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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:05 PM

Can I just say that when we get the Senate the first thing we do

is add 2 or 3 seats to SCOTUS. Start with Mr. Garland. Nobody says it has to be 9.

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Reply Can I just say that when we get the Senate the first thing we do (Original post)
kairos12 Jun 2020 OP
mobeau69 Jun 2020 #1
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #2
rsdsharp Jun 2020 #3
mobeau69 Jun 2020 #4
rsdsharp Jun 2020 #5
onetexan Jun 2020 #6
dixiechiken1 Jun 2020 #8
onetexan Jun 2020 #9
dixiechiken1 Jun 2020 #7
Ace Rothstein Jun 2020 #10
Stinky The Clown Jun 2020 #11
Ace Rothstein Jun 2020 #12

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:11 PM

1. We're gonna need a lot more than just a majority.

Pete had some good ideas he introduced in his campaign.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:13 PM

2. Nope. Kill the fillibuster. Without that, nothing gets done...

McConnell escalated, time to escalate back.

Unless we can pass shit with a simple majority, Repubs will allow nothing. I can guaran-fucking-tee that.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:18 PM

3. Court packing was a bad idea when FDR suggested

it in 1937. It still is.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. The court felt the heat and that's what FDR wanted. nt

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:39 PM

5. Maybe. Maybe not.

Roberts vote and decision in the Parrish case, the “switch in time that saved nine,”. Took place before the legislation was introduced, or even announced.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:44 PM

6. TERM LIMITS for ALL lifetime appointments, to reverse Moscow Mitch's court-packing

We cannot have several generations of conservative SCOTUS & lower court appointees.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:56 PM

8. You beat me to it, tex! LOL

I posted the same thing right after you. Brilliant minds...

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Response to dixiechiken1 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:28 PM

9. Great minds think alike...

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:53 PM

7. Better yet, term limits on SCOTUS justices.

Nothing less than 12 year terms or more than 20, IMO. Then, stagger them so they cycle in and out. No more lifetime appointments.

We live in rapidly changing times. The politicization of the court is a big problem that needs to be addressed.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:36 PM

10. Garland is too old at this point.

Anyone we nominate to the Supreme Court needs to be in their mid mid-50's or younger.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:47 PM

11. How about 57 year old Sherrilyn Ifill?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:50 PM

12. Assuming RBG retires early Feb 2021.

Let's do it.

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