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Biden Appoints Court-Packing Commission – Puts Conservative Supreme Court Justices In His Sights

Biden Appoints Court-Packing Commission – Puts Conservative Supreme Court Justices In His Sights

Chuck Schumer, Sheldon Whitehouse, and other Democrats have been threatening the high court for years, this Commission is laying the foundation.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/oath/oath_barrett.aspx

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order to form a commission to study expanding the Supreme Court and other possible changes.

The White House statement claims the commission has “a bipartisan group of experts on the Court and the Court reform debate.”

From the White House:

The Commission’s purpose 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 topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.

To ensure that the Commission’s report is comprehensive and informed by a diverse spectrum of views, it will hold public meetings to hear the views of other experts, and groups and interested individuals with varied perspectives on the issues it will be examining. The Executive Order directs that the Commission complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting. This action is part of the Administration’s commitment to closely study measures to improve the federal judiciary, including those that would expand access the court system.

The commission includes Russia Collusion hoax nutter Laurence Tribe. Even BuzzFeed News laughed at him.

It is no secret the left wants to pack the court and change other parts in order to make sure everything goes their way. They lost their minds when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Then-President Donald Trump had the nerve to do his job and nominate someone to the court. He dared to nominate a conservative Catholic female!

It got scary, though, when the left changed the definition of “court-packing.” The left has a tendency to change definitions and people just go with it.

Court-Packing means putting more than nine justices on the court. The left now says “court-packing” means stuffing it with conservatives.

It’s so out of hand that Harvard Political Review published a piece that claimed Republicans already packed the court so Democrats should do it, too.

Reality: No, they have not.

Then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared in September that “everything is on the table” when asked what the Democrats plan to do if Biden and the part won the Senate in November 2020. (I love how CNN described Schumer as a moderate)

In January, progressive groups came together and formed “Unrig the Courts.” They applied pressure to newly inaugurated President Joe Biden to reform SCOTUS, including adding more justices.

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If they rig SCOTUS (which is what this is about) what makes them think it will still be respected? Why wouldn’t states like Texas and Florida decide to simply ignore rulings that are clearly not legitimate?

    MattMusson in reply to irv. | April 9, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    They are going to ‘Save’ the Supreme Court by burning it to the ground.

    MarkJ in reply to irv. | April 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Precisely, Why would/should Americans pay attention any attention to rulings from judges they correctly view as nothing more than Democrat ideologically-blnkered hacks?

    P.S. If Biden* was secretly hell bent on permanently demolishing the integrity of the American judicial system and even bringing on a second civil war….what would he be doing differently?

    henrybowman in reply to irv. | April 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    And that’s already begun. Witness Arizona’s HB2111, and bills just like it already passe by a numbr of states.

    Progressives, you loved writing drug and illegal immigration sanctuary state laws so much? Thanks.

    Longplay in reply to irv. | April 9, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    I think it was Bork, in his “Slouching Toward Gomorrah” who said that the courts were undermining their own authority. That was a long while ago and they were doing so without being packed. What the Marxist left wants to do will simply accelerate and ongoing process.

    I hope that your question about states like Texas will be answered in the affirmative. I’ve been saying since the installation of Biden that state nullification will be required on a whole host of federal edicts if the republic is to survive in the form envisioned by the Founders.

      I agree about nullification. But this is the Republican Party we are talking about.

      Even now I can hear the Franz von Papen Republicans’ cry of “This is not the hill to fight and die on.” The von Papen Republicans are still convinced they will come roaring back in 2022, or (failing that) land cushy corporate sinecures for retirement. To be a Republican officeholder usually means to focus solely on your golden parachute.

    Milhouse in reply to irv. | April 11, 2021 at 12:08 am

    If they rig SCOTUS (which is what this is about) what makes them think it will still be respected? Why wouldn’t states like Texas and Florida decide to simply ignore rulings that are clearly not legitimate?

    If they rig it legally then states who ignore its rulings will be in rebellion against the United States, and the armed forces will obey their oaths to uphold the constitution by putting down the rebellion.

    If a rebellion comes it has to be on an issue that the armed forces may join the rebels on, which means one where the constitution is at least arguably on the rebels’ side. If the feds start confiscating guns, for instance, that could easily spark a rebellion that the armed forces would support. That’s why, for their own sake, the Dems need to sit on people like Eric Swalwell.

henrybowman | April 9, 2021 at 1:08 pm

“In January, progressive groups came together and formed “Unrig the Courts.”

It’s impressive how you can reliably ascertain exactly what a progressive initiative does simply by negating its title. Don’t even have to read it.

“Supreme Court reform”. Yeah right, like they’ll take under advisement the proposals put forth by Mark Levin in his Liberty Amendments. No, this is not reformation; it’s deformation.

Keepnitreal | April 9, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Tyranny at it’s finest. I recommend “Men in Black” by Mark Levin!!! TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY. This is CRIMINAL!

Even Breyer understands the corrosive, divisive nature of this exercise which is why he took the unusual step of speaking about it – and against it – publicly.

