Skip to comments.Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring
Posted on 08/13/2019 9:23:24 AM PDT by jazusamo
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.
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The American Nazi Party needs to go.
They meant HEEL, right? Evil snots.
They rule with the Rats to some degree 70% of the time but its not enough.
The Supreme Court is JUST Fine. Just not how the Evil Party wants things to be.
It needs to be 100% or nothing at all.
will the court step up and stop leftist activism from the bench?
as soon as RBG is replaced it will be a start.
They actually put this in a brief to the court???
So much for separation of powers.
Why not get rid of it and do the job yourselves or is that your plan
Democrats demand we play by the rules...until they lose.
Then they want to rewrite the rules so only they can win.
California Democrats have re-written the rules so now it is almost guaranteed that a Democrat will win each election.
This is what a one party system (and a lapdog media) gets you. A soft coup until we have an elected dictator at which point we become Venezuela.
Whar exact healing are the proposing?
What’s their beef? The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and imposed homosexual marriage nationwide. These are two key cases in which the Court ruled for the liberal side of the issue.
Or are they saying they want a court which will rule liberal 100% of the time?????
How offensive the left is.........be liberal or will will add more.....that is not “healing” by any means....The left should heal and go conservative
51 % seems like a mandate to the minority party.
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Make no mistake. If they win POTUS + majorities in Congress they WILL pack this Court.
“Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono,Richard Durbin,and Kirsten Gillibrand - some of the dumbest people on the planet.
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