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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:37 PM

Supreme Court meets to discuss adding new cases to blockbuster term

Source: CNN

(CNN)Supreme Court justices, on the verge of a new term, will meet behind closed doors on Monday to discuss petitions that have accumulated over the summer and decide which cases should be added to the court's docket.

The private conference comes a week before the new term is set to begin when the justices will take the bench in person for the first time to hear arguments in over a year. The nine justices find themselves under the political spotlight after they allowed on a 5-4 vote a controversial Texas abortion law to go into effect.

Since that decision, several justices have given public remarks attempting to bolster the court's institutional legitimacy and arguing that they view cases according to their judicial philosophy and not from any political affiliation. But recent polls show the public -- particularly Democrats -- are souring on the court.

Already, the term -- set to start October 4 -- will be a blockbuster one as the justices will hear a significant Second Amendment case concerning a New York conceal carry law in November, followed by a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in December.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/politics/scotus-new-cases-blockbuster-term/index.html



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Polybius Sep 27 OP
BradAllison Sep 27 #1
Javaman Sep 29 #13
BlueJac Sep 27 #2
NurseJackie Sep 27 #7
rpannier Sep 27 #10
RainCaster Sep 27 #3
BlueIdaho Sep 27 #4
SallyHemmings Sep 27 #5
Texin Sep 27 #8
NurseJackie Sep 27 #6
mountain grammy Sep 27 #9
DallasNE Sep 27 #11
Javaman Sep 29 #12

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:53 PM

1. The end of Democracy

Just pull a sheet over the whole thing

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 03:21 PM

13. And the right wing ruling will be under the guise of saving democracy.nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 02:01 PM

2. We need term l retirement dates at 75 years

Screw these partisan hacks

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:16 PM

7. Age-based forced retirement? Or years-served term limits?

With age comes wisdom, and I think it would be a mistake to choose and arbitrary number that someone considers to be "too old" to serve effectively. And if that were the case, then it would only encourage the appointment of exceedingly young (and inexperienced) judges.

There are a lot of interesting ideas out there. My favorite is to increase the number of judges to 13.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:41 PM

10. 20 years on the Supreme Court is something I could go with

I have to admit, it is something Ted Cruz proposed

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 02:19 PM

3. SCOTUS needs ethical guidelines as law

Right now, they are allowed to accept gifts from anyone, including parties that might be seen by the court. Speaking engagements are also allowed. Use of private jets, fancy hotels & resorts, so many things that the House & Senate are not allowed to accept.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 02:40 PM

4. Time to reorganize the court.

The Roberts partisan kangaroo court is no longer serving America’s interests. Increase the number of judges and rotate them on a case by case basis.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 02:45 PM

5. As if they haven't done enough damage.

Time to add to the court.

We are well past the time for playing by the rules.

Turtles just shoves them up our collective backsides.


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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:48 PM

8. How're they going to get that done with two Dem holdouts in the Senate

defending the filibuster?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:05 PM

6. My son fears that Obergefell v. Hodges is in danger of being overturned...

My son fears that Obergefell v. Hodges is in danger of being overturned... or weakened to the point where it becomes "optional" for anyone who wants to claim a deeply-held religious belief.

He's a new father of two, so I can understand his anxiety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obergefell_v._Hodges

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:49 PM

9. I completely agree..

with

Who knows what we'll be when the religious fanatics on the SC are finished with us.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:32 PM

11. A Distinction Without A Differece

"several justices have given public remarks attempting to bolster the court's institutional legitimacy and arguing that they view cases according to their judicial philosophy and not from any political affiliation.".

Roberts has lost control of the court. Cases should not be based on judicial philosophy anyway. They should be based on the law and Constitution, not what they mold the Constitution into. That should be the only judicial philosophy - their mission statement. And it is a clear repudiation of Stare Decisis.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:12 AM

12. Living here in Texas...

We are already experiencing the future of this nation. Proto-fascism

This is what’s coming nationally.

I fear the 2022 elections.

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