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    Supreme Court expansion commission warns against increasing number of justices

    This is refreshing!!! Now, mind you, it's "According to preliminary draft materials", but...


    The commission warned that "rather than calm the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court, expansion could further degrade the confirmation process."

    According to preliminary draft materials, the commission formed by President Biden to study Supreme Court expansion urged against increasing the number of justices and warned that it would be seen as a "partisan maneuver."

    "There could be significant battles over any Justice added by a Court expansion measure. Indeed, a future Senate could respond to expansion by refusing to confirm any nominee," the commission said in preliminary reports.

    Congressional Democrats have urged President Biden to expand the US Supreme court but members of the bipartisan commission "are divided on whether court expansion would be wise."

    In April when the commission was formed, the White House said the purpose of the commission "is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals."

    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    ..urged against increasing the number of justices and warned that it would be seen as a "partisan maneuver."

    "There could be significant battles over any Justice added by a Court expansion measure. Indeed, a future Senate could respond to expansion by refusing to confirm any nominee," the commission said in preliminary reports.
    No duh.

    Now will the democrats listen or just bulldoze ahead and screw up the Supreme Court along with the rest of the country?


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    • #3
      They have suggested term limits though.
      That's what
      - She

      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

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      • #4
        The left is going crazy! Fun to watch...
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          Originally posted by seer View Post
          The left is going crazy! Fun to watch...
          Limbaugh always said the left was so much more fun to watch when they were out of power (or didn't get there way in something like this).
          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            They have suggested term limits though.
            Even with term limits that shouldn't include those currently on the bench, who ought to be "grandfathered/mothered" in.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
              They have suggested term limits though.
              Which I think is a good idea. I go in a fifteen to twenty year range.
              "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                Supreme Court expansion commission warns against increasing number of justices

                This is refreshing!!! Now, mind you, it's "According to preliminary draft materials", but...


                The commission warned that "rather than calm the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court, expansion could further degrade the confirmation process."

                According to preliminary draft materials, the commission formed by President Biden to study Supreme Court expansion urged against increasing the number of justices and warned that it would be seen as a "partisan maneuver."

                "There could be significant battles over any Justice added by a Court expansion measure. Indeed, a future Senate could respond to expansion by refusing to confirm any nominee," the commission said in preliminary reports.

                Congressional Democrats have urged President Biden to expand the US Supreme court but members of the bipartisan commission "are divided on whether court expansion would be wise."

                In April when the commission was formed, the White House said the purpose of the commission "is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals."
                I would view it as a partisan maneuver. If FDR couldn't get it through, why would this administration think they could?
                "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                  No duh.

                  Now will the democrats listen or just bulldoze ahead and screw up the Supreme Court along with the rest of the country?
                  Is that a trick question?
                  Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                  But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                  Than a fool in the eyes of God


                  From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post

                    I would view it as a partisan maneuver. If FDR couldn't get it through, why would this administration think they could?
                    We're in such a time of lawlessness that I wouldn't be at all surprised if the executive branch just starts disregarding the scotus more and more. In fact, from what I understand, just declaring a situation a national emergency (like another variant scare), the courts become pretty ineffectual. I think the ultimate conflict is going to come down to federal vs. state.
                    "What am I doing here?" -- Joe Biden 2021

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seanD View Post

                      We're in such a time of lawlessness that I wouldn't be at all surprised if the executive branch just starts disregarding the scotus more and more. In fact, from what I understand, just declaring a situation a national emergency (like another variant scare), the courts become pretty ineffectual. I think the ultimate conflict is going to come down to federal vs. state.
                      The Supreme Court seems rather intent lately to never take a case or make a decision that could be construed as "controversial", I think because they are afraid of the Democrat party's threat to pack the court. Perhaps with this report, and with enough resistance from Congress the Justices will find their spines again.
                      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                      Than a fool in the eyes of God


                      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post

                        Which I think is a good idea. I go in a fifteen to twenty year range.
                        I was initially interested in term limits, but one worries it might make the court even more politicized. With guaranteed vacancies, politicians could make the court an even bigger part of their campaign. I mean, okay, some have, but this would ensure it's a continual presence.

                        In my view, the best thing they can do for the Supreme Court would be to require a 2/3 majority to exercise judicial review--that is, the striking down of a law as unconstitutional. That's the most powerful ability the Supreme Court has, and in my view to do it, it should take more than a simple majority. Unfortunately, that would require a constitutional amendment, which are extraordinarily difficult to pass. But since such a change wouldn't fully benefit either conservatives or liberals, maybe some kind of movement could be made to make it happen?

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                        • #13
                          The Dem majority in the Senate is too slim for them to be sure of confirming additional justices.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                            The Dem majority in the Senate is too slim for them to be sure of confirming additional justices.
                            Unless there is a drastic change that slim majority will be a minority next year.

                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                              The Dem majority in the Senate is too slim for them to be sure of confirming additional justices.
                              If the Democrats in the Senate have the numbers to pass a bill expanding the size of the Supreme Court, I don't see how they wouldn't have the numbers to approve the new justices as long as Biden doesn't choose someone totally off the wall.

                              The harder thing is that to get such a bill passed they'd have to get rid of the filibuster, which would require every Democrat and the two Independents (who are basically Democrats, admittedly) to agree, and that's a step that I think people would be more uneasy about.

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