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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:51 PM

Somebody, help me out here. If we win the White House and the Senate and keep

the House which we SHOULD, I understand that one big threat the Dems have made is to increase the number of justices on the SCOTUS. . . Sounds like a fabulous plan to me, but is it even feasible?

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Reply Somebody, help me out here. If we win the White House and the Senate and keep (Original post)
BigDemVoter Sep 2020 OP
Turin_C3PO Sep 2020 #1
Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #2
Statistical Sep 2020 #3
ecstatic Sep 2020 #4
louslobbs Sep 2020 #5
aeromanKC Sep 2020 #6
alwaysinasnit Sep 2020 #7

Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:52 PM

1. It is possible.

I believe that, first, Dems would need to get rid of the filibuster.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:52 PM

2. Feasible, maybe, but difficult...

if they kill the fillibuster they could get it done.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:53 PM

3. Yes. The size of the Supreme Court is set by legislation.

Nothing requires that it be 9. It could be 11 or 21 or 187 if Congress wanted to make it that.

Of course that assumes some Dems don't break ranks.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:53 PM

4. Yes. It's time to get tough.

After witnessing the past 4 years and seeing how low republicans are willing to sink, democrats need to do everything in their power to make sure we're never this helpless to evil again. If they don't, I'm done with this country. Seriously.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:55 PM

5. John dean tweeted this



John W. Dean
@JohnWDean
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@JoeBiden
must announce that if the GOP rushes to pack the Court, the Dems will expand the SCOTUS to 11 justices, and expand the lower federal courts by 70 to 100 new judgeships, which have long been needed. In short, he will depoliticize the federal judiciary!
5:19 PM · Sep 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:55 PM

6. Yes, but wait there's more

Welcome DC and Puerto Rico as new States to the Union!! And the filibuster? It's gone (or back as it would actually be)

BTW: Beto and Buttigieg have great feasible plans for SCOTUS expansion.

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 10:01 PM

7. I think I would go with this. And the best thing this would accomplish is to reduce the

electoral college advantage that republicons have.

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