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Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote
ABC ^ | Friday, May 31st 2019, 7:15 AM EDT | By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer

Posted on 06/02/2019 12:38:56 AM PDT by vannrox

Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election.

Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating "court packing," that is, upping the number of Supreme Court justices to balance the bench -- or ensure a liberal majority. The idea is unlikely to succeed for historical and practical reasons but its resonance on the campaign trail reflects Democrats' new emphasis on the judiciary during the Trump era.

The issue emerges partly from lingering anger over the Republican-led Senate's 2016 stall of President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland, a fire stoked this week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said if a Supreme Court vacancy occurred in 2020 election year, he would confirm a Trump nominee.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; democrat; liberal; progressive; supreme

1 posted on 06/02/2019 12:38:56 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox

Democrat Party: A political party bereft of practical, workable ideas, with leaders who lack maturity, patience, and vision. It is a party which must rely on naked force to impose its will on freedom loving people.


2 posted on 06/02/2019 1:02:16 AM PDT by Enterprise
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Considering this along with all the "we demand" Socialism, I'd say the democrat dog has returned to it's FDR era vomit.

Watch for regurgitation from the 30s being touted as the latest, greatest, new ideas from the few dozen democrat dogs running for the democrat nomination.

3 posted on 06/02/2019 1:13:07 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: vannrox

I think Trump is savvy enough to call attention to this issue and use it to his advantage. but how many other politicians will?


4 posted on 06/02/2019 1:15:07 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Enterprise
Democrat Party: A political party bereft of practical workable ideas, with leaders who lack maturity, patience, and vision. It is a party which must rely on naked force to impose its will on freedom loving people

Republican Party: A political party bereft of practical workable ideas, with leaders who lack maturity, patience, and vision. It is a party which must rely on lying to freedom-loving people every campaign cycle, so it can maintain power and impose its globalist, elitist agenda on the nation.

What's your point? We might be beyond the tipping point. The nation if we're lucky will crumble. If not all is lost to either civilization-ending war or the tyranny of one sick vision or the other.

5 posted on 06/02/2019 1:26:51 AM PDT by grania ("We're all just pawns in their game")
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Yes, Republicans have their flaws, and I have criticized them for it. But my point was about Democrats wanting to pack the Supreme Court to impose their agenda rather than get the consent of the people. It’s so much easier that way.


6 posted on 06/02/2019 1:35:35 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: vannrox

The democrat party has been destroyed by this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFTSt-A2Cls&t=19s


7 posted on 06/02/2019 1:46:46 AM PDT by northislander
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Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote

No surprise with the Democratic Un-American party.

8 posted on 06/02/2019 2:28:34 AM PDT by CptnObvious (Question her now.)
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To: vannrox

Democrat 2020 platform:

Socialism
Indict Trump and Criminalize Opposition
Marginalize small states by dumping Electoral College
Destabilize country through radical moves like packing the Supreme Court


9 posted on 06/02/2019 2:35:00 AM PDT by zencycler
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How can you complain? It’s for the cheeruns! Well at least the ones they haven’t murdered yet.


10 posted on 06/02/2019 2:45:35 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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To: PeterPrinciple
I think Trump is savvy enough to call attention to this issue and use it to his advantage. but how many other politicians will?

Not many, since most politicians are scum sucking dirt bags.

11 posted on 06/02/2019 3:19:54 AM PDT by Mark17 (By Calvary’s Love, Souls still take eternal passage. Sins atoned and Heaven gained. Maranatha.)
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To: northislander

That was an insightful video. Thanks for posting. I’ve seen his videos before, always thought provoking.


12 posted on 06/02/2019 3:41:01 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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I think you’re being very unkind to scum sucking dirt bags by comparing them to most politicians.


13 posted on 06/02/2019 3:42:50 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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I think you’re being very unkind to scum sucking dirt bags by comparing them to most politicians.

I considered that angle too. 😁😆

14 posted on 06/02/2019 3:49:41 AM PDT by Mark17 (With Jesus, there is more wealth in my soul, than acres of diamonds and mountains of gold.)
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To: vannrox

What a horrible lead sentence.

But as we know the reason the Court is mentioned at all in campaigns is that leftists have, as usual, corrupted its membership and its mission.


15 posted on 06/02/2019 4:15:52 AM PDT by relictele
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I don’t see what their issue is with McConnell’s statement regarding 2020. Trump will not be a lame duck until 2024. The Biden rule refers to a lame duck president.


16 posted on 06/02/2019 6:33:53 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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