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  • Democrat Attempts to Pack the Court Threaten Constitutional Checks and Balances

    The U. S. Supreme Court issued two 6-3 decisions as it completed its last term, causing Democrats to renew their call for expanding the number of justices by four. Under President Biden, this would undoubtedly result in more liberal justices to uphold the agenda of the Democrat Party. The left’s court packing scheme, if successful, will weaken the constitutional system of checks and balances that preserves the American republic and protects against tyranny. The Founding Fathers were wary of a powerful central government that would oppress and restrict the liberties of individuals. Their experience under Britain's tyranny made them determined...
  • Both Parties Fail to Respond to Signals in the Political Marketplace

    07/09/2021 7:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2021 | Michael Barone
    I like to apply free market analysis to American politics. Within established laws, politicians compete for votes and are rewarded for maximizing voters' preferences. As in economics, there are sometimes market failures, but mostly the system seems to be self-regulating. This sounds nice, but it doesn't seem to describe what's been happening over the past five or so years. Both parties seem to be ignoring voters' clear signals. Neither seems to be rationally maximizing its votes and its chances of winning presidential elections or congressional majorities. National Democrats have indeed won the popular vote in six of the last seven...
  • Democrats renew court packing calls, blast the Supreme Court's final two decisions of term

    07/02/2021 7:52:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/1/2021 | Tyler Olson
    Democrats on Thursday expressed their displeasure with the Supreme Court's final decisions of its 2020-2021 term, accusing the justices of doing "severe damage" to the political system and in some cases re-upping their calls to pack the court with liberal justices appointed by President Biden. One decision was on a challenge to Arizona election laws, including a ban on ballot harvesting. The other was about a California law that required nonprofits to disclose their largest donors to the state government for law enforcement purposes. The court upheld the Arizona laws – which liberals saw as voting rights restrictions and conservatives...
  • As Major SCOTUS Rulings Loom, Senator Blumenthal Warns Conservative Justices Of “Seismic” Changes If They Rule ‘The Wrong Way’

    06/01/2021 9:42:35 AM PDT · by blam · 69 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-1-2021 | Jonathan Turley,
    I have previously criticized Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for his almost unrivaled advocacy of censorship and speech controls. Blumenthal previously threatened social media companies not to “backslide” in censoring opposing views. Now, Blumenthal is taking up the cudgel of court packing with not so subtle threats to conservative justices that, if they do not vote with their liberal colleagues, the Court may be fundamentally altered. He is not alone in such reckless and coercive rhetoric. Blumenthal told The Hill: “It will inevitably fuel and drive an effort to expand the Supreme Court if this activist majority betrays fundamental constitutional principles....
  • Democrats warn Supreme Court that overturning Roe v. Wade will 'fuel' court-packing push

    05/26/2021 7:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/26/2021 | Ryan Foley
    Democrats are vowing that any action by the United States Supreme Court to alter the legal precedent on abortion will add “fuel” to the push among some in their party to add seats to the nation's highest court. Congressional Democrats issued the warning after the Supreme Court announced that it would decide on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban by hearing the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The state of Mississippi is asking the court to review a lower court decision finding that the ban on abortions more than 15 weeks into a pregnancy is unconstitutional....
  • Law student confronts Sen. Ted Cruz on Republican 'court packing' and gets taken to school

    04/24/2021 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2021 | Chris Pandolfo
    A Georgetown law student confronted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday about "court packing," redefining the term to demand why Cruz was opposed to efforts by Democrats to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court by four. Cruz was speaking at a news conference with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in front of the Supreme Court about a Democratic bill to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to 13. The senator from Texas accused Democrats of making a "power grab." "You didn't see Republicans, when we had control of the...
  • The Democrat Agenda: Remake the Courts And Remake America

    04/21/2021 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2021 | Alex Bruesewitz
    If the past few weeks are any indication, one thing is crystal clear: the Democrat Party is intent on fundamentally transforming the United States of America. Their radical legislative wish list includes federalizing our elections, dismantling the Electoral College, and making D.C. and Puerto Rico a state. These are just a few of the far-Left agenda items that Congressional Democrats have sponsored as of this writing. If these bills become law – or if they are forced through by Executive Order - the one and only safeguard for the American people will be the Supreme Court of the United States....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Court-packing; Says Courts Should Not Overrule Legislature

    04/19/2021 11:15:17 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18April | J Pollack
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has backed Democrats’ effort to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new seats that would be filled by President Joe Biden, arguing the courts should not be allowed to overturn laws passed by Congress. The Washington Times reported: “I do think we should be expanding the court,” she told reporters. The New York Democrat, part of the progressive “Squad” collective on Capitol Hill, reasoned the justices overturning laws is part of the problem with the 6-3 conservative majority. “The idea that nine people, that a nine-person court, can overturn laws that … hundreds and thousands...
  • Biden's Fabled Bipartisanship

    04/16/2021 3:38:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2021 | David Limbaugh
    I haven't seen much humor in life during the past year or so, but one thing that has been uproariously hilarious lately is the orchestrated media narrative that President Joe Biden is bipartisan and conciliatory. Please give me a moment to catch my breath. I think it was Karl Rove who recently observed that the media's effective definition of bipartisan legislation is not that significant numbers of both parties' lawmakers support a bill but that some poll somewhere shows that a large percentage of Americans of each party support some vaguely described initiative, even if zero Republican legislators support the...
  • Democrats Are Determined To Pack The Court, No Matter How Many Rules They Have To Break

