. Thank you very much.
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Thank you very much. ... Please bear in mind that we reconvene at 2 o'clock.
(Recess for luncheon)
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