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Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring
Fox News ^ | Aug 13, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer

Posted on 08/13/2019 11:28:08 AM PDT by Leaning Right

Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.

*snip*

Dramatic changes to the Supreme Court have been proposed by several Democrats vying for their party's 2020 presidential nomination, with "court-packing" being a common -- though highly controversial -- suggestion.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; demthreat; restructuring; scotus; supremecourt
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It’s not a widely known fact, but the Constitution gives Congress the power to set the number of Supreme Court justices. To change that number, both the Senate and the House would have to agree. Then the President would have to sign the bill.

So the Democrats cannot pack the Supreme Court today. But in the future, who knows?

1 posted on 08/13/2019 11:28:08 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Trump should talk about court packing by himself


2 posted on 08/13/2019 11:31:30 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Trump 2020)
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To: Leaning Right

First, the cork suckers have to win elections. If that were likely they wouldn’t be grandstanding.


3 posted on 08/13/2019 11:31:53 AM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects; starve the bastards)
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Allow Trump to pack the court next week. Add about 9 more justices, and make then all strict Originalists who are under 40.


4 posted on 08/13/2019 11:32:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Leaning Right

So the Democrats cannot pack the Supreme Court today. But in the future, who knows?

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So why weren’t “we” doing this during the two years that “we” had the white house and both houses of congress?

I know the answer. Because we don’t want to set a new precedent, pack the court, then lose power, and have the dems use the precedent to alter the courts even more.

But lo, they have threatened to break the precedent themselves.


5 posted on 08/13/2019 11:33:30 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Leaning Right

Their representative face of evil is revealed in the light as the dungeon cover keeping it hidden in darkness for so long slides away.


6 posted on 08/13/2019 11:33:55 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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Define "heal".

Listen you Communist, anti-American, traitors.....Our courts will be "healed" when they return to ORIGINAL INTENT!!!!!

7 posted on 08/13/2019 11:34:26 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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How Naziesque of them. The commie RATS are threatening the Supreme Court. It’s their way or the highway.


8 posted on 08/13/2019 11:34:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can vote your way into socialism but you have to shoot your way out of it.)
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To: Sybeck1

Trump wins another 4 years....Ginsburg may be forced to retire.


9 posted on 08/13/2019 11:34:51 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Leaning Right

I would like to know how many 5-4 decisions in their favor over the past 70 years the Democrats have described as “narrow”, “partisan”, or “controversial”.


10 posted on 08/13/2019 11:36:43 AM PDT by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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But they throw a fit when Trump calls out one judge


11 posted on 08/13/2019 11:36:53 AM PDT by Raycpa
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Trump IS healing the Supreme Court as fast a he can. As soon as he replaces the RBG blow-up doll, it should be fixed for some time to come.

The RATS just don’t play well with others.


12 posted on 08/13/2019 11:37:42 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: ClearCase_guy

Trump can’t do it, as the House is controlled by the Democrats. (Remember, to pack the Supreme Court Congress must first pass a bill increasing the number of Justices.)

It is interesting to note that Obama could have packed the Court. For a time the House, the Senate, and the Presidency were all in Democrat hands. But there was no need to take that action. After all, Hillary was sure to win in 2016.


13 posted on 08/13/2019 11:38:53 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Sybeck1

Senate and House need to approve.


14 posted on 08/13/2019 11:39:02 AM PDT by Zathras
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News flash...DemocRATS are scum...


15 posted on 08/13/2019 11:39:09 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: Leaning Right

Pinochet was so far ahead of his time...


16 posted on 08/13/2019 11:40:45 AM PDT by akalinin
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> they have threatened to break the precedent themselves <

I have no doubt that the Democrats will break that precedent the first chance they get. Today’s Democrats are not JFK Democrats. They are much more to the left, and much more ruthless.


17 posted on 08/13/2019 11:42:04 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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They seem to forget that the Republicans can do it as well.

They can also SHRINK the court to 7 or 5 or 3 if they wished, which would effectively produce the same effect.............


18 posted on 08/13/2019 11:42:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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So Republicans could have done the same thing when they were legislating from the bench.

F U Democrats...


19 posted on 08/13/2019 11:43:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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You know, Democrat politicians could just demand another civil war.


20 posted on 08/13/2019 11:44:13 AM PDT by AmericanCheeseFood (Fox Shadowbans People On Comments)
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