The Supreme Court today is, by a significant margin, the most respect non-uniformed element of government. Biden wants to torch that. That must be what China is telling him to do.

Unrig the courts? You mean like stealing the election by changing all the rules and then threatening the SCOTUS judges with court-packing if they voted to overturn the stolen elections? And then, with a rather large middle finger, tell the court and every conservative in the country that they are going to pack the court anyway.
I love the Democrat definition of bipartisan. Roughly, it is anyone who only subscribes to fewer than 5 of the following: avid Socialist, an avid Communist, a member of AntiFA or BLM, a pro-abortionist,, an anti-religion, anti-marriage or Constitution disbeliever.

Meh. The Supreme Court is already an open sewer of rabid left-wing partisanship and corruption. Does it really make a difference whether the Court has 9 Justices or 9 million?

healthguyfsu | April 9, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Good thing those judges stood up for law and order when the future of the country was on the line.

Doesn’t it take a 2/3 majority in both houses to add seats though?

Ain’t no Supreme Courts in China…
That is what ALL of this is about.

FortesFortunaJuvat | April 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Just one more reason that CW2 is going to happen.

The purpose of appointing a court-packing commission is not to look into it but to justify it.

Biden Appoints Court-Packing Commission – Puts Conservative Supreme Court Justices In His Sights

What? Both of them??

Transdemocratic? No, the democratic/dictatorial duality.

Don’t know why he’s packing the court. All he needs to do to negate the dem holdouts (manchin and sinema) is get Puerto Rico to statehood. Two extra super left wing dems in the senate and good bye all protections.
You won’t have rights from your maker, you’ll have nothing and like it.

IMO, this court packing idea along with the social science experiments of the DoD, the weak sauce EO on 2nd amendment, trillions in proposed Federal spending ECT all add up to weakness not strength.

The d/progressives understand that they have a limited amount of time to implement as much of their agenda as possible. Why?

Simple, they fully understand that 2020 was an aberration. Rona and the response coupled with Mr Floyd’s arrest and it’s aftermath fueled them to a very narrow victory. Remember all the fraud we suspect and likely occurred but have not yet proven?

A shift in less than 45,000 votes in the presidential election and DJT wins. A shift of roughly the same and the r hold the Senate. A shift of less than 70,000 votes and the r win the HoR.

The d/progressives rode a ‘perfect storm’ to victory. That ain’t going to happen again. They know it and we know it. They are desperately trying to get as much done as possible before they lose their ability to govern.

They are willing to toss Senate traditions on the filibuster (which DJT and r Senate stuck up their ass), publicly endorse court packing, try to sell a bunch of BS on what constitutes infrastructure.

All of their actions reek of desperation and weaknesses. If they were confident that they would win on a battle of ideas and policies they wouldn’t be running so scared.

There’s a long way from some ideologues fever dream and the implementation of the policy. Senate debate, lawfare of our own, red State Governors and legislatures using their authority to reject or nullify. Oh and midterm elections less.than 18 months away with some purple district /State d not on board with policies approved by AoC and Pelosi.

    henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | April 9, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    “Simple, they fully understand that 2020 was an aberration. Rona and the response coupled with Mr Floyd’s arrest and it’s aftermath fueled them to a very narrow victory. Remember all the fraud we suspect and likely occurred but have not yet proven?”
    Yes, which is why I’m confident they can make that victory happen any time they need to.
    Narrow ones work just fine, wide ones look suspicious.

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | April 10, 2021 at 7:25 am

      Henry,

      The d/progressive do this every election. The unique set of circumstances in 2020 expanded the opportunities to cheat. The weakened ballot integrity in many States in the name of ‘access due to Rona’ is transitory.

      Many States are pushing to tighten up the weaknesses. You may have heard of this in GA (sarcasm). AZ is pushing for a true audit in Maricopa County. PA and other States are cleaning up the voter registration rolls though many are having to be forced via lawsuit.

      The d/progressive know they won’t be able to pull that BS again if their opportunities to cheat are narrowed. That’s why they are fighting tooth and nail to preserve as much of the 2020 election framework as possible.

So… Biden’s handlers pretty much wants the executive to control the supreme court. They’ll decide what cases are taken, what level of scrutiny to apply and how to rule.

Yeah.. and when half the country revolts, I imagine they think they’ll be safe from any repercussions.

Hope Roberts is quaking in his shoes, bet he thought if he played nice it wouldn’t happen, but he underestimated Leftism.

Banana republic status for the United States is their objective.

To pack the court effectively, the Democrats need to lock-in their gains afterward so the Republicans can’t do the same thing back when they eventually regain power. The only way I can think of is a constitutional amendment to say, require a 2/3 majority in both Houses to change the number of Justices on the Court. But is there another way to lock it in?

What Biden is doing is teeing up lots of partisan legislation and getting it all ready for rapid passage once an opportunity emerges. For instance, a number of simultaneous GOP vacancies in the Senate (even temporary ones!) would have the same practical effect as flipping several seats Dem. What happens if say 3-5 GOP Senators go to the ICU at the same time with a new vaccine escaping variant of COVID?

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