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Article III of the U.S. Constitution provides that judges “shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” This clause is understood to confer life tenure to federal court judges, including justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Some academics and commentators have argued that abolishing life tenure for Supreme Court justices would be beneficial, while others are more skeptical.