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Sat May 18, 2024, 01:03 PM May 18

I just sent this to my congressman [View all]

I live in a very blue area, and my congressman (Joe Neguse) is excellent. AND, he's on the judiciary committee.

Feel free to take, edit, spread it around...or not. But this shit with the court has to stop.

First of all, thank you for everything you do. I continue to be a strong supporter of yours.

I simply don't understand why we are forced to live (and die) by the rules made up by a subset of corrupt, illegitimate, and oblivious "Justices" on the Supreme Court. They continue to bring their own politics, religion, and personal preferences into what should be interpretations of the Constitution.

I listened to an interview with your colleague, Jamie Raskin, and he has some great ideas for reform of the court, including the following:

1. One justice for every circuit
2. Eighteen-year terms
3. An independent ethics board

...among others. These seem pretty reasonable to me.

By the way, I'm not an attorney, just a mom who doesn't want her children to live under this kind of corruption.
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Good for you, my dear momta! CaliforniaPeggy May 18 #1
Short and to the point. Just right. erronis May 18 #2
Excellent. leftieNanner May 18 #3
I join your brief! dchill May 18 #4
Ca;n't think of much to add or delete Warpy May 18 #5
I would add this. Abigail_Adams May 18 #18
First, declare it a terrorist organization Warpy May 18 #19
Joe Neguse is my Congressman also and mountain grammy May 18 #6
Thank you! momta May 18 #12
" I want him to know that it's important to us." We must let our reps know what we want, if they ignore us, fire 'em! Attilatheblond May 19 #30
I take it we only want to expand the court if it occurs while a Democrat is President onenote May 18 #7
Keeps it simple NotASurfer May 18 #8
One of Raskin's other suggestions was something like this. momta May 18 #13
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. PatrickforB May 18 #9
Yeah, whoever thought Ken Buck would be the voice of reason... momta May 18 #14
The three ideas from Rep Raskin anciano May 18 #10
1,and 3 would not require a constitutional amendment. LiberalFighter May 18 #11
I'm with you on 1 and 3 soldierant May 18 #15
MORE people/voters need to call out the corruptness vapor2 May 18 #16
Go, you! K&R crickets May 18 #17
Boy, THAT'S a good one! calimary May 18 #20
Why, thank you, calimary. momta May 18 #21
Powerful and to the point. Emile May 18 #22
I like the idea of expanding the Court COL Mustard May 19 #23
ya know, i was leery of the term limits. thinkin- mopinko May 19 #24
No. James48 May 19 #25
I'm going to pull a Melania JustAnotherGen May 19 #26
Except Melania didn't have (or care to have) permission. momta May 19 #31
Great letter! CrispyQ May 19 #27
I agree w/ a lot of your points. 'Mom' points make your points just as valid as anyone else's, if anything, even SWBTATTReg May 19 #28
It helps to know others are getting in touch with Congress. ariadne0614 May 19 #29
Well said DiverDave May 19 #32
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