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  • 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.
  • '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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...