Skip to comments.These Leftists Want Democrats To Pack The Supreme Court Once Trump Is Gone
Posted on 06/28/2018 2:00:27 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are 85 and 79-years-old, respectively, so its not unforeseeable that Trump could get to fill two more seats before he leaves the White House, potentially guaranteeing a conservative majority on the court for decades to come.
Now some liberals argue Democrats should simply expand the number of court seats and then immediately fill the new ones with left-wing jurists as soon as they take back control of Congress and the White House.
The Constitution doesnt require a set number of seats on the court and leaves that power to Congress, which hasnt altered the size of the Supreme Court since last setting it at nine in 1869.
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Court packing was rejected when FDR proposed it to a Congress that did anything he wanted, but these Leftists think they will have better luck. Yeah, sure.
So Harry Reid changing rules backfires on them so now they want to change rules again.
Definition of insanity is?
Its certainly the definition of naked, unashamed hypocrisy.
We should just void Marbury vs Madison and start all over, with federal judges appointed for fixed 10-year terms, after which they need to go through the nomination process again.
Under Franklin Roosevelt it was suggested he increase the number of SCOTUS Justices, so he could get more favorable rulings.
It went nowhere.
I wouldn't want to see either side do this.
FDR backed down because his own party wasn’t behind it and a Justice sold out, kicked the Constitution to the curb, and with the so-called “progressives” on the Court lawlessly gave FDR what he wanted.
Wonder why the commie’s are not talking about what they really want to do? Next time a Rat is elected president, just declare the constitution null and void, disband congress and the courts and become ruler for life.
It’s what they truly want and expect. They never have and never will believe in the rule of law, constraints on power, our representative form of government.
Congress was a totally different beast when FDR tried to pack the Court. If Dems get enough seats + POTUS this WILL happen. Bank on it.
This could backfire on them, as when Harry Reid eliminated filibusters on judges.
That gave the usually spineless GOP the backbone to retaliate by extending it to SCOTUS, with the monumental result that simple majority votes will set the SC for a generation.
If the liberals go ahead and pack the court, the backlash could lead to a sweeping reform of the whole federal judiciary when conservatives take power afterwards.
I can’t believe Clinton put a 60 yr old(Ginsburg) on the Supreme Court.
So lets say Trump is gone after his 8 year stint. And...we have another republican President. Then what, libtards.
Yeah Democrats tried this once before... didn’t work then either.
I hope you are right. I don't think there are many Dems like Pettengill (see post #1) in congress today.
That’s a great way to ensure quick removal from power.
I agree. The people may have to rein in the lunatics in congress.
And if they try that they will get the same threats that FDR got when he proposed to do the same thing.
The politicians who try to do this leftists swindle might not be alive for very long.
So, by Dim’s logic, we should do that now and add 6 more judges right away.
"...Most Republicans and many Democrats in Congress opposed the so-called court-packing plan.
"In April, however, before the bill came to a vote in Congress, two Supreme Court justices came over to the liberal side and by a narrow majority upheld as constitutional the National Labor Relations Act and the Social Security Act. The majority opinion acknowledged that the national economy had grown to such a degree that federal regulation and control was now warranted. Roosevelts reorganization plan was thus unnecessary, and in July the Senate struck it down by a vote of 70 to 22. ...
And the Deplorables should pull a Greasy Grass on them....
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