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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:38 PM

Expand the court and make them howl.

29 justices is the number to start with.

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Reply Expand the court and make them howl. (Original post)
PTWB Oct 2020 OP
madaboutharry Oct 2020 #1
Thekaspervote Oct 2020 #2
lapfog_1 Oct 2020 #3
CincyDem Oct 2020 #4
Bayard Oct 2020 #5
Desert grandma Oct 2020 #6

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:40 PM

1. 29!

We could start with adding 4, then it would be up to 13. Like a Coven. That would give them nightmares.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:43 PM

2. We'll have to have major court reform. We cannot be expected to live under the oppressive rule

Of an extreme rt wing court

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:46 PM

3. expand ALL the courts

district, circuit, and SCOTUS

and while we are at it... suspend all rules in the Senate not explicitly called for by the constitution.

Tell the new minority repukes to NOT BOTHER to come back to Washington... they will not be on any committees, they will not be offered time to question witnesses, they will NOT be allowed to off amendments to legislation.

Then we allow 30 million to immigrate and be made citizens...

We will flip all states blue.

Then we screw the rich... Warrens wealth tax.

Medicare for all, universal basic income, green new deal.

Oh, and any states that elect repukes to be Governor or Senate... no new government spending in those states... cut farm subsidies...

we have to make them pay for being assholes... otherwise they will never stop.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:19 PM

4. There is a rationale for 13. 29...not so much.



The last time the court was expanded was to accommodate the move from 7 circuits to 9. Today we have 13. We're just following the intent of the framers by having an associate justice for every circuit. No racking, no stacking, no packing (homage to the late Fred Thompson in Die Hard 2...or was it 3 ???)...just plain old originalism at work.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:30 PM

5. I have mixed feelings about expanding the Supremes

If rethugs ever get back in power, they will expand it more to get their people on, and it will just keep escalating.

On the other hand, the current situation cannot stand. There will be no justice.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 12:45 AM

6. THEN IT WILL KEEP ESCALATING.

I have no problem expanding the court. We did not start this. Moscow Mitch and his Republican friends started it when they refused to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing. Schumer said it very clearly tonight. Now that they have done this and have their Justice, they have forfeited their right to complain about anything Democrats do when they are in power.

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