Skip to comments.Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote
Posted on 05/31/2019 8:43:09 AM PDT by Innovative
Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election.
Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating "court packing," that is, upping the number of Supreme Court justices to balance the bench -- or ensure a liberal majority. The idea is unlikely to succeed for historical and practical reasons but its resonance on the campaign trail reflects Democrats' new emphasis on the judiciary during the Trump era.
The issue emerges partly from lingering anger over the Republican-led Senate's 2016 stall of President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland, a fire stoked this week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said if a Supreme Court vacancy occurred in 2020 election year, he would confirm a Trump nominee.
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They absolutely mean it. If they get control of both houses + POTUS it WILL happen.
13 Liberals, One Conservative, and one erratic swinger.
And then the Republicans will repack it the other way and the media and libs can cream about how unprecedented it is.
The Democrat Party does not like elections.
Will this ironically end up before the SCOTUS if it was attempted?
RGB. JUST DIE ALREADY. YOU MADE YOUR POINT.
BUT TIME IS UP
Let them keep talking about it. This will not play well with voters.
Unfortunately, no. Each time the number of justices on the Supreme Court is raised it must be done with an act of Congress. Just like Obamacare, the Republicans will give 101 excuses why they just cannot do it.
Shr doesn’t have to die, just retire to focus on her health. Other judges retired before. It is allowed.
Oh, I am Really going to vote Democrat because of this?
Translation: Dems know the voters won't go for their crap so they rely on the judiciary to impose it by fiat.
After President Trump is re-elected he should appoint 6 more SCOTUS justices to show that he can reach across the aisle.
Setting the size of the Supreme Court is one of Congress' powers. They can change it any time they please.
FDR tried it but was unsuccessful but I cannot remember how his attempt was defeated.
People may not get out and vote for the R candidate, because they do not like him/her and miss the point of the big picture, that the majority is critical, not an individual candidate.
They will do it, too.
They want a Court that will gut the 1st and 2nd amendments.
and so forth.
Thanks. Oh well.
We need to keep 53 Rs in senate.
2 are very wobbly. The rest are JUST wobbly :)
Uhh .... we had 9 justices before FDR and we have 9 now.
He failed! Even his highly Rat infested Congress refused to do it. Though technically there’s nothing in the Constitution setting it a 9. The number 9 is tradition.
I hope they dont each want ask questions about a case!
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