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Which branch of government has no successors to the presidency?

Neither the Judicial nor Legislative Branch (Congress) has term limits. The difference is, Senators and Congressmen may be voted out of office, but members of the Judicial Branch can only be involuntarily removed from the bench if they are impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate.

This term comes from the practice of representatives of interest groups standing in the US Capitol waiting to talk to members of Congress?


Is there a limit on how many terms a state representative can serve?

A Representative is elected for two year terms. To date there is no limit on the number of terms they are able to serve although bills have been presented in the past but never approved.

Term for the racial segregation laws imposed in the 1890's?

Jim Crow Laws

For how longs do we elect the president?

U.S. Constitution - Amendment 22 Amendment 22 - Presidential term limits 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term. 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress. The President is elected for a four-year term.

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Who imposes term limits on Congress?

Voters can set practical term limits on a US Senator or Congressman by voting him or her out of office in the general election. There is no way to pass a law or state constitutional amendment that imposes legal limits on their terms, however, because the US Supreme Court found that unconstitutional in US Term Limits Inc., v. Thornton, (1995).

How long is a term of Congress. Why do some people support term limits for members of Congress?

7 years. An far off

Are term limits imposed on members of the US Supreme Court?

NO, they serve for life or until they voluntarily resign/retire.

What is the name for the idea that a members of Congress can only be elected a certain number of times?

Term limits

Were term limits on representatives imposed by the articles of confederation?


What are the term limits for members of each branch of governments?

What are the term limits for members of each branch of goverments

Effects of term limits in the congress?

Congressmen would no longer spend ALL of their time running for re-election. Also, when it comes to selecting members of commitees and chair-persons, there we no longer be a bias towards the longer-serving members.

Where in the constitution does it speak of senate term limits?

The US Constitution does not address the number of terms that a Senator or Representative can serve. Some states passed laws purporting to impose term limits on Senators and Representatives. In U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, 514 U.S. 779 (1995), the United States Supreme Court struck down state-imposed Congressional term limits as unconstitutional, stating:" we conclude that the Framers intended the Constitution to be the exclusive source of qualifications for members of Congress, and that the Framers thereby "divested" States of any power to add qualifications"

Why do some people support term limits for members of Congress?

Term limits are important because of the potential for corruption in politics. If one official is allowed to hold office forever, he can dictate laws in his or her favor.

Why should Congress be reformed?

Many people feel that Congress should be reformed because at the current time there are no term limits. Many believe that members of Congress should not be allowed to make a lifelong career out of serving in the Senate or the House.

How many times may a senator be realected?

There are no term limits for members of the U.S. Congress. Senators are elected to six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms.

What is the two term limit?

A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office.