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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:45 AM

What if Trump preemptively packs the SC court?

What if selects a replacement for Ginsburg, and then packs on or 3 more? Beating us to the punch.

Between now and December 31st?

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Reply What if Trump preemptively packs the SC court? (Original post)
fescuerescue Sep 2020 OP
DIVINEprividence Sep 2020 #1
backscatter712 Sep 2020 #12
doc03 Sep 2020 #2
fescuerescue Sep 2020 #13
In It to Win It Sep 2020 #3
fescuerescue Sep 2020 #14
Statistical Sep 2020 #4
Yavin4 Sep 2020 #5
FoxNewsSucks Sep 2020 #7
moondust Sep 2020 #6
FoxNewsSucks Sep 2020 #8
PTWB Sep 2020 #9
moondust Sep 2020 #11
Generic Brad Sep 2020 #10

Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:46 AM

1. He can't. Dems control the House

 

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Response to DIVINEprividence (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:24 AM

12. This.

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.

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:49 AM

2. There is no point worrying about what

might happen until it does.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:25 AM

13. Well lets just shut the forum down

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

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:50 AM

3. He has no reason to pack the court. The makeup of the court works for him now.

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:26 AM

14. Sure he does

He knows the Dems will if he nominates someone.

He would do it to beat them to the punch.

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. The size of the court is set by legislation. Changing it requires passing new legislation.

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.

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:53 AM

5. Do you ever see Mitch McConnell say, "we shouldn't do x because what will happen when the Dems take

power"?

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

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:15 AM

7. I hope democrats in office have finally learned

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.

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:53 AM

6. Simple.

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

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Response to moondust (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:15 AM

8. Can a blanket EO actually do all that?

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:16 AM

9. No. It's misinformation.

 

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:23 AM

11. No.

But sometimes it's fun to open up the imagination to ways of fighting fire with fire.

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Response to moondust (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:22 AM

10. If it were that easy, Trump would have done that to Obama's appointees

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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