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What if Trump preemptively packs the SC court? (Original Post) fescuerescue Sep 2020 OP
He can't. Dems control the House DIVINEprividence Sep 2020 #1
This. backscatter712 Sep 2020 #12
There is no point worrying about what doc03 Sep 2020 #2
Well lets just shut the forum down fescuerescue Sep 2020 #13
He has no reason to pack the court. The makeup of the court works for him now. In It to Win It Sep 2020 #3
Sure he does fescuerescue Sep 2020 #14
The size of the court is set by legislation. Changing it requires passing new legislation. Statistical Sep 2020 #4
Do you ever see Mitch McConnell say, "we shouldn't do x because what will happen when the Dems take Yavin4 Sep 2020 #5
I hope democrats in office have finally learned FoxNewsSucks Sep 2020 #7
Simple. moondust Sep 2020 #6
Can a blanket EO actually do all that? FoxNewsSucks Sep 2020 #8
No. It's misinformation. PTWB Sep 2020 #9
No. moondust Sep 2020 #11
If it were that easy, Trump would have done that to Obama's appointees Generic Brad Sep 2020 #10

backscatter712

(26,355 posts)
12. This.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:24 AM
Sep 2020

We Dems would be in a position to pack the court if Biden won, we took the Senate, kept the House, and in the Senate, nuked the filibuster.

The way you change the number of justices in SCOTUS is to pass a law. Both houses vote, and the POTUS signs it.

fescuerescue

(4,448 posts)
13. Well lets just shut the forum down
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:25 AM
Sep 2020

Because preparing for the future is a huge part of this discussing board.

Statistical

(19,264 posts)
4. The size of the court is set by legislation. Changing it requires passing new legislation.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:52 AM
Sep 2020

Unless the Democratic controlled House is going to pass a bill which gives Trump additional Supreme Court nominees that isn't something we need to worry about.

Yavin4

(35,426 posts)
5. Do you ever see Mitch McConnell say, "we shouldn't do x because what will happen when the Dems take
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:53 AM
Sep 2020

power"?

You want to know why? Because he doesn't care. He just takes power.

FoxNewsSucks

(10,427 posts)
7. I hope democrats in office have finally learned
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:15 AM
Sep 2020

that they absolutely MUST do the same. If we get this chance and blow it, our democracy is probably finished and we'll never get the chance again.

Republicons will cement their hold on the judiciary, and manipulate districts and voting laws to make sure they never lose no matter what abuses and atrocities they commit.

moondust

(19,965 posts)
6. Simple.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:53 AM
Sep 2020

President Biden issues an Executive Order that recalls and replaces all of Mitch's judges and revokes everything else the Trump maladministration has done.

Generic Brad

(14,274 posts)
10. If it were that easy, Trump would have done that to Obama's appointees
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:22 AM
Sep 2020

He has spent four years trying to erase everything Obama did.

If, if, if evidence emerges that Trump rigged the 2016 election and was, in fact, an illegitimate president, we would be in new territory through because that is an entirely different calculus.

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