HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Delaware senator says he'...

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:26 PM

Delaware senator says he's 'not a fan' but is open to adding justices to Supreme Court

Democratic Delaware Senator Chris Coons said that he is open to adding more justices to the Supreme Court in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Tapper that like former Vice President Joe Biden, he is "not a fan" of expanding the court. However, he said if Biden were to be elected, "we'll have to look at what the right steps are to rebalance our federal judiciary."

When Tapper pressed him to answer "Yes or No" if he is open to expanding the Supreme Court, Coons answered, "Yes."

Court-packing, the act of expanding the Supreme Court to shift the ideological balance, has been a major question for Biden recently amid the Senate's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/delaware-senator-says-he-s-not-a-fan-but-is-open-to-adding-justices-to-supreme-court/ar-BB1a9lyk?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

8 replies, 449 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Delaware senator says he's 'not a fan' but is open to adding justices to Supreme Court (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 18 OP
Glamrock Oct 18 #1
Sherman A1 Oct 18 #2
WheelWalker Oct 18 #3
Karma13612 Oct 18 #4
NCjack Oct 18 #5
Sherman A1 Oct 18 #6
bullimiami Oct 18 #7
Me. Oct 18 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:31 PM

1. The answer should be "Fuck yes!"

Followed by the reasons....

I.E.
one stolen seat
One seat two weeks before the election, which was the reason for the first point.
And a full throated explanation of how against the common American these appointments have been.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. I would call it unpacking

Or rebalancing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:38 PM

3. I would call it "court reforms".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:48 PM

4. I think anytime a Democrat in office

Is asked about this, they need to also reiterate that right now, when ACB is seated, the makeup of the court will be 6 Conservative Justices to 3 Progressive/liberal judges. That is a 2 to 1 ratio.

Or simply put, the court is very unbalanced with the Conservatives having an overwhelming majority.

And itís completely out of step with the American publicís expectations and current political stand.

It needs to be hammered home each and every time.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:49 PM

5. Expand to 27 now, and go for a Constitutional Amendment to lock it in concrete.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCjack (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:00 PM

6. Agreed

Add in term limits so that a rotation develops allowing each Presidential term to appoint a percentage of the total.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:19 PM

7. really. no one should be a fan. But. The republicans could back-off,

let the next president fill the seat and keep the court status quo.
they already robbed one seat along with the 100+ lower court seats they took.
They already had a majority on the court. They still would have even with another liberal justice.

but

they can ram this through, damn the torpedoes, and take what may result.

all indications are that they will shove it down our throats until we choke on it and then cry when they dont like the consequences.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:34 PM

8. I Guessed It Was Mr. BiPartisan Before I Opened The Thread

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread