Marco Rubio caused a stir on Wednesday when he announced his support for a constitutional convention:
“One of the things I’m going to do on my first day is office is I will put the prestige and power of the presidency behind a constitutional convention of the states. You know why? Because that is the only way that we are ever going to get term limits on members of Congress or the judiciary and that is the only way we are ever going to get a balanced-budget amendment.”
But lost among the coverage is his endorsement of an idea Ted Cruz backed–eliminating life-tenure for Article III judges. Cruz proposed retention elections. Term limits is a much more moderate proposal.
I have previously blogged about how the candidates discuss the Supreme Court, including Marco Rubio (here, here, here, and here), Jeb Bush (here and here), Rand Paul (here and here), Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
Disclosure: I advise the Rand Paul campaign.