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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring
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By Ronn Blitzer

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.

The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it," the brief said. "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be 'restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.'"

The last part was quoting language from a Quinnipiac University poll, in which 51 percent favored such restructuring. In the same poll, 55 percent believed the Supreme Court was "motivated by politics" more than by the law.


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. Increasing the number of justices on the court would allow the president to shift the balance on the bench by loading up justices of his or her preference.

Democratic candidates, including former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, and Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, and Gillibrand, all have signaled an openness to expanding the number of judges on the court should they reach the White House.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has also supported expanding the court, proposing a plan to have some justices appointed by the president and others selected by the other justices in order to "depoliticize" the court. He's admitted that the only way he can think of to make this work would be to increase the size of the court from nine justices to 15, while stressing that simply "adding more justices onto the court who agree with you" would be a bad idea.

Yet other candidates such as former Vice President Joe Biden have come out against court-packing, as has Bernie Sanders, though the Vermont senator has suggested rotating judges to other courts.

Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also spoken out against court-packing, telling NPR in July, "Nine seems to be a good number."

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Fascist move from The Left. When they don't get their way, something's wrong.

This is very disturbing
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:27 PM

View PostHowsithangin, on 13 August 2019 - 05:16 PM, said:

Fascist move from The Left. When they don't get their way, something's wrong.

This is very disturbing


Standard leftist fare. It's nothing short of astonishing anybody is stupid enough to support these spoiled children.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:36 PM

There's that pesky "coequal branches of government", "separation of powers" to eliminate first.

And why stop at 15 justices? Just like the $15 minimum wage, why not 100,000 dollars? Mary Pete could pack the Supreme Court with the unemployed and homeless of South Bend.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:28 PM

Meh. In my best Andrew Dice Clay voice, along with a certain gesture, "Hey, leftists, I got your "restructuring" right here."
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:34 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 13 August 2019 - 07:28 PM, said:

Meh. In my best Andrew Dice Clay voice, along with a certain gesture, "Hey, leftists, I got your "restructuring" right here."


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

Hmmm sounds like it is time to re-structure the Senate.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:15 PM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 13 August 2019 - 08:11 PM, said:

Hmmm sounds like it is time to re-structure the Senate.


Repeal the 17th Amendment.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

View PostMTP Reggie, on 13 August 2019 - 08:15 PM, said:

Repeal the 17th Amendment.


Indeed. I could get behind that. Heck, I could even get in front of it.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

Just like with the "nuclear option" eliminating a supermajority requirement for federal court judges, don't they realize that the other side could use such a rule against them? And that republicans hold the senate and presidency right now -- Trump could nominate and the republican senate could pass lots of supreme court justices if "packing the court" is the new rule?
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

View PostMTP Reggie, on 13 August 2019 - 08:15 PM, said:

Repeal the 17th Amendment.

1913 was a bad year. February they decided to have a federal income tax. April the decided to put in the 17th amendment.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Are they saying heal? Or heel, like ya would to a dog on a leash?

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:04 PM

They said Heal but they meant HEEL as in do as we demand or else. What other fascist did this, oh yeah FDR pulled the same crap threat in the 1920's. How odd it is always democrats pulling this crap.
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