Maybe [an 18-year term might] take the high stakes out of the confirmation process.
— Justice Elena Kagan, in some off-the-cuff remarks made during a speaking engagement at Georgetown University Law Center for the 10th anniversary of the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Kagan added that she’s “pretty happy” with her life tenure on the Supreme Court.
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