Pure intimidation on display at the steps of SCOTUS today.

Cosmos

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I just heard the charge that the present court is stacked. Ergo, in order to unstack it then it must be packed. Yes? So much for the effectiveness of their messaging. Bottom line, they're trying to pack it.

Not to mention the court is not 6-3 conservative majority. It's 5-3 with CJ Roberts often serving as a swing vote.

Where pray tell is this "crisis of faith" in SCOTUS? Someone point to a poll where SCOTUS' approval rating is below Congress'. Why would we want another legislative body when Congress is so unpopular.

Set the number of justices to 13 just because there are 13 circuit courts? Seems arbitrary. Why not invert it; reduce the number of circuit courts to nine. Look, getting your case heard before the Supreme Court is supposed to be exclusionary! Make the lower courts do their freaking job.

How did Rep. Hank Johnson pass the bar exam believing we live in a democracy and not a constitutional republic. He went onto say the public needs to be "educated" when what he really means is indoctrinated (i.e., SCOTUS is racist, anti-climate, anti-women's rights, blah blah blah). All the key buzz words to incite the woke mob.

Rep. Mondaire Jones rails against "minority rules" when as a minority should be championing minority rights, not advocating for its suppression. He also has a problem with the electoral college. How's that "defending The Constitution."

Sen. Markey wants to do away with filibuster. So much for the minority having a voice in the Senate. Again, it's mob rules for which they advocate.

On Fox News Andy McCarthy made a good counterpoint. He said FDR might have failed to pack the court but his effort resulted in decades of progressive rulings that otherwise would've never seen the light of day. And so there's a method to their madness.

Thank you and let's keep it real.
 
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LionDeNittany

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I just heard the charge that the present court is stacked. Ergo, in order to unstack it then it must be packed. Yes? So much for the effectiveness of their messaging. Bottom line, they're trying to pack it.

Not to mention the court is not 6-3 conservative majority. It's 5-3 with CJ Roberts often serving as a swing vote.

Where pray tell is this "crisis of faith" in SCOTUS? Someone point to a poll where SCOTUS' approval rating is below Congress'. Why would we want another legislative body when Congress is so unpopular.

Set the number of justices to 13 just because there are 13 circuit courts? Seems arbitrary. Why not invert it; reduce the number of circuit courts to nine. Look, getting your case heard before the Supreme Court is supposed to be exclusionary! Make the lower courts do their freaking job.

How did Rep. Hank Johnson pass the bar exam believing we live in a democracy and not a constitutional republic. He went onto say the public needs to be "educated" when what he really means is indoctrinated (i.e., SCOTUS is racist, anti-climate, anti-women's rights, blah blah blah). All the key buzz words to incite the woke mob.

Rep. Mondaire Jones rails against "minority rules" when as a minority should be championing minority rights, not advocating for its suppression. He also has a problem with the electoral college. How's that "defending The Constitution."

Sen. Markey wants to do away with filibuster. So much for the minority having a voice in the Senate. Again, it's mob rules for which they advocate.

On Fox News Andy McCarthy made a good counterpoint. He said FDR might have failed to pack the court but his effort resulted in decades of progressive rulings that otherwise would've never seen the light of day. And so there's a method to their madness.

Thank you and let's keep it real.

The one group that definitely does not want this to happen is the Supreme Court itself.

Thirteen now, 18 next term. They each become considerably less powerful.

Will be interesting if this proceeds at all.

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GSPMax

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They picked 13 because as it stands now it is allegedly a 6-3 conservative court and they need 4 more to bring it back under liberal control. To make it fair ya know.
 

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Not to mention the court is not 6-3 conservative majority. It's 5-3 with CJ Roberts often serving as a swing vote.
That's some brilliant analysis right there. Please explain how Chief Justice Roberts provides a "swing vote" if he sides with the liberal minority and the final vote is nonetheless 5-4 in favor of the conservative majority.
 

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I just heard the charge that the present court is stacked. Ergo, in order to unstack it then it must be packed. Yes? So much for the effectiveness of their messaging. Bottom line, they're trying to pack it.

Not to mention the court is not 6-3 conservative majority. It's 5-3 with CJ Roberts often serving as a swing vote.

Where pray tell is this "crisis of faith" in SCOTUS? Someone point to a poll where SCOTUS' approval rating is below Congress'. Why would we want another legislative body when Congress is so unpopular.

Set the number of justices to 13 just because there are 13 circuit courts? Seems arbitrary. Why not invert it; reduce the number of circuit courts to nine. Look, getting your case heard before the Supreme Court is supposed to be exclusionary! Make the lower courts do their freaking job.

How did Rep. Hank Johnson pass the bar exam believing we live in a democracy and not a constitutional republic. He went onto say the public needs to be "educated" when what he really means is indoctrinated (i.e., SCOTUS is racist, anti-climate, anti-women's rights, blah blah blah). All the key buzz words to incite the woke mob.

Rep. Mondaire Jones rails against "minority rules" when as a minority should be championing minority rights, not advocating for its suppression. He also has a problem with the electoral college. How's that "defending The Constitution."

Sen. Markey wants to do away with filibuster. So much for the minority having a voice in the Senate. Again, it's mob rules for which they advocate.

On Fox News Andy McCarthy made a good counterpoint. He said FDR might have failed to pack the court but his effort resulted in decades of progressive rulings that otherwise would've never seen the light of day. And so there's a method to their madness.

Thank you and let's keep it real.
What a difference 5 years makes!

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