Democrats plan to pack the court, add 4 seats

Gateway Pundit“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 Intercept reported.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Subcommittee chair Hank Johnson, and Rep. Mondaire Jones are leading the charge in the House and it’s being backed by Ed Markey (MA) in the Senate.

Not even FDR managed to pack the court, though he tried -- and arguably the threat of doing so caused the court to stop striking down his programs, so FDR got what he wanted. Democrats seek to recreate the same dynamic by threatening to pack the court with four (!!) more justices despite holding only very narrow majorities in the House and technically no majority at all in the Senate (Kamala Harris' tie breaking vote in the only thing giving them primacy there).

Whether by packing the court directly or by threat of doing so, the Democrats plan to neutralize the potentially significant 6-3 advantage Republicans now hold on the court.

Unfortunately, Roberts has already all but switched sides, making the practical majority 5-4. And even that majority was insufficient to decide the electoral fraud cases in 2020. If the Democrats do succeed in packing the court, they will hold an 8-5 majority. And their justices vote in lockstep when required.

Passage of this legislation would be a disaster with generational consequences.

Pelosi claims she has no intention of bringing the legislation to the floor of the House for a vote. That just reinforces the idea that the legislation is intended as a threat. It will remain there, without a vote, so long as the court behaves the way Pelosi wants them to.

A Republican proposal suggests a Constitutional Amendment to set the court size. It won't pass now, but it might later.

This entry was published Sun Apr 25 22:44:28 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-04-25 22:44:28.0. [Tweet]

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