    04/15/2021 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2021 | Jordan Davidson
    Even if it requires nuking the filibuster, President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats stand ready to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices.In a clear partisan effort to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with more liberal justices, congressional Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday seeking to expand the number of justices from nine to 13.The bill was introduced just days after Biden commissioned 36 left-leaning scholars, former judges, and lawyers led by a former Obama adviser to evaluate expanding the number of justices. The White House marketed the so-called “bipartisan” commission as a 180-day effort to examine and outline...
  • Nancy Pelosi Reveals if House Will Vote to Pass Dems Court Packing Bill For Supreme Court

    04/15/2021 10:57:17 AM PDT · by TrumpianRepublican · 15 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 4/15 | Carmine Sabia
    Joe Biden and the progressive wing of the Democrat Party just got a wake-up call from House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and some other top Democrats. “Do you support Jerry Nadler's bill to expand the Supreme Court by 4 seats and would you commit to bringing that bill to the floor,” a reporter asked the Speaker. “No,” she said matter of factly. “'I support the president's commission to study such a proposal,' Pelosi added. 'But, frankly, I'm not – right now, we're back, our members – committees are working putting together the infrastructure bill and the rest,” Speaker...
  • Pelosi rejects fellow Democrats’ ‘court-packing’ bill, will not bring it to vote

    04/15/2021 9:48:14 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 15, 2021 | Emily Jacobs
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not support the effort by her fellow Democratic congressional leaders to expand the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13 — and will not bring such a bill to the floor for a vote, she said Thursday. Pelosi made the revelation while during her weekly press conference, offering a stark “No” after being asked about the measure being introduced to expand the nation’s highest bench.
  • Supreme Court packing bill to be introduced in House and Senate tomorrow…

    04/15/2021 5:52:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Just hit the wires… Congressional Democrats plan to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure. The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9. The number of justices on the Court has fluctuated widely throughout the course of the nation’s history. Republicans currently hold 6 seats, while Democrats hold just 3 after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the quick confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The bill is led by House Judiciary...
  • Jordan Confronts Nadler On Reported Court Packing Plans; Nadler Pounds Gavel, Refuses to Answer (VIDEO)

    04/15/2021 6:23:27 AM PDT · by TrumpianRepublican · 24 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 4/15 | Martin Walsh
    Democratic officials within the U.S. House and the Senate are reportedly preparing legislation to pack the Supreme Court with four new justices. During a hearing on Wednesday, Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan confronted House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler on his reported plans to pack the Supreme Court. Nadler pounded the gavel and refused to answer Jordan’s questions.
  • FLASHBACK: Ruth Bader Ginsburg opposed court packing, said 'nine seems to be a good number'

    04/15/2021 6:41:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    House and Senate Democrats are poised to introduce legislation to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court so President Biden can add several of his own picks -- a practice known as court-packing -- but the late liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once firmly came out against the idea. In a 2019 interview with NPR, Ginsburg addressed the idea that has gained momentum among Democrats in recent years. "I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges," Ginsburg said. "I think that was a bad...
  • HOUSE AND SENATE DEMOCRATS PLAN BILL TO ADD FOUR JUSTICES TO SUPREME COURT

    04/15/2021 5:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    https://theintercept.com ^ | April 14 2021, 6:13 p.m. | Ryan Grim
    The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices. CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS PLAN to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure. The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13 from the current nine. The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson, and first-term Rep. Mondaire Jones. In the Senate, the bill is being championed by Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The number of justices on the court, which is set...
  • Democrats to introduce bill to expand Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices

    04/15/2021 9:21:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    NBC ^ | 04/15/2021 | Sahil Kapur
    Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, joining progressive activists pushing to transform the court.The move intensifies a high-stakes ideological fight over the future of the court after President Donald Trump and Republicans appointed three conservative justices in four years, including one who was confirmed days before the 2020 election. The Democratic bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. It is co-sponsored by Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York.The Supreme...
  • Signs of Dem desperation as legislators bypass Biden’s commission and plan to introduce court-packing legislation today

    04/15/2021 7:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Why have a group of Congressional Democrats symbolically flipped the bird to “the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States” that President Biden created by Executive Order only 6 days ago? Andrea Widburg has an excellent blog on these pages today on the announcement and its place in the broader plan of the Dems to alter the institutional framework of governance so as to ensure permanent Democrat majorities. That group of purported “experts” appointed by Biden’s Executive Order was stacked to likely yield a result congenial to expanding court so as to hand a rubber stamp majority...
  • 'The moderate left is gone': Republicans condemn Dems' plan to pack Supreme Court with four new justices

    04/14/2021 8:10:44 PM PDT · by HogsBreath · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-14-2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Republicans have condemned proposals to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13 - a plan which Democratic members of Congress have said they will introduce on Thursday.
  • BREAKING: House and Senate Dems Plan Bill To Pack The Court, Adding Four Justices

    04/14/2021 8:33:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Red Voice Media ^ | 04/14/2021 | RAY DIETRICH
    Democrats in both the House and Senate are reportedly constructing legislation to be released on Thursday to pack the Supreme Court, adding four justices.The Intercept reported, “The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9. The number of justices on the Court has fluctuated widely throughout the course of the nation’s history. Republicans currently hold 6 seats, while Democrats hold just 3 after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the quick confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.”The bill is reportedly being led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Hank...